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Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

    Now that the two soccer fields at Escondido Park off North 14th Street in Lamar have been prepped, Timberline Construction employees began a final step today, September 15th, as roll after roll of sod in being laid out on both fields, due north of the parking lot. Official ground-breaking ceremonies were held at […]

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

  A special event permit for a beer garden requested by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Lamar City Council on Monday, September 13th, for the annual Oktoberfest event, set for October 2nd.  The beer garden will run from 10am to 11pm and be staffed by TIP certified hosts.  A public hearing […]

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

  The settings at the Prowers County Fairgrounds were familiar to anyone who had attended past Tri-State 9/11 Tributes; the grandstands, the speakers, the Hall of Honor… but this year’s event held a particular poignant atmosphere given that it was highlighted by a call of national and personal reflection with the measurement of 20 years […]

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

  So, who are these people in the funny clothing at history events? Re-enactors, living historians, actors, entertainment; which applies? Depending on the location it might be any of the above, or a little of each. During the Santa Fe Trail bi-Centennial you might encounter numerous people who have committed their time and passions to […]

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

    Bryan Jordan from Vista Works, a social media marketing firm first employed by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel three years ago, gave an update on activities for the Lamar City Council during a recent work session. He also made a similar presentation to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, August 24th. The […]

BNSF Work Will Require Two-day Closure of US 287 in Lamar

BNSF Work Will Require Two-day Closure of US 287 in Lamar

    Lamar — Colorado Department of Transportation will close US 287, between Hickory Street and Beech Street in Lamar, on Sept. 12 and 13 for BSNF to replace tracks at the railroad crossing. BSNF will also be installing new concrete slabs at the crossing, which is required work in order for CDOT to complete […]

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

    The Union Pacific, “Big Boy” 1941 train engine, #4014, is making the rounds throughout the southwest, including stops for Kit Carson, Hugo and Deer Trail on Sunday, September 5th. If you’re a train enthusiast, you need to view this last of its kind locomotive, capable of hauling major loads up steep, mountainous tracks […]

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 […]

City Administrator Search Resumes, Troy Manor Property May Have a Buyer

City Administrator Search Resumes, Troy Manor Property May Have a Buyer

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, and the city council set an executive session for August 30th to meet with the city administrator search team representative, Larry Gilley of SGR, to discuss four new candidates available for the position.  “We can look at the new candidates and make a decision from that point, or we can […]

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

    A brief, ground-breaking ceremony took place at noon at Escondido Park this past Monday, August 23rd.  The event marked the development of two new regulation-sized soccer fields adjacent to the parking lot and the current practice fields. Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, noted the parks will be used for years to come and will […]

Granada School Cheerleader Invited to Perform with All-American Team in Walt Disney Thanksgiving Day Parade

Granada School Cheerleader Invited to Perform with All-American Team in Walt Disney Thanksgiving Day Parade

  A cheerleader from Granada, Colorado has an amazing opportunity to showcase her talent, represent her hometown, and live a dream. Elli Setliff is a student at Granada School which overflows with Bobcat Pride from classrooms full of kindergarteners and high school seniors alike. Now she has an opportunity to represent her eastern Colorado town […]

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

        The City of Lamar will have to wait a longer period until a new city administrator is selected.  Mayor Kirk Crespin reiterated his remarks from an earlier facebook update that no candidate was chosen from the short list of two who visited Lamar recently.  During the Monday evening council meeting on […]

John Martin Reservoir Invasive Species Removal

John Martin Reservoir Invasive Species Removal

  Join the US Army Corps of Engineers Saturday, September 25th, Saturday, from 8am to Noon, and help clear tamarisk from John Martin Reservoir and restore habitat for native wildlife. Tamarisk, also known as salt cedar, is an invasive species that hogs light, water, and nutrients, which harms native plants and the wildlife that depend […]

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

  With all of the fires Colorado has had over the past few years we are starting to see a real problem with flash flooding affecting our roadways in burn areas.  Recently, I-70 near Glenwood Springs has been shut down multiple times due to mudslides covering the roadway.  I thought this would be a good […]

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

    Lamar, Colorado – July 20, 2021 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary and contestants from around Colorado and surrounding states will converge on Lamar next weekend as the championship races come to an end.  From July 29th- August 1st over 100 contestants and their families will be coming […]