Our CommunityThe town of Lamar, Colorado, is located in the Arkansas River Valley in the southeast corner of the state. Lamar is a small community with a rich heritage. Surrounding Lamar are prairies, farmland, and wide open spaces.
DemographicsLamar has a population of 8,869 and serves as the county seat for Prowers County (population of 14,483).
EconomyWheat, alfalfa and corn fields are the predominant agriculture in the area and the semi-arid climate is ideal for livestock production. Lamar is the industrial and retail center for the southeastern region of Colorado. Lamar has a strong economy and average housing costs for the state of Colorado.
EducationLamar has two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. It is also the home of Lamar Community College.
Local AttractionsThe town serves as a wonderful vacation destination with abundant fishing, boating, hiking and other recreation opportunities in the Arkansas River and John Martin Reservoir. Lamar is especially unique because of its proximity to one of the largest wind power projects in the world, the Colorado Green Wind Power Project, located just 30 miles south of Lamar. Prowers County makes a perfect setting for this project with large areas of open land shared by grazing livestock in the neighborhood. Lamar also has baseball, softball, volleyball, swimming, yoga, wrestling, gymnastics, karate, and more for all ages.
Area InfoTown Website
SchoolsLamar School District
Lamar Community College
Tourism, Recreation & DevelopmentMadonna of the Trail Monument
Lamar Municipal Airport
Big Timbers Museum719-336-8267
Santa Fe Trail
John Martin Reservoir State Park
Southeast Colorado Heritage
Spreading Antlers Golf Course (719) 336-5274
Big Timbers Motocross Park (719) 336-8267
Lamar Days Parade
Sand and Sage Fair and Rodeo
Old Rock School House (Wiley)
Colorado Green Wind Farm
Pierre Auger Observatory
Health Care in LamarProwers Medical Center
High Plains Community * Health Center
Fresenius Medical Care (Dialysis)
Towns NearbyWiley (8 miles)
Granada (21 miles)
Eads (30 miles)
Holly (30 miles)
La Junta (60 miles)
Related LinksColorado Community Health Network
Prowers County Public Health
Health Care Policy and Financing
Patient Education Center