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Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

    You can only plan around the weather here in southeast Colorado.  That’s what the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Rod Run organizers, parade entrees and various vendors had to do in light of the forecast for this past Friday and Saturday for Lamar Days, 2022. But, no matter the weather, folks turn out!  The […]

Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

  The Kelley’s were asked by The Prowers Journal to offer some thoughts on their lives and times spent in Lamar as they will be honored as the reigning couple for Lamar Days, 2022 this Saturday, May 21st. “While we both grew up in Kansas, our lives are rooted in southeast Colorado.  We’ve lived in […]

Lamar City Council Tables Ordinances

Lamar City Council Tables Ordinances

  Following their May 9th work session to discuss two pending ordinances, the Lamar City Council tabled both during its regular session, pending additional discussion.  One ordinance concerns a fee and fine structure for buildings which are being left vacant by owners who have not been adhering to municipal codes for safety, adherence to code […]

The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days

The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days

    The Chamber of Commerce Lamar Days 2022 will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, May 20th and 21st, and centered around this year’s theme of, “The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days”. Preliminary arrangements are being discussed by the chamber board of directors and anyone interested in participating, placing an entry in […]

Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash Winners, 2021

Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash Winners, 2021

    One of the more popular Lamar Days events is the ‘Ducky Dash’, sponsored by Lamar Rotarians.  The race may finally have found its home after having been held years ago in the Lamar Canal, the Lamar Swimming Pool and now at Willow Creek in the park. This year, 2,500 tickets were sold which […]

2021 Lamar Days was a Crowd-Pleaser

2021 Lamar Days was a Crowd-Pleaser

    “If it hadn’t been for the rain on Friday night!”, this year’s Lamar Days Celebration might have been a perfect event for the community. No exact numbers were kept for the attendees on Saturday at Willow Creek Park, but to all appearances and the line of parked cars surrounding the events on the […]

Lamar Days Royalty, Hawkins and Bates

Lamar Days Royalty, Hawkins and Bates

  After a year of anticipation, the Lamar Days parade will take place Saturday, May 15th, featuring the 2020 and 2021 Royalty as selected by the Zonta Club of Prowers County, Linda Hawkins and Jerry Bates as Grand Marshall’s. Lamar native, Linda has owned the Flower Boutique on South Main Street for 35 years after […]

State Fair Parade Plans for 2021.  Deadline Nearing for Lamar Days Parade Entries

State Fair Parade Plans for 2021.  Deadline Nearing for Lamar Days Parade Entries

  While entries are still being taken for this year’s Lamar Days Parade at the Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, May 15th, the Colorado State Fair will be back with its own parade this year, August 28th at 10am, covering most of downtown Pueblo. The state fair theme is, “Hometown Heroes and Rodeos”, while Lamar’s […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Council Approves Bed Bug Ordinance, Notes Schedule Changes

Council Approves Bed Bug Ordinance, Notes Schedule Changes

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority tabled making a $14,600 payment to Max Hotel LLC under an earlier URA agreement, pending additional information regarding the nature of the amount that was submitted to the Authority. The Authority, during its April 27th meeting voted to approve payment of bills for Lamar Rotary Club Dues in the amount […]

Lamar Council Okays Renovation/Construction Projects for the City

Lamar Council Okays Renovation/Construction Projects for the City

    Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector, presented an ordinance for the dedication of a new city street. Originally, Ordinance 733 vacated Clifton Street and Fifth Street in March, 1979. Brooks explained the request to repeal the ordinance in light of the possible development of the property located north of the Lamar Inn and […]

Lamar Days, 2019 – A Crowd Pleasing Event

Lamar Days, 2019 – A Crowd Pleasing Event

  You couldn’t buy a better day for this past Saturday’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2019 Lamar Days Event on May 18th.  The day brought mild temperatures, sunny skies and a spring breeze that wasn’t trying to pass itself off as a hurricane.  This year’s theme, “Springing the Community Together”, turned out to be a […]

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

    Activities will run from about sun-up to way past sundown for this year’s Lamar Days Celebration beginning with an afternoon BBQ, Friday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm at the Lamar Comber of Commerce on East Beech Street.  Tickets are available at the Chamber for the burger BBQ as well as healthy and […]

Lamar Days Parade Route Back on Main Street

Lamar Days Parade Route Back on Main Street

    The 2019 Annual Lamar Days Parade route will be back on Main Street on Saturday, May 18th.  Heather Morris, Lamar Chamber of Commerce Office Manager, confirmed that the route will have participants assemble along Beech Street prior to the parade and at 10am the route will travel south along Main Street and turn […]

Lodging Panel Funds 2019 Requests

Lodging Panel Funds 2019 Requests

    A funding request for promotional materials from Spreading Antlers Golf Course was the only funding application to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel that wasn’t slated for 2019. Jack Van Hook and Ray Gilbert, representing the Golf Course, explained that the nine-hole course is leased from the City of Lamar for $1 per […]