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A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

Alta Vista Charter School students were happy to have some Halloween homework recently. The task was to create a pumpkin design based on a favorite character from various kid’s books and novels. Pumpkin ‘selfies’ were also allowed and 44 students put their creative energies to work.   “We wish we had the room to display […]

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority is working to alleviate blight, generally known as Brownfield, in commercial areas of the city. The Authority approved an application for an EPA Brownfield assessment grant which will review environmental conditions of public or private properties.  The funds will be used to hire Ayres Associates which will conduct the study […]

LCC Hosting Three Halloween Events

LCC Hosting Three Halloween Events

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 23, 2017) Three Halloween events are coming to Lamar Community College on October 30 and 31: Princess Day at the Cosmetology Salon, Treat Street, and the LCC Cosmetology’s Halloween Party. Princess Day will be held in conjunction with Treat Street again this year and is set for Monday, October 30, from […]

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription […]

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

    Members of the HOPE Coalition at the Lincoln School in Lamar received an update on the mission of Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products. He was a guest of board member, Byron Hall at the Coalition’s monthly meeting.  “I’m going to assist in the design placement of the bike shop and […]

Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust invite you to submit a nomination for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award. The Leopold Conservation Award Program recognizes agricultural landowners who actively exemplify Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic”.  The award recognizes and celebrates extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation by private landowners, and provides a prominent […]

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2017.  Nominations are now being sought to fill these important positions. The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado’s weed management challenges and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests.  The committee then makes […]

Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents:

Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents:

Roy and Rosemary – a piano and violin duo – pop and classical music. The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is pleased to present another wonderful evening of music on Tuesday, October 24th at the Lamar High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  Roy and Rosemary are known for their versatility, passion, musicianship and style and are […]

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

    Doug Harbour of the 9/11 Tri State Tribute and Memorial Committee, presented a certificate of appreciation to Kirk Powers, Prowers County Building Maintenance Supervisor and his crew, as a way of thanking them for their efforts during the annual Tribute event at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Harbour said the county staff never missed […]

Share the Spirit and J & N Shoes Hold Annual Contribution

Share the Spirit and J & N Shoes Hold Annual Contribution

    Over 152 youngsters from the region got brand new shoes on Friday, October 13, from J & N Shoes, downtown Lamar. It’s become an annual event as Share the Spirit Foundation and Jennifer Steward of J & N Shoes combine their efforts to provide a new pair of shoes to elementary age school […]

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

    How much do you know about the medical impact of marijuana? How well can you separate fact from fiction on the impact legalized marijuana could have on a community?  These and other questions were addressed recently at a recent public meeting at the HOPE Center on North 10th Street, sponsored by the Lamar Elks […]

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence

  How many times have you read a news story about a woman accusing someone of abuse only to scroll down to read the comments? Most likely, nestled among a few well-meaning comments of support, you found a bevy of judgment and shaming directed at the survivor. And, they’re coming from both men and women. […]

Election Privacy Information & Election Date Deadlines

Election Privacy Information & Election Date Deadlines

  ELECTION NEWS:   Can someone else get your blank ballot or the ballot of someone who has recently moved?  Can they vote that ballot?  The answer is NO! Colorado has a series of protections in place: Counties receive frequent updates from the State of Colorado listing people who have recently died, and those who have […]

Seven named to President’s List at LCC

Seven named to President’s List at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 2, 2017) Seven Lamar Community College students recently earned their place on the prominent President’s List by completing the summer semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA, including Kylie Bennett (Wiley), Sabrina Brewer (Hasty), Dominique Cardinelli (Hasty), Kaylee Fox (Hugo), Yadira Ramos Barraza (Lamar), Chloe Santos (Laredo, TX), and Kyndra Smith (Wiley). […]

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

    Annie Oakley or Little Sure Shot, as she was named by Chief Sitting Bull, was a new feature for the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College this past Friday and Saturday. The event, which is held every two years, has grown in scope and attendance with each display, featuring thirteen points of […]