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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 […]

'Peter Pan and Wendy', A Timeless Classic

‘Peter Pan and Wendy’, A Timeless Classic

    The Trailblazer Theatre Company is presenting the play Peter Pan and Wendy.  The non-profit community theatre was organized over a year ago and has since held several productions featuring local talent along the age spectrum. Auditions were held in May with try-outs offering at least thirty seconds of a memorized monologue prepared as […]

Nice Touch for Downtown

Nice Touch for Downtown

  It didn’t take long for the new decorative flower pots to grace the Lamar downtown business district once the CDOT TAP grant letter was received by the City of Lamar this past Monday, June 10th. Angie Cue, Downtown Development Director, informed the council during their regular meeting, that the long-awaited funds-release letter had been […]

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 […]

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 […]

John Carson with Bent's Old Fort Honored for Tourism Service

John Carson with Bent’s Old Fort Honored for Tourism Service

  Colorado Tourism Office Honors John Carson with Bent’s Old Fort in Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week  Denver, CO (May 9, 2019) ─ In marking the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) honored John Carson, with Bent’s Old Fort National Historic site in La Junta, as one of […]

Lamar Bands Score at CHSAA Contest

Lamar Bands Score at CHSAA Contest

The Lamar High School Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Seay, and the Lamar Middle School Band, directed by Greg Ludwig, scored “Superior” ratings at the CHSAA Band Festival held in Lamar on April 17. A superior rating, also known as “straight ones” because of the scoring system that is used, is the highest […]