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Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

  Pedal the Plains is right around the corner and we need volunteers! The event is September 12-15 and we need volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday September 12, all day on Friday September 13 and on Sunday September 15. Lamar is the start & finish line so we will get to launch the riders […]

2019 Pedal the Plains Preview

2019 Pedal the Plains Preview

    The Pedal the Plains bicycling event is set for southeast Colorado September 13-15 this year, marking the second time the event will be held in this area. The first Pedal was hosted in Lamar in 2013.  This year Lamar, Holly and Springfield are on the agenda for the 100 mile-plus riding event. Organizers […]

Lamar 9U All Star Team Travels to Midwest Regionals

Lamar 9U All Star Team Travels to Midwest Regionals

  The Lamar 9u All Star team recently competed at the State Tournament in Greenwood Village and placed Runner-Up. We travel to the Midwest Regional Tournament in Frontenac, KS on July 17-21st. Members of the team include Coaches: Justin Mundell, Robert Powers, TJ Steinbrunn, and Logan Alley. Players include:  Dallas Alley, Taylor LeForce, Daylen Swan, […]

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

    While most of us made last minute plans for July 4th parties, picnics or provisions, a group of hang gliders were at the Lamar Airport on Wednesday, July 3rd, going over their equipment in preparation for another leg in a 1,600 mile north/south, border to border journey.   What had been a competitive […]

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Restrictions on public access to the railroad trestle bridge in the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area will be strictly enforced after a recent near-tragedy involving a passenger train and two anglers.  Effective immediately, the public is barred from any access to the railroad trestle bridge by the BNSF Railway Police. […]

City of Lamar Received Award for Wheels Park

City of Lamar Received Award for Wheels Park

  STARBURST AWARDS 2019 DENVER June 17, 2019 – Lamar residents really know how to use their pedal power. The City of Lamar will receive a Colorado Lottery Starburst Award for building Lamar Wheels Park bike and skate park. The award will be presented at Willow Creek Park on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. […]

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

  The annual Youth Horse Camp at Blue Rose Ranch was held June 10th – 14th. Participants had a great week working with horses. Kids learned to groom and care for horses, how to lead horses and handle them on the ground, and they had extensive riding sessions each day. Our two guest riding instructors, […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

    DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $5,696 grant to Area 12 of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to restore and diversify the area’s wildlife habitat. The grant is part of GOCO’s CPW Director’s Innovation Fund (DIF), a partnership between GOCO and CPW to create a funding source for […]

Entertainment Set for Granada/Bristol Days

Entertainment Set for Granada/Bristol Days

    The 28th Annual Granada/Bristol Days activities have been set for Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th beginning with the Friday Alumni-Community Co-ed Wiffleball match-up at 6pm at the Granada Ball Field.  Cost is $5 per player and the Granada Rec Department will handle the concessions. Many of the traditional favorites from year’s […]

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

    ROCKY FORD – Show livestock “professors” aided youth on Saturday, June 1 during a free Stock Show University at the Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds in Rocky Ford. Youth and their parents all got an education about daily hair care, showmanship, clipping, and grooming for their 4-H and FFA beef projects at the annual event […]

Colorado State High School Rodeo Finals held in Craig

Colorado State High School Rodeo Finals held in Craig

The state of Colorado held its high school rodeo finals in Craig, May 23rd through 27th.  At the state finals there are two go rounds and a short go round to cap off the 2018-2019 rodeo season.  The top four in each event are recognized with prizes.  Those four qualify for the National High School […]

SADDLE UP FOR FUN

SADDLE UP FOR FUN

    Blue Rose Ranch will be holding its annual “Youth Horse Camp” June 10-14, 8:00 – 12:00 daily. This fun filled camp for horse lovers is appropriate for kids 9 through teens.  Participants will be introduced to many aspects of horse care and will ride horses each day.    Haley Burch, award winning equestrian […]

Shiann Fritzler Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship

Shiann Fritzler Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship

    Shiann Fritzler, Walsh High School Student, was awarded the 9th Annual SDS Walter Ely Scholarship, Monday, May 20th at the Southeastern Development Services office in the amount of $1,200.  Board members selected her written essay that showed her compassion for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities and her well-planned future goals. “I’m planning […]

Local Students Compete in CSHSR in Greeley

Local Students Compete in CSHSR in Greeley

  The Colorado State High School Rodeo was held in Greeley May 10, 11, and 12th at the Island Grove Event Center. The two rodeos were held in the Greeley Stampede Stadium Arena.  This the venue of the biggest summer rodeo in Colorado where the all the professionals compete.  The junior high and high school […]

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

  Now that six months has almost past, the Lamar City Council has forwarded a contract extension agreement to the Prowers County Commissioners for the second half of an ambulance service contract which was approved this past December. After some negotiation the County agreed to pay the City of Lamar $60,000 for six months of […]