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Big Timbers Community Alliance Combines FACT-FOOD & FAMILY

Big Timbers Community Alliance Combines FACT-FOOD & FAMILY

  Emily Neischburg, Executive Director of the Big Timber Community Alliance, welcomed the gathering at the Lincoln School on North 10th Street, Wednesday, January 18th.  Some of the attendees were new to the Alliance, which is just getting formulated for their programs in the community.  Others had been on hand for several years, through Prowers […]

Lamar Receiving $1.3M in GoCO Grants for Youth Oriented Inspire Projects

Lamar Receiving $1.3M in GoCO Grants for Youth Oriented Inspire Projects

The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded the first round of implementation funding for six Inspire Initiative pilot communities, totaling $13.5 million in grants.  GOCO’s Inspire Initiative will invest in places, programs, and pathways to get kids outside in communities across the state. This innovative framework is being looked at as a national model, and […]

Budget Hearings Lead the Lamar City Council Agenda

Budget Hearings Lead the Lamar City Council Agenda

Three public hearings were held to review and finalize municipal budgets for the approaching year. The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board, Lamar Utilities Board and Lamar City Council held the public hearings required to submit the budgets for public comment, and the Lamar Utilities Board  conducted their budget review on October 11th. Angie Cue, Lamar Community […]

New Season Begins for HOPE Center

New Season Begins for HOPE Center

Coalition members of the Partners for HOPE Center held their first meeting for the new school year on Monday, September 19th at the Lincoln School. More students are making use of the Center for after school studies and activities. Lori Hammer, HOPE executive director, told the group that the student numbers have grown with average […]

Fall Festival, Closing out the Summer

Fall Festival, Closing out the Summer

The annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival is a calendar head-liner as the community moves from summer into a busy fall and winter season. This year’s event, on Friday, September 9th featured a street magician along with a display of enlarged photographs in vacant storefront windows and various vendor displays along Main Street. While […]

Great Turnout for National Night Out

Great Turnout for National Night Out

Instead of just a singular National Night Out or Chamber Ice Cream Social, several organizations combined their summer evening events into one big gathering at Willow Creek Park on Tuesday, August 2nd. Scores of people lined up along Rotary Way for their free grilled hamburgers, and although the advertising was for free burgers for the […]

Lamar Loop Gets Closer, Step by Step

Lamar Loop Gets Closer, Step by Step

“This project got started with an idea about three years ago,” stated Rick Akers, Director of Lamar Parks and Recreation. He was addressing a gathering of about 40 persons who attended a public briefing at the Cultural Events Center for a status report on the proposed nine mile walking trail.  When completed, it will provide […]

New Cut Road Offers Options for Fun & Exercise

New Cut Road Offers Options for Fun & Exercise

There are times when you can have the 108 acres all to yourself, now, even more so. The City of Lamar recently bulldozed a new road leading to the two eastern most ponds at North Gateway Park.  Until recently, visitors could walk a northern path that followed the Arkansas River eastwards to the back ponds.  […]

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Park!  National Night Out-August 2nd

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Park! National Night Out-August 2nd

  Tuesday evenings are usually fairly quiet in Lamar during the summer. There may be some action out at the ballfields and a jogger or two who are impervious to the summer heat.  But next Tuesday, August 2nd, there’s a lot happening out at Willow Creek Park that could and should bring out the whole […]

Rewards Can Arrive on Two Wheels

Rewards Can Arrive on Two Wheels

Several youngsters were seen riding bikes along South Main Street in Lamar a few days ago. They probably had smiles on their faces.  They were riding brand new bikes that they had just put together for themselves earlier that afternoon. “These are Debrosa bikes, valued at around $450 each for the BMX type and they […]

Pocket Park Concept is Displayed

Pocket Park Concept is Displayed

If all goes well, the proposed Pocket Park for downtown Lamar could be ready by the annual Parade of Lights in early December. That was the hope expressed by Rick Akers from Lamar’s Parks and Recreation Department during a July 14th public meeting outlining how the park would look. Chris Geddes, an associate of the […]

Work and Play at HOPE Center

Work and Play at HOPE Center

“After checking for traffic at the intersection, they’re usually running out the door, heading for the Tree Farm,” which is the way Emily Neischburg described the HOPE Center kids involvement with outdoor activities adjacent to the Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar.  Neischburg, the Executive Director of Heathy Places, was on hand with […]

Saving the Best for Last; Skateboard Park Site Confirmed

Saving the Best for Last; Skateboard Park Site Confirmed

The proposed skateboard park for the City of Lamar, termed Wheels Park, has finally found a home. The skateboard park is an idea that took shape about two years ago when area kids were asked what type of outdoor activity they would enjoy in their town.  One of the answers was a skateboard area to […]

Public Health Week: How to get to Healthiest Nation 2030

Public Health Week: How to get to Healthiest Nation 2030

[Lamar] – Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, thanks largely to the work of public health. Still, people in many other high-income countries live longer and suffer fewer health issues than Americans. The American Public Health Association’s annual observance of National Public Health Week, April 4-10, brings attention to many of […]