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Willow Creek Park Selected as Potential Skateboard Site

The Lamar City Council weighed the pros and cons of several potential sites for a skateboard park within the city limits and informally agreed that the southern end of Willow Creek Park would be the best location. Other viable sites discussed during the February 29th work session included Escondido Park, Bicentennial Park and the horseshoe […]

Project HOPE Center Receives Paint the Plains Donation

Over a dozen youngsters and members of Project HOPE and organizers from the Paint the Plains Patriot Run got together at Lincoln School for a check presentation, proceeds from the September 12th Run at Willow Creek Park. 280 runners and walkers signed up for the first-time event which earned $3,000 in donations for the HOPE […]

Enthusiastic Crowd for Paint the Plains Patriot Run

Approximately 300 runners/walkers turned out at Willow Creek Park at 5pm on Saturday, September 12, to take part in the first annual Paint the Plains for Patriotism Fun Run and Walk. “It’s amazing what can develop from just a simple conversation,” exclaimed co-organizer, Shane Dashner at the swimming pool parking lot where he was taking […]

Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set for the Weekend

The 4th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute honoring all first responders and Armed Forces members will be in full force this weekend in downtown Lamar as part of the Fall Festival activities on Friday, September 11th, and a full day of scheduled activities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds following Saturday’s 10am parade. A small, patriotic presentation on […]

Hot Dog! What a Night

      Wieners were served up from the grill at the Prowers County Fairgrounds and Willow Creek Park on Tuesday evening, August 4. Residents could choose from the National Night Out event at Willow Creek Park and enjoyfree swimming, a movie and dozens of chili dogs with cheese and all the toppings, or they […]

Just Right for Summer

Lamar residents of all ages were at Willow Creek Park, Thursday evening, July 30, for the annual Ice Cream Social and free swim night at the Lamar Municipal Pool, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Parks & Recreation Department. Folks with an appetite for homemade ice cream, some youngsters who were tasting it […]

Family Fun Day Set for Saturday June 27 at Willow Creek Park

Members of the LiveWell Prowers County Coalition and volunteers are ready to host hundreds of kids and parents at this year’s Family Fun Day at Willow Creek Park.   Events are planned to begin at 9am with a family run/run/walk/ride with free tee shirts to the first 100 kids who take part.  A bike rodeo will […]

Lamar Police Department and Domestic Safety Sign Agreement

Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, signed a memorandum of understanding between the Lamar Police Department and the Domestic Safety Resource Center as outlined by Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller and Kathy McCorkle, Executive Director of DSRC. The MOU will help to provide assistance to victims of domestic crimes, as the Center currently provides such items as […]

Rotary Ducky Dash Winners Announced

Eager youngsters, barefooted or sneakered, raced to the finish line at Willow Creek Park during Lamar Days, May 16, to help select the winners for the 13th annual Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash. Rotary members had been busy months beforehand, selling tickets for the annual Dash, raising funds for some of the Rotary’s projects, including the […]

Past and Future Come Together for the 2015 Lamar Days Celebration

Area residents enjoyed a perfect day of sunshine and blue skies for the annual Lamar Days Parade this past Saturday, May 16.  Perhaps a first for the parade, two Lamar men, Oscar Noble and Scott Tidswell were declared parade royalty by the Lamar Zonta Club, with both men waving to the crowd from a chauffeured […]

BBQ Results Update: Wild West BBQ & Fiesta Celebrated Food, Diversity and Wheels

The skies over Lamar cleared by mid-morning Saturday, May 9th, for the 11th Annual Wild West BBQ Cook Off at Willow Creek Park and the 3rd Annual Fiesta on the Plains.  There had been sufficient rainfall on Friday and early Saturday morning to warrant some concern about how the rest of the day would pan […]

Kids…Be a Rotary Runner for Lamar Days

  The Lamar Rotary Club is preparing for the annual Ducky Dash race at Willow Creek Park later this month.  They have Quackers, all the ducks for the Dash, the Rotary Tumble Tub and the tickets…but they need some youngsters from K-6 grades to race for them on Saturday, May 16. Rotarian Judy Turpin said […]

‘HOPE’ing for Sod

  HOPE Coalition members updated recent activities during their monthly meeting, April 20th.  Angel Madrid reported that the Lamar Police Department is working to develop a police cadet organization among interested students.  Several officers have met with HOPE staff to see if Saturday sessions would work, along with creating an obstacle course for students to […]

El Pomar Gives New Life to HOPE

Lori Hammer, Project HOPE director in Lamar, has received confirmation from the El Pomar Foundation of a $100,000 grant for funding into the 2014-2015 school year.  “I received a phone call telling us we had been awarded the donation, and the recent confirmation made it official,” she explained.  The funding announcement comes just in time, as […]

A ‘Right’ of Summer

What could be so right than a cup of cold ice cream on an early summer’s evening?  Lamar residents were forming several lines at Willow Creek Park, Thursday evening, July 31, for the annual Ice Cream Social and free swim night, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Parks & Recreation Department. As early […]

Lamar City Council Discusses Bees, Fees and Asbestos

City ordinances limit residents to only three dogs per residence, but the question arose about keeping bee hives within city limits.  Apparently some residents around 10th and Beech Streets have been bothered by bees, kept in several hives, to produce honey.  Their specific complaint, according to John Sutherland, Lamar City Administrator, was enough of the […]

Public Welcome to National Night Out, August 5

The Lamar Police Department and numerous local businesses are hosting a National Night Out at Willow Creek Park on Tuesday evening, August 5. Area residents are welcome to come out to the site near the Lamar Swimming Pool from 6pm to 11pm to meet and greet and help foster stronger relationships with each other and […]

Heavy Rains Bring Creek and Street Flooding in S.E. Colorado

Torrential rains from this past Saturday night, July 12, brought sudden flooding to several low-lying portions of Lamar and southeast Colorado.  From Rocky Ford, east to Lamar, heavy rain and strong winds caused Highway 50 to close in some low areas, especially at several railroad underpasses until the waters receded.   A lot of Sunday […]

Part 2 of the Proposed Lamar Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan, Reviewed June 24

    Bicentennial Park is easily the most visible open space area in the City of Lamar, due to its proximity to Main Street, just south of the Municipal Building.  Except for some special occasions, the park is seldom used.  Last year, a locally produced mural was erected on the property as part of the […]

Packing the Park with Family Fun Day

The second annual, LiveWell Prowers County, Family Fun Day had a full crowd enjoying perfect summer weather this past Saturday, June 28 at Willow Creek Park. The Lamar Swimming Pool hosted residents of all ages for a free swim from 1 to 5pm, as families found the perfect way to stave off some of the […]