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Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

  As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August. Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

New Lamar Stadium Planned for RE-2 School District

New Lamar Stadium Planned for RE-2 School District

    The Lamar RE-2 District School Board heard a presentation from Nick Nemechek of GMCN Architects, from Garden City, Kansas as he outlined the steps required to begin plans for a replacement stadium for future sporting events for the district.  The board had discussed the need to either replace or repair the aging facility […]

Invasive Mussel Update from CW

Invasive Mussel Update from CW

  DENVER – More boats requiring decontamination due to fouling by destructive mussels entered Colorado in 2021 compared to previous years, but the statewide inspection program coordinated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife again succeeded in keeping invasive mussels out of the state’s lakes and reservoirs. “Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to meet the challenge of […]

LCC Receiving Opportunity Grant to Support New Soccer Program

LCC Receiving Opportunity Grant to Support New Soccer Program

  The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Foundation has awarded a $2,000 Sport Opportunity Grant to Lamar Community College (LCC) athletics to assist the college in adding both men’s and women’s Soccer programs. According to LCC Athletic Director Scott Crampton, the grant money will go a long way toward getting the new soccer teams […]

Lamar Community College (LCC) Announces Jasmine Chambers as New Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Lamar Community College (LCC) Announces Jasmine Chambers as New Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

      During the previous sports season, Chambers was a graduate assistant for women’s volleyball at Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas) while completing her master’s degree in sports administration. Chambers also earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Alcorn State University (Alcorn, Miss.), where she graduated with magna cum laude […]

Lamar School Board Receives Grandstand Repair Options

Lamar School Board Receives Grandstand Repair Options

    Age and use are taking its toll on the grandstand seating section at the Lamar Savages Stadium. Lamar District Re-2 school board members held a special meeting on Monday, March 28th to hear a presentation on two alternatives presented to them by Andy Fahrmeir of Hutton Builds from Garden City, KS. Fahrmeir stated […]

Lamar Community College

New Rodeo Coach at LCC

(Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College (LCC) is offering real-life equine experience and education to students through new Rodeo Coach TJ Watts. After being the college’s horse training and management instructor since the fall 2020 semester, Watts recently stepped into the LCC coaching role for the college’s rodeo team. Watts’s accomplishments in the rodeo arena include […]

Lance Clark, Bowling 300, Family-Style

Lance Clark, Bowling 300, Family-Style

Lamar resident, Lance Clark achieved every bowler’s dream last February 7th , with a perfect game of 300 at Lamar Lanes, almost to the day, eight years earlier, when his father, Brett Clark, also threw 12 successive strikes for his 300. “My dad was on hand for the game and recorded me,” Clark explained adding […]

Lamar Council Okays LCC Foundation Request for Future Housing

Lamar Council Okays LCC Foundation Request for Future Housing

  The student population at Lamar Community College continues to increase, due in part, to the recent development of a future soccer team.  The college and the LCC Foundation have joined economic forces in the past for additional housing, such as the Prowers House dormitory which was built in 2016, according to councilwoman, Anne-Marie Crampton.  […]

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

    Now that the two soccer fields at Escondido Park off North 14th Street in Lamar have been prepped, Timberline Construction employees began a final step today, September 15th, as roll after roll of sod is being laid out on both fields, due north of the parking lot. Official ground-breaking ceremonies were held at […]