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Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

    Plans to bring the soccer field at Escondido Park up to league status continues with construction on benches and score boards at the site off North 13th Street in Lamar. Lamar Community College and the City of Lamar collaborated on the project as the college began to develop a full-fledged soccer team and […]

Antonio Vasquez Named Good Citizen from Eads High School

Antonio Vasquez Named Good Citizen from Eads High School

  Antonio Vasquez, son of Mary Vasquez, was named Good Citizen from Eads High School. During Antonio’s senior year, he serves as president of STUCO, member of NHS (National Honor Society) while being on the honor roll and being a 3-Sport Athlete. He was named High School Heisman Nominee for Eads High School, is a […]

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

    Proposals to apply for two different grants to create new outdoor recreational outlets for Lamar and area residents were approved by the Lamar City Council during the December 12th meeting.  A grant request for $17,600 for an archery range north of North Gateway Park was approved.  The Shooting Range Development Grant had been […]

Lamar Community College announces new Ranch Horse Team

Lamar Community College announces new Ranch Horse Team

Lamar Community College (LCC) launched a Ranch Horse Team this fall, the newest addition to its growing list of extracurricular opportunities at the college. LCC students Aubrie Brown, Gains Lunsford and Bela Meza make up the 2022-23 Ranch Horse Team and are coached by LCC Instructor and Equine, Rodeo, Agriculture Department Chair Savanna Mauch. LCC […]

Historical Study to Offer Suggestions for Stadium Renovations

Historical Study to Offer Suggestions for Stadium Renovations

    The Lamar Re-2 School District board voted to rescind a decision made this past June, to completely replace the Lamar High School football stadium, given the two options the board faced at that time.  A board meeting was held on October 5th, attended by citizens who were concerned a replacement stadium would remove […]

Council Seeking Crime Prevention Grant/Duffy New Councilmember

Council Seeking Crime Prevention Grant/Duffy New Councilmember

  Mike Duffy became the city’s newest councilmember, receiving his oath of office from Judge Lane Porter during the October 10th council meeting.  Duffy is replacing former councilman Oscar Riley in Ward 2.  Riley passed away earlier this autumn.  The council also approved a new hotel/motel license application from Josie Kilgore of Lamar for Lamar […]

Historical Significance of District Thunder Stadium Weighed for Renovations

Historical Significance of District Thunder Stadium Weighed for Renovations

    The Lamar Re-2 School District has been approached by local citizens concerned about a potential historical loss to the community with the planned renovation work for the former Savage Stadium, now known as Thunder Stadium. Portions of the structure have been deemed structurally unsafe and for just over a year, the District and […]

CPW Awards Grant for Bent County Trap Club

CPW Awards Grant for Bent County Trap Club

  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $909,987 to eight 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 the largest […]

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 […]