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Training Fire at Lamar High School

The Prowers County Rural Fire Department conducted a control burn grass fire in the fields just west of the Lamar High School last night, March 9th.  The area was between the soccer field and the livestock barn used by agricultural students.  Rural Fire Chief Staffon Warn said the calm night provided an opportunity for a […]

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 […]

Holly Trustee Vote Set for April 5

  Ballots will be cast at Holly’s City Complex for the April 5th municipal election this year. The Complex is at 200 South 3rd Street and will be open for balloting from 7am to 7pm, according to town clerk, Megan Jara.   Current Trustees, Marty Campbell and Larry Sitts are running for re-election and Holly residents, […]

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 […]

Roman Attains National Intercollegiate Rodeo Ranking

  Lamar Community College sophomore Melanie Roman is currently  fourth in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association national rankings as the spring rodeo season begins. National rankings compare regional leaders based on points garnered to date. The LCC team enters this semester with the women’s team in fourth place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as […]

February 2016 Drought Update – Colorado Water Conservation Board

    Statewide precipitation, as of February 16, is at 106% of average. January brought beneficial storms to the state but so far in February, Colorado has only experienced 77% of average precipitation. This recent lull in precipitation is not unusual at this time of the year. The spring months will be the key to […]

Willow Creek Park Selected as Potential Skateboard Site

The Lamar City Council weighed the pros and cons of several potential sites for a skateboard park within the city limits and informally agreed that the southern end of Willow Creek Park would be the best location. Other viable sites discussed during the February 29th work session included Escondido Park, Bicentennial Park and the horseshoe […]

Community Benefits from Recent DOLA Grants

The Department of Local Affairs has sent letters of acceptance to the City of Lamar and to the Prowers County Board of Commissioners acknowledging that two funding requests have been approved. The Lamar Shore Arts Center Pocket Park will receive $75,000 from state Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance funds. The letter to Mayor Roger Stagner […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snowpack/Reservoir Levels Remain Strong in State

The Natural Resources Conservation Service last week released its Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report, based on Feb. 1 figures. According to the report, collective snowpack and reservoir levels for the state remain above average, and also above normal in nearly each of Colorado’s eight river basins. SNOWPACK LEVELS (as of Feb. 1)  River Basin … […]

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 […]

Kiowa County Murdock Building Receives Preservation Funding

Representative Tim Dore presented a check to the Murdock Building preservation for $170,171. on Friday, February 5, 2016  This check will help stabilize a portion of the structure of the historic building.  Kiowa County purchased the Murdoch Building in 2007 with plans to rehab a portion for its use as a senior center and Sand […]

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 […]

Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club to Honor Eads Football Team

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 3, 2016)  The Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club is set to honor the Eads Eagles football team on Tuesday, February 9, during the halftime of the LCC Men’s Basketball game.  The Booster Club will recognize the team and coaches for their successes this past fall and their 1A 6-Man State Championship title. […]

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 […]

Colorado Launches Statewide Open Innovation Challenge

  “Imagine Colorado” asks Coloradans to submit their best ideas to make kids healthier in exchange for $25,000 in prizes. DENVER – Mon., Feb. 1, 2016 – Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) and LiveWell Colorado today launched Imagine Colorado, the nation’s first-ever statewide open innovation challenge. Imagine Colorado is seeking bold ideas […]

Canyons & Plains to Hold Regional Meeting in Lamar Colorado

  Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting at Cow Palace Inn, 1301 North Main Street Lamar , CO on Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 11 am.  The topic of the meeting will be Snow Goose Festival. Following the meeting, attendees are invited to have lunch together at Cow Palace, […]

Colorado Ranks 5th in Nation for LEED Green Building

DENVER — Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 – Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Colorado ranks fifth in the nation for LEED green building in 2015, as released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water resources, save money for families, businesses and taxpayers, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier […]

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 […]