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Amazing Turnout for Chamber Oktoberfest 2022

Amazing Turnout for Chamber Oktoberfest 2022

    Plenty of people were happy to get out and about this past Saturday for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest. There was no official headcount, but aided by the 500 or so persons who showed up for the 11th Annual BBB 5K race, there was a great time for participants and vendors […]

Tallie Harmon Hired as PEP Project Coordinator

Tallie Harmon Hired as PEP Project Coordinator

    Tallie Harmon has been selected by Prowers Economic Prosperity as the project coordinator for the county-wide economic development group. The announcement was made official during the September 19th board meeting by Executive Director, Cheryl Sanchez.  Harmon, a life-long Prowers County resident, will begin her first official day on Monday, October 3rd. The operators […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2022

      Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in August to 3.4 percent. The number of unemployed individuals rose by 4,600 over the same time period to 112,000. The national unemployment rate edged upward by two-tenths of a percentage point […]

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 […]

Troopers Want You to Stay in Your Lane and Out of Crosswalks

Troopers Want You to Stay in Your Lane and Out of Crosswalks

  (COLO) – In a contest between a vehicle vs a pedestrian or a vehicle vs. a bike, there is no debate about who has the greatest chance of survival. Yet, when the Colorado State Patrol looked at their citation data over a three-year period (2019-2021), they saw that 2021 had the highest year of […]

CPW Awards Grant for Bent County Trap Club

CPW Awards Grant for Bent County Trap Club

  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $909,987 to eight shooting range projects across Colorado through the agency’s Shooting Range Development Program (SRDG). The funds will go toward developing new shooting ranges and upgrading existing ranges. SRDG supports the establishment, improvement and expansion of safe shooting facilities in Colorado and is one of the largest […]

Dancing Dawn Sculpture at Bi-Centennial Park

Dancing Dawn Sculpture at Bi-Centennial Park

The Southeast Colorado Arts Council has added a sculpture, “The Dancing Dawn” at the eastern end of the park for permanent display. The artwork, by former local resident, Jeremy Cooper, was erected by him as part of a long-range plan by the Council to establish a walking artwork display in future years.  Council president, Rose […]

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

  As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August. Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of […]

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

      The Lamar City Council decided to table a continued discussion on the regulation of Tiny Homes which might be constructed in the city.  Three issues came from the June 27th meeting and were discussed during a joint meeting of Planning and Zoning and Adjustment and Appeals Boards.   Proposed regulations for consideration include […]

Water Levels Decline at John Martin Reservoir

Water Levels Decline at John Martin Reservoir

CPW Facebook Posting on John Martin Dam Water Levels As our water level continues to get lower, our courtesy dock on the east boat ramp has reached the end of the cable and anchors holding it in place. Starting on July 25th, the dock will be removed from the water and the ramp will only […]

CPW Officers Recover a Body in Black Hole Pond Below Two Buttes Reservoir

CPW Officers Recover a Body in Black Hole Pond Below Two Buttes Reservoir

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers recovered a body from Black Hole pond behind the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area early Saturday afternoon. Black Hole pond will be closed until an investigation is completed. CPW began a search on Friday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of […]

Bennet Requests Funding to Support the Amache National Historic Site in Granada, Colorado

Bennet Requests Funding to Support the Amache National Historic Site in Granada, Colorado

  Bennet’s Bill to Protect Amache Became Law in March Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet requested funding for the Amache National Historic Site in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. In March 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Amache National Historic […]

Fungus Linked to Fatal Bat Disease Found in Southeastern Colorado

Fungus Linked to Fatal Bat Disease Found in Southeastern Colorado

  The fungus that causes a disease deadly to bats has been detected for the first time in Colorado.  Laboratory tests conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) was found on a bat captured at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in Otero County outside of La Junta, Colorado. Pd is an invasive fungus […]

More Colorado Roads now Eligible for Federal Money to Build Electric Chargers

More Colorado Roads now Eligible for Federal Money to Build Electric Chargers

  Federal decision will help build an interconnected state and national network for EV travel DENVER — Colorado’s ability to create a network of electric vehicle-friendly roadways just got even better thanks to the Federal Highway Administration’s decision to approve all six stretches of road the state wanted to add to a national network of […]

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sharing safety information on rattlesnakes with the public for awareness in an instance a person, or even your dog, is bitten. The messaging comes after a tragic incident where a young child died following a bite from a rattlesnake near Colorado Springs. Why are people bitten and what is the […]