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Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

  “I tell you, Ned, it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized.” So wrote Captain Silas S. Soule in 1864, shortly after the national tragedy known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Two hundred and thirty souls – Cheyenne and Arapaho men, […]

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

    Four Lamar residents were recently recognized for their contribution to their community by the Lamar Rotary as part of their Vocation Recognition program during October. The four were Dr. Gino Figlio, pediatrician at High Plains Community Health Center for health care, Ron Cook, Prowers County Commissioner for community service, the Emick Family for […]

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence - Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence – Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

    Victim-Blaming Makes Survivors Afraid: It took one victim 12 years after leaving her abuser to identify as a survivor. “I was afraid of being shamed and judged,’ she says. ‘There’s still this stigma…a reluctance to believe women’s stories. And I think that hasn’t changed. We need to believe women when they tell their […]

Lamar Middle School Conducting Field Science Experiments

Lamar Middle School Conducting Field Science Experiments

  Lamar Middle School will host a Water Week from October 22th through the 26th. A MESO (Mobile Earth Space Observation) Vehicle, equipped with telescopes, will be parked in front of the school during those days.  Scientists will be presenting information during an assembly, during science classes and at the Friday Science Festival.  The Assembly […]

HOPE Center Sets Annual Chili Supper for 2019

HOPE Center Sets Annual Chili Supper for 2019

    Due to the scheduling conflicts and the lateness of the season, members of the HOPE Coalition decided postpone the annual family Chili supper until 2019. Coalition President Byron Hall said it made better sense to delay the meal, usually accompanied by a fund-raising silent auction, into 2019 at which time, a specific date […]

Free Confidential Help IS Available - Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

Free Confidential Help IS Available – Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

  1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will witness domestic violence in their lifetime. And more than 3-5 million U.S. children will witness it at home, it’s heartbreaking. Domestic Safety Resource Center provides support for survivors and their loved ones during those moments of crisis. Every year, we help victims seek safety […]

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

      [Denver]— Today, officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving (CTFDID) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined together to spread the word about the dangers of drug-impaired driving and to remind all drivers that if they are impaired […]

LCC Foundation to host annual Boots, Bling & Blessings on October 20

LCC Foundation to host annual Boots, Bling & Blessings on October 20

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 8, 2018) Lamar Community College Foundation is making final preparations for its second annual Boots, Bling & Blessings celebration on Saturday, October 20, at 6:00pm in the LCC Equine Complex. Raising $25,000 for the Foundation and LCC’s students, last year’s event proved to be both productive and thoroughly enjoyable. Foundation Board […]

Domestic Safety Resource Center Announces - Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

Domestic Safety Resource Center Announces – Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

  “Butterfly… A Story of Survival and Rebirth”   October is National Domestic Violence awareness Month. Domestic Safety Resource Center is joining organizations across Colorado and the nation using our voices to promote greater public awareness about Domestic Violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Survey 1 in 3 women and 1 in […]

Lamar Airport Hosts Collegiate Aerial Competition

Lamar Airport Hosts Collegiate Aerial Competition

    The Lamar Municipal Airport played host to various collegiate flying teams this past weekend, October 5th and 6th, including the glider competition team from the Air Force Academy, students from Metro State University from Denver as well as competitors from the University of North Dakota who made the long trek to participate. Jamie […]

Latino Heritage Live!  - Fred Blanco Portrays Cesar Chavez

Latino Heritage Live! – Fred Blanco Portrays Cesar Chavez

      Acclaimed Los Angeles-based actor and scholar Fred Blanco will present the one-man show “The Stories of Cesar Chavez” on Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm at Lamar Community College, 2401 South Main Street, Bowman Building, Room 139. Blanco’s dramatic portrayal of Cesar Chavez, one of the most inspirational and influential civil rights leaders […]

High School BBQ Kicks off Bully Prevention Program

High School BBQ Kicks off Bully Prevention Program

  Lamar High School’s Bully Prevention Program started its new season, Wednesday, September 26th, with an on-site BBQ sponsored and prepared by Atmos Energy representatives.  Approximately 500 hamburger and hot dogs sandwiches were ready to go for the students outside the main entrance during their noontime break. Bully Prevention Coach, Kayla Sailors, said, “The event […]

It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE!

It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE!

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF HOMLESNESS! On a single night last September, 476 victims of domestic violence across Colorado found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing. The annual count by the National Census of Domestic Violence Services shows an additional 173 requests for housing by victims in Colorado that same day could not be […]

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

  The members of the Lamar Rotary continued their time-honored tradition of distributing hard-bound dictionaries to third grade students at Parkview School this past week. This week marks the 17th year the Lamar Rotary has been collecting donations to pay for the books for several hundred students.  For many of these students this is the […]

What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District

What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District

    The Lamar High School will be 50 years old in 2019 and the Lincoln School is a few years older. The needed upgrades for both schools were detailed during a community forum hosted by Friends of Lamar Schools and held at the LHS auditorium Tuesday evening, September 25th. Kathleen LaCost outlined the elements […]