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Governor, City Council Members Discuss Local/Regional Economic Growth

Governor Hickenlooper took a working lunch break at the Lamar SOS Center this past Tuesday, September 21, during a swing through portions of southeast Colorado. The governor highlighted the efforts made by residents and staff at the Fort Lyon Residential Supportive Center in Las Animas on their one year anniversary.  He also reviewed water issues […]

Southeast Colorado Arts Council Receives Viaero Donation

  Viaero Wireless, one of the corporate sponsors from this September’s Pedal the Plains bicycle event, donated $500 to Southeast Colorado Arts Council this past Tuesday, December 03, at the Viaero Store on East Olive Street in Lamar. Sarah Hutt, Marketing Events Coordinator for Viaero, presented the check to Rose Ann Yates, President of the […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds Two Events

The annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival and Farm City Banquet both received marketing funding from the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, October 15, during the monthly board meeting. The Snow Goose Festival will receive $5,672 to advertise the February 2014 event in local, area, regional and national advertising publications. The three-day event […]

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, […]

Letter to the Editor: Pedal the Plains Event

  Kudos to Shawna Hodge, as well as all of the supporting staff and volunteers, for the tremendous efforts in planning and coordinating the numerous details and events, that made “PEDAL THE PLAINS” such a huge success for Lamar!       It was a special day to observe our quiet little town, “ALIVE” with activity, music, commerce, […]

Pedal the Plains, A Rolling Success

Sunny skies, mild temperatures and gentle winds all contributed to a perfect weekend for the Pedal the Plains event held in Lamar this past Friday and Saturday, September 20-21.  Bike riders began arriving in Lamar from their starting point in Eads mid afternoon on Friday.  Once they checked their bikes at the Lamar Community Building, […]

Pedal the Plains Schedule in Lamar

Pedal The Plains Schedule @ Lamar:   Friday, September 20: Lamar Lamar Community Lunch at HQ Site @ Community Bldg:                  12:00pm-4:00pm Town/Hotel Shuttles:                                                                                12:00pm-10:00pm Lamar Community Dinner at Entertainment Site @ Lamar Chamber/Welcome Center Bldg:                                            5:00pm-9:00pm Entertainment  Site Activities:                                                                  2:00pm-10:00pm Beer Garden Food Vendor Expo Enchanted Forest – Craft Vendors & Family Fun Entertainment […]

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 […]

County Lodging Panel Funds October Events

  Four events in the Prowers County community received either partial or full funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting, Tuesday, September 17.  The funds are used for marketing and advertising future events in hope of drawing visitors to the county from outlying areas.  Marge Creech represented the Holly Bluegrass […]

Local Author Signing for Pedal the Plains

Lamar and southeastern Colorado will be in the spotlight when crowds of bicycle enthusiasts visit during Pedal the Plains.  Pedal the Plains, an annual bicycle tour of the Colorado plains, will take place on September 20-22.  In addition to local entertainment and food vendors, the Book Depot will contribute to the educational fun by hosting a […]

Public Hearing on North Gateway Park Annexation Scheduled by City Council

   The annexation of the Valco Pond area, or North Gateway Park into the City of Lamar, was discussed by the council and City Administrator, John Sutherland.  A petition of annexation of the 108.13 acres will be reviewed during a public hearing set for Monday, October 14.  The city was deeded the property by Valco […]

“Lamar Reflections” Mural is Taking Shape

“Lamar Reflections” is the name for the mosaic mural under construction on West Elm Street in Lamar.  The mural will be erected in Bi-Centennial Park in Lamar prior to the September 20 arrival of over 1,000 bicyclists taking part in the annual Pedal the Plains event. The art work on the panels, which will stand […]

Food Vendors Needed for Pedal the Plains

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is reminding area civic groups they have until August 30 to register to be a food vendor for the September Pedal the Plains event coming to Lamar.  Chamber office manager, Bobbi Ketels, said to qualify for a vendor license, only one member of a civic group needs to attend a […]

Big Timbers Museum Update

  Kathleen Scranton, Curator for the Big Timbers Museum, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with a quarterly activities update.  Tammie Clark, Health and Human Services, recently donated two historic bookcases and the museum plans to receive additional cabinetry, office furniture, a carved wooden bench and a metal bench from the Prowers County auction room this […]

Food Vendors Wanted for Pedal the Plains

The 2013 Pedal The Plains annual cycling event is coming to Lamar in late September. This is the 2nd Annual Pedal the Plains event which will feature three towns in Southeastern Colorado: Eads, La Junta, and Lamar.  This is a huge event that will bring many visitors to our city! On Friday, September 20th, Pedal the Plains participants […]

Pedal the Plains Mural Set for Bi-Centennial Park

    Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Coordinator, recapped the $1,000 award Lamar received to construct a public art project that will be set in place prior to the Pedal the Plains Bicycle tour in southeast Colorado.  The funding from the Colorado Creative Industries will help finance the multi-group project which incorporates artistic submissions from […]

Clark Hired as County Deputy Director of Health & Environment

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved the hiring of R.N. Tammi Clark as the Deputy Director for the County’s Health and Environment Department.  Clark will begin her duties on Monday, July 15.  She has been a Prowers County resident for almost 30 years and has been in the medical field for almost 20 years, […]

Project HOPE Coalition Discusses Food and Funding

The Project HOPE Coalition held their monthly meeting this past Monday, July 8 at Lincoln Elementary School and reviewed activities and revenues from the recent Family Fun Day at Willow Creek Park, and planned for future summer events.  An estimated 815 residents attended the Saturday event and $408 was raised through various food sales, including […]

Lamar Council Begins Budget Work, Delays Airport Upgrades

  Summertime means the Lamar City Council starts picking dates for budget deadlines.  A work session focusing on general guidance for the 2014 budget was held Monday, July 8.  Topics of discussion included: Revenue Projections, Taxation, Capital Investment, Performance based Salary Increases, Contingency Set-Aside and other Funding Priorities.  City Clerk, Linda Williams, recapped the May […]

Plans Underway for Local Impact for Pedal The Plains Tour

Representatives for the second annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour presented an overview of their needs from the Lamar and Prowers County community for the three day event on Thursday, May 2 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  Elizabeth Norris, Community Relations Manager for the Denver Post, and Reed Rowley, from the Colorado Office of […]