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City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

  The City of Lamar is seeking two $600,000 grants, one from a Community Development Block Grant and another from the Department of Local Affairs to help complete a storm water drainage improvement project. A $78,000 cash match from the city will bring the total cost of the project to $1,278,000.  The cash match has […]

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

  The weatherman cooperated for the High Plains Snow Goose Festival this past weekend in Lamar and portions of southeast Colorado. While the breeze picked up during the late afternoons and evenings, the days were crisp and mostly sunny for those attending the 17th annual Festival. Birding enthusiasts selected from a list of options on […]

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]

Panel Discusses How to Grow Tourism in Southeast Colorado

Panel Discusses How to Grow Tourism in Southeast Colorado

  The tourist industry in Colorado is growing and motivated local municipal leaders and Prowers County residents are seeking ways to share in that new revenue. SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development hosted a second meeting at its West Elm Street address this past Wednesday, January 30th to address those concerns.  The first prioritized housing development […]

A Presentation on Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara People

A Presentation on Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara People

    On February 7th, 2019, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) will host a free presentation by Loren Yellow Bird, Sr., at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO. At 6:00 pm, Mr. Yellow Bird’s presentation, “A Warriors Tale: Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara Tribe on […]

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

    Three community service awards were presented to Lamar citizens and three new directors for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce were introduced to the public at the 98th Annual Chamber Banquet, held Wednesday evening, January 30th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge #3898. However, the highlight of the evening was an unannounced award which was […]

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

    The Coalition members for Partners for HOPE decided in favor of an outdoor BBQ on Thursday evening, March 28th, replacing the usual chili supper fundraising event held in the fall.  Byron Hall, Coalition president, said the event will still seek fundraising opportunities and will include a silent auction during the evening which will […]

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

    Two public hearings were conducted for local Loaf ‘N Jug stores, #057 and #058 at 1107 South Main Street and 300 North Main Street in Lamar. Both stores requested a Liquor Permit Application for Modification of Premise for each operation to add more shelving and refrigeration to their respective locations.  The move follows […]

Downtown Decorations Approved

Downtown Decorations Approved

Additional grant-funded flowerpot arrangements will be made available for downtown Lamar in the near future. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, explained that in the past, Lamar Partnership Incorporated has used a Main Street Mini-Grant for the displays, but DoLA has revised some guidelines which restrict annual and perennial flowers that are perishable with a […]

Full Operations Resume at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Full Operations Resume at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

    La Junta, CO – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site has resumed regular operations as of this morning, January 28th. Please visit www.nps.gov/beol for updated information about the park. Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site would like to thank our local communities, partners, and […]

Paul, the Beatle Tribute Show at LHS February 16th

Paul, the Beatle Tribute Show at LHS February 16th

In a brilliant one-man Beatlemania show, Bob Halligan, Jr. portrays Paul McCartney through his career – as a Beatle and as a solo artist in a singer-songwriter, theatrical format involving music, dialogue and onstage wardrobe changes. The Southeast Colorado Concert Association brings this delightful show to Lamar on Saturday, February 16th at the Lamar High […]

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

The 2019 Denver Post/Viaero ‘Pedal the Plains’ event is set to be held in Lamar, Holly and Springfield for this year’s bicycle ride, scheduled for September 13-15, 2019. Lamar played host city for the 2013  event which saw close to 900 bike riders attend some or all of the event. The 2019 route and cities […]

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 - 10

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 – 10

        Celebrating 17 years, The High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains that will be held February 7-10 2019 in Lamar, Colorado. Join avid birders and historians for […]

Tickets Available for Chamber Banquet January 30th

Tickets Available for Chamber Banquet January 30th

    January 25th is the last day for tickets for the 98th Annual Meeting and Banquet for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  The event will be held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on Wednesday, January 30th with a meet and greet at 6:30pm and the awards and banquet will begin at 7pm. Tickets are […]