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Lamar Noon Lions Help Fund Leader Dog Service

  Becky Wynn, a Michigan resident who was introduced to the Lamar Lions Club luncheon by Gordon Guihen, provided some behind-the-scenes information about the Leader Dogs for the Blind program; a Lion’s sponsored organization, during the Lamar Lion’s weekly meeting, February 10th.  Wynn, who describes herself as a volunteer puppy raiser, was visiting in Lamar […]

Holly Commercial Club Notes Changes for Bluegrass Festival

  The Holly Commercial Club met in regular session on Wednesday, January 6 and noted the receipt of an anonymous donation of $500 to be used to advertise Club activities. On an advertising note, Bob DeLancey, General Manager of KVAY was introduced by morning announcer Amy Jacobs.  Jacobs will continue to represent the Holly community […]

High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival Announces Keynote Author and Lecturer!

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains are excited to announce Rick Wright as this year’s keynote and guest speaker for the 14th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival that will be held February 18-21, 2016 in Lamar, Colorado. Rick Wright will […]

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. […]

Parade of Lights Goes a Little Bit Country

“A Tumbleweed Country Christmas” was this year’s theme for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights, held along Main Street in Lamar on Friday, December 4th.  Chilly southerly winds kept the crowds bundled up along the parade route while others ducked into stores for an early shopping bargain, or sampled some of the […]

Holiday Festivities in the Enchanted Forest

    Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and several local organizations will celebrate this holiday season with family festivities in the Enchanted Forest beginning this Saturday, December 5th. To kick off this year’s family fun, the Lamar Police Department, Lamar Fire Department, and Lamar Community College will host the Enchanted Forest from […]

Fantasy Tree Gala Hosts Holiday Turnout

The annual Fantasy Tree Gala was held this past Saturday, November 21st, at the Lamar Elks Lodge, raising funds to help support the activities of the Domestic Safety Resource Center for southeast Colorado. Each year, just prior to Thanksgiving, committee members raise funds through the auction of decorated, donated Christmas trees and assorted wreaths, as […]

12th Annual Fantasy Tree Set for November 21st

The 12th Annual Fantasy Tree fundraising event will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at the Lamar Elks Lodge, 28157 US Hwy 287, in Lamar. The Fantasy Tree auction is a fundraising event to support program needs of the Domestic Safety Resource Center (DSRC). Since their inception in 1986, the Domestic […]

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 […]

Lamar Homecoming & 50+Plus Reunion: Fun & Spirit

The gridiron rivalry between the Lamar Savages and Trinidad Miners was highlighted this past weekend with a homecoming parade along Main Street, a tailgate party and another victory for Lamar. Graduates through the decades, sports teams and alumni boarded their floats from the North Side Park on Friday afternoon, October 9th for the trip down […]

Healthy Places Hosting Sunday Loopa-Palooza

Emily Neischburg, Executive Director of Healthy Places, and organizer Renee Beebe, invited Lamar City Council members to the Sunday, October 18th event to highlight the progress being made on the seven mile Lamar Loop. “We’ll be at Escondido Park from 2pm to 4pm this Sunday,” Neischburg said, adding that the event, the Loopapalooza, is open […]

Busy Weekend with Breezy and Cool Oktoberfest

The windy and cooler weather during Lamar’s Oktoberfest Saturday, October 3rd, reflected the approaching autumn and may have held back the attendance for the Lamar Chamber’s beer garden that evening. The turnout was good during the day, with a record number of entrants for the 4th Annual Beers and Brats for Boobies 5K race to […]

Water Highlights 2015 Theme for Holly Gateway Fair

“Water Flowin’ Keeps It Growin” was the theme chosen for this year’s Gateway Fair for the Holly Community. The overall Grand Champion award for the Saturday morning parade went to the Junior Class of 2017 for their offering. The cloudy skies and misty morning didn’t deter any residents from lining the main road from Tony […]

2015 Holly Gateway Fair Program Events: Theme – “Water Flowin’ Keeps It Growin’”

Here are some of the scheduled events for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair. Thursday, September 24:  9-Noon                 Weigh-in/Entry of all Livestock Exhibits 1pm                       All livestock record books due 2pm                       Goat Show 4-8pm                   Entry of all non-livestock exhibits at Gym 6pm                       Team Roping 6:30pm                 Swine Show Friday, September 25: 7-9am                   HHS Junior Class Breakfast at Fairgrounds […]

Patriotic House Decorations on Display for 9/11 Tribute

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce identified the three winning households in Lamar who decorated for the 3rd Annual 9/11 Tri-State Tribute, held this past Saturday, September 12. This is the second year the Tribute parade route has not followed the traditional path along Main Street, south to the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Because of concerns the […]

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 […]

Fall Festival 2015 Brings Out the Crowds

This year’s fall festival combined downtown vendors, music and the aroma of BBQ burgers in the downtown Lamar area on Friday, September 11. The Pocket Park, north of the Shore Arts Center, served as the gathering place for over 100 persons who used the portable tables and chairs as a picnic area which was decorated […]

A Fitting Tribute for Responders and Servicepeople

The 3rd Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute in Lamar had several highlights Saturday, September 12, ranging from the performing bands and float entries that extended from West Beech Street all the way along South 9th Street and from there into the Prowers County Fairgrounds for the day. Red, white and blue were the predominant colors of […]

Granada Making Repairs from August Storms

The August 16th storm that swept through portions of Prowers County hit Granada with 90mph winds, causing some damage to trees, power poles and an electrical transformer at the elevator took what is believed to be a direct lightning hit. That’s according to the report given the Trustees by Town Maintenance Supervisor, John McMillan during […]