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Amache Preservation Society Receives Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award

  Through their perseverance to protect Amache as a national park site, the Amache Preservation Society has helped create a place where generations of learning, reflection, and healing can continue. WASHINGTON – In a special ceremony today, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) awarded the Amache Preservation Society (APS) with the 2022 Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]

Chamber Chatter March 2023

  Just a short update to let you know what the Chamber is working on.  We have started working on Lamar Days. Did you know it’s Lamar’s 137th birthday? So, mark your calendars for May 19th & May 20th! May 19th~Hamburger/Hot Dog luncheon~11:00am-2:00pm No Booze Cruise Poker Run~6:00pm If you need more information, please contact […]

Zonta Delivers Holiday Home Donation

  Proceeds raised from the December 2022 Zonta Holiday Home Tour were recently presented to Director Jenny Navarrette to benefit the Domestic Resource Center and Director Debbie Widener to benefit the Care Net Pregnancy Center. Each center received $1,280.  Zonta would like to thank those who showcased their homes in the tour.  Without their support, […]

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending March 26, 2023

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cooler temperatures were observed across the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 36 percent of the state was under drought conditions, unchanged from last week and down from 83 percent a year ago. Nine percent of […]

LUB Recaps Fire Impact on Power Pole Equipment

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utilities board about last week’s fire and high wind impact made on plant equipment.  Hourieh stated the power distribution was first impacted by high winds on the afternoon of March 22nd.  Around 3pm that afternoon, fire broke out at US Highway 50 which spread to the […]

City Approves Sidewalk Improvement Funding

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority voted to postpone approval for a request of $45,670 to complete a renovation project for Todd and Sarah Hornung.  The couple plans to renovate the former Thai Spicy Basil Restaurant at 10 North Main Street in order to move their gun store, Lamar Outdoor Sports, into the new property.  The […]

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  • PEP Annual Meeting Highlights Local Businesses

    PEP Annual Meeting Highlights Local Businesses

      Three area businesses were highlighted for their achievements during the March 23rd Prowers Economic Prosperity annual meeting, held at Las Brisas Restaurant in Lamar. PEP Executive Director, Cheryl Sanchez presented Shane and Tori Hawks of Stampede Services in Wiley with the Rising Star award for their contribution to the economy and workforce of the […]



        Drought Conditions Persist across Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: The first week of January was relatively cool and unsettled across south central and southeast Colorado, before upper level ridging brought warm and dry conditions through the second week of the month.  The last half of January saw occasional disturbances bringing surges of cold and unsettled […]

  • Colorado Employment Situation – February 2023

        6,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in February; Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 2.9 Percent   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point in February to 2.9 percent compared to the January rate of 2.8 percent. The number of unemployed individuals […]

  • Rose Marie Flores – July 5, 1958 – March 23, 2023

    Rose Marie Flores – July 5, 1958 – March 23, 2023

      Mass of Chrisitan Burial for Rose Marie Flores will be held at 3:00 p.m. and Rosary at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Per Rose’s request, cremation will follow and inurnment will take place at a later date. Rose Marie Flores was born on July […]

  • Viola Kay Taulman – December 13, 1941 – March 25, 2023

    Viola Kay Taulman – December 13, 1941 – March 25, 2023

      A celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident, Viola Kay Taulman will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Viola will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023 […]

  • Doris Reyher - December 19, 1933 - March 23, 2023

    Doris Reyher – December 19, 1933 – March 23, 2023

        A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, Doris Reyher will be held at 10:00AM Friday, March 31, 2023 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church in Lamar. Interment will follow at Wiley Cemetery. Doris was born on December 19, 1933 at Fowler, Colorado to […]

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