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Lamar Celebrates its 138th Birthday in grand style

Lamar Celebrates its 138th Birthday in grand style

Lamar celebrated its 138th birthday with a bang last weekend.  The Lamar Days weekend began with a kickoff BBQ sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on Friday afternoon, followed in the evening with the 28th Annual Lamar Days Rod Run.  Ron Cook, who organizes and runs the event each year, told us: “The Rod Run […]

Colorado extends takeout cocktails law for restaurants until July 2025

Colorado extends takeout cocktails law for restaurants until July 2025

Colorado first allowed restaurants to sell cocktails for takeout or delivery when the pandemic hit in 2020 and businesses desperately needed relief. Then in 2021, Colorado extended the law to stay in effect until July 2025. But last week, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill terminating the deadline that would have ended the practice next […]

Lamar Chamber's 3rd Annual Glow Golf still has openings for teams

Lamar Chamber’s 3rd Annual Glow Golf still has openings for teams

There are still some openings for teams at the 3rd Annual Glow Golf Tournament, June 8th at the Spreading Antlers Golf Course. Registration is at 3 PM, and golfing starts at 4 PM> 2 man Scramble $250.00 per team. They will have cash payout to Top 3 teams, each flight. Get your team registered now […]

Lamar Days 2024 celebration to be held May 17, 18

Lamar Days 2024 celebration to be held May 17, 18

This year’s Lamar Days celebration kicks off on Friday, May 17, with all-day sidewalk sales, a kick-off BBQ at the Chamber of Commerce from 11am – 2 pm, the “no booze” cruise and rod run at Sonic drive in at 6 pm and a comedy night at the Buzzards Roost at 7pm.  Saturday’s events begin […]

Lamar Community College Foundation's recent Boots, Bling, and Blessings a big success

Lamar Community College Foundation’s recent Boots, Bling, and Blessings a big success

The Lamar Community College Foundation recently celebrated a milestone with its Sixth BBB – Boots, Bling, and Blessings fundraising event, presented by SECOM and the Southeast Colorado Power Association. Anna Carere of Anna Carere State Farm served as Master of Ceremonies. The event was not just a success but a resounding triumph, marking 50 years […]

Harlem Wizards charm huge crowd at local fundraiser basketball game

Harlem Wizards charm huge crowd at local fundraiser basketball game

The Harlem Wizards came to town and cast a spell on the large crowd in attendance at the Lamar Community Building on April 25, 2024.  Most of the reserved and general admission seats were filled as well as a good portion of the bleachers on the opposite side.  The Wizards worked their magic for well […]

South East All Stars Rodeo April 27 in Lamar

South East All Stars Rodeo April 27 in Lamar

Tickets still available for Harlem Wizards game April 25, 2024

Tickets still available for Harlem Wizards game April 25, 2024

Don’t miss your chance to see the world-famous Harlem Wizards in action at the Lamar Community Building on April 25, 2024.  The game begins at 7:00 PM and doors open at 6:00 PM. The Wizards will be playing the Southeast Shriner’s Road Runners as a fundraiser for the Southeast Colorado Shrine Club. Tickets can be […]

SECCC Barrel Racers club announces 2024 race dates/recent results

SECCC Barrel Racers club announces 2024 race dates/recent results

  Here are the results from the recent race on 4/7/24:  

Lamar Chamber of Commerce to host First Annual Cinco de Mayo Event May 4, 2024

Lamar Chamber of Commerce to host First Annual Cinco de Mayo Event May 4, 2024

The Enchanted Forest in Lamar will be the site of the Lamar Chamber’s First Annual Cinco de Mayo event, which will be held Saturday, May 4th. All vendors and the Beer Garden open at 11 am. For fans of the Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest, this new festival should prove to be equally fun and festive, just […]

LHS Students Make All-State Band

LHS Students Make All-State Band

Angel De La Paz (trumpet) and Bianca Hernandez (clarinet) earned spots in the prestigious Colorado All-State Band, the top honor for high school musicians in Colorado. Members of the 110-piece band auditioned and competed with band students from all over Colorado. The All-State Band rehearsed for three days on the University of Northern Colorado campus […]

LCC Foundation's Sixth Annual Boots, Bling, and Blessings - Saturday, April 13, 2024

LCC Foundation’s Sixth Annual Boots, Bling, and Blessings – Saturday, April 13, 2024

  Mark your calendars and dust off your cowboy boots!  The Lamar Community College (LCC) Foundation is gearing up for its highly-anticipated Sixth Annual Boots, Bling and Blessings (BBB) fundraiser.  This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the LCC Equine Complex Indoor Arena, promising an unforgettable night […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board votes to approve grant requests from The LaMar

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board votes to approve grant requests from The LaMar

At its meeting of March 11, 2024, the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board voted to approve two grant requests from ZAM, Inc./The LaMar for improvements to its facade and marquee as well as for structural rehab improvements.  The grants are for $20,000 for each project. The facade/marquee grant will, once the project is finished, reimburse the […]

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Assoc. Annual Meeting set for April 6, 2024

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Assoc. Annual Meeting set for April 6, 2024

Cattlemen events on April 6 to include education, keynote speaker   LaJunta, CO – The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will kick off the association’s 155th year with an annual meeting, auction, banquet and cowboy ball with the events held Saturday, April 6,2024 at Inspiration Field, 612 Adams Ave La Junta,CO. William Woolston, Field […]

Share the Spirit @ The Ranch Fundraiser slated for April 27, 2024

Share the Spirit @ The Ranch Fundraiser slated for April 27, 2024

The Share the Spirit Foundation will hold its biennial fundraiser on Saturday, April 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Amache Studio, located at 30785 CR 34.5 in Lamar, Colorado.   This event is the organization’s flagship fundraiser.  It promises to be a casually-elegant evening of fun, good food and drinks and an opportunity to purchase […]