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2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival

2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival

  Alison Kondler is this year’s keynote speaker for the 2023 Snow Goose Festival in Lamar.  Kondler is a Denver-based Audubon Master Birder, a naturalist who offers a level of comedy to her lectures.  Website followers can access her at Birdingbyear.com. Her presentation will be held on Saturday, February 4th at the Lamar High School […]

745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

      Most roadway deaths since 1981   STATEWIDE — In 2022, Colorado lost 745 lives to traffic fatalities, the most roadway deaths in the state since 1981, according to preliminary data. This is a 57% increase from just 10 years ago and includes a record number of pedestrians and motorcyclists. Today, CDOT, Colorado […]

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

  Lots of vehicles pass through Lamar every day, but residents are going to look twice at the type and number of vehicles that stop in town for a lunch break on Saturday, July 1st.  Lamar is one leg of a 2,300-mile Hemming’s Great Race spanning the miles between St. Augustine, Florida on June 24th […]

Wiley Rock School Group Receives Donation

Wiley Rock School Group Receives Donation

  A community open house for the Wiley Rock School was a perfect opportunity to receive a donation from the Wiley United Methodist Church Women’s group. Nicole Piner, Wiley social studies teacher, accepted the donation on behalf of the on-going preservation efforts of the students and community. For the past several years, Piner and Sally […]

The 2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Returns to Lamar February 3 - 5, 2023

The 2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Returns to Lamar February 3 – 5, 2023

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the High Plains Snow Goose Festival with three days of tours and events.   LAMAR, Colorado — Southeastern Colorado’s High Plains Snow Goose Festival is set to return to Lamar from February 3rd through the 5th. Lamar is home to more than 400 species of birds over a year, making […]

Fred Lekse Named 2023 RMEF Board Chair

Fred Lekse Named 2023 RMEF Board Chair

  MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce its board of directors elected Fred Lekse as its new chair. Lekse succeeds Mark Baker, whose term concluded December 31, 2022. “As a long-time supporter and life member, I truly appreciate everything RMEF stands for and its diligence in carrying out its […]

WATER Availability Summary

WATER Availability Summary

Water Availability Summary – Water Year 2022 as of November 15, 2022 Observed Temperature: Water year 2022 was the sixth warmest and 35th driest on record going back to 1896. At a national scale, Colorado was part of a southern and central plains drought over the Water Year 2022. The South Platte basin was much drier […]

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to Host Meeting in La Junta 

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to Host Meeting in La Junta 

Representatives from the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office will be in La Junta on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, to provide information about the office and gather input from the local community. The meeting will take place from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Otero College Student Center, 2001 San Juan Avenue, La Junta. […]

Santa Fe Trail Byway Public Meetings Scheduled

Santa Fe Trail Byway Public Meetings Scheduled

  La Junta, CO – The Santa Fe Trail State Scenic and Historic Byway will hold a series of public meetings next month to help with the creation of a management plan for the byway. The Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce, the management entity for the byway, will host meetings the week of December […]

Charge Point EV Stalls are Under Construction at Lamar Chamber

Charge Point EV Stalls are Under Construction at Lamar Chamber

    Additional electric vehicle charging stations will soon be available in Lamar as construction is underway for the Charge Point line of connecting points, adjacent to the stage at the Enchanted Forest. Excavation work began last week on the eastern side of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce parking lot, at the same location as […]

Veterans Day Military Timeline

    Bent’s Fort was a trading post operated by Bent, St. Vrain, & Company as a private place of business that relied on peaceful relations with the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa, and other Plains Nations who traded buffalo robes and livestock for the manufactured and commercial goods available at the fort. Bent’s Fort was […]

Savage Stone Dedication at Big Timbers Museum

Savage Stone Dedication at Big Timbers Museum

  Two dedication events were held at the Big Timbers Museum this past Saturday, October 22nd, for the Savage Stadium marker stone.  Up until this spring, the stone, which was placed over the main entryway on the south wall, was transported to its new permanent display at the museum. Several generations of the Steward family […]

CPW Releases 30 Black-footed Ferrets on the Eastern Plains

CPW Releases 30 Black-footed Ferrets on the Eastern Plains

  CPW released 30 black-footed ferrets this week on a prairie dog colony near Lamar.   LAMAR, Colo. (KRDO) — This week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) released 30 new, federally threatened black-footed ferrets on a prairie dog colony near the Town of Lamar. According to CPW, the black-footed ferret is one of the rarest […]

Pike History Kiosk Unveiled

Pike History Kiosk Unveiled

  Lamar Rotarians started planning for a historical kiosk for Pike’s Tower in Willow Creek Park during it’s centennial in 2021.  That completed project was celebrated this past Thursday, October 20th with dedication ceremonies at the site.  Members from Lamar Rotary, City of Lamar officials, the Alta Vista Charter School’s fourth graders and historically minded […]

High Plains CHC Plans Special Event for Moonlight Madness

High Plains CHC Plans Special Event for Moonlight Madness

    The High Plains Community Health Center has planned a Halloween walk through downtown Lamar for Moonlight Madness on Thursday, October 27th. The walk, according to High Plains Chief Executive Officer, Gene Sobczak, will begin from the Enchanted Forest at 5:30pm and from there, head south while sticking to the sidewalks.  “A member of […]