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Lamar Library Theater Production Company is Back!

Lamar Library Theater Production Company is Back!

  If you are looking for a little bit of spooky and a lot of fun, look no further than the Trailblazer Theatre Company’s summer production! The local theatre company will perform The Edgar Allan Poe Afterlife Radio Show on July 29-31 at the Lamar Public Library Cultural Events Center, 102 E. Parmenter St. Tickets […]

Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

  The Kelley’s were asked by The Prowers Journal to offer some thoughts on their lives and times spent in Lamar as they will be honored as the reigning couple for Lamar Days, 2022 this Saturday, May 21st. “While we both grew up in Kansas, our lives are rooted in southeast Colorado.  We’ve lived in […]

Canyons & Plains Continues Work Under Restart Destination Program

Canyons & Plains Continues Work Under Restart Destination Program

    The Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Taskforce (C&P) was approved to participate in the Colorado Tourism Office’s Restart Destinations Program in July 2021. This program includes a Destination Recovery Assessment, a full-day workshop, 75 hours of technical assistance, and direct marketing support. The Destination Recovery Assessment included three core team […]

Alta Vista Charter School Celebrates America

Alta Vista Charter School Celebrates America

Alta Vista Charter School students presented an emotional and enthusiastic patriotic presentation for their spring program Thursday, April 28th. K through 6th grade students performed several songs and musical numbers ranging from a stirring drum beat ensemble to recorders and the full band from the student body.  Various students sang as a member of their […]

Partners for HOPE Center Coalition Gets Update on Sci-Fi Convention for Lamar

Partners for HOPE Center Coalition Gets Update on Sci-Fi Convention for Lamar

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center on North 10th Street told guests and Coalition members that attendance numbers are off somewhat compared to pre-COVID-19 months and some of the drop-off can also be attributed to a number of activities in April.  “We are averaging about 100 students a day,” she stated during […]

Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 10-12

Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 10-12

  The Holly Bluegrass Festival returns to Gateway Park, June 10-12 for 2022.  The festival, billed as Colorado’s only totally FREE Bluegrass concert, is being held in conjunction with Holly Days. This year’s event, is being partially funded by a $2,500 marketing contribution from the Prowers County Lodging Panel, will start on Friday with dinner […]

Rodeos and Windmills Coming to Prowers County

Rodeos and Windmills Coming to Prowers County

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel voted to fund several events which were presented to them this past Thursday, March 17th. An earlier request from the regional tourism promotion group, Canyons and Plains, received approval for $1,000 to be applied to general marketing for activities in southeast Colorado.  Panel members discussed sending representatives […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds County Events

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds County Events

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved funding for various community events during their monthly meeting, February 15th. Cindy Bennet represented two organizations at her appearance; the Sand and Sage Round-Up Concert, set for August 12th and the annual Wild West BBQ Cook-Off which will be held May 6th and 7th at Willow […]

Photo Contest Returns with the High Plains Snow Goose Festival in 2022

Photo Contest Returns with the High Plains Snow Goose Festival in 2022

  LAMAR, Colo. – Grab your camera or dig out your best wildlife photos from the past year and submit your photos to the High Plains Snow Goose Festival photo contest. The photo contest is in its sixth year and offers shutterbugs a chance to showcase their best work across a variety of categories: wildlife; […]

Chamber Parade of Lights-Winning Entries

Chamber Parade of Lights-Winning Entries

  Twenty entries took part in the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this past Friday, December 3rd.  This year’s theme was “Christmas for Cowboys and Cowgirls”.  Lamar Community College took first place and won $75 in Chamber Luv Bucks; second place went to Dark Knight Trucking with a prize of $50 in […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The Lamar Rotary and Interact Clubs are sponsoring a fun event, their traditional Kid’s Christmas with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 2pm at the Enchanted Forest on East Beech Street. The kids will enjoy their visit with Santa and his pet reindeer, Rotar, take a free train ride, enjoy hot chocolate, […]

Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

  DENVER- Governor Jared Polis, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, and the Imagination Library of Colorado joined American icon Dolly Parton to announce the Colorado statewide expansion of her namesake Imagination Library book-gifting program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books to children (0- 5 yrs old), free […]

Lamar Rotary Celebrates a Century of Service

Lamar Rotary Celebrates a Century of Service

  Rotarians and the Lamar community-at-large gathered this past Friday, November 5th to celebrate the centennial observance of the Lamar Rotarian organization which was founded in 1921. Co-President for 2021, Anne-Marie Crampton, emceed the historic event which was held at The Max Hotel, East Olive Street in Lamar.    Crampton introduced guest speaker, Kris Sarlo-Koelher, the […]

Little Library, Big Steps

Little Library, Big Steps

    The Prowers County Youth Council works to improve the lives of youth and all age groups in the county.  Their most recent effort was showcased with a ribbon cutting of a Little Library, erected in Lamar’s downtown Pocket Park. Council member, Abigail Ross, explained that she has been working on projects that encourage […]

Feathers Takes a Third in State Fair Parade

Feathers Takes a Third in State Fair Parade

    Feathers, the world’s largest goose decoy and mascot of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honker’s turned heads once again during this past Saturday’s State Fair Parade in Pueblo. The Honkers came home with the bronze, awarded with 3rd Place by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce judges in the Commercial Category.  This year’s theme […]