Wednesday March 24, 2021

Kids Fishing Days

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting several free fishing events for kids 15 years and younger at area ponds and parks in southeast Colorado. There’s no need to register, just bring your own gear if you have some or if not, the Parks Department will supply each kid with a free fishing rod while supplies last. Visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website for more information on dates and locations for Kids free fishing days.

Lamar Partnership Corporate Cup

The 1st annual Corporate Cup has been announced by Lamar Partnership in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles, business partnership, and employee connection. This 3 day Corporate cup consists of events such as Kayak racing, beach volleyball, fishing and cornhole. Set in tournament format, local businesses can team up to compete in up to 7 event competitions. The town’s biggest office party is scheduled for August 5th-7th with prizes for winning teams. Call Morgan Becker at 336-1448 to sign up.

Lamar Public Library Spring Book Sale

Lamar Public Library staff has been hard at work getting ready for their spring book sale. April 8th, 9th, and 10th are the dates for the Lamar Public Library Spring book sale taking place from 9am-1pm. The sale will be held in the Lamar Library garage on the east side of the Library.

City of Lamar Auction

City of Lamar will be selling surplus items in an internet auction. To view items and begin bidding go to Items include: Pickups, trucks, cars, fire trucks, trailers, office items furniture, bikes and much more. All items will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price on the auction date. The city of Lamar internet auction will close on April 13 at 9:00 a.m. Questions regarding the auction may be directed to Kristin, Treasurer for the City of Lamar by calling 719-336-1373.


CDPHE Updates Nursing Home Visitation Rules

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is updating visitation rules for long-term care facilities and nursing homes. The state health department announced yesterday that residents of those facilities who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 can have close contact with visitors, as long as the resident wears a well-fitting mask. Visitors will be required to wash their hands before and after the visit. The rules were updated based on new guidance by the Centers for Medicaid Service.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife Expect A Great Fishing Season

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is expecting a good fishing season following a record fish spawn at Lake Pueblo. Aquatic biologists at the walleye spawning area of the lake, say they have collected more than 20-million walleye eggs at the lake so far. The fertilized eggs collected will be sent to a hatchery, and the fish born from the eggs will be stocked at different lakes around the state of Colorado. The biologists hope to collect 120-million eggs this year.

Accused Bounder Shooter Due in Court Tomorrow

The man accused of carrying out Monday's mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado is due in court tomorrow. Ahmad Aliwi was booked into the Boulder County Jail yesterday on multiple counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Jay Gray has more on where the investigation stands today. The suspect in Monday's shooting reportedly purchased an assault rifle on March 16th, with the mass shooting happening only ten days after a county judge blocked a two-year-old ban on assault weapons in the city. Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman ruled on March 12th that the city's ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons was invalid because it was contrary to state law. Attorneys for the city had argued that the local ordinance was necessary because state law doesn't address assault weapons.

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