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Colorado Certified Small Business Community Winners Announced

Colorado Certified Small Business Community Winners Announced

DENVER – Wed., Oct. 11, 2017 – Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and local economic development professionals from around the state gathered at Limon Town Hall to announce the four winners of the Certified Small Business Community initiative (CSBC). This Blueprint 2.0 program assists rural communities who want to expand their […]

Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents:

Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents:

Roy and Rosemary – a piano and violin duo – pop and classical music. The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is pleased to present another wonderful evening of music on Tuesday, October 24th at the Lamar High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  Roy and Rosemary are known for their versatility, passion, musicianship and style and are […]

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

    Doug Harbour of the 9/11 Tri State Tribute and Memorial Committee, presented a certificate of appreciation to Kirk Powers, Prowers County Building Maintenance Supervisor and his crew, as a way of thanking them for their efforts during the annual Tribute event at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Harbour said the county staff never missed […]

Secretary Williams: "Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong"

Secretary Williams: “Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong”

    DENVER, Oct. 13, 2017 — New business filings in Colorado have grown more than 5 percent over the last year, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report also shows residential construction is poised for a strong finish this year, and positive but lower growth […]

Lamar Sales Tax Shows End of Summer Gain

Lamar Sales Tax Shows End of Summer Gain

    City of Lamar sales taxes, collected in August, showed a 12.61% increase for a gain of $32,228 over last year at this time, posting revenues of $287,825 for 2017 against $255,597 for 2016. Total Sales and Use Tax collections for the same period were up 8.68% for a jump of $24,777 in revenues.  […]

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

  The Lamar City Council, approved on first reading, the ordinance providing for the appropriations of expenditures and revenues for fiscal year, 2018. That action followed a hearing for public comment on the proposed budget. Thirteen areas of finance are considered in the annual budget, ranging from the General Fund which is set at $8,345,031 […]

Holly Commercial Sets New Meeting Time

Holly Commercial Sets New Meeting Time

    The Holly Commercial Club will begin to meet on a quarterly schedule through the year and in the evenings. Members decided to introduce the new schedule during their noon meeting on October 4th at the United Methodist Church.  It was thought that the new schedule would provide an easier time for all members […]

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

    Annie Oakley or Little Sure Shot, as she was named by Chief Sitting Bull, was a new feature for the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College this past Friday and Saturday. The event, which is held every two years, has grown in scope and attendance with each display, featuring thirteen points of […]

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

For the past several years, Lamar Community College has combined the annual Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds with a reunion of alumni from the school; members of the rodeo team Livestock Judging and students from horse training and management. Almost 80 former classmates and guests spent the weekend in Lamar and other […]

The YAK Pack is Back

The YAK Pack is Back

  The Lamar Municipal Airport played host to several pilots and their planes over the weekend. The annual gathering of YAK-52 airplanes from Russia and their Chinese counterparts, allow members of the YAK Red Star Pilots Association to hold practice flights for a weekend. Lamar resident, Allen Tinnes, also a YAK owner, is responsible for […]

Encampment Returns Bent’s Fort to the 1830s

Encampment Returns Bent’s Fort to the 1830s

Event will include an old-fashioned fandango  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will host a Fur Trade Encampment from Saturday, October 7th through Sunday morning, October 8th featuring 50 living historians bringing the Santa Fe Trail trading post to life as if it were the year 1837. Visitors are invited to come see, hear, smell […]

LCC Hosting Second Annual Ag/Equine Reunion

LCC Hosting Second Annual Ag/Equine Reunion

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 18, 2017) Lamar Community College is busy making final preparations to host its second reunion for former Agriculture and Horse Training & Management students and those who participated in Rodeo, Livestock Judging, and/or Saddle & Sirloin Club while attending Lamar Community College (Lamar Junior College), regardless of graduation status.  Otherwise known […]

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Granada Trustees held an informal town meeting, Wednesday, September 20th, to lay out the options of selling Camp Amache to the National Park Service or trying to maintain it as is. There were about two dozen residents at the Complex to learn more about the issue. Mayor Glenn Otto presided over the meeting and laid […]

LCC Hosts Annual Career and College Day

LCC Hosts Annual Career and College Day

    Some students already have their career plans laid out and selected during a point in their college years, and others want to explore their options in the ever-expanding fields open to them. Lamar Community College offers all students information on how to pursue their goals with an annual Career Day, attended by a […]

SANTA FE TRAIL Route Added to Historic District

SANTA FE TRAIL Route Added to Historic District

  LA JUNTA, Colorado, September 20, 2017 – The U.S. Forest Service is delighted to announce the designation of the 210-acre Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route Trail – Iron Springs Vicinity National Historic District. It is located in Otero County, Colorado on the Comanche National Grassland and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. […]