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From Sand Creek Massacre to Fort Marion, FL

Separated by 1,600 miles, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, in southeast Colorado and the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (Fort Marion), in St. Augustine, Florida, represent uncommon places linked through common bonds of turmoil and suffering, sadness and hope, death and survival. Join Park Ranger Craig Moore at Sand Creek Massacre National […]

LCC’s Marchant to Host Goat Tying Clinic

A unique learning opportunity will be coming to Lamar Community College in early April.  The LCC rodeo team is sponsoring the goat tying clinic, with their own Ashten Marchant teaching. Marchant will help young rodeo students learn or expand their goat tying skills in a two-day skill-building clinic to be held on April 1-2 in […]

Pirate Treasure at the Roost

Lamar residents made a beeline for their oasis on Hickory Street for the second annual Pirate’s Party at the Buzzard’s Roost on Saturday, February 27th.  The fundraiser for Lamar Area Hospice may become a durable, long-lasting event, given the number of people in attendance this year, most bedecked in some type of pirate gear with […]

Honkers Help Wash Spott Celebrate Grand Opening

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers and Chamber board members visited the Hot Spott Car Wash at 1200 East Olive Street in Lamar, Saturday, February 27th for their grand opening celebration. Owners Matt and Shea Reinhardt converted the former Hot Spotte night club into a unique car wash, serving the motorists of southeast Colorado from […]

Board Members Elected at LPI Annual Meeting

  Four officers were elected to the Lamar Partnership Board and one new board member was welcomed during the LPI annual meeting held Wednesday, February 24th. Cindy Bennett from the Prowers County Fair Board was selected as a new board member while Lisa Carder was voted as LPI President with Tera Binder as Vice-President, Carla […]

Fate of Savage Mascot Name?? Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public Schools Visits Lamar, CO

LAMAR — Thursday, February 25, 2016 — The Governor’s Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public schools will be in Lamar, Colorado to discuss Lamar High School’s Mascot. WHO:      Governor’s Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public Schools WHAT:  Visit to Study Lamar H.S. Mascot. WHEN:     6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., […]

Regional Science Fair Features Over 200 Student Projects

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 22, 2016)  On Wednesday, February 17, Lamar Community College’s Wellness Center was abuzz on with students from Alta Vista, Eads, Holly, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School, Parkview, Plainview, Springfield, Walsh, and Wiley as they competed in the annual Southeast Colorado Regional Science Fair.  The regional science fair featured 204 projects […]

Prowers Conservation District Soil Health Presentation

SOIL HEALTH PRESENTATION HOSTED BY PROWERS CONSERVATION DISTRICT OFFERS PRODUCERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THEIR SOIL AS A LIVING ORGANISMS RATHER THAN AN INANIMATE OBJECT.           Producers that attended the February 17th workshop learned that every time you slice into the soil you release moisture and damage soil structure.  Guest speaker Ryan Hytree, Soil […]

Added to the Lamar Library Collection Week of February 20, 2016

Added to the Library collection week of February 20, 2016 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Covet #2, The Clann by Melissa Darnell The Novice #1, Summoner by Taran Matharu Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles collection by Marissa Meyer The Shadow Queen: A Ravenspire novel by C. J. Redwine A Shade of Dragon by Bella Forrest ADULT FICTION […]

Friendship, a True Treasure

  Lamar’s resident pirate king, Irl Quinby, celebrated his 60th birthday in royal style at Colorado East Bank and Trust on South Main in Lamar this past Thursday, February 18th. Brenda May, bank president, said, “Irl has become a friend to us with his afternoon visits at the bank. We had a private party for him […]

Lodging Panel Considers a Cap on Funding Requests

  Members of the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel maintained their focus on finances during their February 16th meeting.  Five event requests had been carried over from the previous meeting and funding was provided for each of them last Tuesday.  Another topic that was briefly mentioned last month received more discussion by board members; President Pat […]

Construction Underway for LCC’s New Dorm

  John Marrin, Lamar Community College President, standing a few yards from where the school’s newest dormitory will be constructed this spring and summer, welcomed dozens of guests to the February 16th groundbreaking ceremonies. “This will be a large building that will house 30 to 32 students and this will be the future of this […]

Radio Car Racing is Underway at the Lamar Elks Lodge

Want to take your vehicle around some hairpin turns at excessively high speeds, outdistancing your closest competitor? Rebound off retaining walls and spin out a couple of times and get back on the straightaway to retake your lead in the pack.  Bump your opponent out of the way when no one is looking?  Cross the […]

Gov. Forum on Colorado Ag Set for February 18

  When the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture takes place Feb. 18, it will mark a milestone. The annual event – which brings together local and state officials, farmers, ranchers, industry experts, lawmakers, media and consumers to discuss the most pertinent issues surrounding food production – is celebrating 25 years in 2016. This year’s Forum […]

LCC to Break Ground on New Residence Hall

(Lamar, Colorado; February 11, 2016)  Lamar Community College and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce that the College will break ground on the College’s new residence hall on Tuesday, February 16, at 1:30pm just north of Todd-Burch Hall on the LCC campus. The public is welcome to attend the event. Parking for the groundbreaking […]

Sparkle in their Eyes – Twinkle in their Toes

The inaugural Southern Plains Father Daughter Dance was held at the Lamar Elks Lodge Saturday evening, January 23.  Roni Vallejos, child life specialist, coordinated the event as a fundraiser for the new Hospice Children’s Good Grief Center. Roni and her team of Hospice employees and supporters spent time decorating, baking, and creating a “Winter Wonderland” […]

CDOT Provides Estimated Timeline for Main Street Construction

  The Main Street construction project in Lamar will be conducted in three phases over several years and the bidding for a contractor for the first phase will begin May 5th of this year.  Brian Long, CDOT resident engineer for southeast Colorado and Dean VanDeWege, P.E. Senior Project Manager for Jacobs Consulting, hosted a public […]

Added to the Lamar Library Collection Week of February 4, 2016

ADDED TO THE LIBRARY COLLECTION WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2015   DVD’S   401k Magic  –  Steve Mazda American Bear: an adventure in the kindness of strangers Glee. The final season – Ryan Murphy Glee. The complete 3rd Season – Ryan Murphy The Book of Manning – Andy Billman   CD’s (audio books)   Hidden […]

Two Deer Possibly Poached Near Hanover, Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information on a possible poaching incident near Hanover, Colorado, southeast of Fountain. Wildlife officers recently investigated a report of two dead deer that had been dumped along Hanover road in eastern El Paso County. During a necropsy the officers found signs that lead them to […]

Police Academy Begins April 14

  The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2016 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by the officers of the Lamar Police Department and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 14, 2016.  The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of the daily […]