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LAMAR SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM

LAMAR SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM

FREE FOR ALL CHILDREN AGE 18 AND UNDER!! LOCATIONS Washington Elementary   May 28th – June 20th                                        (Monday – Thursday – Use side gym door)       ******************************* Breakfast served: 8:00am – 8:30am Lunch served: 11:00am – 11:30pm  ******************************* Willow Creek Park June 24th – July 18th (Monday – Thursday)  ************************************** Lunch served: 12:30 pm – 1:30 […]

Lamar Days, 2019 – A Crowd Pleasing Event

Lamar Days, 2019 – A Crowd Pleasing Event

  You couldn’t buy a better day for this past Saturday’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2019 Lamar Days Event on May 18th.  The day brought mild temperatures, sunny skies and a spring breeze that wasn’t trying to pass itself off as a hurricane.  This year’s theme, “Springing the Community Together”, turned out to be a […]

Gonzales honored as LCC's Distinguished Alumna

Gonzales honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College’s Antelope Night takes place annually on the eve of Commencement and is an opportunity for faculty and staff to celebrate students’ accomplishments and to honor Distinguished Alumni. This year on Antelope Night the college named Stephanie Gonzales as its 2019 Alumna of the Year. Stephanie Gallego […]

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off -2019 Contest Winners

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off -2019 Contest Winners

  “Twenty-eight contests signed up for this year’s Wild West BBQ Cook-Off this year and that’s one more than we had last year,” stated Cindy Bennett, one of the organizers of the event that has been held for the past fifteen years in Lamar. She added the contest needs a minimum of 25 entries in […]

PMC Foundation Gala Honors Frederick Esgar

PMC Foundation Gala Honors Frederick Esgar

    Frederick Esgar, a staunch supporter of Prowers Medical Center, was honored and remembered during the annual Foundation Gala this past Friday, May 11th. The event was two-fold, honoring a man who devoted his time between his family and his community by offering financial support for numerous activities for many years and to help […]

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

    Activities will run from about sun-up to way past sundown for this year’s Lamar Days Celebration beginning with an afternoon BBQ, Friday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm at the Lamar Comber of Commerce on East Beech Street.  Tickets are available at the Chamber for the burger BBQ as well as healthy and […]

Lamar Days Parade Route Back on Main Street

Lamar Days Parade Route Back on Main Street

    The 2019 Annual Lamar Days Parade route will be back on Main Street on Saturday, May 18th.  Heather Morris, Lamar Chamber of Commerce Office Manager, confirmed that the route will have participants assemble along Beech Street prior to the parade and at 10am the route will travel south along Main Street and turn […]

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

    The Lamar Loop is complete. The six year project which involved numerous alternative plans and flexible funding was officially dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremonies this past Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Willow Creek Park.  Several dozen residents were on hand to enjoy a free hotdog lunch and some snacks from High Plains […]

The Butterflies are Free !

The Butterflies are Free !

    Fifty genuine Monarch butterflies, purchased for Lamar Welcome Center volunteers and Chamber of Commerce Directors from a Florida grow-farm, went into semi-hibernation earlier this week and were revived from the warmth of numerous Colorado hands this past Wednesday, May 1st in Lamar, Colorado, now recognized as the only Monarch City USA in the […]

Colorado to Host 2020 Presidential Primary in Super Tuesday

Colorado to Host 2020 Presidential Primary in Super Tuesday

  Governor Polis and Secretary of State Griswold announced March 3rd, 2020 as Colorado’s new presidential primary date  DENVER — Today Governor Jared Polis and Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced March 3rd, 2020 as the new date for Colorado’s presidential primary. The two were joined by leaders from the Democratic, Republican, Unity, American Constitution, […]

2019 The Colorado High School Rodeo Results

2019 The Colorado High School Rodeo Results

  April 26-28, 2019 The Colorado High School rodeo was hosted in Lamar by the Southeast Colorado All Stars.  There were 5 area rodeo athletes that competed in the weekend event. It was the 2nd rodeo of the spring season.  There are four rodeos in the fall and four in the spring and then a […]

City of Lamar Hosting Two Meetings for Civic Improvement

City of Lamar Hosting Two Meetings for Civic Improvement

    Do we want to see some of the old properties in town brought back to life? YES! Do we want to improve the vitality of downtown Lamar and create connections to adjacent neighborhoods? YES! Do we want to help property owners of vacant buildings that say “I don’t know where to start”?   YES! […]

Lamar Bands Score at CHSAA Contest

Lamar Bands Score at CHSAA Contest

The Lamar High School Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Seay, and the Lamar Middle School Band, directed by Greg Ludwig, scored “Superior” ratings at the CHSAA Band Festival held in Lamar on April 17. A superior rating, also known as “straight ones” because of the scoring system that is used, is the highest […]

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

    The Lamar Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 2pm.  The program is intended for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.  One goal of the program is to […]

Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

    You could almost set your calendar to recognize Arbor Day on the High Plains by the forecast; take one sunny day and add wind. Despite a slight chill in the spring air and some gusts approaching 50mph, little deterred about 105 5th grade students who opted out of class to join the Lamar […]