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CPW Announces New Camping Fees Effective November 1st

CPW Announces New Camping Fees Effective November 1st

DENVER – To assure the continued high quality of Colorado’s State Parks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces increases to basic, electric, full hook-up and cabin/yurt camping fees at the 33 parks where camping is available, effective Nov. 1. This is the first increase in camping fees since 2010. “Our wonderful state parks require a large […]

Artists Sought To Portray Mallard in Waterfowl Art Competition

Artists Sought To Portray Mallard in Waterfowl Art Competition

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation requests original artwork entries for the 2016 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. This year’s species of focus is the Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos. The deadline for artist submissions is 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20. “It is amazing every year to see what the artists come up […]

A Judge for the Autumn Art Show has been Selected

A Judge for the Autumn Art Show has been Selected

Members of the Southeast Colorado Arts Guild (SECAG) Judging Committee have selected Andy Goettel, an accomplished sculptor and all around artist as the Judge for the 21015 Autumn Art Show to be held at the Shore Art Center in downtown Lamar, CO. Andy Goettel retired in May 2010 from Meeker High School where he taught […]

LCC Cosmetology Salon Opens to the Public

LCC Cosmetology Salon Opens to the Public

On Wednesday, September 23, the LCC Cosmetology Salon opened its doors to the public for the fall semester. The salon’s current hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00-5:00pm. LCC students and community members alike can visit the salon to take advantage of discounted cosmetology services such as haircuts, colors, and styling as well as brow […]

Southeast Health Group announces Weigh and Win County Sign-Up Challenge

Southeast Health Group announces Weigh and Win County Sign-Up Challenge

Southeast Health Group is throwing down a sign-up challenge to residents of the six counties it serves over the next three months. Starting October 1st, residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers will compete to earn a BBQ luncheon in January. The challenge is part of the new “Weigh and Win” program sponsored […]

LCC Rodeo Results: Chadron State College

LCC Rodeo Results: Chadron State College

On September 18-20, the Lamar Community College Rodeo team competed in the Chadron State College Rodeo, with a particularly good showing from the women’s team. The women’s team took top awards in the rodeo, finishing first and outdistancing the second place team, University of Wyoming, by 105 points.  Sophomore Melanie Roman won the barrel racing […]

Coy B Marriott...October 8, 1923 - September 18, 2015

Coy B Marriott…October 8, 1923 – September 18, 2015

A funeral service for former Holly resident and current Aurora Resident, Coy B. Marriott will be held at 10 AM Thursday September 24, 2015 at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar.  Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation for Coy will be held from 8:00 AM to service time on Thursday at […]

Albert Gary Beaman... April 30, 1945 - September 15, 2015

Albert Gary Beaman… April 30, 1945 – September 15, 2015

            Funeral services for former Holly, Colorado resident will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2015 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, CO. with Pastor Eugene Birt officiating.  Interment will take place at Holly Cemetery in Holly, CO.  Visitation for Albert will be held Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 1:00-5:00p.m. at Valley […]

Bonnie J. Earl...September 19, 1925 - September 19, 2015

Bonnie J. Earl…September 19, 1925 – September 19, 2015

A funeral service for lifetime McClave resident, Bonnie J. Earl, will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday September 23, 2015 at the McClave United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the McClave Cemetery in McClave, Colorado. Visitation for Bonnie will be held from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Tuesday September 22, 2015 at the Peacock […]

CPW’s Resource Stewardship Tracks Nature With a Smartphone

CPW’s Resource Stewardship Tracks Nature With a Smartphone

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife visitors, volunteers and staff began entering observations of plants and animals into the ‘State Parks NatureFinder’ project, hosted by the free smartphone application iNaturalist, July 13, at Colorado State Parks thanks to efforts by CPW’s Resource Stewardship program. “Several hundred observations have been added since the project launched,” said […]

Major Fur Trade Symposium Comes to Bent’s Old Fort Sept. 23 – 26

Major Fur Trade Symposium Comes to Bent’s Old Fort Sept. 23 – 26

Re-live the 1840s next week when the 2015 Fur Trade Symposium brings more than 60 living history demonstrators, 13 fur trade scholars and four nights of great frontier entertainment to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado. The Sept. 23 – 26 symposium, held every three years, was […]

Joe Choat...January 15, 1931-September 22, 2015

Joe Choat…January 15, 1931-September 22, 2015

A celebration of life for lifetime Granada resident, Joe Choat will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Granada United Methodist Church with Reverend Kathy Leathers officiating. In honoring Joe’s wishes, following the services at the church, cremation will take place and there will be a private family interment of the […]

LCC Hosts Business Immersion Program

LCC Hosts Business Immersion Program

Several Lamar Community College students spent the first two weeks of August immersed in the Fullbridge Program.  They worked from 8:00am-5:00pm every day in this fast-paced 10-day course that mirrors a rigorous workday in a real-world environment.  During this time, participants mastered essential business skills, identified their passions, and developed a roadmap to guide them […]

New York Life Insurance Company Golf Tournament In Memory of Jill Tinnes

New York Life Insurance Company Golf Tournament In Memory of Jill Tinnes

The Colorado General Office Agents, Management and Staff at New York Life Insurance Company presented Lamar Area Hospice with a $600 donation in memory of Jill Tinnes. The donation was the proceeds from the first annual Jillian Sweet Tinnes Memorial Golf Tournament held July 31st at Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor. Every year the Agency […]

Judy and Dean Douglass to Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Judy and Dean Douglass to Celebrate Golden Anniversary

A celebration of fifty years of marriage will be held at the Lamar United Methodist Church for Dean and Judy Douglass on Sunday, September 6th. The celebration will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Reaffirmation of wedding vows will be at 3:00 PM in the chapel Everyone is invited to join Dean and […]

Runnin’ Lopes Host Little Caesar Classic Volleyball Tournament

Runnin’ Lopes Host Little Caesar Classic Volleyball Tournament

This past weekend, August 21-22, the LCC Runnin’ Lopes Volleyball team hosted the annual Little Caesar Classic tournament.  Twelve teams competed in the tournament including teams from Kansas, Texas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado.  Teams played at the Lamar Community Building and the LCC Wellness Center. This tournament started the Lopes volleyball season with a high […]

NPS and High Plains Theater Hosts “From Sand Creek to Boggsville to Camp Amache and Beyond: Chief Lonebear and the Massacre of 1864”

NPS and High Plains Theater Hosts “From Sand Creek to Boggsville to Camp Amache and Beyond: Chief Lonebear and the Massacre of 1864”

Eads, CO – Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) and the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center will offer a free ranger program entitled “From Sand Creek to Boggsville to Camp Amache and Beyond: Chief Lonebear and the Massacre of 1864” at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO on Saturday, August 29.  The hour […]

Trespassing Case Near Granby Prompts Warnings From CPW to Respect Private Land

Trespassing Case Near Granby Prompts Warnings From CPW to Respect Private Land

GRANBY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing last Monday. Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed […]

Wedding Annuncement for Whitney Gilliland to Tino Borunda

Wedding Annuncement for Whitney Gilliland to Tino Borunda

Kim and Tim Stegman of Evans CO are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Gilliland to Tino Borunda.  Whitney and Tino are formerly from Lamar and both are graduates of Wiley High School currently living in Greeley, CO.   Tino is the son of Tim and Francis Borunda of Lamar, CO. […]

Women’s Basketball Players Sign to 4-Year Schools

Women’s Basketball Players Sign to 4-Year Schools

(Lamar, Colorado; August 18, 2015) In addition to the May signings of point guards Gabriela Jimenez (University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Kelsey Grimaldo (Central Christian College, Kansas), the following four 2015 graduates have signed with four-year universities to continue their education and playing careers: Vanessa Maestas (Bear Creek) is a 5-2 guard who recently signed […]