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Lamar Area Hospice Recognizes the Joy of Giving

  “We have the most amazing fund raising committee and it really makes a difference, it really does.” That was a comment from Deb Pelley, Executive Director of Lamar Area Hospice, as she was presented with a record $31,000 check from the Lamar Hospice Committee this past Thursday evening, December 17th.  It was a fitting […]

Lamar Hosts this Year’s State American Legion Convention, June 19-22

  The City of Lamar was chosen to host this year’s 2014 Colorado American Legion Convention, and that convention will be underway this Thursday, June 19 through June 22, in and around Lamar beginning with a Thursday morning golf tournament at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Almost a year ago, Denise Carder, then Lamar Chamber of Commerce […]

Valley National Bank Donates to New LCC Dorm

Valley National Bank in Lamar has donated $60,000 towards construction of the first of three planned residency pods for Lamar Community College. “This is an outstanding donation from the bank,” said LCC President John Marrin, Monday, April 21, at the bank’s office on South 4th Street. Marrin said the donation will go a long way […]

Fairbairn, Parks, Thurner & Aguilera Honored at Lamar Chamber Banquet

The Lamar Eagles Lodge #3898 held a capacity crowd for the 93rd annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet this past Thursday evening, January 30. The audience saw awards presented for Citizen of the Year, the Humanitarian Award, the Honker of the Year and a special observance from Voces Unidas for Janea Aguilera and presentation of […]

Lamar Chamber Announces New Board Members

Three of the five candidates for positions on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors have been selected.  Mark Carrigan, Jenna Davis and Vickie Dykes will become new board members and will be officially introduced during the annual January Chamber of Commerce Banquet.  They will replace outgoing members, Denise Carder, Tasha Shelton and Casey […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Seeking Board Members

LAMAR, COLORADO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is seeking business and community professionals, interested and willing to dedicate their time, energy, and expertise, to serve on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Candidates must be willing to serve a three year term, beginning January 1, 2014.  The Chamber Board of Directors annually […]

Bike to Work Day, 2013

Dozens of bike riders and walkers turned up at the Lamar Community Building for the annual Bike to Work Day, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and the Lamar Parks and Recreation Department. Spandex, shorts, jeans, tee-shirts, helmets and caps were part of the mixed wardrobe as folks arrived between 7am and 8am for […]

Lamar Chosen to Host 2014 State American Legion Convention

  The City of Lamar will host the 2014 Colorado American Legion Convention.  Denise Carder, Lamar Chamber of Commerce President and Shanwa Hodge, Executive Director of Lamar Partnerships, Incorporated, made a presentation on behalf of the city to state American Legion dignitaries during this year’s convention in Ft. Collins this past weekend.  Carder said they […]

Lupe & Julie Adame and Hammer and Gearhart Presented Awards at Lamar Chamber Annual Banquet

Lori Hammer was selected as the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year during the Chamber’s 93rd annual banquet, held at the RodeWay Cow Palace Inn on Thursday, January 24.  Hammer is the Executive Director of Project HOPE, the Teen Center, located at the former Lincoln Elementary School in Lamar.  The Humanitarian Award, not […]

New Chamber Directors Announced for 2013

Several new faces will be seen next year on the Board of Directors for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  The new members will be officially introduced during the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet, scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. Denise Carder will serve as the new Chamber of […]

Valley National Bank Makes $10,000 Donation to Lamar Area Hospice

Lamar Area Hospice was presented with a $10,000 check from Valley National Bank in Lamar today, October 23 at the new Hospice offices on West Olive Street. The presentation was made by Denise Carder to Lamar Hospice Executive Director, Deb Pelley, with Tammie Clark, RN, DON and Jo Dell Rogers of Hospice. Pelley said the […]

Valley National Bank is Consolidating Main St. Branch

Valley National Bank in Lamar will close its bank at 411 South Main Street on Monday, July 2, 2012.  Denise Carder, Marketing and Operations Officer for the bank said this is a consolidation move, only.   With only four employees at the Main Street location, and the other bank only two blocks away at 204 South […]

A Fine Time with Wine

  From Chardonnay to Shiraz, Lamar area residents had a fine taste of wine and an assortment of hot and cold hors d’oeurvres this past Friday at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. The Lamar Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual wine tasting event in the Inn’s Empire Room. Attendees could sample a variety of […]

Lamar Hosts Downtown Institute this Week

The Lamar Main Street Steering Committee finalized their roster of members March 23, voting in at-large candidates, Denise Carder from Valley National Bank and Skip Gourley from the Main Street Shoppe. Main Street Director Shawna Hodge said the majority of the meeting helped outline a master Strategic Plan for the committee which will continue to […]