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Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

    The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved funding for the 2nd Annual Downtown Custom and Classic Expo set for downtown Lamar and East Beech Street August 16-17.  The funding, $3,500, will go toward marketing and advertising for the car show which will offer five bands and a mature-material comedy show as well as custom […]

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Wear some walking shoes and make plans to attend the official ribbon-cutting of the long-awaited Lamar Loop, set for Saturday, May 4th, between 11am and 2pm. The site will be the two, new picnic shelters at the Trail Head on the east side of Willow Creek Park. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Kendra […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

Wiley Student to Represent SE CO in Cinderella State Pageant

Wiley Student to Represent SE CO in Cinderella State Pageant

  Elizabeth Mortimeyer, 7-year-old Wiley 1st grader and daughter of Justin and Jenni Mortimeyer, of Lamar, will be representing Southeast Colorado at the 2019 Colorado State Cinderella Pageant, to be held in Westminster from May 24th-27th. Elizabeth was crowned the Overall Winner in the Miniature Miss (7-9 year-old) division at the Littleton Cinderella Preliminary Pageant […]

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

    The Holly Trustees plan to interview two finalists for the Town Administrator’s post during a session tentatively scheduled for April 18th.  The Trustees met with consultant Steve Rabe during their April 3rd meeting to review the procedures they will employ during the interview session including provisions for salary, termination and length of contract. […]

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

    Work is underway at the Lamar Municipal Pool in preparation for the new season beginning May 27th.  One major undertaking is removing and replacing the old slide with a new one.  A work crew has broken down the old whirly side and is ready to install the new one. “We work from the […]

Lamar High School Students Earn All-State Honors

Lamar High School Students Earn All-State Honors

  Vanessa Marta (clarinet) and Cesar Chavez (trumpet) performed with the Colorado All-State Concert Band at the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday, March 30. The All-State Band is comprised of 110 students from schools across the state. Over 900 students auditioned for the 2019 band, which is considered one of the highest honors for […]

Bent Prowers 150th Annual Meeting Set for LCC April 6th

Bent Prowers 150th Annual Meeting Set for LCC April 6th

Cattlemen events on April 6 to include education, entertainment- LAMAR, CO – One of the oldest livestock organization in the U.S. will meet April 6th in Lamar, with a full agenda of activities. The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will kick off the association’s 150th year with annual meeting, auction, banquet and cowboy ball […]

Southeast Colorado Concert Association – Up-Coming Concert April 11th

Southeast Colorado Concert Association – Up-Coming Concert April 11th

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – Let’s Go To the Movies, a charming presentation full of beloved movie theme music by baritone Tim Schall and his pianist will appear here in Lamar on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lamar High School Auditorium. This delightful presentation is sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Concert […]

Lamar Library to Display Moon Rocks

Lamar Library to Display Moon Rocks

  The Lamar Library will have several moon rocks on display for the general public as part of the Summer Reading Program, “Universe of Stories”, June 3rd through July 12th.    The Lamar Police will provide security on Friday, June 14th from 2pm to 4pm when the lunar rock samples will be on display.  Lamar Librarian, […]

Trailblazer Theatre Company Presents, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Trailblazer Theatre Company Presents, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

  The Tony Award winning musical will be performed at the Lamar Community College, Large Lecture Hall in the Bowman Building at 7pm, Friday, April 5th and a Saturday matinee at 2pm the following afternoon. Jessica Medina, the show’s producer, said the play is a family-friendly production that recaps the events surrounding a spelling bee […]

Riding into a New Season

Riding into a New Season

  Tuesday, March 19th, was the last day of winter and with temperatures in the upper 50’s it was a perfect time to take a brand new bicycle out for a spin on the brand new Lamar Loop. A group of middle and high school students from Lamar joined with Byron Hall, President of the […]

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar, told Coalition members this past Monday, the Center will be “closed up tight” through the summer to allow needed renovations to take place.  Danny Tinnes, RE-2 School Board member, also attended the meeting. “We’re not exactly sure […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

    The Lamar Honkers group visited three businesses from Wiley this past Friday afternoon, making stops at the County Line Convenience Store, The Butcher Shop and Cornerstone Cafe and Coffee. County Line Convenience Store at 36020 Highway 287 in Wiley serves area residents and motorists seven days a week with fuel and snacks, plus a […]

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

  DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded Baca County $350,000 to make needed improvements to its fairgrounds. The project was one of 17 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grants awarded by GOCO from a pool of 54 applications. Baca County Fairgrounds welcomes a wide variety of events, including rodeos, tractor pulls, […]