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Radio Car Racing is Underway at the Lamar Elks Lodge

Want to take your vehicle around some hairpin turns at excessively high speeds, outdistancing your closest competitor? Rebound off retaining walls and spin out a couple of times and get back on the straightaway to retake your lead in the pack.  Bump your opponent out of the way when no one is looking?  Cross the […]

Sparkle in their Eyes – Twinkle in their Toes

The inaugural Southern Plains Father Daughter Dance was held at the Lamar Elks Lodge Saturday evening, January 23.  Roni Vallejos, child life specialist, coordinated the event as a fundraiser for the new Hospice Children’s Good Grief Center. Roni and her team of Hospice employees and supporters spent time decorating, baking, and creating a “Winter Wonderland” […]

CDOT Provides Estimated Timeline for Main Street Construction

  The Main Street construction project in Lamar will be conducted in three phases over several years and the bidding for a contractor for the first phase will begin May 5th of this year.  Brian Long, CDOT resident engineer for southeast Colorado and Dean VanDeWege, P.E. Senior Project Manager for Jacobs Consulting, hosted a public […]

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association Review Beef Roundtable Discussion

  Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association board recently received an update on “Sustainable Beef” and finalized plans for upcoming events. Steve Wooten, a Kim rancher and U.S. Roundtable of Sustainable Beef board member, gave an update on the framework being built in a unique program. His Nov. 5 comments at the La Junta golf […]

Lamar Elks Lodge Hosts Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner

Gary LaCost, Exalted Ruler of the Lamar Elks Lodge, #1319 in Lamar, said over 100 persons came out for the Friday night prime rib dinner, honoring local veterans who received a free dinner.  Oscar Riley noted that 34 veterans were served. PER Jared Crabtree was presented with an Espirit de Corps award of excellence for […]

12th Annual Fantasy Tree Set for November 21st

The 12th Annual Fantasy Tree fundraising event will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at the Lamar Elks Lodge, 28157 US Hwy 287, in Lamar. The Fantasy Tree auction is a fundraising event to support program needs of the Domestic Safety Resource Center (DSRC). Since their inception in 1986, the Domestic […]

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, […]

Lamar Elks # 1319 Celebrated 100th Anniversary

There were 46 original charter members of the BPOE in Lamar on May 24, 1915, 100 years ago.  That membership has ebbed and flowed over the years, but the spirit of the Elks holds as true today as it did back in 1868 when the order was first created in New York City. The Lamar […]

Laureate RHO Sorority Donates to HOPE Center, Shoe Cruizer Distributes Free Shoes

  A February 5 bingo night at the Lamar Elks Lodge raised $250 which the local sorority, Laureate RHO, donated to the Project HOPE Center this past Friday, March 20.  Members Kay Arends and Judy Turpin said their volunteers had as much fun, if not more, than the people who come out for weekly bingo.  […]

Zonta Presents ‘Girls Wanna Have Fun’!

  The Zonta Club of Prowers County is hosting a fun filled evening and we invite women from throughout our area to come join us.  The date is March 21st, the time is 6pm till 9pm – come when you can and stay as long as you want. The place is the new Wolves Den […]

Donald Gilbert Currell…November 3, 1928 – December 12, 2014

    Donald G. Currell passed away Friday night December 12, 2014 in Mesa, AZ. Donald was born November 3, 1928 to Irvin and Mabel Currell, and spent his early childhood in Tulsa and Drumright City, Oklahoma. The family, which also included older brother Douglas, moved to Lamar, Colorado where they completed secondary education. Donald […]

Deadline Approaching to Nominate Lamar Citizen of the Year

The annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held on Wednesday, February 4, at the Lamar Elks Lodge.  Nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award, a banquet highlight, will remain open until noon this Tuesday, January 20 at the Lamar Chamber offices.  Completed forms should be returned to the offices at 109A East Beech Street […]

Citizen of the Year Nominations from Lamar Chamber of Commerce

  Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Citizen of the Year award. This award is presented annually to honor an individual that has made a substantial contribution to the Prowers County area. The nominees must have exhibited leadership in community projects and be involved in civic […]

Fantasy Tree Celebration is a Succesful Fundraiser

The annual Fantasy Tree Festival in Lamar is one way southeast Colorado residents judge the approach of Christmas.  The 11th Annual Festival, held this past Saturday, November 22 at the Lamar Elks Lodge, helped put attendees in a holiday frame of mind.  The annual event raises funds for the Domestic Safety Resource Center which serves […]

11th Annual Fantasy Tree Set for Saturday

  The 11th Annual Fantasy Tree fundraising event is set for this Saturday, November 22 at the Lamar Elks Lodge, beginning at 6pm. Funds raised through the auction sale of decorated Christmas trees and wreathes, plus a silent auction, help support the annual expense for maintenance and operation of a safe house operated by the […]

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 […]

10th Annual Fantasy Tree Provides Entertainment & Funding

The tally isn’t official yet, but almost $9,000 has been collected so far from the November 23 Fantasy Tree Celebration held at the Lamar Elks Lodge.  Lisa Thomas, committee chairman, said the group hoped they could reach the $10,000 level in honor of their tenth year.  The funds come from the annual auction of decorated […]

Toys for Tots Countdown to Christmas

  While Darlene Lopez gets 40 names for assistance in one day for the Toys for Tots campaign for Prowers County, she’s also throwing away trash.  “I have filled 13 dumpsters with ‘donations’ that are just trash!” she said earlier this week.  “If these items are something that your own child wouldn’t use, why would […]

10th Annual Fantasy Tree Auction to Raise Funds for DSRC

  The 10th Annual Fantasy Tree fundraising event will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Lamar Elks Lodge, 28157 US Hwy 287, in Lamar. The Fantasy Tree auction is a fundraising event to support the maintenance and operations of a four county “Safe House” which is operated by the […]

Veterans Receive Local “Thanks”

Veteran’s Day was officially observed on Monday, November 11 across the country. Some local organizations in southeast Colorado took the time to offer their own thanks to our veterans in various ways. The Lamar Elks Lodge offered a free steak dinner this past Friday evening to any member of the military, past or present, and […]