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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 […]

National Search Underway for Colorado State Fair General Manager

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – On the heels of the 143rd Colorado State Fair, the search for the next State Fair General Manager begins as Chris Wiseman moves into his new role as Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture on a full-time basis. The 2015 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair’s 143rd year as Colorado’s premier celebration […]

Red-White and Moo is Here for Ewe

There’s a lot of activity underway for this year’s Sand and Sage Fair, culminating with the popular  BBQ and Rodeo Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, including Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival. This will also mark the first time a beer garden will be set up at the fairgrounds for the fair with servings set […]

Michael Martin Murphy to Headline Farm-City Banquet

Noted country-western singer, Michael Martin Murphy, will perform at the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Farm-City banquet. Chamber President, Kynlee Emick and Chamber Manager, Lisa Carder, requested $6,650 in marketing funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, July 21. Tickets for the FFA District meal and the show are $30 and $20 […]

Celebrating Lamar’s Youth

Lamar High School’s Amber Comer is the 2014-2015 Prowers Conservation District scholarship recipient. Congratulations and continued success to Amber! Amber won a $500 dollar scholarship for her hard work, involvement in 4 H & FFA, excellent community service, high grade point average and ACT scores. While in FFA she won a Greenhand Award, State Chapter […]

Steer-Aid Clinic Teaches Youth Beef Participants

LA JUNTA –RJ Kerchal and Otto Lehmberg were the featured instructors on Saturday, June 20 for Steer-Aid, a free youth beef clinic here. Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about feeding and nutrition, clipping and show day grooming for their 4-H and FFA projects. “Don’t get caught up in the latest […]

James “Red” Heath Scholarship Winner Announced

Prowers County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipient of its James “Red” Heath scholarship for high school seniors in Prowers County To be eligible for the scholarships, high school seniors filled out an application and submitted it to the Prowers County Farm Bureau.  On the application the seniors included a list of their […]

Tractor Supply Opening Mid-February

Jaime White expects the doors to Tractor Supply in Lamar to be open on Saturday, February 14.  The 40,000 square foot store has undergone renovations since shortly before the end of the year and the pace is accelerating to meet the deadline.  The company, which has stores in 48 states, took over the former Alco […]

Year in Review 2014: November/December

  November: As 2014 began to close the City of Lamar had plans for future activities.  The city will thought to take advantage of CDOT’s deep resurfacing project along US Highway 287/Main Street through Lamar next year, and will replace all the affected water and storm water lines during the highway construction.  JVA Consulting Engineers […]

Cole Burns Awarded Rod Crum Memorial Scholarship

Cole Burns, son of Dwight and Jackie Burns of Holly was recently awarded the Rod Crum Memorial Scholarship for 2014. The Scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of the late Rodney Kent Crum who farmed and ranched in the southeast Colorado area. It was his thought that a student might finish their college education […]

Capacity Crowd for Clare Dunn and Farm/City Banquet

    The music of Clare Dunn, southeast Colorado songstress, helped pack the Lamar Community Building for the annual Farm/City Banquet, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Congress this past Friday, November 15. The event has been highlighted over the past years by various entertainers who serve as a capstone for the night’s festivities. Friday […]

New Lamar City Treasurer Assumes Duties, Budget & Annexation Hearings Postponed

Kristin Rau has been hired by the City of Lamar as the new treasurer, replacing Linda Rohlman who resigned her position several months ago.  Rau was hired following the final round of candidate interviews by the council on Tuesday, September 24 and the council ratified a phone poll on the 25th during the council meeting, […]

Steer Aid Program Help FFA / 4H Youth

  LA JUNTA – Sign-up is under way for Steer-Aid, a youth incentive program designed to strengthen market beef participation. Several years ago, longtime 4-H volunteers Curt & Susan Russell became concerned about lower entry numbers at Southeast Colorado market beef shows. Because of this, their business, WW Feed & Supply, launched a program for […]

Salazar Promotes the Benefits of the Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair:  Shaping the Future of Agriculture  Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair.  While the event promises a top notch carnival, national recording artists, and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.  The […]

Family Fun Night & Just for Kids at Sand and Sage Fair

When folks want a good time, neither hot days nor rainy mornings will keep them away from the Sand and Sage Fair.  Hundreds of people came out for the Tuesday afternoon and evening Family Night at the fairgrounds.  Youngsters cooled off kayaking around a small, man-made pond along the roadway or sampled cups of chilled […]

LCC Student Brady Rink Receives High Honors at FFA Convention

(Lamar, Colorado; June 13, 2013) The Colorado Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization selected Lamar Community College sophomore, Brady Rink, as an Executive Committee Member at their convention in Sterling, June 4-6. Rink, from Granada, CO, was a member of the Lamar Community College Livestock Judging Team during the 2012-13 academic year. He was also […]

Commissioners Act on Several Requests

The Prowers County Commissioners had a full and varied agenda for their Tuesday meeting on March 12.  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Elks Lodge for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting event on March 22.  The Vaqueros Saddle Club received approval for renting the fairgrounds for six events through […]

Lamar FFA Chapter Participates in Lead 2 Feed Hunger Project

Lead 2 Feed is a student leadership program, which established the challenge called “The World Hunger Leadership Challenge.” This challenge was created by the USA TODAY Charitable foundation and the Life foundation. The foundation is determined to encourage high school and middle school students to hone leadership skills through launching a service- learning project that […]

Lamar FFA Participates in District VII Speech Contest

Congratulations to Jolynn Rider of the Lamar FFA Chapter for receiving a “Gold” rating and placing 2nd in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest! Rider will serve as the alternate for the State contest to be held in June. On December 6th Colorado FFA District 7 held a Public Speaking Contest at the Lamar Community Building. […]

Lamar FFA Participates in District VII Speech Contest

By Swayzee Bellomy, Lamar FFA Chapter Reporter Congratulations to Jolynn Rider of the Lamar FFA Chapter for receiving a “Gold” rating and placing 2nd in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest! Rider will serve as the alternate for the State contest to be held in June. On December 6th Colorado FFA District 7 held a Public […]