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Lodging Panel Funds Farm-City Banquet, Tri-State 9/11 Tribute

Lodging Panel Funds Farm-City Banquet, Tri-State 9/11 Tribute

Two funding requests before the Prowers County Lodging Panel that were tabled earlier were approved at the Tuesday, August 15th meeting by board members.    The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute committee had requested $2,000 for marketing funds for the September 9th event and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Banquet, set for November 10th, had asked for […]

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

  The Lamar City Council had a full and diverse agenda this past Monday, August 14th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the change of the Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) representative for southeast Colorado.  “Crestina Martinez will replace Lee Merkel as the Southeast Regional Manager,” he stated, noting the lengthy period that Merkel had worked […]

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

  While the annual Sand and Sage Parade was traveling on a new route along South 6th, West Cedar and South 9th Streets this year, the American Legion Legacy Run was heading towards Lamar as a food and re-fueling point. The Parade route was altered due to Main Street Construction this year, but it also […]

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce following a scheduled public hearing by the City Council, Monday, August 14. The permit will allow the chamber to host their annual beer garden from 10am to 11pm during the Oktoberfest festivities on Saturday, September 23rd at the Chamber parking lot, adjacent […]

The Test is the Taste

The Test is the Taste

  There was a mix of aromas coming from Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers County Fairgrounds this past Thursday afternoon, August 10th. Passers-by noted the distinct bouquet of onions and garlic, sizzling in a pan heated over open charcoals; and that was just the beginning. The Santa Fe Dutch Oven Cooking Exhibition got underway at […]

Release the Turkeys!!

Release the Turkeys!!

Okay, so it’s not as dramatic as, “Release the Kraken” from the ill-rated movie, “Clash of the Titans”, but it was definitely more fun watching four turkeys giving it all they got in a forty-yard dash around their race track at the Sand and Sage Fair on Family Night, Tuesday, at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. […]

Parking Plans for the Pocket Park Presented

Parking Plans for the Pocket Park Presented

Now that the pocket park in downtown Lamar is four-fifths complete, the City is looking at development plans on the best use of the parking lots due east of the Main Street stores adjacent to the refurbished park and located between East Olive and East Beech Streets. The City of Lamar acquired one lot directly […]

Sand and Sage Fair Features Dutch Oven Cooking Exhibition

Sand and Sage Fair Features Dutch Oven Cooking Exhibition

It might be called ‘Cowboy Cooking’, as meals prepared ‘dutch oven’ style were a way of life for trail herds on the plains over a century ago. The unique technique will be on display in real time at this year’s Sand and Sage Fair on Thursday, August 8th from 2pm to 6pm in Elmer’s Garden. […]

Going, Going…Gone

Going, Going…Gone

Demolition work began earlier this week on the former T.L. Tucker property, east of the intersection at North Main Street and Avenida Colonia. Just under 11 acres of land will be cleared to make way for a proposed truck stop for the Pilot/Flying J Travel Center.  One last legal hurdle was cleared at the July […]

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 […]

Aug. 5 Sand Creek Walking Tour Available for Public

Aug. 5 Sand Creek Walking Tour Available for Public

  The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise raid by Colorado (US) Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. At 10:00 am on Saturday, August 5, join Park Ranger Teri Jobe on a free guided tour that discusses […]

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 the US Army found it necessary to create and supply a series of forts in the newly conquered southwestern territory. The Army also discovered new routes into the New Mexico territory…routes that shortened delivery times to vital forts such as Fort Union and were better suited to the […]

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

    This year’s theme, selected by the fair board is, “116 Years of Boots, Buckles, and Barrels of Fun.” The gates to the arena and beer garden open at 6pm on Saturday, August 5th for the concert by Clare Dunn and Corey White, with White on stage at 6pm, followed by Dunn.  Clare Dunn […]

Fair Royalty Prepares for the Big Day in Prowers County

Fair Royalty Prepares for the Big Day in Prowers County

Tuesday, August 8th, will be a big day for Prowers County Fair Queen and Princess, Emma Widener of Lamar and Jaelin Parker of Wiley.  That’s the day they’ll see who will be the new Royalty for the 2017-2018 year following the Royalty Contest that begins at 5:30pm that afternoon in Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers […]

Lamar Partnership Inc.- Buxton Group Update

Lamar Partnership Inc.- Buxton Group Update

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, provided the City Council with an update on the Buxton Retail Recruitment program. Buxton was hired by the city to assess demographic purchasing information in the area which could be used by local retailers to fine tune their marketing approach and merchandise and to provide information about […]