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Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium

Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium

  LAMAR, CO – February 20, 2024 – Lamar School District RE-2 is thrilled to announce the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for its highly anticipated new stadium, set to be the pride of the community and home to the Thunder football, soccer, and track teams. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 18th, […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum March 6-7, 2024

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum March 6-7, 2024

March 6-7, 2024 Arkansas River Basin Water Forum The 29th Arkansas River Basin Water Forum will be held at Otero College in La Junta on March 6 and 7, 2024. The ARBWF is the basin’s premiere water event.  It will feature the state’s top water experts discussing critical issues facing all segments of water users […]

Application Period for Colorado Big-Game Licenses Begins March 1

Application Period for Colorado Big-Game Licenses Begins March 1

DENVER – Hunters hoping to draw a big game license in Colorado in 2024 are urged to review the changes in license requirements and fees in the 2024 Colorado Big Game brochure prior to the March 1 opening of the primary draw application period (March 1 – April 2 at 8 p.m. MT). CPW encourages hunters to […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival a Large Success in 2024

High Plains Snow Goose Festival a Large Success in 2024

The High Plains Snow Goose Festival happened February 2-4 in Lamar, Colorado with amazing success. The festival brought over 200 participants into Lamar and the surrounding areas to see the astonishing number of snow geese. Participants had a great time on the tours, learned a lot from the various programs offered, scored some great items […]

CPW Seeks Public Feedback on Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

CPW Seeks Public Feedback on Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

DENVER – Every five years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) leads the development of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), to maintain eligibility for funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to inform investments from other federal, state, local and private programs. Given the significance of outdoor recreation in Colorado, the SCORP  […]

Annual Snow Goose Festival set for February 2-4th in Lamar

Annual Snow Goose Festival set for February 2-4th in Lamar

    Pat Craig, noted for his work saving captive wildlife, is the Festival’s keynote speaker for Saturday, February 3rd at the Lamar High School, headquarters for a majority of seminars and events. Craig, from the Wild Animal Sanctuary, became involved in this activity at the age of 19 and was the first person who […]

CPW Seeks Applications for Projects to Restore Wetland Habitat

CPW Seeks Applications for Projects to Restore Wetland Habitat

  Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is seeking applications for wetland and riparian restoration, enhancement and creation projects to support its Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program. CPW will award over $1.1 million in funds from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and Colorado Waterfowl Stamps to projects in Colorado that support the Wetlands Program Strategic Plan’s two main goals: […]

Fishing is Fun Grants Available for Projects in Colorado

  The Fishing is Fun Grant Program funds projects that expand fishing access across the state. DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has announced the 2024 round of funding opportunities for the Fishing is Fun Grant Program. The goal of this program is to provide funding to projects that expand fishing access across 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 […]

Lamar is One of Several Colorado Shooting Range Development Grant Programs Receiving Funding

Lamar is One of Several Colorado Shooting Range Development Grant Programs Receiving Funding

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $800,025 to ten shooting range projects across Colorado through the agency’s Shooting Range Development Program (SRDG). The funds will go toward developing new shooting ranges and upgrading existing ranges. SRDG supports the establishment, improvement and expansion of safe shooting facilities in Colorado and is one of […]

Nathan Yip Foundation Awarded $75,000 to 69 Rural Colorado Teachers

Nathan Yip Foundation Awarded $75,000 to 69 Rural Colorado Teachers

  Colorado–November 30, 2023–The Nathan Yip Foundation announced today that more than $75,000 was awarded to 69 rural Colorado teachers to create and implement classroom projects that will have a positive impact on students and classrooms this year. In the second year of the rural teacher grant program, the Nathan Yip Foundation received 169 requests, […]

Honors Highlight CSA’s 53rd Annual Meeting

  Colorado Simmental members recognized a charter member, current active leaders, and outstanding youth during its annual meeting on Nov. 9, 2023. Oran K. Cunning was recognized with the CSA Pioneer Award. Cunning was one of Colorado Simmental’s 13 founding members who created the association on August 22, 1970, in Denver. Cunning was also one […]

New Santa Fe Trail National Byway On-Line Site Launched

New Santa Fe Trail National Byway On-Line Site Launched

    La Junta, CO – The Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce (C&P), with funding provided by the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), recently debuted a new on-line site with complete information on the Santa Fe Trail National and State Scenic Byway. The micro-website, located under the main Canyons & Plains website, was funded through […]

New Council Moves Forward on Agenda

New Council Moves Forward on Agenda

  With the November General Election concluded, new and re-elected Lamar City Council members took their oath of office to begin their term.  David Zavala, recently elected to serve Ward 2, replacing Mike Duffy, was administered his oath by Judge Lane Porter to begin the November 13, 2023 council session.  Per the City Charter which […]

Chamber Chatter from Melonee Marcum, Lamar Chamber President

Chamber Chatter from Melonee Marcum, Lamar Chamber President

Thank you all so much for being such a big part of Oktoberfest 2023.  What an outstanding turnout from vendors, food trucks, cornhole participants, activity participants & amazing spectators.  We enjoyed seeing you all & we hope you enjoyed it as well.  NOW it is time to move on to the next event…still in the […]