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Lamar City Council Okays MOUs, IGAs and SDS Contract

  Janell Martin and Katie Philpy, employed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and headquartered at Lamar High School, provided an overview of the Colorado Gear Up program for the Lamar City Council during their September 14th meeting. CGU is a federally-funded program that instructs middle and high school students on college basic courses […]

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 […]

City Council Moves to Complete Sportsplex, Sets Public Hearing on Zoning for Patel Property

Greater Outdoors Colorado has approved a grant for the City of Lamar for funding to complete the remaining two ball fields at the city’s four-plex.  The first of the four fields, off Savage Avenue in Lamar, was completed in 2010, enabling Lamar to host a Cal Ripkin World Series event.  Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and […]

SECCI Receives Contributions from Oktoberfest Beer-Brats & Boobies Run

The membership group of “Beers and Brats for Boobies” presented a check to Cathy Buxton of Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative for $5,200, the proceeds from the Oktoberfest 5K run in Lamar. SECCI was created by a group of cancer survivors in 2000, to help pay for transportation and some medical expenses for local residents in […]

Think Pink for Oktoberfest 2013

  This year’s Oktoberfest in Lamar was held with more fall-like temperatures and sunny skies on Saturday, October 2, compared to last year’s drizzly chiller.  That made a definite difference in attendance numbers for this year’s Chamber of Commerce festival.  The annual Toys for Tots Car & Motorcycle Show & Poker Run got off to […]

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 […]

BBB Donate to SECCI

On October 6, Lamar was overrun with tutu-clad runners in the “Beers and Brats for Boobies” 5K race.  The event took place in conjunction with Oktoberfest and aimed to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.  Even though Oktoberfest saw a drop in attendance due to the chilly weather, the 5k was still a success.  65 […]

LCC Cosmetology Department Celebrates Cosmetology Month During October

(Lamar, Colorado; October 1, 2012) For those who are not aware, October is the National Cosmetology Month. In recognition of the month the Lamar Community College Cosmetology Department will be holding and participating in a variety of events. The big event for the department will be Cosmo Cares Two on October 24 in the cosmetology […]

Lamar Administrator Search Down to Final Five

Interim Lamar City Administrator Steven Rabe told the council that five finalists for the permanent city administrator position have been made aware of their status. Seven persons were given phone interviews on June 18 and 19 by Rabe, and based on those interviews, plus additional information on the candidates, five are being forwarded to the […]

Search Narrowing for Lamar City Administrator

The City of Lamar received 19 applications for the position of city administrator by the June 1 deadline, according to interim administrator Steve Rabe.  He informed the council during their meeting, Monday, June 11, that the list has been narrowed to seven semi-finalists who participated in phone interviews.  Rabe said the council will receive a […]

Food, Fees, Fairs, Funding, Finance

What began as a concern over health rules for Dutch oven cooking enthusiasts and an occasional community barbecue has stirred up the pot and got several groups in Prowers County simmering over how they conduct business.  An informational meeting between Michele Girard of Prowers County Public Health and Environment and representatives of the County Fair […]

Wonderful Weekend, Busy Town

Some pictures will display larger if clicked. Lamar offered something to do for almost every taste, whether your interests ranged from the annual Oktoberfest activities,  to the Living History Encampment, to the Lamar Community College Antelope Stampede, or more sedentary fare, such as scanning the titles offered at the fall book fair at the Lamar […]

Fall Festival, A Moving Experience

Photos and Video by Russ Baldwin – Click on a picture to see a larger version. Saturday’s perfect weather brought out the downtown crowds for Lamar’s Fall Festival. Vendors took advantage of the sunny day, while shoppers took advantage of the bargains offered along the sidewalks on Main Street and the added attractions on West […]