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Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Parade of Lights

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Parade of Lights

    There have been some needed changes to the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade will be held Friday, December 11th, starting at 6pm. There is no theme to this year’s parade. Entries can use their own imagination for the event. All entries should […]

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

  Toys and cash donations were accepted this past Friday, November 27th, by volunteers from the Colorado State Patrol and Lamar Port of Entry. Cruisers were parked on property owned by Tri County Ford adjacent to the Walmart parking lot this year between 8am to 4pm. “Donations were a little slow today, partly because of […]

Holly Commercial Club Starts Holiday Planning

Holly Commercial Club Starts Holiday Planning

  The Holly Commercial club met Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The Holly Town Council approved setting a visitor’s kiosk at Gateway Park and construction will begin once Rod Swisher and Jess get the necessary supplies. The Commercial Club is moving forward with holiday events, pending what pandemic sanctions and safeguards will be in effect. Work […]

COVID Impacts Annual Holiday Event

COVID Impacts Annual Holiday Event

  Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar is sad to announce there will be no Stockings for Soldiers campaign this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Military bases in the United States and overseas will be unable to accept the gift stocks this year for the holidays. The following as an update received by Peacock Funeral Home. […]

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state as the people head out to enjoy the final days of the summer travel season over Labor Day weekend. Whatever your final destination, please remember to wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your […]

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

    Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, provided the Lamar City Council with an update of some on-going projects during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, August 24th. The earlier meeting, scheduled for August 10th was cancelled and as such, the city sales tax revenue report was delayed to this current meeting. Kil said bids […]

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

  CDOT and BACtrack help Coloradans drink responsibly this Labor Day with 50% off breathalyzers STATEWIDE — As Coloradans prepare to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend, statewide law enforcement officers are preparing for the Labor Day DUI enforcement period from Aug. 21 – Sept. 8. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), […]

Injury Crash in Bent County

Injury Crash in Bent County

  On Friday, July 3, 2020 at approximately 10:07 am, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado 50 Highway 50, approximately 1 miles west of Las Animas. A bicycle, ridden by 58 year old Russell Holcomb of Las Animas, was westbound on Colorado Highway 50 in the westbound […]

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

  DENVER – Gov. Polis today provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and was joined by State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy to remind Coloradans about the importance of social distancing and wearing masks, especially with the upcoming 4th of July holiday. “It remains critical that Coloradans continue taking steps to protect themselves […]

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

  STATEWIDE: For the past four years, the three-month period between June and August has had the highest passenger vehicle fatality total of any other three-month period. To combat impaired driving in the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement are back for the Summer Blitz DUI […]

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th - 5th

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th – 5th

      Bent’s Old Fort will be closed on Tuesday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 5th. The closure will allow the National Park Service’s High Plains Group of parks– Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument, and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site—annual training and meeting time to discuss park operations. […]

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

    The annual Christmas Lighting Contest was held recently in Granada and Holly. Here are the winners: Holly: TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS: 1st Place:   Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:   Bill & Shawna Kissell RELIGIOUS: 1st Place:   Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:   Tony & Nellie Garcia ORIGINAL: 1st Place:   Mark & Linda Bagley 2nd Place:   […]

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

      The parade theme, “Christmas through the Eyes of a Child”, hit all the right notes for this past Friday’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. The public enjoyed a crisp evening with hardly a breeze and temperatures in the low 30s, Friday, December 6th. Folks lining Lamar’s Main Street sampled […]

Colorado Mills Wins Food Fight, Everyone Wins for the Donations

Colorado Mills Wins Food Fight, Everyone Wins for the Donations

    Participating directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce will be checking the forecast as the new year approaches; they owe someone a new year’s run. The Chamber board entered into friendly food fight with employees and customers from Colorado Mills, collecting non-perishable foods to donate to Sparrow House Ministries for the holidays as […]

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

  An annual seasonal event was held this past November to help raise funds for the Toys for Tots holiday gift campaign. This marks the sixth year the Saturday event has been, hosted at the Lamar Christian Church fellowship hall. Participants volunteer their time, expertise, imagination and materials to create a holiday themed and decorated […]