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Michael Martin Murphey Sings from Experience

Noted country-western artist Michael Martin Murphey entertained before a packed house at the annual Farm-City Banquet, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past Saturday, November 14th.  Murphey’s career has shown a versatility that has ranged from singing and composing for various musical formats including country-western, cowboy and bluegrass styles.  He has garnered top […]

New Finish for Gym Floor at Lamar Community Building

The summer season is ending and before the fall sports schedule gets underway, a flooring company has begun a three week assignment, stripping the protective sealant, paint and a thin layer of wood from the gym floor at the Lamar Community Building. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, said the process will help preserve […]

Lamar Hosting Weekend Junior Rodeo

The 2015 Colorado Junior Rodeo Association will be held at the Prowers County Fairgrounds August 14 – 16. This marks the 21st year for the rodeo which will see over 100 participants and families in town for the competition which features the top 15 contestants in each event vying for the top prizes. Prize money, […]

By Bikes or By Feet, June 24 is a Morning Treat

A lot of breakfast was served to over 100 persons who attended the annual Bike to Work Day event at the Lamar Community Building.  Matt Neuhold, said, “We easily went through 15 pounds of bacon for the crowd and I usually base this year’s grocery purchase against what we did last year, so we had […]

Prowers Medical Center Executes Disaster Plan for Multi-Vehicle Accident

The multi vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, June 10, on Highway 287 south of Lamar resulted in numerous injuries and loss of life.  The majority of the injured were taken by local Lamar/County Fire and Ambulance services to the Prowers Medical Center emergency room.  Medical staff responded to care for the injured on several […]

Lamar Council Greenlights Annual Jams, Okays Ordinance Limiting Semi Parking

  Jay Gruber, owner of The Buzzard’s Roost, was granted a Temporary Modification of Premise Application in order to host two annual events, the June 13th Country Jam and the September 19th Road Jam.  A public hearing was held to discuss the request by Gruber.  Both events are held at the Buzzard’s Roost at the […]

UPDATE: Sen. Crowder Will Hold Feb. 21 Town Hall Meeting – Dore Town Hall Meeting Postponed to March 7

      Due to Weather Rep. Dore will not be Attending Feb 21 Town Hall-Crowder Will be in Lamar on Feb 21   For safety concerns of those wanting to attend, Representative Dore will be postponing the Town Hall in Lamar to March 7th, tenatively.  Further information will be given next week.  Please stay […]

New Floodplain Management Codes Approved by City

The Lamar City Council conducted a public hearing on the adoption of an amendment for the Lamar Municipal Code regarding Floodplain Management.  The amendment change will bring the Lamar code into compliance with the rules and regulations issued by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2011.  Communities were given three years to make the needed […]

Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Local medical providers are sponsoring several information seminars and outdoor events to highlight the annual Linked in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns held in local settings across the country. Women and their families are invited to the LCC Wellness Center, Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 1pm, for a ‘Git Fit and Relax’ event. A […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2014-2015

The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building on Tuesday, August 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information you can […]

Lamar City Council Sets Public Meeting Dates for ARPA Discussion

Several public hearings were set by the Lamar City Council during their Monday evening meeting, two of which will focus on developments regarding ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  Mayor Roger Stagner said he hoped citizens with concerns about ARPA and the Lamar Repowering Project will attend one of the two meetings set for the Lamar […]

ARPA Hosts Public Meetings on Lamar Repowering Project

  You are cordially invited to attend two public meetings in Lamar hosted by the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) in which ARPA will provide an update on the status of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Consultants that performed economic and engineering analysis on the Project will present the results of their studies. The meetings will […]

ARPA Re-Evaluating Power Plant Options-1st Public Hearing June 11

The Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) Board of Directors recently announced that it is re-evaluating the long-term options for the Lamar Repowering Project to determine how to best meet its members’ future energy needs. The boiler for the coal-fired power plant has not been able to comply with its air emissions guarantees, and the plant […]

A Weekend of Windmills and Wagons as we Observe Lamar Days

 Time is running out for you to RSVP to join in the fun and food for the traditional breakfast that kicks off Lamar Days.  “Wake Up Lamar” breakfast this year will be held at the Lamar Community Building, Friday, May 16, from 6:45 to 7:45am.  Entertainment for the morning meal will  feature the winners of […]

4th Annual Community Wellness EXPO

(Lamar, CO)  The region’s most affordable health fair returns with the 2014 Community Wellness Expo on April 16th & 17th.  The Community Wellness Expo is sponsored by High Plains Community Health Center, Frontier Bank and the Lamar Parks and Recreation Department.  A $30 fasting blood work panel includes:  Lipids (cholesterol); A1C (diabetes); CBC (infection & […]

Fridays with Basketball

Where do you go on a chilly Friday morning, if you’re a kid and there’s no school and mom and dad are telling you to get out of the house? A good start is the Lamar Community Building between 10am and Noon. Paul Moss, Lamar Community College JV Basketball Coach and several of his players […]

KVAY Receives Urban Redevelopment Grant, Landfill Fees Explained

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority and Beacon Broadcasting finalized a Development Agreement needed for a grant for property rehabilitation at 114 South Main Street in Lamar.  KVAY Radio purchased the property, the former Main Café, to renovate into new business offices and broadcast studios.  The grant will cover about 50% of the rehabilitation work planned […]

Here Come the Riders!!

Lamar may experience a brief traffic snarl for a while this Friday afternoon, September 20, when approximately 1,000 bicyclists converge on the city for the second annual Pedal the Plains event in Colorado. Southeast Colorado was selected as the destination for 2013 with riders making a weekend loop from Eads, to Lamar, to La Junta […]


August 12 – 18, 2013   Monday, Aug. 12 4:00 p.m. Community Meeting & Ice Cream Social with Governor Hickenlooper’s Drought Task Force Re: Drought & Drought Response Measures – Lamar Community Building – Multi-Purpose Room   Tuesday, Aug. 13 7:00 a.m. Meet & Greet with Road & Bridge Staff – Lamar R & B Shop   8:30 […]

Vote for your Northside Park Playground Design

Local Lamar residents may select one of the three offerings for a design for a new playground and equipment for the Northside Park in Lamar.  The playground equipment will be set up on Saturday, September 14 and according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, the deadline for making your selection is this Friday, […]