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Toys for Tots Concludes Christmas 2022

Toys for Tots Concludes Christmas 2022

    Saturday, December 24th was bright and crisp as the final chapter of this year’s Toys for Tots campaign in Prowers County concluded with a delivery of bikes for area youngsters. “There weren’t as many bike donations this year as in year’s past,” said organizer, Darlene Lopez from the headquarters at 500 West Beech […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Passport Winners

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Passport Winners

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce completed with holiday shopping promotion, geared to steer local residents to local merchants.  The more a contestant shopped locally at participating merchants, the more often they got their Shop Small Promotion Passport stamped and had it entered for the grand drawing for Chamber Luv Bucks. The drawing for […]

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE - National Weather Service Pueblo CO

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO

  WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING   This alert pertains to regions of southeast Colorado including the six counties in the immediate region. * WHAT…Dangerously cold wind chills possible. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero. * WHERE… The I-25 corridor and the eastern plains. * WHEN…From Wednesday evening […]

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 […]

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

  36% of traffic fatalities in 2022 involve impairment Statewide — ‘Tis the season…for safe and sober rides. From Dec. 8-20, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and 65 local law enforcement agencies are coming together for the Holiday Parties high-visibility DUI enforcement period, reminding Coloradans to hand over the keys if […]

City of Lamar Holiday Schedule - NEWS RELEASE

City of Lamar Holiday Schedule – NEWS RELEASE

    All City offices will be closed on Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th, 2022 in observance of Christmas.  The Community Building will also be closed.  The Lamar Public Library will be closed December 23-December 26 and December 31, 2022 -January 2, 2023. All City offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, […]

Secretary of State’s Office Provides Tips for Donating Wisely This Holiday Season

Secretary of State’s Office Provides Tips for Donating Wisely This Holiday Season

Denver, Colo. – With the holiday charitable giving season now underway, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is reminding Coloradans who plan to give to make sure they are doing so wisely. “Coloradans have shown time and again that they support organizations doing important work to make our state an even better place to live,” […]

Lamar Rotary/Interact Clubs Host Santa

Lamar Rotary/Interact Clubs Host Santa

    After a refreshing sleep following the Parade of Lights, Lamar residents, local Rotarians, including Jolly Old Saint Nick, got up bright and early this Saturday, December 3rd, to meet at the Enchanted Forest for more holiday festivities. The winds from Friday had significantly diminished, but their departure left some chilly temperatures for mid-day […]

Parade of Lights, 2022, “The Polar Express”

Parade of Lights, 2022, “The Polar Express”

The theme for the December 2nd, 2022 Parade of Lights, hosted each year by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, was, “The Polar Express”, and that became the weather forecast for southeastern Colorado for the day.  Winds and gusts around 60mph were forecast for southeastern Colorado and the weather people were right on target. The parade […]

Lamar Chamber Polar Express will be Ready to Roll!!

Lamar Chamber Polar Express will be Ready to Roll!!

  The Theme for the 2022 Parade of Lights is “Polar Express” and the traditional Parade will be Friday December 2nd at 6pm. All float and parade entries will assemble at the Lamar Swimming Pool parking lot as in year’s past, generally by 5pm for judging.  The route this year will travel from the parking […]

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Second Year of Higher Costs for Thanksgiving Dinner

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Second Year of Higher Costs for Thanksgiving Dinner

    CENTENNIAL, COLO. — The cost of a Thanksgiving meal increased for the second year in a row, according to an informal survey conducted by Colorado Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation. The national average cost of a Thanksgiving meal for ten guests jumped 20% last year to $64.05. Colorado shoppers can […]

Thanksgiving Holiday News Release from City of Lamar

Thanksgiving Holiday News Release from City of Lamar

    All City of Lamar offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.  The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed.  The Community Building will reopen on Saturday, November 26th at regular hours.  All other city offices (including the City of Lamar […]

A New Year for Wreaths Across America-Stockings for Soldiers

A New Year for Wreaths Across America-Stockings for Soldiers

It is that time of year to kick start Peacock Funeral Home’s annual Wreaths Across America and Stockings for Soldiers. The Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 10am at the Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section. From now until November 21, 2022 you may stop by the office at […]

Changes Coming for Toys for Tots Distribution this Holiday

Changes Coming for Toys for Tots Distribution this Holiday

Darleen Lopez is taking a new tack for this year’s Toys for Tots, Food for Families holiday drive.  Families qualified to receive kid’s toys will still arrive at her headquarters at 500 West Beech Street in Lamar, but the manner in which the toys will be handed out will be changed as well as the […]

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Two-lane Roads Present Hazards for Rural and Mountain Communities   (Colorado) – The winding scenic roads of southwest Colorado are both charming and hazardous. This is why Colorado State Patrol troopers are asking visitors and residents to respect the speed limit and familiarize themselves with common traits of two-lane roads in rural and mountain areas. […]