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Make a Musical Date with Your Valentine Sweetheart

  MANIACAL4, a fabulous Trombone quartet, will be performing on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lamar High School Auditorium. This Trombone quartet entertains audiences with a wide range of styles and time periods, from Back, Beethoven and Mozart to Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman, the 007 Theme, Scarborough Fair, Raiders of […]

Reading Up The Santa Fe Trail

Winter is a great time to catch up on your reading about the Santa Fe Trail. But…which books should you read? There is no shortage of books about the Trail. A recent search on Amazon found 8,502 trail books for sale. There are guide books, old and new, plus diaries, autobiographies, histories, books about plants […]

Half a Century of History to Celebrate

The Prowers County Historical Society has begun planning events for their 50th anniversary.  Their recent newsletter states that the Society officially began in 1966 with the donation of a building from the phone company.  Prior to that point, there had been an informal historical organization.    The Society said a logical date would be this September when […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial, from Drawing Board to Planning Stages

Although the concept of a 9/11 Tribute Memorial has been worked out on paper, the best place to situate the memorial in Lamar is still up for consideration. Doug Harbour, from the Tribute Committee, presented  the Prowers County Commissioners with an artist’s representation of the memorial and discussed options with them.  Two choices are the […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 1st Annual Photography Contest!

The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 1st annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are being accepted from now until February 12, 2016. This contest is open to the […]

Lamar High School Painters Become Santa Helpers

These Lamar high school students are on Santa’s ‘nice’ list this year for the work they contributed to upgrading and painting the decorative panels on the sides of Santa’s train. Art instructor, John Gersick, answered a request to use his painting skills to spruce up the side panels for the train known as Santa’s Express. […]

Michael Martin Murphey Sings from Experience

Noted country-western artist Michael Martin Murphey entertained before a packed house at the annual Farm-City Banquet, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past Saturday, November 14th.  Murphey’s career has shown a versatility that has ranged from singing and composing for various musical formats including country-western, cowboy and bluegrass styles.  He has garnered top […]

Lex Nichols and Special Guests to Perform at Brew Unto Others

Lex Nichols will be performing live acoustic guitar and Native American flute music off several of his albums on November 7th at Brew Unto Others Coffee Shop in Lamar. Lex will have CDs for sale at the show including the brand new album “Under A Monsoon Sky“. Lex will have special guests Daryl and Kloey […]

Southeast Alaskan Odyssey – with the Alaska String Band in Lamar November 13

Hailing from Alaska’s capital city of Juneau, the Zahasky family, also recognized internationally as the Alaska String Band, brings the best of American music to their audiences…and their next audience will be at the Lamar High School Auditorium on Friday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. This dynamic family band arrives here under the auspices of […]

2015 Autumn Art Show Results

  The Southeast Colorado Art Guild presented its 46th Annual Autumn Art show October 22-24 at the Short Arts Center in Lamar, featuring 34 artists and 104 entries.  There were five different artistic mediums for presentation: Painting, Photography, Drawing & Prints, 3-Dimensional, and Artisan. Cash awards totaling $1,175 were presented at the Thursday night awards […]

Classic Christmas Movie Inspires Holly Holiday Fundraiser

HOLLY, CO – It wasn’t until Irving Berlin brought Holiday Inn to the silver screen that we could gather together and sing about a White Christmas. Bing Crosby starred in the film that had his character Jim Hardy leave “showbiz” to open a small hotel called Holiday Inn. Open only on holidays, the hotel featured […]

Lodging Panel Receives Long-Range Funding Requests

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel entertained some new ideas for funding requests during their monthly meeting on October 20th.  The first came from the Spreading Antlers Golf Course, represented by Gib Sprout and Jack Van Hook, board members of the club.  Van Hook explained that in an effort to bring more revenue into […]

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 […]

Lodging Panel Funds Halloween Event & Snow Goose Festival

Next February will mark the 14th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival in Lamar and Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Coordinator, outlined the plans and advertising campaign for members of the Prowers County Lodging Panel this past Tuesday, September 15. Board members fully funded the request of $7,548 which is less than the $9,000 asked […]

Patriotic Mural to be Displayed at Prowers County Fairgrounds

The artistic contributions of five area youngsters will be incorporated into a 34 foot long mural which will grace the rear wall at the entrance to the Prowers County Grandstands. The Prowers County Commissioners recently approved the design during their August 25th meeting. The mural is a feature of this year’s annual 9/11 Tri-State Tribute […]

Red-White and Moo is Here for Ewe

There’s a lot of activity underway for this year’s Sand and Sage Fair, culminating with the popular  BBQ and Rodeo Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, including Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival. This will also mark the first time a beer garden will be set up at the fairgrounds for the fair with servings set […]

Holly Commercial Club Hears Plans for Bluegrass Festival

  The Holly Commercial Club met for their monthly meeting on May 6 and discussed options for events with the Holly Fun Club.  This group is looking for additional activities to present to area youth for the upcoming annual fair in Holly or the Bluegrass Festival set for June 12-14. Members will check with the […]

Past and Future Come Together for the 2015 Lamar Days Celebration

Area residents enjoyed a perfect day of sunshine and blue skies for the annual Lamar Days Parade this past Saturday, May 16.  Perhaps a first for the parade, two Lamar men, Oscar Noble and Scott Tidswell were declared parade royalty by the Lamar Zonta Club, with both men waving to the crowd from a chauffeured […]

Spring Fling Livens a Downtown Friday Afternoon

Lamar Chamber Directors welcomed several new retail additions to Main Street during Friday’s Spring Fling event. Vendor’s Gallery is open at 122 South Main Street.  Lenora Springer said people can rent booth space at $1 a square foot to display their merchandise or she said, “A person can bring in several items and just sell […]

Be Bold: Girls in the Middle-2015

On Friday, April 3, more than 50 middle school girls from the surrounding area schools attended the Girls in the Middle Conference held at Lamar Community College. The day was packed with fun-filled activities beginning with a welcome by Cheryl Sanchez, Vice President of Academic Services and Student Services. After a friendly welcome, keynote speaker […]