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Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

    Lamar, Colorado – July 20, 2021 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary and contestants from around Colorado and surrounding states will converge on Lamar next weekend as the championship races come to an end.  From July 29th- August 1st over 100 contestants and their families will be coming […]

Sand and Water---Fun in the Sun

Sand and Water—Fun in the Sun

      The City of Lamar hosted dozens of area residents for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the newest features at North Gateway Park. The July 3rd event showcased the work the city has accomplished on Pond #3, the eastern-most pond at North Gateway Park, just off the Arkansas River and Highway […]

Lamar Fire and Ambulance Service on Prohibited Fireworks

Lamar Fire and Ambulance Service on Prohibited Fireworks

  The day of our great nation’s independence is almost upon us! With this we would like to recap what fireworks are permissible (and what are not). Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back, and fire them, you may be violating state statutes and city ordinances. Here is […]

Stuart West, New Man on the Block at Bent's Old Fort

Stuart West, New Man on the Block at Bent’s Old Fort

    Stuart West is the new Superintendent at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site.  He has come at an auspicious time in the fort’s history:  This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, which beat a path through the middle of Missouri and Kansas, a corner of Oklahoma, southeastern Colorado, and […]

Chamber and Donuts at Community State Bank

Chamber and Donuts at Community State Bank

  Employees at the Community State Bank at 717 North Main Street in Lamar enjoyed donuts this past Friday, courtesy of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as board members paid their weekly visit to a local business. Community State Bank is a full service operation open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm with the […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort  

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort  

La Junta, CO – The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for individuals to “step back in time” and experience life as it might have been 175 years ago at a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. From Monday, July 26, through Saturday, July 31, 2021, the fort will host an Historical Interpreter and […]

More Summer Fun is Around the Corner

More Summer Fun is Around the Corner

      Construction work is underway at North Gateway Park which will augment and improve residents and visitor’s outdoor activities at the pond site, just off Highway 287 at the Arkansas River Bridge. A visit earlier this week showed that some ADA improvements have already been completed by Elegant Concrete LLC., such as a […]

Bike to Work Day Set for Wednesday, June 23rd

Bike to Work Day Set for Wednesday, June 23rd

    The annual Bike to Work Day, sponsored by High Plains Community Health Center and the Lamar Parks and Rec Department will offer a sit-down breakfast this year, as opposed to the Covid-oriented, ‘drive-thru’ in 2020. Participants will ride their bikes to the Lamar Community Building between 7 and 8am on Wednesday, June 23rd […]

The 18th Annual Holly Blue Grass Festival is set for June 11-13th

The 18th Annual Holly Blue Grass Festival is set for June 11-13th

      The 18th annual Holly Bluegrass Festival is held at Gateway Park, June 11-13th in conjunction with Holly Days which commemorates Holly’s recovery from the 1965 flood. It is a free, fun-filled time for the entire family. FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE PARK – Begins with meals prepared by the Holly Commercial Club from […]

Personal Fireworks Restrictions from Granada

Personal Fireworks Restrictions from Granada

  NOTICE FROM THE TOWN OF GRANADA, GRANADA FIRE & POLICE DEPARTMENTS. THE GRANADA FIREWORKS DISPLAY WILL BE HELD THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021 REQUIREMENT:  We are asking that all spectators of the Granada Fireworks Display, please refrain from using any fireworks within the Town limits in the area around the Town Park and […]

Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash Winners, 2021

Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash Winners, 2021

    One of the more popular Lamar Days events is the ‘Ducky Dash’, sponsored by Lamar Rotarians.  The race may finally have found its home after having been held years ago in the Lamar Canal, the Lamar Swimming Pool and now at Willow Creek in the park. This year, 2,500 tickets were sold which […]

Give a Book, Get a Book-Tiny Libraries are a Big Idea

Give a Book, Get a Book-Tiny Libraries are a Big Idea

    Some people will lend a friend a book. But did you know you have unidentified friends in the community who will lend you a book, even if they don’t know you, or you don’t know them. All you have to do is head to one of several communities in the county and visit […]

2021 Lamar Days was a Crowd-Pleaser

2021 Lamar Days was a Crowd-Pleaser

    “If it hadn’t been for the rain on Friday night!”, this year’s Lamar Days Celebration might have been a perfect event for the community. No exact numbers were kept for the attendees on Saturday at Willow Creek Park, but to all appearances and the line of parked cars surrounding the events on the […]

Lamar Days Royalty, Hawkins and Bates

Lamar Days Royalty, Hawkins and Bates

  After a year of anticipation, the Lamar Days parade will take place Saturday, May 15th, featuring the 2020 and 2021 Royalty as selected by the Zonta Club of Prowers County, Linda Hawkins and Jerry Bates as Grand Marshall’s. Lamar native, Linda has owned the Flower Boutique on South Main Street for 35 years after […]

National Park Service Hosting Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service Hosting Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

    DENVER—The National Park Service (NPS) is extending the comment period for the Amache Special Resource Study to June 30, 2021, and invites the public to participate in three additional virtual (online) meetings. The NPS is conducting this study to determine whether Amache should be considered for inclusion as a unit of the national […]