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Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Memorial Day Program Monday, May 27, 2024

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Memorial Day Program Monday, May 27, 2024

Prowers County Offices Closed Monday February 19

Prowers County Offices Closed Monday February 19

MEDIA RELEASE   FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  DATE: February 15, 2024  Contact:  Prowers County Admin Office  301 S. Main Street, Suite 215  Lamar, CO 81052  (719) 336-8025  All County Offices and the Courts  will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  The Welcome Home Child and Family […]

Applications Open for History Colorado Program

  DENVER — January 9, 2024 — The 2024 applications for History Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches Program have opened. Centennial Farms & Ranches, a joint initiative of History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, honors the contributions of the state’s ranching and farming families that have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in […]

Rotarian/Librarian Kid’s Christmas a Big Hit

Rotarian/Librarian Kid’s Christmas a Big Hit

    One of the final opportunities to visit with that Jolly Old Gent occurred this past Saturday, December 16th at the Lamar Cultural Events Center. Judy Turpin, Lamar Rotary President, said there were wall to wall crowds for the first hour or so for the holiday event from ran from 10am to 1pm.  The […]

Lamar Council Begins Search for Police Chief

Lamar Council Begins Search for Police Chief

    Mayor Kirk Crespin announced during the December 11th city council meeting, that Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, is retiring from his position with the City of Lamar and as such, the council awarded the bid for replacement recruitment services to KRW Associates, LLC which provided the lowest overall cost and had the desired […]

Toys for Tots 2023 Updates

Toys for Tots 2023 Updates

    This year’s Toys for Tots event is entering the final weeks of preparation for the Christmas holiday.  The annual event gathers brand-new toys and gifts for youngsters in the area to be picked up at the Lopez headquarters at 500 West Beech Street. Organizer, Darlene Lopez said, “We’ll be open for folks to […]

CSP 2023 Pack the Patrol Car

CSP 2023 Pack the Patrol Car

  2023 Colorado State Patrol- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car Christmas is just around the corner, and the Colorado State Patrol will soon be holding their annual toy drive. This year the Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car toy drive will be on two days and at two different locations. On November […]

Annual “Fantasy Tree” event coming up on Sat., Nov. 18

Annual “Fantasy Tree” event coming up on Sat., Nov. 18

  Don’t forget to mark your calendars to attend the annual “Fantasy Tree” gala, held at the Lamar Elks Lodge on Saturday, November 18 starting at 6 pm.   A $5 or more donation at the door is suggested and appreciated.    The event will be a magical night for all and is a family-friendly event.  For […]

2023 Event Schedule for Stockings for Soldiers/Wreaths Across America

2023 Event Schedule for Stockings for Soldiers/Wreaths Across America

  Peacock Funeral Home is happy to announce the annual Stockings for Soldiers has started. You can stop by Peacock Funeral Home located at 209 South 4th Street from now until November 22, 2023 to pick up a stocking to fill with recommended items to be sent to soldiers overseas for the holiday season. Stockings […]

Toys for Tots, 2023 Calendar of Events

Toys for Tots, 2023 Calendar of Events

  As the holiday season draws near, keep in mind Toys for Tots is here!  Each year, we rely on the generous donations from the community to make sure we can deliver hope to those kids who are less fortunate for the Christmas holiday.  All donations must be new and unwrapped for ages newborn – […]

Bent’s Old Fort Hosting Historic Themed Christmas on Saturday, December 2

Bent’s Old Fort Hosting Historic Themed Christmas on Saturday, December 2

    La Junta, CO – The sights, sounds, and smells of what the Holiday Season may have been like at Bent’s Old Fort in the 1830s and 1840s will be on full display for park visitors to enjoy on Saturday, December 2. There will be ongoing programs throughout the day where visitors can listen […]

Biggest DUI Enforcement of Summer Begins August 16

Biggest DUI Enforcement of Summer Begins August 16

    August 15, 2023 – Statewide Safety News – DUI enforcement periods have seen 3,025 arrests this year Statewide — Holiday weekends and the end of summer are for fun and relaxation, not a DUI citation. As the sun sets on the summer season, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and […]

Soak up Summer with Responsible Outdoor Recreation

Soak up Summer with Responsible Outdoor Recreation

DENVER – As people gear up for summer outdoor adventures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) wants to encourage state park visitors to act as stewards for Colorado’s land, wildlife and water by balancing outdoor recreation with mindful conservation. Below are a few expert outdoor safety tips on how to coexist with wildlife and recreate responsibly […]

West Boat Ramp Closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park Due to Low Water

West Boat Ramp Closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park Due to Low Water

HASTY, Colo. – Low water is forcing Colorado Parks and Wildlife to close the West Boat Ramp at John Martin Reservoir State Park to use by trailers. Hand-launched craft such as canoes and kayaks can continue launching, said Dan Kirmer, park manager. He expects the west ramp to remain closed the rest of the season, […]

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 […]