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Dancing Dawn Sculpture at Bi-Centennial Park

Dancing Dawn Sculpture at Bi-Centennial Park

The Southeast Colorado Arts Council has added a sculpture, “The Dancing Dawn” at the eastern end of the park for permanent display. The artwork, by former local resident, Jeremy Cooper, was erected by him as part of a long-range plan by the Council to establish a walking artwork display in future years.  Council president, Rose […]

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

  As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August. Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of […]

CPW Providing Upgrade to Decontamination Stations

CPW Providing Upgrade to Decontamination Stations

  DENVER – An upgrade to decontamination systems at 27 CPW facilities will lead to better protection for Colorado’s waters and a better experience for boaters during Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspections. The ANS program has been utilizing heated power washers for decontamination since its inception in 2008. Starting in 2018, The ANS program began […]

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Two-lane Roads Present Hazards for Rural and Mountain Communities   (Colorado) – The winding scenic roads of southwest Colorado are both charming and hazardous. This is why Colorado State Patrol troopers are asking visitors and residents to respect the speed limit and familiarize themselves with common traits of two-lane roads in rural and mountain areas. […]

Tourism to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site creates over $400,000 in Economic Benefits 

Tourism to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site creates over $400,000 in Economic Benefits 

  Eads, Colorado – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 6,201 visitors to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in 2021 spent $430,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 5 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $404,000. “National parks are a […]

KEEP COLORADO WILD PASS FAQ’S:

KEEP COLORADO WILD PASS FAQ’S:

  Q:   What is the Keep Colorado Wild Pass? A:   It is an optional lower-cost annual state park pass for which the fee will be included on your Colorado vehicle registration renewal, processed at the Division       of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  Learn more: cpw.info/keepcoloradowildpass. Q:   What will the Keep Colorado Wild Pass cost? A:   The […]

Lamar Library Theater Production Company is Back!

Lamar Library Theater Production Company is Back!

  If you are looking for a little bit of spooky and a lot of fun, look no further than the Trailblazer Theatre Company’s summer production! The local theatre company will perform The Edgar Allan Poe Afterlife Radio Show on July 29-31 at the Lamar Public Library Cultural Events Center, 102 E. Parmenter St. Tickets […]

Camp Amache Open House for July 2nd

Camp Amache Open House for July 2nd

    The DU Amache Project invites the public to join them for an open house on Saturday, July 2nd for a day of historical and educational projects.   The University of Denver (DU) Amache project focuses on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of the WW-II-era Japanese-American incarceration camps.  This […]

Daddy-Daughter Dance Benefits Good Grief Group

Daddy-Daughter Dance Benefits Good Grief Group

    On April 23rd, daddies and daughters were excited to “Light Up the Night” for the 5th Annual Southern Plains Daddy Daughter Dance. The glow dance had a wonderful turnout with 250 daddies and daughters dancing the night away. The Daddy Daughter Dance is much more than just a dance, the impact it has […]

Chamber Chatter for June

Chamber Chatter for June

“I’m back again for my second Chamber Chatter article. We have a busy summer ahead of us and want to make sure we are getting the word out about all the exciting things the chamber has going on in the coming weeks! Make sure to participate in Bike to Work day on June 22nd, you […]

Mortimeyer Wins State Pageant Title, Advances to International Pageant

Mortimeyer Wins State Pageant Title, Advances to International Pageant

  10-year-old Lamar resident, Elizabeth Mortimeyer, competed in the Colorado State Cinderella Pageant over Memorial Day weekend. At the pageant’s Grand Finals, Elizabeth was awarded one of five coveted state overall titles; the title of 2022 Colorado Cinderella Ambassador.   Each year, the highest scoring girl in each of four age groups, plus one girl […]

The Colorado State Patrol Provides Some Summer Driving Tips

The Colorado State Patrol Provides Some Summer Driving Tips

  (Colorado) – During the summer of 2021, the southwest region of Colorado saw an alarming 21 fatal crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Known for premier hiking, camping, fishing and mountain biking, the western slope of Colorado regularly sees a steady volume of in-state and out-of-state visitors throughout the summer as well as […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife shares boating safety tips in support of National Safe Boating Week

Colorado Parks and Wildlife shares boating safety tips in support of National Safe Boating Week

  Enjoy the water, but always do so with a life jacket on – they save lives! DENVER – As boat ramps open and warmer temperatures entice people to recreate on the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges people to wear a life jacket and boat responsibly this summer. In honor of National Safe Boating […]

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

    You can only plan around the weather here in southeast Colorado.  That’s what the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Rod Run organizers, parade entrees and various vendors had to do in light of the forecast for this past Friday and Saturday for Lamar Days, 2022. But, no matter the weather, folks turn out!  The […]

Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce roles out the red carpet for residents and visitors alike for the 2022 Lamar Days Festivities this weekend. The kick-off BBQ begins at 10:30am on Friday, May 20th at the Chamber offices on Beech Street.  Visitors can also get a look at the new Tesla, Fast-Charge stations directly […]