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Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

    Lamar High School and Lincoln School are in dire need of infrastructure upgrades. The RE-2 District School Board approved a resolution during their August 13th meeting to place a question on the November 6th ballot to secure the balance of funds needed to complete a BEST Cash Grant Award to pay for the […]

New Signage for Safety

New Signage for Safety

  Three locations on Highway 287 through Lamar have been equipped with electronic street-crossing signage as part of the overall Downtown Project, according to Brian Long, CDOT Resident Engineer. Traveling north, motorists will encounter the three at the Lamar Community College Baseball Field at Merchant’s Park. This lighting system is known as RRFB, or Rectangular […]

New Look at Historic Boggsville Site

New Look at Historic Boggsville Site

  Thanks to two grants from the Gates Family Foundation, high quality interpretive signs were recently installed along the walking paths at Boggsville Historic Site. The new signs are designed to blend with the natural landscape and withstand the harsh Southeast Colorado sun and wind. The former trail signs were a mishmash of markers installed […]

LCC Foundation Secures Funding for EMT Scholarships

LCC Foundation Secures Funding for EMT Scholarships

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certificate offered this fall at Lamar Community College (Lamar, Colorado; August 6, 2018) The Lamar Community College Foundation recently secured $10,000 in funds from the Robert H. Rawlings Foundation to maintain scholarships for Emergency Medical Services students for the upcoming academic year.  These scholarships can help individuals interested in completing […]

Lamar Rotary Hosts RYLA Students (Updated to Include Student Names)

Lamar Rotary Hosts RYLA Students (Updated to Include Student Names)

  The Lamar Rotarians were given a report from selected students who recently attended a Rotary Youth Leadership gathering at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado earlier this summer. Two groups of students were on hand for the Thursday, August 9th event; one who had attended the leadership training the year before and the […]

CSP Trooper Tips - "Let There be Light"

CSP Trooper Tips – “Let There be Light”

  A vehicle’s headlights are one of the most important items in your vehicle, and yet it’s often one of the most overlooked items. Your ability to see clearly and be seen clearly at night is very important and is all due to your headlights. Headlights have improved over the years to help with seeing […]

931 Drivers Cited During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

931 Drivers Cited During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

  55 Citations Issued for Unbuckled Children STATEWIDE — From July 16 to 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state conducted a weeklong Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. The crackdown focused on rural areas of Colorado where fewer people tend […]

LCC Seeking Evaluation Comments from the Public

LCC Seeking Evaluation Comments from the Public

Public Notification of Opportunity to Comment (Lamar, Colorado; August 1, 2018) Lamar Community College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit on October 15-17, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. […]

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 […]