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Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

    The Holly Trustees decided to delay action for another month on a requested letter of support from the Prowers County Commissioners, pending additional specific information on how funds from a $0.25 county sales tax hike would benefit the Holly Fire and Ambulance District. A discussion by the Trustees during their July 11th board […]

Great 'Taste of Lamar' Turn Out

Great ‘Taste of Lamar’ Turn Out

      We would like to thank every one of you who came out to participate in the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Lamar on Saturday July 7th! It was such a great event and great turn out!   A special thank you needs to go out to our generous sponsors and […]

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

  Five acts will entertain this year’s crowds attending the 16th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival, June 8-10 at the Holly Gateway Park this year. The traditional Friday night jam session begins with the 6pm BBQ and after that, it’s every musician for themselves with all musicians welcomed to entertain through the evening. The day-long concert begins […]

Chamber Picnic by the Park

Chamber Picnic by the Park

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held their Lamar Days, Kick-Off BBQ this Friday, May 18th.  Better weather equals a better turn out and that was the situation Friday as last year’s premiere BBQ was conducted under spring skies a few degrees short of winter. Folks sat at picnic tables on the front lawn […]

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

    As promised last week, local artist Jeremy Cooper is putting the finishing touches on the interior of Lamar’s downtown Pocket Park. The outer mural facing the east parking lot is vivid with musically themed swirls of color while the interior walls are more sedate by comparison. “I’ve incorporated the rolling plains into the […]

Brightening Up the Alleyways

Brightening Up the Alleyways

    Side-by-side murals grace the outer walls of the east side alley in the 100 block of South Main Street in Lamar. One, for the Brew Unto Others coffee shop and the other, larger work is being done for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. The projects are being completed by local artists Jeremy […]

Holly Historical Society Holds Celebration

Holly Historical Society Holds Celebration

    The Holly Historical Society invites the public to a special celebration on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 11 a.m., to remember and honor the many people that have founded and continued the Historical Society and the Holly Museum. This will also begin the 2018 season for the Museum.  There will be special exhibits […]

Free Spring Concert Set for May 1 at LHS

Free Spring Concert Set for May 1 at LHS

Southeastern Colorado Concert Association Please join us on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Lamar High School for our Annual FREE Spring Concert featuring the AVWPE Concert Band, Valley Jazz Orchestra and Main Street Ringers Handbells.  This is the Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble’s 19th Season Concert of Honor.  The concert band, directed […]

Lamar Student, Vanessa Marta, Makes All-State Band

Lamar Student, Vanessa Marta, Makes All-State Band

  Vanessa Marta, a sophomore from Lamar High School, was among the 110 students from across Colorado to participate in the Colorado All State Band held at University of Northern Colorado earlier this month. More than 900 students auditioned for the prestigious group. Vanessa plays clarinet. “I was really nervous, but I’m glad I went […]

Trailblazer Theater Company, Local Group Getting Underway in Lamar

Trailblazer Theater Company, Local Group Getting Underway in Lamar

    Area residents who have wanted a community theater group in Lamar and the surrounding area can take note of a newly formed organization, Trailblazer Theater Company. The company is comprised of about two dozen like-minded individuals whose common goal is to bring various theatrical and stage performances to Lamar. Sue Lathrop, Lamar Librarian, […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel voted to fund two springtime events and tabled a third during their March 20th meeting.  Panel members have been aware that some repeat event requests have grown larger from one year to the next and are being made earlier on the calendar.  While at the same time, the amount of […]

Shore Arts Center, Winner of Downtown Excellence Award

Shore Arts Center, Winner of Downtown Excellence Award

DENVER – March 14, 2018 — Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Colorado’s downtown districts, is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence. This year’s winners will be honored at the 2018 Governor’s Awards Ceremony, on April 13 at the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & […]

Kiowa County WIFE Chapter Hosts Ag Day Art Contest

Kiowa County WIFE Chapter Hosts Ag Day Art Contest

Kiowa County Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) Chapter # 124 is sponsoring an Ag Art Work Contest in honor of National Agriculture Day, March 20, 2018 during National Ag Week which kicks off on Sunday, March 18th. Kiowa County WIFE is working to help agriculture in our rural communities to survive and thrive.  The […]

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

  The Lamar City Council tabled Resolution 18-03-01 for the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority until additional contract information included in the Preliminary Official Statement can be reviewed. The council set March 19th as an additional meeting date to review the documents which will be sent to them as of […]

Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

    Even though it’s still February, the majority of funding applications on the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel’s agenda were for the approaching spring and summer. Presentations were made for the 2nd Annual Holly Gateway Classics/Concert for the end of September, Wild West BBQ for mid-May, Wiley Hay Days Car Show, Holly Bluegrass Festival and […]