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TBK Bank Donates Building to Granada School District No. RE-1

TBK Bank Donates Building to Granada School District No. RE-1

  BK Bank, SSB, donated its building, located at 205 E. Goff Avenue, to the Granada School District No. RE-1 in a key handing ceremony this past Thursday morning, December 12th. The building will be converted to the new location for the Amache Museum, which is dedicated to conserving the Amache site and its World […]

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

      The parade theme, “Christmas through the Eyes of a Child”, hit all the right notes for this past Friday’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. The public enjoyed a crisp evening with hardly a breeze and temperatures in the low 30s, Friday, December 6th. Folks lining Lamar’s Main Street sampled […]

Alta Vista Charter School Selected for Academic Achievement Award

Alta Vista Charter School Selected for Academic Achievement Award

    Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need to […]

Students Pitch their Projects at E-Fair

Students Pitch their Projects at E-Fair

  Dozens of students, 5th through 12th graders, put their best ideas forward during Wednesday’s Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair) at the Lamar Community Building, this past November 6th. Sponsored by Ogallala Commons, the event offered students a chance to present their business goals. Those who made the semi-final round then ‘pitched’ their product or service […]

New Turns for Toys for Tots

New Turns for Toys for Tots

    Toys for Tots officially begins this year on Monday, November 11th with boxes set out at collection points around Lamar and on Saturday, November 23rd, (This is a corrected date from the original article)  the annual Tea for Tots at the Lamar Christian Church on South Main Street in Lamar will bring the […]

Pep Holds Industrial Roundtable Meeting

Pep Holds Industrial Roundtable Meeting

    Michael Ward, Regional Director for Manufacturer’s Edge of Southern Colorado was the guest speaker at the Industrial Roundtable Luncheon of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity organization, hosted by Lamar Light and Power this past Thursday, October 24th. Ward presented an overview of Manufacturer’s Edge, a public/private partnership which provides small manufacturers with services to […]

Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair)

Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair)

  Business will be booming at the Lamar Community Building on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. And all business will be conducted by 5th – 12th grade students. The 2nd Annual Grow SECO Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair) will take place at the Lamar Community Building and is hosted by Ogallala Commons.   Youth from surrounding schools will […]

Lamar Honkers Welcome Bair’s Appliance Repair and Best Friends Boutique

Lamar Honkers Welcome Bair’s Appliance Repair and Best Friends Boutique

    This past Friday the Lamar Honkers welcomed Ryan and Tawnie Bair to the service and repair community in the region. Bair’s Appliance Repair is available at 719-688-1664 and can be viewed on their facebook site as Bairs Appliance Repair. Ryan says he is available for service seven days a week and emergency repairs […]

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

    Lamar trick or treaters were on the prowl for cats during Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 24th. This year’s theme was “Eat, Drink, Shop and be Scary” and included a cat hunt for prizes at participating merchants. Other events included a traditional Trunk Street for goodies in the Enchanted Forest just before and after […]

Blessings for Pets (and Their Humans)

  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of Fourth and Parmenter, offered atraditional Blessing of the Animals on October 23. The event was held at the front entrance of the church on Parmenter Street. The practice of blessing animals in October is grounded in the legends and life of St. Francis of Assisi, whose […]

Playground Closer to Completion

Playground Closer to Completion

    The Nature Play area on the western side of Willow Creek Park is almost ready for kids to enjoy and test their skills. In some ways it’s similar to other playground ‘jungle gyms’ or ‘monkey bars’ that were developed as early as the 1920s and used by several generations of kids. The road leading […]

Walsh Student Awarded Frontier Bank Scholarship

Walsh Student Awarded Frontier Bank Scholarship

    Frontier Bank is proud to present this $1,000 check to our 2019 Frontier Bank Baca County Scholarship winner, Dakota Cook from Walsh Colorado. This is the 20th year for this scholarship. It is awarded to a Baca County Senior, who writes an exceptional individual essay and has a strong history of academic excellence […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

    Advanced Treatment Center at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar, owned by Doug Carrigan, held a by-invitation open house for those associated with the corrections program in Lamar and Prowers County this past Wednesday, September 11th.  The Lamar facility, which opened in late spring, is one of four Advanced Treatment Centers with others […]

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% - Usage is record for the state

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% – Usage is record for the state

      STATEWIDE — More Coloradans will be buckling up when they hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to a recent survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt use increased by 2% in 2019. This is the highest rate since record-keeping began in 1997 when the state […]