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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 […]

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 4,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,655,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 1,700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from July to August at 2.4 percent. The […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report for July 2017

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report for July 2017

  The City of Lamar Sales Tax collection report showed a healthy bump for taxes collected for July. City Sales Taxes were up 1.91% for a $5,283 growth over the same month in 2016.  2017 collections were at $282,234 while last years were at $277,051.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections for the same period […]

History Comes Alive with LCC Encampment

History Comes Alive with LCC Encampment

Biennial event set to return to Lamar Community College September 29-30 (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017)  Travel back in time this fall at the Frontier History Encampment, set for September 29-30 at the Lamar Community College campus.  Visitors will see history come to life through expert first-person historic interpreters who create a walk-through immersion into […]

Holly Commercial Club Organizing Cornhole Tournament for Sept. 23rd

Holly Commercial Club Organizing Cornhole Tournament for Sept. 23rd

  All those younger years of lawn darts or a bean bag toss may pay off for some accurate throwers during the Holly Gateway Fair on September 23rd. The Holly Commercial Club voted to host a Cornhole Tournament in connection with the newly created Holly Gateway Classics Car Show. The cost for a two-person team […]

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

 Discusses Developing Town Hall Meetings for Community Input on Marijuana   Syracuse Dairy is considering expanding into Prowers County. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Properity (PEP) Executive Director, told board members he has discussed the potential with the company.  Depperschmidt provided an update on various local business development positions and potential during the board’s bi-monthly meeting […]

Lamar Celebrates Colorado Cities & Towns Week, Sept. 11-17, 2017

Lamar Celebrates Colorado Cities & Towns Week, Sept. 11-17, 2017

  September 5, 2017, Lamar, CO — The City of Lamar will be participating in Colorado Cities & Towns Week, Sept. 11–17, 2016, which highlights and celebrates the value of municipal government and acknowledges the employees and volunteers who make our community a great place to live, work, and play. Municipal government is the level […]

Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting in Las Animas, Colorado

Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting in Las Animas, Colorado

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting on Thursday, September 7th, at Carmen’s Restaurant, 625 Carson Avenue in Las Animas at 10:00 a.m.  The presentation will be on Boggsville, given by Larry Bourne, and will feature the upcoming Boggsville Days on October 14th.  The Board of Directors meeting will follow the […]

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

The 6th annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute will begin with the traditional parade at 10am with entrants lined along West Beech Streets, ready to begin their procession along South 6th Street and into the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The annual tribute began as a simple gathering at the Prowers County Courthouse to honor and remember the First Responders […]

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a renewal contract with Buxton Group for continued marketing strategy and a retail development program for the City of Lamar. Angie Cue, Lamar Community Development Manager, told the Authority Buxton has identified specific retailers who seek markets with household purchasing habits similar to those in Lamar.  “We have an account […]

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 […]

Upcoming Happenings at Bent’s Old Fort

Upcoming Happenings at Bent’s Old Fort

  The National Park Service will celebrate its 101st birthday this Friday, August 25, with free admission on Friday to all National Park units across the country.  Locally, Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will waive fees for touring the fort.  The fort will be free to all that day, with operating hours from 8 […]

Night at the Museum, Courtesy of Prowers County Historical Society

Night at the Museum, Courtesy of Prowers County Historical Society

    This is not to be confused with the Ben Stiller movie from 2006, ‘Night at the Museum’, this is the Big Timbers Museum in Lamar playing host to an evening of entertainment and information on Thursday, September 14th. Kathleen Scranton, museum curator, and Linda Hawkins of the Prowers County Historical Society, said the […]

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

The National Park Service is considering taking steps to manage Camp Amache in Granada. U.S. Senator, Cory Gardner, visited the site and the Amache Museum in Granada Monday, August 21st to get a better understanding of the scope of the Camp and the private efforts that have allowed the site and the museum to be […]

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

  Southeast Colorado residents who attended the PEP Town Hall Meeting at Lamar Community College this past Thursday, August 17, expressed an interest in economic development, landowner rights, hemp production, conservation easements, landfill regulations and the potential development of Camp Amache under the guidance of the National Park Service.   State Representative Kimmi Lewis, House […]