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Dancing Dawn Sculpture at Bi-Centennial Park

Dancing Dawn Sculpture at Bi-Centennial Park

The Southeast Colorado Arts Council has added a sculpture, “The Dancing Dawn” at the eastern end of the park for permanent display. The artwork, by former local resident, Jeremy Cooper, was erected by him as part of a long-range plan by the Council to establish a walking artwork display in future years.  Council president, Rose […]

Trailer Sway is Not Okay - Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

Trailer Sway is Not Okay – Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

  Super Cruising (Colorado) – Seeing a camper, boat or trailer swiftly moving side to side as it is pulled down the road can put the fear into most passing motorists for good reason, it can be deadly. Ensuring that a vehicle is hitched safely, distributing the weight on the trailer or camper properly and […]

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

      The Lamar City Council decided to table a continued discussion on the regulation of Tiny Homes which might be constructed in the city.  Three issues came from the June 27th meeting and were discussed during a joint meeting of Planning and Zoning and Adjustment and Appeals Boards.   Proposed regulations for consideration include […]

Water Levels Decline at John Martin Reservoir

Water Levels Decline at John Martin Reservoir

CPW Facebook Posting on John Martin Dam Water Levels As our water level continues to get lower, our courtesy dock on the east boat ramp has reached the end of the cable and anchors holding it in place. Starting on July 25th, the dock will be removed from the water and the ramp will only […]

CPW Officers Recover a Body in Black Hole Pond Below Two Buttes Reservoir

CPW Officers Recover a Body in Black Hole Pond Below Two Buttes Reservoir

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers recovered a body from Black Hole pond behind the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area early Saturday afternoon. Black Hole pond will be closed until an investigation is completed. CPW began a search on Friday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of […]

Bennet Requests Funding to Support the Amache National Historic Site in Granada, Colorado

Bennet Requests Funding to Support the Amache National Historic Site in Granada, Colorado

  Bennet’s Bill to Protect Amache Became Law in March Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet requested funding for the Amache National Historic Site in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. In March 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Amache National Historic […]

CPW Providing Upgrade to Decontamination Stations

CPW Providing Upgrade to Decontamination Stations

  DENVER – An upgrade to decontamination systems at 27 CPW facilities will lead to better protection for Colorado’s waters and a better experience for boaters during Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspections. The ANS program has been utilizing heated power washers for decontamination since its inception in 2008. Starting in 2018, The ANS program began […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Chatter"

Lamar Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Chatter”

In lieu of our usual Chamber Chatter article we have had each month, the board would like to use this opportunity instead to thank our amazing sponsors from our first annual Glow Golf Tournament. We could not have done it without all the generous donations of the following community businesses, and we feel so lucky […]

Fungus Linked to Fatal Bat Disease Found in Southeastern Colorado

Fungus Linked to Fatal Bat Disease Found in Southeastern Colorado

  The fungus that causes a disease deadly to bats has been detected for the first time in Colorado.  Laboratory tests conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) was found on a bat captured at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in Otero County outside of La Junta, Colorado. Pd is an invasive fungus […]

Las Animas High School Football Player Invited to Dallas Texas

Las Animas High School Football Player Invited to Dallas Texas

Every young football player dreams of taking the field at a National Football League (NFL) stadium.  For Ashton (AJ) Carter, the 16-year-old son of Brandy and CJ Carter of Las Animas, that dream could become a reality if he can raise the money he needs to get there. AJ, who will be a junior, and plays […]

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sharing safety information on rattlesnakes with the public for awareness in an instance a person, or even your dog, is bitten. The messaging comes after a tragic incident where a young child died following a bite from a rattlesnake near Colorado Springs. Why are people bitten and what is the […]

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

  LAMAR, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Queens Reservoir about 15 miles north of Lamar in Kiowa County due to declining water levels related to intensifying drought conditions. Queens is a warm water irrigation storage reservoir as part of the Great Plains Reservoir system that […]

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. […]

Tourism to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site creates over $400,000 in Economic Benefits 

Tourism to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site creates over $400,000 in Economic Benefits 

  Eads, Colorado – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 6,201 visitors to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in 2021 spent $430,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 5 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $404,000. “National parks are a […]

National Awards for Colorado Byways

National Awards for Colorado Byways

      DENVER – Colorado is receiving national recognition for its efforts to improve and publicize its Scenic and Historic Byways program. The state was presented with two awards by the National Scenic Byway Foundation – for communications and viewshed improvements. Colorado’s diverse transportation system links all of us together, but most importantly takes […]