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Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

  The City of Lamar is seeking two $600,000 grants, one from a Community Development Block Grant and another from the Department of Local Affairs to help complete a storm water drainage improvement project. A $78,000 cash match from the city will bring the total cost of the project to $1,278,000.  The cash match has […]

Southeast Colorado Students Make Dean’s List at Fort Hays

Southeast Colorado Students Make Dean’s List at Fort Hays

  HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,606 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2018 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and […]

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

    The Coalition members for Partners for HOPE decided in favor of an outdoor BBQ on Thursday evening, March 28th, replacing the usual chili supper fundraising event held in the fall.  Byron Hall, Coalition president, said the event will still seek fundraising opportunities and will include a silent auction during the evening which will […]

The Lamar Elks Honors the January Students of the Month

The Lamar Elks Honors the January Students of the Month

  One of the biggest challenges most young people face today is the lack of support and encouragement. This can frustrate them and hinder their performance. The Lamar Elks Lodge believes that we need to cheer on and help the youth of our community. They represent the future and the values we hold dear. The […]

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

  The Wranglers Pre Team and a few members of the Wranglers Competition Team competed in Colby, Kansas in December of 2018 for the “Shoot for the Stars Invitational”. Gymnasts from Wild West Athletics competing at the event did a phenomenal job. Brystal Bletzacker of Eads, Co. scored an all around of 38.15 earning her […]

Empty Bowls Soup Supper Fund-Raising Event in McClave

Empty Bowls Soup Supper Fund-Raising Event in McClave

  5 Loaves Pantry is hosting an Empty Bowls Soup Supper featuring ceramic bowls handcrafted by McClave School students on Friday, January 25th from 5:30 to 7 pm at the school cafeteria. Attendees will choose a one-of-a-kind bowl, then have it filled with a delicious soup prepared by pantry volunteers.  Cost of a bowl and […]

Elks Hosting Annual Toy Show

Elks Hosting Annual Toy Show

      Prowers County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Lamar Elks Toy Show, to be held Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at the Lamar Elks Lodge 28157 Hwy 287 South, Lamar CO 81052. The show will start at 9 am and run until 3 pm mountain time.  Toys of all shapes and sizes, new in […]

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 […]

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

      The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar recently received an annual donation from Rupp’s Truck and Trailer Repair on Highway 50 in Lamar. Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Coalition said the $2,500 was a welcome gift for right around the holidays and this isn’t the first time that Roman […]

‘One Step Up Students’, Assemble!!

‘One Step Up Students’, Assemble!!

    Fans of the Marvel Universe might recognize the paraphrase from a classic closing line from an Avengers movie, and in this instance it serves a double purpose. One Step Up students are providing a heroic assist for Toys for Tots this Christmas and they are assembling thirty skateboards from scratch which they’ll donate […]

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

  A brief public hearing was held by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting on the proposed 2018 Supplemental Budget to transfer appropriated monies between funds for the current year ending December 31st, 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem, Kirk Crespin, administered the oath of office to Lamar’s newest police officer, Bianca Hernandez during the […]

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

    Take about 150 excited elementary and middle school students on a Thursday, add holiday music, barbecued hamburgers and cheeseburgers, macaroni salad and brownies, ice cream, whipped cream and candy sprinkles, plus presents…and you get a Christmas party at the HOPE Center in the former Lincoln Elementary School in Lamar. Karen Voepel, Executive Director […]

Rotary Kids' Christmas Returns to Lamar

Rotary Kids’ Christmas Returns to Lamar

Lamar Rotary Club and Lamar Interact members are preparing for their second annual “Rotary Kids’ Christmas,” on Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a – 2:00 p at the Shore Arts Center (117 N. Main Street). Complete with a visit and photo with Santa, there will be multiple activities appealing to kids and families as well […]