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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 […]

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

    Lamar trick or treaters were on the prowl for cats during Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 24th. This year’s theme was “Eat, Drink, Shop and be Scary” and included a cat hunt for prizes at participating merchants. Other events included a traditional Trunk Street for goodies in the Enchanted Forest just before and after […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    The Lamar Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription medications are not used in an […]

Zonta Club of Prowers County Celebrates Zonta International Centennial

Zonta Club of Prowers County Celebrates Zonta International Centennial

        The Zonta Club of Prowers County is joining Zonta chapters around the world to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Zonta. The multi-faceted year-long celebration has involved Prowers County Zontians marching in local parades with a giant birthday cake, gathering books about strong females to donate to local school […]

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 […]

5th Annual Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show/Boggsville Days

5th Annual Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show/Boggsville Days

    Join in the fun and activities at the 5th Annual Boggsville Days and Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show, Saturday, October 12th. Located at the historic site 2 miles south of Las Animas Colorado, Boggsville was the home of John Prowers, Thomas Boggs, and Kit Carson. There will be a […]

Train Depot Award Ceremony

Train Depot Award Ceremony

      The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot will be recognized Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Lamar Welcome Center (109 E Beech St, Lamar, CO 81052) as a result of its listing on the National Registration of Historic Places. A plaque will be presented at the Train Depot on behalf […]