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Colorado Big Game Applications are Now Open, Available by Paper for Last Year

Colorado Big Game Applications are Now Open, Available by Paper for Last Year

Applications are now available for 2017 season big game, sheep and goat hunting licenses. Colorado Parks and Wildlife brochures for big game and sheep and goat are online and available in print at any CPW office or license vendor throughout the state. Apply online at CPW’s secure license application portal. This is the last year paper […]

Several Repair Options Open for Lamar Pool

Several Repair Options Open for Lamar Pool

The Lamar Swimming Pool has to be resurfaced before it can open for business this coming May. The City Council reviewed the cost estimate from M and M Pool Specialists, a firm the city has worked with before.  The complete package is priced at $315,776 and that’s more than the city wants to handle at […]

LCC’s Applegarth to rodeo at Chadron State

LCC’s Applegarth to rodeo at Chadron State

Lamar Community College Rodeo recently announced that sophomore Jessica Applegarth of Yuba City, California, has transferred on to the next level in her rodeo career. After completing her degree at LCC this fall, Applegarth signed with Chadron State where she plans to continue to compete while pursuing a degree in Business.  She will start competition […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 2nd Annual Photography Contest!

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 2nd Annual Photography Contest!

The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 2nd annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are being accepted December 12, 2016 to February 10, 2017. This contest is open to […]

LCC Ag Club hosts Fall Ag Olympics

LCC Ag Club hosts Fall Ag Olympics

(Lamar, Colorado; December 2, 2016) Lamar Community College students and faculty turned out for a fun morning at the Ag Olympics held on Friday, December 2, at the LCC Equine Complex. Six teams, comprised of 20 students and two faculty members, competed in events included the egg toss, wheel barrow race, sack race, goat roping, […]

Repairs for Municipal Pool Approved

Repairs for Municipal Pool Approved

The Lamar City Council approved funds and awarded a bid to resurface the Lamar Swimming Pool. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, told the council one bid was received from M & M Pool Specialists from Poncha Springs.  Akers presented a breakdown of costs associated with improvement options over a two year span. It […]

LCC Equine Students Showcase Semester's Work

LCC Equine Students Showcase Semester’s Work

(Lamar, Colorado; November 22, 2016)  The Lamar Community College Horse Training & Management program held its Fall Show on Friday, November 18, at the LCC Equine Complex. Students in the Horse Training & Management (HTM), Equine Business Management (EBM), and Barrel Horse Training programs demonstrated their skills and how well they have trained their horses […]

LCC Booster Club hosts High School Night

LCC Booster Club hosts High School Night

(Lamar, Colorado; November 13, 2016) This Friday, November 18, will be High School Night at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center. Admission to all three LCC games scheduled for that night will be free to anyone wearing area high school apparel. The Wellness Center will be busy that afternoon and evening. First, the women’s basketball […]

Laura Erickson Will Be the Keynote for The 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival

Laura Erickson Will Be the Keynote for The 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival

LAURA ERICKSON, 2014 recipient of the American Birding Association’s prestigious Roger Tory Peterson Award will transport attendees of the 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival into a birding sanctuary as the keynote author and lecturer. Mrs. Erickson has been a scientist, teacher, writer, wildlife rehabilitator, professional blogger, public speaker, photographer, American […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to Meet November 17-18 in Lamar

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to Meet November 17-18 in Lamar

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will receive briefings on a variety of topics, including financial sustainability and the reissue and refund policy of big-game licenses at its November meeting in Lamar. The meeting is slated to begin at 8 a.m. on Nov. 17 and adjourn at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18, at the CPW […]

Hunters Can Expect Excellent Colorado Quail Hunting, Signs Of Improvement In Pheasant Population

Hunters Can Expect Excellent Colorado Quail Hunting, Signs Of Improvement In Pheasant Population

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists predict excellent quail hunting in southeast Colorado and good pheasant hunting in northeast Colorado for the 2016-17 seasons. Hunters will see increased habitat and population recovery following the impact of drought a few years ago. “Pheasant populations across the Eastern Plains of Colorado continue a steady improvement from […]

New Playground, More Parking at County Annex Planned

New Playground, More Parking at County Annex Planned

Parking spaces at the Prowers County Annex on East Cedar and South 4th Streets has always been at a premium.  The County Commissioner gave their approval for a GoCO grant application to be submitted by the Department of Human Services, which, when completed, could provide for a new playground and four new parking spaces. Lanie […]

"Pink Day" at Granada High School

“Pink Day” at Granada High School

Granada High School recently held a “Pink Day” on Friday, October 14th, organized by the Student Council.  The events were kicked off by students and faculty wearing pink on Wednesday to recognize the many people in the local community that have battled cancer. Friday’s activities included a “Pink Volleyball Game” with rivals Holly Wildcats and […]

Younger Circle of Knowledge at HOPE Center

Partners for HOPE Sets Annual Chili Supper for November

Members of the HOPE Coalition decided on Friday, November 18th as the date for their 5th Annual Chili Supper, now an yearly fund-raising tradition at the HOPE Center Lincoln School.  There was considerable discussion to find a non-conflicting date with other local activities and the November date is the best available on the calendar.  Although […]

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Panel

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Panel

The annual Southeast Colorado Snow Goose Festival, set for February 2017, received almost the full amount of their request made last month by Festival organizer, Vincent Gearhart. The request for $9,233 had been tabled at the September meeting, pending availability of funds, but was approved during the October 18th meeting for $9,000. Two other long-range […]