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2021 October Halloween Events

2021 October Halloween Events

    28th       Moonlight Madness, Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 5-8pm, Downtown Lamar Witches Dance and Cookies Class in Pocket Park Lamar High School, Trick or Treat, 5-6:30pm S.E. Health Group, former Payne Hotel, North Main St, Trick or Treat @ 6pm   29th       SDS Trunk or Treat, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at 1111 South 4th Street […]

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering changes to policies and regulations that could potentially impact how big game hunting licenses are distributed in the state. CPW is currently seeking public input from resident and nonresident big game hunters and stakeholders through an online comment form, followed by a survey and public meetings […]

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

  Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce is currently working through a Restart Destinations Program sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Office. This program includes a full-day workshop (which will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 9 am to 3 pm at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community outside of Las Animas), 75 hours of mentorship, and […]

Lamar Chamber Hosting Annual Moonlight Madness

Lamar Chamber Hosting Annual Moonlight Madness

Moonlight Madness will be held in Lamar on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5PM to 8PM. The Lamar Chamber of Commerce will host the annual window decoration contest.  Let the Chamber know that you want to be judged. Here are the Prizes: 1st Place, Traveling Trophy, and Advertising in Reals Deals Magazine, and on KVAY. 2nd […]

Boots, Bling & Blessings returns to Lamar Community College on Oct. 16

Boots, Bling & Blessings returns to Lamar Community College on Oct. 16

(LAMAR, Colo.) — The Lamar Community College (LCC) Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Boots, Bling & Blessings on October 16 at the LCC Equine Complex from 6-9 p.m. Presented by Secom and the Southeast Colorado Power Association, the event will feature food, fun and fellowship to help raise money for the LCC Foundation. The 501(c)3 […]

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk, Speak Up About the Silent Illness, Set for October 9th

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk, Speak Up About the Silent Illness, Set for October 9th

  On February 27, 2021 the 2nd Annual Anthony W. LaTour, Speak Up about the Silent Illness 5K Run Walk was held in Lamar.  We were unable to have the run in 2020 due to the pandemic but are pleased to announce that recently, Talin Niemeyer was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend Brigham Young […]

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

  A special event permit for a beer garden requested by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Lamar City Council on Monday, September 13th, for the annual Oktoberfest event, set for October 2nd.  The beer garden will run from 10am to 11pm and be staffed by TIP certified hosts.  A public hearing […]

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

  So, who are these people in the funny clothing at history events? Re-enactors, living historians, actors, entertainment; which applies? Depending on the location it might be any of the above, or a little of each. During the Santa Fe Trail bi-Centennial you might encounter numerous people who have committed their time and passions to […]

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

    Bryan Jordan from Vista Works, a social media marketing firm first employed by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel three years ago, gave an update on activities for the Lamar City Council during a recent work session. He also made a similar presentation to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, August 24th. The […]

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

    The Union Pacific, “Big Boy” 1941 train engine, #4014, is making the rounds throughout the southwest, including stops for Kit Carson, Hugo and Deer Trail on Sunday, September 5th. If you’re a train enthusiast, you need to view this last of its kind locomotive, capable of hauling major loads up steep, mountainous tracks […]

Feathers Takes a Third in State Fair Parade

Feathers Takes a Third in State Fair Parade

    Feathers, the world’s largest goose decoy and mascot of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honker’s turned heads once again during this past Saturday’s State Fair Parade in Pueblo. The Honkers came home with the bronze, awarded with 3rd Place by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce judges in the Commercial Category.  This year’s theme […]

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

    A brief, ground-breaking ceremony took place at noon at Escondido Park this past Monday, August 23rd.  The event marked the development of two new regulation-sized soccer fields adjacent to the parking lot and the current practice fields. Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, noted the parks will be used for years to come and will […]

Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set to Honor Active Military, First Responders, and Veterans

Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set to Honor Active Military, First Responders, and Veterans

  LAMAR, Colorado — The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute, honoring active military, first responders, and veterans, will take place on September 11, 2021, from 10 am to 11 am for the parade and then from 11 am to 6 pm at the Prowers County Fairgrounds in Lamar, Colorado. The event is the brainchild of Doug Harbour, […]

Donut Friday at Colorado Mills

Donut Friday at Colorado Mills

      This past Friday, the staff at Colorado Mills in Lamar were the lucky recipients of donuts, courtesy of the Lamar Chamber Board of Directors. Colorado Mills at 505 East Hickory Street in Lamar, is an agricultural hub for Prowers County, performing oilseed processing, feed manufacturing, producing refined oils for cooking and they […]

Granada Cheerleaders Honored for Excellence

Granada Cheerleaders Honored for Excellence

    The Granada Cheerleaders hosted the first annual NCA cheer camp on Aug 4 thru the 6th. McClave High school and Jr high attended as well. The Bobcat cheerleaders received the Technical Excellence award, the superior award in chants and band chants. All six girls were nominated for All American, and Elli Setleff received […]