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Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

  As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August. Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of […]

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

      VA ECHCS provides health care to Veterans in Eastern Colorado and surrounding states. Through a series of resource, Veterans, along with their spouses and caregivers, will get one-on-one support with understanding, accessing and using VA benefits and services. VA ECHCS Director Michael Kilmer will finish the fairs with town halls, encouraging an […]

Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

July 25, 2022 – CBI – Lamar, CO – The investigation of a shooting that killed two and injured one in Lamar, Colorado over the weekend continues. Police believe a 24-year-old male shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments (700 Block of Mullen St.) in Lamar just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.  The suspect then […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Chatter"

Lamar Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Chatter”

In lieu of our usual Chamber Chatter article we have had each month, the board would like to use this opportunity instead to thank our amazing sponsors from our first annual Glow Golf Tournament. We could not have done it without all the generous donations of the following community businesses, and we feel so lucky […]

Unofficial Prowers County Primary Results (8am Update)

Unofficial Prowers County Primary Results (8am Update)

  With 1,926 ballots counted, the Prowers County Coroner race has Thomas Dunagan ahead with 1,206 votes or 62.62% of the ballot.  Jacqueline Parker has 720 votes with 37.38% of the counted vote.  These results are unofficial at this time.  State level balloting is still being compiled at this time. Republican Statewide races were as […]

Fireworks Lists for July 4th within Lamar City Limits

Fireworks Lists for July 4th within Lamar City Limits

Just for an informational item. Here is the list of Permissible and Unlawful fireworks for use in the City Limits of Lamar. A good rule of thumb is if it goes up in the air or makes a boom/bang it is illegal. Please keep in mind this is a list for in the City Limits […]

Farm Bill 2022 Listening Sessions for SE Colorado with US Senator Michael Bennet

Farm Bill 2022 Listening Sessions for SE Colorado with US Senator Michael Bennet

    Senator Michael Bennet will host three days of Farm Bill listening sessions throughout Eastern Colorado next week in Fort Morgan, Sterling, Wray, Burlington, Lamar, Springfield, La Junta, and Limon. Listening sessions anticipate next year’s reauthorization of the Farm Bill which will impact a variety of sectors. Anyone is welcome to attend, including local […]

Camp Amache Open House for July 2nd

Camp Amache Open House for July 2nd

    The DU Amache Project invites the public to join them for an open house on Saturday, July 2nd for a day of historical and educational projects.   The University of Denver (DU) Amache project focuses on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of the WW-II-era Japanese-American incarceration camps.  This […]

Daddy-Daughter Dance Benefits Good Grief Group

Daddy-Daughter Dance Benefits Good Grief Group

    On April 23rd, daddies and daughters were excited to “Light Up the Night” for the 5th Annual Southern Plains Daddy Daughter Dance. The glow dance had a wonderful turnout with 250 daddies and daughters dancing the night away. The Daddy Daughter Dance is much more than just a dance, the impact it has […]

Chamber Chatter for June

Chamber Chatter for June

“I’m back again for my second Chamber Chatter article. We have a busy summer ahead of us and want to make sure we are getting the word out about all the exciting things the chamber has going on in the coming weeks! Make sure to participate in Bike to Work day on June 22nd, you […]

Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

  ARVADA, Colo. – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, Colo. with over 500 people in attendance throughout the event.  To start the day off Tuesday, CCA hosted the fifth annual Ranching Legacy Symposium. This year’s symposium began with […]

Lamar Lions Club Centennial Celebration, June 11, 2022

Lamar Lions Club Centennial Celebration, June 11, 2022

  Members and family of the Lamar Lions Club celebrated their 100th anniversary at the Lamar Elks Club this past Saturday, June 11th.  The organization came into existence in Lamar in September, 2021 and received its charter the following year. The ceremonies were officiated by Lion Garth Nieschburg which included a review of the history […]

CCA Annual Convention Set for June 13-15

CCA Annual Convention Set for June 13-15

  ARVADA, Colo. – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) 2022 Annual Convention is rapidly approaching in two weeks and we want to see you “steak your claim” in Colorado Springs! This year’s event will be June 13-15, at the Colorado Springs Marriott in Colorado Springs, Colo. This event will be one to remember as industry members […]

Memorial Day Observance at Fairmount Cemetery (Corrected Article)

Memorial Day Observance at Fairmount Cemetery (Corrected Article)

The American Legion Post #71 and Holly V.F.W. Post #4281 Honor Guard officiated at Memorial Day observances this past Monday in Hartman, Coolidge and Holly as well as the veterans’ section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Despite the windy conditions of the afternoon, several dozen attendees paid their respects with speakers including Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

Lamar Chamber Chatter, Spring Events

Lamar Chamber Chatter, Spring Events

  “In taking my first opportunity as Lamar Chamber President to restart the Chamber Chatter, I hope that this will be helpful and informative from month to month as we move forward. I feel it is important for us to continue getting the word out about all the exciting things we are doing! The Lamar […]