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City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

  LAMAR, CO – The City of Lamar has narrowed its search for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates: Erik Hansen, Michael Patterson, and Steve Kill. The City received 29 applications from candidates in 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mayor […]

Colorado’s 2019 Coordinated Election Is Official

Colorado’s 2019 Coordinated Election Is Official

  Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced today that the state’s bipartisan canvass boards have submitted their official abstract of votes, thereby concluding the 2019 Coordinated Election. “Over 1.5 million Coloradans voted in this year’s election, a considerable turnout for an odd-numbered year,” said Secretary Griswold. “This demonstrates that Coloradans are engaged and want […]

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

  Nine candidates from two Wards, I and III, in the City of Lamar were interviewed for the two open positions on the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, November 25th by newly elected Mayor Kirk Crespin and councilmembers Rafael Rodriguez, Gerry Jenkins, Oscar Riley and Anne-Marie Crampton. Manuel Tamez and Joe Gonzales were […]

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 7th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 29, 2019 starting at 8:00 am at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. Please come by and see us! Just look for the banner and patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The […]

SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLES 100% Collected Remains in Lamar and Prowers County

SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLES 100% Collected Remains in Lamar and Prowers County

  When you shop at Walmart and Safeway in Lamar, Colorado between Black Friday (November 29, 2019) and December 23, 2019 you will hear the familiar bell ringing and see the volunteers with the Salvation Army RED KETTLES ready for your donation as you enter and leave the stores. What you may not know is […]

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

  Two Lamar City Council meetings were held Monday, November 11th. The first, conducted by the outgoing council detailed the city sales and use tax report and accepted a 25th Anniversary Plaque presented to the City by the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association. In closing remarks regarding his municipal service, Mayor Roger Stagner offered thanks to […]

Veterans are Honored for their Service at Lamar Eagles Lodge

Veterans are Honored for their Service at Lamar Eagles Lodge

    This past Veteran’s Day observance at the Lamar Eagles Lodge was held on an unseasonably cold day for another year, but despite low temperatures, rain or shine, community members came together to take part in the festivities. Following a presentation of the American Legion Honor Guard at the Lamar Eagles, area residents and […]

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Kirk Crespin was elected Mayor of Lamar following Tuesday’s general election on November 5th. The vote was 1,046 defeating his challenger, fellow city councilman, Bev Haggard who had 699 votes for the office. Crespin will take his oath of office on Monday, November 11th during two city council meetings. Current Mayor Roger Stagner, who opted […]

New Turns for Toys for Tots

New Turns for Toys for Tots

    Toys for Tots officially begins this year on Monday, November 11th with boxes set out at collection points around Lamar and on Saturday, November 23rd, (This is a corrected date from the original article)  the annual Tea for Tots at the Lamar Christian Church on South Main Street in Lamar will bring the […]

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

  On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 08:50 hours, Deputy Stump, of the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make contact with a vehicle for travelling at 121 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. The vehicle was southbound on highway 287 south of Eads. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was […]

Blessings for Pets (and Their Humans)

Blessings for Pets (and Their Humans)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of Fourth and Parmenter, offered atraditional Blessing of the Animals on October 23. The event was held at the front entrance of the church on Parmenter Street. The practice of blessing animals in October is grounded in the legends and life of St. Francis of Assisi, whose traditional […]

Police Chase Ends in Crash

Police Chase Ends in Crash

    Details are still sketchy regarding a high speed police chase at around 9:30am Thursday morning, October 31st, which ended with the alleged suspect’s car apparently clipping the southwest corner of the Thai Spicy Basil Restaurant on North Main Street in Lamar and stopping after hitting a metal power pole just feet away on […]

Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair)

Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair)

  Business will be booming at the Lamar Community Building on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. And all business will be conducted by 5th – 12th grade students. The 2nd Annual Grow SECO Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair) will take place at the Lamar Community Building and is hosted by Ogallala Commons.   Youth from surrounding schools will […]

Lamar Head Start Honored with Service Award

Lamar Head Start Honored with Service Award

  October was first proclaimed Head Start Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan on October 22, 1982. Ever since, October has been a month for our community to celebrate the life changing impact of Head Start. The last week of October, we will have our Spirit Week with different dress up days.    The Lamar […]

Colorado Abandoned on Display

Colorado Abandoned on Display

    Lex Nichols and Vincent Gearhart will showcase their book, “Colorado Abandoned – Capturing the Beauty of the Forgotten”, Saturday, November 2nd from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar. A previous showing and book signing was held this past weekend at Brew Unto Others. For those persons who enjoy a […]