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Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

  Since the City of Lamar helped fund a feasibility study with SECED last year for building a motel within the city limits, the council has been speaking with potential developers on the cost and what type of financial incentives could be brought into play. The council expanded on that note this past Monday, January […]

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

  2019 began with the finalization of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park project, the three large umbrella-type coverings that will offer shade protection from the sun and the elements for future visitors. The last segment of the project was completed on Friday, January 4th.   The Lamar City Council had approved the purchase earlier […]

Two Dozen Brave the Elements on First Day

Two Dozen Brave the Elements on First Day

      The annual Lamar Recreation Department hosted 24 hearty souls for the January 1st Polar Bear Pedal, a combination Bike-ride/Walk to commemorate the New Year.  It was 14 degrees and somewhat breezy and the day was still cold from the end-of-the-year snowfall that graced portions of Prowers County on the final night of […]

Colorado Employment Situation - November 2018

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from October to November for a total of 2,749,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 700 and government increased 1,100. October estimates were revised up to 2,748,000, and the over the month change from September to October was an […]

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

      Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will be closed to the public on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of those public holidays. The fort will be open regular winter hours of 9 am to 4 pm daily during the rest of the holiday season. Through the […]

Lodging Panel Reviewing Funding Policies for 2019

Lodging Panel Reviewing Funding Policies for 2019

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel set Wednesday, January 9th of next year as a work session to review some of their general policies for funding future events in the county as well as to determine the best way to attract events that will increase overnight visitors to Prowers County. The Lodging Tax […]

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

    You could hear a train’s whistle from down the block as you approached the Shore Arts Center Building and adjacent Pocket Park this past Saturday, December 15th. The Lamar Rotary Club and Interact was hosting their third Kid’s Christmas event in downtown Lamar. The Santa Special train would wind its way from the […]

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

    They’re gone! Construction workers, flag holders, earth moving machines, concrete trucks…all seemed to disappear as of late Friday, December 14th.  The last observed task was steam-blasting away the temporary road stripes at the north end of Main, around Loaf and Jug and putting down some new paint for lanes now that almost all […]

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

    The Holly Trustees approved Ordinances 524, 525 and 526 this past Wednesday evening, December 5, 2018 adopting the town’s 2019 budget, appropriated sums of money totaling $2,463,191 and setting the mill levy as last year’s rate of 28.866.   The tax revenue from the levy is estimated at $77,448 to be used for general […]

Bent's Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

Bent’s Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840’s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 7, and activities are planned throughout the day on Saturday, December 8.  *PLEASE NOTE:  In the event of a federal government shutdown, Saturday’s activities would be cancelled.* The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 […]

Rain Didn’t Spoil the Holiday Spirit for Parade of Lights

Rain Didn’t Spoil the Holiday Spirit for Parade of Lights

    The drizzle that began this past Friday afternoon, November 30th, became a sporadic downpour just in time for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights at 6pm. It sure didn’t diminish the audience. The parade route, South 4th Street starting from the municipal pool parking lot and ending at the Enchanted […]

Results from Two Shot Goose Hunt

Results from Two Shot Goose Hunt

    The annual Two Shot Goose Hunt was held in Lamar this past weekend, November 28—30 which regional teams in competition for both geese and sporting clays. The 1st place team was comprised of NFL notables and had a total combined score of 1,861.  Goose Guide was Ronnie Comer and Amy Johnson was he […]

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

    Former National Park Service High Plains Group Superintendent Alexa Roberts has received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is the second highest honorary recognition granted to employees of the Department of the Interior. It is presented for an important contribution to science or management, a notable […]

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

  The Lamar Elks presented Bob Gourley with a Henry Law Enforcement Edition, .22 Caliber Rifle this past Saturday, November 10th.  Gourley was the lucky participant in the Elks raffle which began shortly after the Lodge acquired the rifle during its gun show this past March. PER, Jared Crabtree, said the Lamar Lodge donated $4,010 […]

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW celebrates Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23 DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is renewing its tradition of opening its parks to free entry on the day after Thanksgiving. CPW welcomes you to join us in celebrating Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23, transforming a day traditionally spent more on material goods and leftovers […]