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GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

LCC Student Athletes Take Advantage of Scholarships

LCC Student Athletes Take Advantage of Scholarships

Four Lamar Community College sophomore baseball players signed scholarships to continue their careers for the 2018-19 school year. ( L-R ) Ryan Hoff, Colorado School of Mines, Owen Reynolds, Metro State University of Denver, Johnathan Ramirez, Colorado State University Pueblo, Zach Sundine, Metro State University of Denver. —–Original Message—– From: Crampton, Scott

Community Christmas Tree for Holly, Trustees Review Sheriff Contract

Community Christmas Tree for Holly, Trustees Review Sheriff Contract

    Holly, known as the Christmas City in Colorado, will have a fourteen foot tall Christmas tree in place at the flagpole on Main Street this year. Jennifer Holdren described the proposal for the Holly Trustees during their regular monthly meeting this past Wednesday, November 1st.  “The Holly Pride Committee has available funds to […]

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

The Annual Southeast Colorado Two Shot Goose Hunt is observing its 51st year in Lamar next month.  Rose Ann Yates and John Ritter detailed the plans for the three day hunt which will be held from Wednesday, November 29th through December 1st and requested marketing and contract funding from the Lodging Tax Panel during their […]

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

    Members of the HOPE Coalition at the Lincoln School in Lamar received an update on the mission of Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products. He was a guest of board member, Byron Hall at the Coalition’s monthly meeting.  “I’m going to assist in the design placement of the bike shop and […]

Holly Trustees Delay Action on Landfill

Holly Trustees Delay Action on Landfill

    The Holly Board of Trustees had sufficient attendance for a quorum during their monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 4th, but in light of the absence of Mayor Tony Garcia and other members, several agenda items were tabled until a full board was available. The evening’s work session consisted of a presentation of an […]

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

  The Lamar City Council quickly wrapped up business for September during its meeting this past Monday, September 25th. The drive motors which operate the bleachers at the Lamar Community Building will be replaced at a cost of $15,000. The funds will be taken from the savings the city realized this past summer from the […]

LCC Hosting Second Annual Ag/Equine Reunion

LCC Hosting Second Annual Ag/Equine Reunion

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 18, 2017) Lamar Community College is busy making final preparations to host its second reunion for former Agriculture and Horse Training & Management students and those who participated in Rodeo, Livestock Judging, and/or Saddle & Sirloin Club while attending Lamar Community College (Lamar Junior College), regardless of graduation status.  Otherwise known […]

HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar received several visits from funding sources, according to Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She informed HOPE Coalition board members of recent visits from representatives from the Adolph Coors Foundation in late August and is awaiting word of grant funding from the Anschutz Family Foundation.  Hammer said the Center […]

Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

  Sharon Stiteler, AKA “BIRDCHICK” to Keynote the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival LAMAR, Colo. (September 15, 2017) – International speaker and author, Sharon Stiteler, also known as “Birdchick” is sure to be insightful and entertaining for the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival as the featured […]

Lopes Rodeo to host Antelope Stampede

Lopes Rodeo to host Antelope Stampede

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017)  The Lamar Community College Rodeo team will host its annual Antelope Stampede on September 29 through October 1 at the Prowers County Sand & Sage Fairgrounds. Fred Sherwood, Lopes Rodeo head coach, said of the event, “We’re looking forward to hosting the Stampede.  We hope everyone will come out […]

LCC Rodeo Eyes Upcoming 2017-2018 Season

LCC Rodeo Eyes Upcoming 2017-2018 Season

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 1, 2017)  The Lamar Community College Rodeo team is working hard and looking forward to the 2017-2018 season. The team participates in ten rodeos within the Central Rocky Mountain Region: five in the fall and five in the spring. This year’s roster is comprised of twenty members including twelve on the […]

September 3rd Fly-In at Lamar Airport

September 3rd Fly-In at Lamar Airport

Eric and Tanya McSwan, the new managers at the Lamar Municipal Airport, remind the public of their Fly-In, set for Sunday, September 3rd from 9am to 3pm at the airport.  “This will be to honor our First Responders,” she said, adding that it’s an early tie-in for the September 9th, annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute and […]

Scouts Keep it Interesting

Scouts Keep it Interesting

A mixture of scout groups in Lamar filled Willow Creek Park for the second year this past Saturday, August 26th as scout leaders hosted a gathering of events, offered to display some of the fun events scouts participate in. Clarence Van Dyke, a den leader for Cub Scout Pack 223 said numerous groups came together […]

The Sky’s the Limit at HOPE Center

The Sky’s the Limit at HOPE Center

HOPE Center students and teachers took time for an ‘in-progress’ science class this Monday, August 21st as the sun’s eclipse was almost at its height in Prowers County at high noon.  Wearing specially provided goggles, similar to those of the days of 1950’s 3-D movies, the kids viewed the shadow’s transit over the sun as […]