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Lodging Panel Reviews Requests from Sip & Savor, Lamar Partnership Inc and Dutch Oven Cookers

Lodging Panel Reviews Requests from Sip & Savor, Lamar Partnership Inc and Dutch Oven Cookers

  Every two years, the Share the Spirit Foundation hosts the Sip and Savor Fundraiser, held in the fall at Prowers Farms. Foundation co-creator, Karen Voepel, told the Prowers County Lodging Panel, funds from the October 6th event will be used to purchase shoes, socks and other needed essentials for local school children.  The Panel […]

Aerial Surveys Confirm Upward Trend in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population

Aerial Surveys Confirm Upward Trend in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population

    The latest lesser prairie-chicken survey shows bird populations are up from last year, continuing an upward trend over the last few years. The survey indicates an estimated breeding population of 38,637 birds this year, compared to 29,934 birds counted last year. “This approximately 30% annual increase is good news, but we know that […]

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

  Lamar Community College President, Dr. Linda Lujan, noted that summer enrollment is up almost 25% from last year. “This is exciting,” she told the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10th, “We finished our regular year at almost 6% up and our target annual enrollment is about 5% a year, so this is nice […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2018-2019

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2018-2019

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, July 31st from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 1st from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, you can […]

Parenting in the Digital Age - Follow the Cookie Crumbs

Parenting in the Digital Age – Follow the Cookie Crumbs

      Parents, to help you understand how to manage your children’s use of the digital world, we will be offering tips and information every month. If your goal is to keep your children safe on the Internet, the first thing you need to do is find out where they are going.  One way […]

Camp Amache Open House July 7

Camp Amache Open House July 7

    For several years, the University of Denver (DU) Amache Project has been focused on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of ten WWII-era Japanese-American internment camps. In 1942 the War Relocation Authority acquired 8,000 acres of land (the site would grow to 12,000 acres) in southeastern Colorado.  The camp […]

Early Bird Registration Open for LHS DECA CHAPTER’S 2018 Golf Tournament

Early Bird Registration Open for LHS DECA CHAPTER’S 2018 Golf Tournament

       (Lamar, Colorado, June 28, 2018) The Lamar High School DECA Chapter will be hosting their second annual golf tournament on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Spreading Antlers Golf Course. The golf tournament will be in a Four Person Scramble format. Businesses and individuals who had teams in the 2017 LHS DECA Golf […]

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent's Fort

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Wednesday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2018 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in […]

Elks Honor Flag Day and Veterans

Elks Honor Flag Day and Veterans

                                                 Americanism is one of the Elks primary missions. The Lamar Elks #1319 want to show how the Order cares about this great country and everything it represents. Since 1905, the Elks have performed Flag Day ceremonies to appreciate the nation’s history, values and diversity. The Lamar Lodge works with the VFW, American Legion and […]

Prowers County Mini Livestock Boot Camps

Prowers County Mini Livestock Boot Camps

    So you joined 4-H and you bought yourself your first animal to show at the county fair this year. But now what? What do I feed? How do I clip? What should I do in the show ring? These are all thoughts that have run through every showman’s minds at one point in […]

O'Bryan and Wollert Competing at World's Largest Jr High Rodeo

O’Bryan and Wollert Competing at World’s Largest Jr High Rodeo

DENVER- Braxton O’Bryan and Wayttyn Wollert, members of the Southeast All Stars Junior High School Rodeo team have earned positions on the Colorado State National Junior High School Rodeo team. Braxton O’Bryan who is an 8th grader at Lamar Middle School will compete in the Rifle Shoot. Wayttyn Wollert, an 8th grader at Wiley Junior […]

UPDATE for LOCAL/REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS-Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

UPDATE for LOCAL/REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS-Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Loveland, Colo. with over 400 people in attendance.  To start the day off Tuesday, CCA hosted the first annual Ranching Legacy Symposium as part of their preview to the re-introduced Ranching Legacy Program; a certification […]

Five Lopes Sign with NCAA Programs

Five Lopes Sign with NCAA Programs

      (Lamar, Colorado; June 13, 2018) The 2017-2018 Lamar Community College men’s basketball season was a positive one. The Lopes got to 20 wins and a region tournament appearance for the second straight season. Lamar’s sophomore class had plenty to do with that, going 47-19 the past two years. Five of those sophomores […]

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

  Lamar hosted Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) 2018 last week, June 13-15, the first time the event, which is held every four years, came to this city. Eight counties in southeast Colorado were represented including Prowers County.  The event, which helps match philanthropic donation funders with non-profit organizations, was coordinated in partnership with the City […]

Collins Takes Command of Women’s Basketball at LCC

Collins Takes Command of Women’s Basketball at LCC

      (Lamar, Colorado; June 1, 2018) Lamar Community College has named former assistant coach Nolan Collins its new head coach of women’s basketball. Collins takes the helm after serving as the assistant coach for two years under former head coach Landon Steele. “I am just proud of the journey over the last two […]