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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Doug Harbour, Lamar Chamber Citizen of the Year for 2014

Doug Harbour was honored by the Lamar community as Citizen of the Year for 2014 during the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce banquet, Wednesday, February 4, at the Lamar Elks Lodge. Harbour thanked the Chamber for its recognition, remarking how, several years ago, the idea of a tribute to 9/11 victims and first responders brought […]

Chilly Enchanted Winterland Expected for Friday Parade of Lights

The National Weather Service is predicting below freezing temperatures for this Friday evening’s Parade of Lights in downtown Lamar.  We’ll drop from a high of the mid fifties that afternoon to a nighttime low of 24 degrees, but fortunately, winds are expected to be very light.  All the same, folks who line the parade route […]

Chamber Hosts Small Business Saturday & Holiday Festivities

  Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber Merchants are kicking off the holiday shopping season with “Small Business Saturday”.  Area merchants will be offering specials that day to encourage residents to shop locally and take advantage of what Lamar has to offer.  “We really have a lot of opportunities for finding unique gifts right here […]

Oktoberfest Provides Entertainment for all Ages

Whether you were riding a mechanical bull, motorcycle, customized car, out for a jog or stroll, or just passed the time in the beer tent this past Saturday, the annual Oktoberfest provided entertainment for everybody in the area. Southeast Colorado enjoyed another ideal weekend of weather, great for outdoor activities this past October 4 and […]

Enchanted Forest Holiday Activities Underway

    Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce has been participating in conversations about revitalizing the Enchanted Forest. One proposal for the park is to bring back holiday activities and have Santa’s Workshop and the Santa’s Train operating during weekend hours.  The Chamber is looking for organizations or businesses to sponsor time and […]

Friday Morning Shooting in Enchanted Forest in Lamar

One person was grazed in the neck from a gunshot when an assailant, armed with what is reported to have been a semi automatic handgun, opened fire at two persons, early Friday morning, August 1, at 109 East Beech Street in Lamar. Information taken from an affidavit in support of a warrantless arrest indicates that William […]

Chilly Weather Deters Crowds at Oktoberfest

You plan on an event a year away and hope for the best weather, but in southeast Colorado it’s always a toss up.  By noon on Saturday, October 7, the downtown thermometer was stuck on 42 degrees and hardly marked any upward progress.  The Friday evening and overnight rains, coupled with the low temperatures on […]

Council Approves City Energy-Water Study

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board met to approve a resolution to appropriate funds for their 2012 budget. City Treasurer Linda Rohlman said the money is expected from collections of property taxes in the Urban Renewal District. Revenues are anticipated to be $128,531 with operating expenditures expected to be the same for four local business interests: […]

Lamar Parade of Lights, Candy Cane Festival Kicks off Holiday Season

Area residents braved the pre-winter chill this past Friday evening for the annual, Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights. This year’s theme highlighted Lamar’s 125th anniversary, carrying forward the traditions that were observed for Lamar Days this past May. By 6:30pm the floats and entries were set to go, traveling north on Main Street […]

Parade of Lights Highlights Lamar’s Anniversary

Last minute preparations for float entries are underway for this year’s annual Parade of Lights celebration in Lamar.  The theme, “Celebrating 125 Years of Holiday Happiness”, coincides with Lamar’s 125 anniversary.  Parade entrants must be registered with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce in order to be judged, and entry forms are available from the chamber […]

Lamar City Council Agenda Set for Monday Night Meeting

The public is invited to a reception at 6pm Monday evening, July 25, for newly appointed city administrator Bill Pfeilsticker. The reception will be held in the council chambers until 6:30pm at which time, the council work session will begin. Lisa Nolder, PCDI executive director, will brief the council on the latest business issues from […]