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Lamar Bleacher Upgrade Decision Anticipated

Lamar Bleacher Upgrade Decision Anticipated

    The Lamar Re-2 School Board should have a decision on the path they’ll take to reconstruct the bleachers at Thunder Stadium by its February 13th meeting. Board members have been weighing a host of factors to arrive at the best potential outcome for renovations over the past year and held a January 16th […]

Wiley Rock School Group Receives Donation

Wiley Rock School Group Receives Donation

  A community open house for the Wiley Rock School was a perfect opportunity to receive a donation from the Wiley United Methodist Church Women’s group. Nicole Piner, Wiley social studies teacher, accepted the donation on behalf of the on-going preservation efforts of the students and community. For the past several years, Piner and Sally […]

Applications are Open for History Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches

Applications are Open for History Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches

  DENVER — January 10, 2023 — The 2023 applications for Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches program have opened. Centennial Farms & Ranches program, a joint initiative of History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, honors the contributions of the state’s ranching and farming families who have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in […]

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff's Office

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

12-29-2022 REF: Sheriff’s Office & Town of Holly Municipal Law Enforcement Contract The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public that the Town of Holly has chosen to not renew their contract with PCSO for law enforcement services, moving into the year 2023. This requires the turn back of one of the […]

Food for Families Holiday Schedule for 2022

Food for Families Holiday Schedule for 2022

    The manner in which the annual Christmas meal will be presented is following the changes made earlier in the season for the Toys for Tots distribution schedule. The meal will be available on a first-come, first-served basis between 9am and 11am at various distribution sites in Lamar and throughout the county. The Lamar […]

Veterans Day Observances

Veterans Day Observances

  Despite the brisk temperatures this past Friday, November 11, dozens of area residents showed their gratitude and respect for local veterans, attending the 11am ceremonies at the 9/11 Tri-State Memorial at Big Timbers Museum in Lamar and at the Lamar Eagles Lodge. Ty Harmon officiated at the master of ceremonies at the Memorial site […]

Veterans Day Military Timeline

    Bent’s Fort was a trading post operated by Bent, St. Vrain, & Company as a private place of business that relied on peaceful relations with the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa, and other Plains Nations who traded buffalo robes and livestock for the manufactured and commercial goods available at the fort. Bent’s Fort was […]

Savage Stone Dedication at Big Timbers Museum

Savage Stone Dedication at Big Timbers Museum

  Two dedication events were held at the Big Timbers Museum this past Saturday, October 22nd, for the Savage Stadium marker stone.  Up until this spring, the stone, which was placed over the main entryway on the south wall, was transported to its new permanent display at the museum. Several generations of the Steward family […]

Pike History Kiosk Unveiled

Pike History Kiosk Unveiled

  Lamar Rotarians started planning for a historical kiosk for Pike’s Tower in Willow Creek Park during it’s centennial in 2021.  That completed project was celebrated this past Thursday, October 20th with dedication ceremonies at the site.  Members from Lamar Rotary, City of Lamar officials, the Alta Vista Charter School’s fourth graders and historically minded […]

Local Authors Hold Book Signing on the Lost Sand Creek Site

Local Authors Hold Book Signing on the Lost Sand Creek Site

How We Found the Lost Sand Creek Site, a new book by Chuck Bowen and Mike Bowen, is now available. Join them for their book launch on Wednesday, October 26 at the Cultural Events Center, located in the Lamar City Complex. The program is at 6:30 p.m., with the book signing to follow at 7 […]

Historical Study to Offer Suggestions for Stadium Renovations

Historical Study to Offer Suggestions for Stadium Renovations

    The Lamar Re-2 School District board voted to rescind a decision made this past June, to completely replace the Lamar High School football stadium, given the two options the board faced at that time.  A board meeting was held on October 5th, attended by citizens who were concerned a replacement stadium would remove […]

Pike’s Tower Kiosk Is Lamar Rotary’s Centennial Project

Pike’s Tower Kiosk Is Lamar Rotary’s Centennial Project

(October 12, 2022) When the Lamar Rotary Club celebrated its centennial in 2021, the members chose to create a long-lasting project that would be both a benefit to the community and observe the milestone.  Fourth-generation Lamar Rotary member David Northrup remembered that a fellow member had suggested that the club sponsor an information kiosk to […]

1819 Improvements are on the Right Track

1819 Improvements are on the Right Track

    The upgrade, clean-up and paint job for the steam locomotive and coal car, the #1819 “Prairie Engine” that serves as a representation of the routes of travel across the High Plains, is almost complete.  For the past several weeks, employees from Royalty Construction, which is a locally owned and operated construction enterprise, have […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Visit Sand Creek with Interior Secretary Haaland, Welcome Expansion of National Historic Site

Bennet, Hickenlooper Visit Sand Creek with Interior Secretary Haaland, Welcome Expansion of National Historic Site

Land Addition Made Possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund   Denver — Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, National Park Service (NPS) Director Chuck Sams III, and leaders from the Northern Arapaho Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes […]

Historical Significance of District Thunder Stadium Weighed for Renovations

Historical Significance of District Thunder Stadium Weighed for Renovations

    The Lamar Re-2 School District has been approached by local citizens concerned about a potential historical loss to the community with the planned renovation work for the former Savage Stadium, now known as Thunder Stadium. Portions of the structure have been deemed structurally unsafe and for just over a year, the District and […]