banner ad

RSSAll Entries in the "The Arts" Category

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel allocated the majority of their funding for events for 2020 this past Tuesday, January 21st. The budgeted contingency line item has about $9,000 left to cover any requests for the balance of the year, reduced from the usual $17,000 kept in reserves. This action comes from a […]

Busy Time Ahead for County Fairgrounds

Busy Time Ahead for County Fairgrounds

    The Prowers County Commissioners heard from representatives of seven groups who were securing their dates ahead of schedule for the facilities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. All seven were granted their dates as well as their requests for a waiver of fees. Don McBee said the Colorado Ag Commissioner, Kate Greenburg, is the […]

Auditions are Open for "Our Town"

Auditions are Open for “Our Town”

    The Trail Blazer Theatre group is open for auditions for one of the most well-recognized plays in America, “Our Town”. Written by Thornton Wilder, the three-act play, noted for its minimalistic stage set, presents the lives of New Hampshire residents, some of whom live and die in a small American town between 1901 […]

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

  Old Saint Nick, in one of his last visits before the BIG night, paid a visit with Mrs. Claus to the Shore Arts Center in Lamar this past Saturday, December 21st.  This is the fourth year the Lamar Rotarians have invited the Jolly Old Gent to help them entertain, educate and amuse youngsters in […]

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution setting the 2020 county budget at $31,811,431 this past Tuesday, December 10th following a public hearing. The mill levy was set at 27.17 mills upon each dollar of the total valuation for assessment of all taxable property in the county for 2020. That amount is $138,234,274 […]

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

      The parade theme, “Christmas through the Eyes of a Child”, hit all the right notes for this past Friday’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. The public enjoyed a crisp evening with hardly a breeze and temperatures in the low 30s, Friday, December 6th. Folks lining Lamar’s Main Street sampled […]

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

  An annual seasonal event was held this past November to help raise funds for the Toys for Tots holiday gift campaign. This marks the sixth year the Saturday event has been, hosted at the Lamar Christian Church fellowship hall. Participants volunteer their time, expertise, imagination and materials to create a holiday themed and decorated […]

Alta Vista Charter School Selected for Academic Achievement Award

Alta Vista Charter School Selected for Academic Achievement Award

    Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need to […]

Wall of Honor Forms Available at Memorial Site

Wall of Honor Forms Available at Memorial Site

  The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Foundation says applications for the Wall of Honor nameplates for all First Responders and military, past and present, are now available at the Tri-State 9/11 Memorial located next to the Big Timbers Museum, north of Lamar on the ‘KLMR Corner.’ The forms are in a plexiglass box beside the Wall […]

Trailblazer Theatre Announces its 2020 season

Trailblazer Theatre Announces its 2020 season

    The Trailblazer Theatre Company is performing three shows in the 2020 Season, the Lamar community theatre group announced on Monday. Season tickets will go on sale this week. In April, Lamar Community College Professor David Frankel will be directing Our Town: Lamar, Colorado. This is an adaptation by Frankel of the Thornton Wilder […]

Holly Commercial Club Update

Holly Commercial Club Update

    Eight members attended the November 6th Holly Commercial Club meeting. Members discussed how to use Pedal the Plains/Viaero grant funding, including a historically-oriented kiosk to be located at the corner of Main and Highway 50. The annual Old Fashioned Christmas celebration is set for Tuesday, December 3rd from 5pm to 7pm. Businesses will […]

Colorado Abandoned on Display

Colorado Abandoned on Display

    Lex Nichols and Vincent Gearhart will showcase their book, “Colorado Abandoned – Capturing the Beauty of the Forgotten”, Saturday, November 2nd from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar. A previous showing and book signing was held this past weekend at Brew Unto Others. For those persons who enjoy a […]

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

    Lamar trick or treaters were on the prowl for cats during Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 24th. This year’s theme was “Eat, Drink, Shop and be Scary” and included a cat hunt for prizes at participating merchants. Other events included a traditional Trunk Street for goodies in the Enchanted Forest just before and after […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

  A unanimous vote by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel helped pave the way for the return of the popular Lamar Community College Frontier History Encampment for September 27-28th.  The director, Kelley Emick, received $3,000 towards marketing for the event which has been held on campus every two years since 2005. Forty to sixty […]