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CSU Extension Announces Youth Photography Showcase Scholarship

CSU Extension Announces Youth Photography Showcase Scholarship

      (Cheyenne Wells, Colo.)  Calling all youth, ages 8-18, in Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers County. Colorado State University Extension Southeast Regional agents have launched an opportunity for youth to showcase their photography skills and have the chance to earn scholarship money as well as display their pictures […]

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

  Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) acknowledges the importance of educating young children by holding a week-long celebration focused on the earliest learners and honoring those who teach them. This year (2021) is the 50th anniversary—an exciting milestone for this celebration of educating today’s young learners!  Students and […]

Kids Fishing Days Set for April-/-May

Kids Fishing Days Set for April-/-May

  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting several free fishing events for kids 15 years and younger at area ponds and parks in southeast Colorado.  There’s no need to register, just bring your own gear if you have some or if not, the Parks Department will supply each kid with a free fishing […]

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Willow Creek Pharmacy

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Willow Creek Pharmacy

  Directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce brought their weekly gift of donuts this past Friday morning to Willow Creek Pharmacy at 1700 South Main Street. Over the past several months, chamber directors pay a surprise visit to local merchants, bearing a gift of donuts each Friday.  Willow Creek Pharmacy is a locally-owned independent […]

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

    Lamar Days will be held over two days this year, Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th including plans for a traditional downtown parade to celebrate Lamar’s 135th anniversary. This year’s theme is, “The Spirit of Country Comes Alive with Lamar Days, 2021”. Vendors should start thinking about contacting the chamber at 336-4379 […]

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

    Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin and City Attorney Lance Clark are composing a letter of concern to officials at Charter Spectrum, the city’s cable and internet provider. “I’ve received quite a few calls and emails regarding Spectrum’s services which have been interrupted recently and most of the calls I’ve received in the past month […]

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

  Efforts Aim to Bring Visitors to Canyons & Plains Region   February 5, 2021 — Two hundred years ago, the Santa Fe Trail was America’s first international highway. Merchants traveled through what is now Colorado, including Prowers County, to trade goods between the United States and Mexico. Today, organizers of the bicentennial commemoration are […]

Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics competes in Salina Ks.

Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics competes in Salina Ks.

  The Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics located in Lamar, Colorado attended the Winter Wonderland AAU sanctioned competition held in Salina, Ks the weekend of January 22nd – 24th. The Wrangler team boasts 26 members of the 449 gymnasts that competed in Salina from ages 7-17 and levels 1-Gold. There were 20 teams […]

State Health Officials Release Tips for Safer Winter Holidays

State Health Officials Release Tips for Safer Winter Holidays

  Virtual Christmas celebration (Dec. 10, 2020): As we approach the winter holidays, it’s important to think about the best ways to keep our loved ones and communities safe during our celebrations. This year is an opportunity to reimagine what togetherness can look like. To help slow the alarming spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department […]

Big Nets Go to Work for Play

Big Nets Go to Work for Play

  The soccer fields at Lamar High School bordering Yucca Drive recently had some new features added. A series of tall poles running north to south on the east end of the fields has recently been erected. Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Chris Medina, told The Prowers Journal they will be used to hold nets […]

Pocket Park Food Trucks Available

Pocket Park Food Trucks Available

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and City of Lamar is making the downtown Pocket Park available for outdoor dining through the holidays. Food Cart vendors interested in participating need to contact Valerie Baldwin at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce at 336-4379, Monday through Friday by 3pm for details. The Food Court will be a […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Parade of Lights

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Parade of Lights

    There have been some needed changes to the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade will be held Friday, December 11th, starting at 6pm. There is no theme to this year’s parade. Entries can use their own imagination for the event. All entries should […]

Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

    La Junta, CO – Although the Traditional Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site was cancelled this year due to precautionary measures, the park staff wanted to reach out to our community and share the experience of one of the park’s most popular annual events. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at […]

2020 Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Set for December 11th

2020 Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Set for December 11th

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce has announced there will be an annual Parade of Lights this year, on December 11th. There will be no specific theme as in past years, and because of the current pandemic, there will be some restrictions on how the parade will be conducted. There will be NO exceptions […]

2020 Moonlight Madness Recap

2020 Moonlight Madness Recap

    The 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce Moonlight Madness event is being recognized as one of the more successful outings for downtown Lamar in several years. A warm night, a full moon and just a chance to get out (with the proper precautions) were some of the prime ingredients to make it an enjoyable […]