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City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

  Mayor Roger Stagner presented two young residents with Keys to the City at the outset of the City Council meeting on Monday, March 11th. High school freshman, Crystalyn Felan had her accomplishment entered into the record books with her first place finish in the first-ever sanctioned Colorado High School Girls State Wrestling Tournament held […]

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

    Several organizations were granted waivers for use of the Prowers County Fairgrounds for their scheduled events in 2019. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the rental of the fairgrounds for the annual Sand and Sage Roundup set for August 3rd through the 10th this year.  Axel Thurner, representing the Vaqueros Saddle Club and the […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings   Lamar Community College recently finalized a Facilities Master Plan as required every ten years by the state. LCC President, Dr. Linda Lujan, remarked to the Prowers County Commissioners, the college was aided in the project by an architect firm .The College needs a current FMP […]

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

    The cleaning project, underway since this past November, is nearing completion at John Martin Dam in Bent County. A trip to the dam this past Sunday, February 17th, shows that the water from the stillway has been drained and earth moving equipment has scraped clean, almost all the accumulated sediment that has built […]

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

    The Coalition members for Partners for HOPE decided in favor of an outdoor BBQ on Thursday evening, March 28th, replacing the usual chili supper fundraising event held in the fall.  Byron Hall, Coalition president, said the event will still seek fundraising opportunities and will include a silent auction during the evening which will […]

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

The 2019 Denver Post/Viaero ‘Pedal the Plains’ event is set to be held in Lamar, Holly and Springfield for this year’s bicycle ride, scheduled for September 13-15, 2019. Lamar played host city for the 2013  event which saw close to 900 bike riders attend some or all of the event. The 2019 route and cities […]

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 - 10

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 – 10

        Celebrating 17 years, The High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains that will be held February 7-10 2019 in Lamar, Colorado. Join avid birders and historians for […]

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

  The Wranglers Pre Team and a few members of the Wranglers Competition Team competed in Colby, Kansas in December of 2018 for the “Shoot for the Stars Invitational”. Gymnasts from Wild West Athletics competing at the event did a phenomenal job. Brystal Bletzacker of Eads, Co. scored an all around of 38.15 earning her […]

‘One Step Up Students’, Assemble!!

‘One Step Up Students’, Assemble!!

    Fans of the Marvel Universe might recognize the paraphrase from a classic closing line from an Avengers movie, and in this instance it serves a double purpose. One Step Up students are providing a heroic assist for Toys for Tots this Christmas and they are assembling thirty skateboards from scratch which they’ll donate […]

Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

    The annual Toys for Tots/Food for Families holiday campaign is underway, headquartered this year at the new workshop at 500 West Beech Street. Collections and sorting of donated toys, old and new is now underway. As in year’s past, cash donations are always welcome and may be mailed to 1208 South 5th Street […]

Wranglers from Wild West Athletics Score Gold Medals in Kansas Competition

Wranglers from Wild West Athletics Score Gold Medals in Kansas Competition

  The Wranglers Gymnastics Competition Team from Wild West Athletics in Lamar attended their first meet in McPherson, KS hosted by a Next Level Gymnastics. The 24 gymnasts from WWA did an outstanding job at their first competition.  They represented 6 competitive levels and 14 different age divisions where they proudly took home 8 Gold […]

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

  A display of simple playground equipment was hosted by Radian and Lamar Parks and Recreation this past Saturday, October 27th east of the ballfields near Savage Avenue. The equipment, according to Rachel Hultin of Radian Company, was designed from ideas contributed during the Lamar community’s “Inspired Play” from this past August during the grand […]