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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 […]

Spectacular Spook Night for Moonlight Madness

Spectacular Spook Night for Moonlight Madness

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce will have more details about the winners in the Moonlight Madness event held in Lamar this past Thursday, October 29th. An almost full moon, warm weather, the absence of wind gusts and a need for some safe socialization brought out area residents in droves to the sidewalks of […]

COVID Cancels Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament

COVID Cancels Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament

  As much as we would love to see all of you this year, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 edition of the Lamar Holiday Basketball Tournament. There remains too much uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic. Tournament co-director Chad DeBono said, “The history of this tournament spans generations. This is a decision […]

COVID Impacts Annual Holiday Event

COVID Impacts Annual Holiday Event

  Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar is sad to announce there will be no Stockings for Soldiers campaign this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Military bases in the United States and overseas will be unable to accept the gift stocks this year for the holidays. The following as an update received by Peacock Funeral Home. […]

Moonlight Madness Set for October 29th

Moonlight Madness Set for October 29th

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is hosting Moonlight Madness contests, set for Thursday, October 29th with a store window and costume contest. There are some changes from years past in light of the pandemic. The Chamber board decided on a ‘Best Window’ contest for a new, traveling trophy. Stores have until Tuesday, October […]

“Something Old, Something New Forever Red-White and Blue”

“Something Old, Something New Forever Red-White and Blue”

    The annual Holly Gateway Fair is open this week with some traditional highlights which include the newer attraction of the Cornhole tournament with registration, Thursday, September 24th, 6pm at the Arena. The event begins at 6:30pm as well as the Swine Show. Friday events include the opening of the gym at 7:30 for […]

CHSAA Maintains Fall Sports Schedule in Light of Pandemic

CHSAA Maintains Fall Sports Schedule in Light of Pandemic

      At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Board of Directors of the Colorado High School Activities Association, addressed a potential change to the 2020-21 sports and activities calendar. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges. Specific to CHSAA activities, this has included trying to resume a traditional fall season for moderate- to […]

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

  Pueblo, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair has concluded a successfully reimagined 2020 season, thanks to the dedication and cooperation of thousands of on-site and virtual participants, volunteers, staff, local and state public health agencies, sponsors and community supporters. Colorado’s State Fair was one of only 15 State Fairs nationwide that took place in […]

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state as the people head out to enjoy the final days of the summer travel season over Labor Day weekend. Whatever your final destination, please remember to wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your […]