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Lamar Chamber of Commerce Hosts 103rd Annual Banquet

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Hosts 103rd Annual Banquet

  The 2023 Lamar Chamber of Commerce annual banquet highlighted the community service and economic efforts of individuals and businesses in the local community. County Commissioner, Ron Cook was presented with the Citizen of the Year Award for his on-going support of community activities including his 26 years of work with popular car shows for […]

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

  Lots of vehicles pass through Lamar every day, but residents are going to look twice at the type and number of vehicles that stop in town for a lunch break on Saturday, July 1st.  Lamar is one leg of a 2,300-mile Hemming’s Great Race spanning the miles between St. Augustine, Florida on June 24th […]

Big Turnout for Toys

Big Turnout for Toys

    “This is the largest display of toys we’ve had yet,” said Don McBee, one of the organizers of the Prowers County Colorado Farm Bureau’s annual toy show, held every January at the Lamar Elks Lodge. The one-day event, held this past Saturday, January 14th showcased a lot of ag-oriented toys, from farm equipment […]

The 2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Returns to Lamar February 3 - 5, 2023

The 2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Returns to Lamar February 3 – 5, 2023

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the High Plains Snow Goose Festival with three days of tours and events.   LAMAR, Colorado — Southeastern Colorado’s High Plains Snow Goose Festival is set to return to Lamar from February 3rd through the 5th. Lamar is home to more than 400 species of birds over a year, making […]

CHSCA to Honor 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees Including Jess Downey, Gail Crawford, Ron Shephard

CHSCA to Honor 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees Including Jess Downey, Gail Crawford, Ron Shephard

    The Colorado High School Coaches Association is excited to announce the 2023 Hall of Fame Class.  This is the 59th class to be inducted. The class includes: Gary Childress, Kelly Cowan, Gail Crawford, Jess Downey, LaVerne Huston, Gary Osse, and Ron Shepherd. The class of seven inductees includes two basketball coaches, one baseball […]

Lamar Rotary/Interact Clubs Host Santa

Lamar Rotary/Interact Clubs Host Santa

    After a refreshing sleep following the Parade of Lights, Lamar residents, local Rotarians, including Jolly Old Saint Nick, got up bright and early this Saturday, December 3rd, to meet at the Enchanted Forest for more holiday festivities. The winds from Friday had significantly diminished, but their departure left some chilly temperatures for mid-day […]

Parade of Lights, 2022, “The Polar Express”

Parade of Lights, 2022, “The Polar Express”

The theme for the December 2nd, 2022 Parade of Lights, hosted each year by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, was, “The Polar Express”, and that became the weather forecast for southeastern Colorado for the day.  Winds and gusts around 60mph were forecast for southeastern Colorado and the weather people were right on target. The parade […]

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to Host Meeting in La Junta 

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to Host Meeting in La Junta 

Representatives from the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office will be in La Junta on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, to provide information about the office and gather input from the local community. The meeting will take place from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Otero College Student Center, 2001 San Juan Avenue, La Junta. […]

Lamar Archery Range in the Works for 2023

Lamar Archery Range in the Works for 2023

    The City of Lamar and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are working to establish a public archery range north of the Arkansas River and North Gateway Park.  Logan Wilkins, CPA District Wildlife Manager, informed the council during its November 28th meeting of plans to secure grants for the project as well as an outline […]

Evening Candlelight Tours at Bent’s Old Fort  on December 2 & 3, 2022

Evening Candlelight Tours at Bent’s Old Fort  on December 2 & 3, 2022

      La Junta, CO – Tickets are on sale now for the Evening Candlelight Tours at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site on the nights of December 2 and 3, 2022. During the tours, guests will experience the fort beautifully lit with luminarias and firelight as living history staff dressed in period clothing […]

Lamar Chamber Polar Express will be Ready to Roll!!

Lamar Chamber Polar Express will be Ready to Roll!!

  The Theme for the 2022 Parade of Lights is “Polar Express” and the traditional Parade will be Friday December 2nd at 6pm. All float and parade entries will assemble at the Lamar Swimming Pool parking lot as in year’s past, generally by 5pm for judging.  The route this year will travel from the parking […]

Lamar Chamber Shop Small Promotion

Lamar Chamber Shop Small Promotion

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is promoting its seasonal Shop Small campaign for the holidays, between November 16th to December 14th and is sponsored by TBK Bank, GN Bank, Colorado Mills and Community State Bank. Here’s how to enter to win prizes!  You must: Spend a minimum of $20 at the business from […]

Moonlight Madness “Witching Hour” Brought Crowds Downtown

Moonlight Madness “Witching Hour” Brought Crowds Downtown

    Thursday, October 27th, was as good as you could expect for an autumn evening with mild temperatures and the sliver of a fall moon in the sky. A good night for the area goblins and haunts to be out and about and for a gathering of witches for a holiday dance. The annual […]

High Plains CHC Plans Special Event for Moonlight Madness

High Plains CHC Plans Special Event for Moonlight Madness

    The High Plains Community Health Center has planned a Halloween walk through downtown Lamar for Moonlight Madness on Thursday, October 27th. The walk, according to High Plains Chief Executive Officer, Gene Sobczak, will begin from the Enchanted Forest at 5:30pm and from there, head south while sticking to the sidewalks.  “A member of […]

City Continues Clean-Up Program

City Continues Clean-Up Program

    The steam engine #1819 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Welcome Center in Lamar recently received some much-needed cosmetic and repair work which will also add to the train’s longevity.  This current week more city-wide cleanup activities were underway.   Back at East Beech Street, workers were taking advantage of the warm weather […]