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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 […]

National Night Out and Ice Cream Social Draws Big Crowds

National Night Out and Ice Cream Social Draws Big Crowds

Even with school starting in Prowers County on August 16th, it’s still very much summer.  Due in part to we’re just starting August with the summer heat, the aroma of hamburgers on the grill and young kid’s voices as they line up for their meal at this year’s National Night Out, combined with the Lamar […]

Registration Marks Countdown to School Year

Registration Marks Countdown to School Year

  The Lamar Community Building will see around 1,500 students go through the annual registration process Tuesday and Wednesday, August 1st and 2nd. The gym floor is set with tables and chairs in the middle so parents and youth can fill out the needed forms as they make their selections for their schools and classes […]

Lamarlins Host State Swim Meet August 4-6

Lamarlins Host State Swim Meet August 4-6

    The Lamarlins Swim Team is hosting approximately 350 competitors for the Scottie Aschermann Seasonal State Swim Meet, August 4th thru the 6th.  Several activities have been planned for the busy weekend including live entertainment on Friday, August 4th at the Pocket Park, downtown Lamar.  Local talent, Rhett Uhland will perform and a small […]

Firehouse Fun on a Saturday

Firehouse Fun on a Saturday

  The annual Firehouse Carnival, hosted by the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Department, got underway at 5pm on July 22nd, at BiCentennial Park, just south of the firehouse. Various games of skill were set up again this year for the small-fry, who could buy tickets and then try their hand at dunking a bucket of water on […]

Full Agenda for Holly Trustees, Administrator Search Discussed

Full Agenda for Holly Trustees, Administrator Search Discussed

  The Holly Trustees decided to form a committee to research potential candidates for the vacant town Administrator position. Trustee Jacob Holdren recommended the committee in light of the approaching 2018 budget and said that reviewing potential candidates did not commit the town to hiring one.  Holdren stated an administrator can devote his full-time position […]

New Soccer Field for Savage Teams

New Soccer Field for Savage Teams

For the past several years, since soccer became a sport for Lamar High School, the teams made use of the field along Yucca Street in Lamar, just north of the school complex. Prior to that it had been used as a football practice field and needed some polish to bring it up to standards.  Yucca […]

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

  June 29, 2017, DENVER – America’s favorite pastime has a new field of dreams in Lamar. The City of Lamar will receive a Lottery Starburst Award for using Lottery proceeds to build a new Four-Plex ballfield. The project was completed in 2016 and utilized more than $1 million in Lottery funds from two Lottery […]

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Hot Fun in the Summertime

The weekend forecast calls for considerably cooler temperatures than what we’ve been experiencing the past several days, and that’s a great recipe for the Big Timbers Community Alliance, FREE Family Fun Day set for Willow Creek Park this Saturday, June 24th. Day-long activities have been planned including free swimming and a free dinner at 6pm […]