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Hundreds Attend the Third Annual 9/11 Remembrance Tribute

You could not buy a better day for a parade. This past Saturday, September 13, saw sunshine, cloudless blue skies and warm temperatures for Lamar’s Third Annual 9/11 Tribute which began at 10am with a traditional parade along South Sixth, West Cedar and South Ninth Streets, leading to the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  Patriotic red, white […]

Honoring Those Who Serve

The Second Annual Tri State 9/11 Remembrance program brought the region together this past Saturday, September 14, to honor veterans and a variety of First Responders.  The recent rains through our area may have lessened the number of parade entries and vendors on Saturday, and caused some last minute adjustments to activities at the Prowers […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board Okays Funding for Downtown Coffee Shop

Brew Unto Others, Coffee with a Cause, is the name of a proposed, church supported coffee shop, which hopes to open their operation this spring in downtown Lamar. Shawna Hodge, Executive Director of Lamar Partnership Incorporated and Renee Beebe, who will manage the property, briefed the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board on the business operation and […]

Planning Underway for Annual 9/11 Tribute in Lamar

  A repeat performance of the local tribute to 9/11 first responders is over a half year away, and an organizational meeting to map out the second annual event was held this past Monday, February 4,  at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices.  Doug Harbour, working with Voices of Southeast Colorado and Voices Unidas, originated […]

Prowers Commissioners OK Planning Commission Members, Carnival Contract, 911 Observance Location

  The Prowers County Commissioners covered a range of agenda items during their regular meeting, Thursday, January 17.  The commissioners gave a verbatim approval for the annual contract between the Fair Board and Crabtree Amusements, ensuring the carnival will be in town for the Sand and Sage Fair this year.  Cindy Bennett, Fair Board member, […]

9-11 Flag Ceremony at Rodeway Inn Cow Palace

Click on a picture to see a scrolling gallery. The American Flag was raised for the first time on a new flagpole at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn at noon on Tuesday, September 11.  Three new flagpoles were installed in time for the anniversary of the 9/11 observance. Cow Palace Inn General Manager, Doug Thrall, said earlier that it […]

Public Invited to 9/11 First Responder Tribute

Voices of Southeast Colorado and Voces Unidas are co-sponsoring an afternoon gathering of the community for a special tribute to area first responders.  The public is invited to the north steps of the Prowers County Courthouse at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 11, in memory of those first responders who came to our nation’s aid during […]

Blizzard Recovery

  It didn’t take very long for blizzard-like conditions to affect highway travel in southeast Colorado and Lamar.  The weather service made the call late Saturday, early enough to give some folk time to make preparations.  Springfield, Colorado reported that by 9:30am Monday, they had a half hour’s head start on the snowfall on Lamar, […]

Honoring the Fallen

    Ten years ago yesterday, several thousand Americans perished when the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York collapsed. Others died when a hijacked airliner struck the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and others still, died when their aircraft crashed into a Pennsylvania field. Among the fallen were 343 firefighters who died […]

Council Negotiators to Meet with County/McCrea New Lamar Police Chief

Lamar Council Offers Congratulations to Parkview Students Council Congratulates Gary McCrea on his promotion of Lamar Police Chief Councilmen PJ Wilson and Kirk Crespin and Deputy City Administrator Bill Pfeilsticker were selected to represent the city in future negotiations with the county to develop a new five year joint agreement for financing the 911 Authority Board/Dispatch […]