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Lamar Days Rod Run Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Lamar Days Rod Run Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Founder Ron Cook reflects on how one small event evolved into a community-wide celebration   LAMAR, Colorado — In 1995, three Rons—Austin, Mulberry, and Cook—united by their love of the community and older cars and motorcycles, started a car show in their hometown of Lamar, Colorado. They named the event The Lamar Days Rod Run […]

City Administrator Leaving To Pursue New Career Path

City Administrator Leaving To Pursue New Career Path

  Stephen Kil has announced his resignation from his position as Lamar’s City Administrator, effective as of the close of business on May 19, 2021. The Mayor, City Council and staff members have expressed their appreciation to Steve for his immediate impact on city operations for the 14 months that he served as Administrator. Steve […]

May Ranch in Lamar Selected for 2021 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®.

May Ranch in Lamar Selected for 2021 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®.

  The May Ranch is owned and operated by the Dallas and Brenda May family of Prowers County. The conservation practices that the Mays have implemented on their cattle ranch have improved the wildlife habitat, water quality and grass and soil health. The award, given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes ranchers, farmers, […]

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

  The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is […]

Here Comes Scooters

Here Comes Scooters

    A Scooters coffee shop will be coming to Lamar in the near future. “I think it will be up in under 90 days, perhaps seven to eight weeks, once they get going,” remarked Dale Willhite of Holly, the owner of the new franchise. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday morning, April 1st […]

If Not You, Then Who?

If Not You, Then Who?

  Each April, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, communities across Colorado come together to challenge one another to do more to promote healthy child development, strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. We have seen the power people in Colorado have to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of both kids and […]

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

    Prowers County is now Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial.  The update was issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment on Wednesday, March 23, 2021. What does this mean for the county? Restaurants can now open at full capacity. Restrictions are lifted except for: The following businesses and activities […]

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

    With some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in Prowers County, two annual events are making their way back to the calendar and requesting funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel. Cindy Bennet, representing the Sand and Sage Prowers County Round-up and BBQ received $3,000 for the event which will be held May 7th […]

Prowers County Shares in DoLA Energy Impact Grant Awards

Prowers County Shares in DoLA Energy Impact Grant Awards

    Denver, CO – March 18 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) through the Division of Local Government (DLG) recently awarded $13.28M for 27 Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF) Tier II grants for a wide range of projects across the state. Among them are the towns of Mancos and Bennet, Prowers […]

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

    Lamar Days will be held over two days this year, Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th including plans for a traditional downtown parade to celebrate Lamar’s 135th anniversary. This year’s theme is, “The Spirit of Country Comes Alive with Lamar Days, 2021”. Vendors should start thinking about contacting the chamber at 336-4379 […]

Chamber Micro-Bash Generates Business Interest

Chamber Micro-Bash Generates Business Interest

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held the first of three Micro-Bash dinners this past Friday, February 26th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge. Lamar Chamber President, Jerry Roseberry, noted that these are information-based meetings, the first of which was created as a basic introduction to some of the business-connected organizations in Lamar and how […]

NWS Pueblo Issues Winter Storm Watch for SE Colorado

NWS Pueblo Issues Winter Storm Watch for SE Colorado

Winter Storm Watch URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE for Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County- Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- Fri Feb 12 2021 A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON… * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible. * WHERE…Kiowa, Bent, […]

Good Day, Lamar Chamber of Commerce Members:

Good Day, Lamar Chamber of Commerce Members:

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is developing a program for 2021 called Micro Bash. We will host and invite our chamber members to a dinner and a one-on-one conversation with the Chamber Directors over the next several months. Because of the uncertain health conditions of hosting a large gathering, we have decided to cancel […]

Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

    Members of the Granada Trustees, local school board and Prowers County Commissioners were on hand for a streaming and live-time ribbon cutting ceremony today for the Consolidated Return Mail Center in Granada. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade provided opening remarks at the outset of the January 14th event, “This day and journey started a year […]

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

DENVER –  Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order activating members of the Colorado National Guard to assist with the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]