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Toy Time Annual with Prowers County Farm Bureau

Toy Time Annual with Prowers County Farm Bureau

  Prowers County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the annual Lamar Elks Toy Show, to be held Saturday, January 14th, 2023, at the Lamar Elks Lodge 28157 Hwy 287 South, Lamar CO 81052. The show will start at 9 am and run until 3 pm mountain time. Toys of all shapes and sizes, new in the […]

City Continues Clean-Up Program

City Continues Clean-Up Program

    The steam engine #1819 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Welcome Center in Lamar recently received some much-needed cosmetic and repair work which will also add to the train’s longevity.  This current week more city-wide cleanup activities were underway.   Back at East Beech Street, workers were taking advantage of the warm weather […]

September Edition of Lamar Chatter from Lamar Chamber of Commerce

September Edition of Lamar Chatter from Lamar Chamber of Commerce

I’m back again for our monthly Chamber Chatter article; this week, I plan to highlight a few of our exciting events for the upcoming fall season! Our next big event coming up is our annual Oktoberfest! This event runs in tandem with the Beers & Brats for Boobies 5K and is set to run from […]

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 […]