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Vilas team takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

Vilas team takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

  (Lamar, Colorado; November 8, 2018) The Vilas High School A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College on Friday, November 2. With an overall score of 76 points, the Vilas team toppled Lamar High School, who had won the event for the past three years […]

Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

    The Rhett Uhland Band from Eads, Colorado provided the entertainment for this year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Farm-City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, Friday, November 9th.  Uhland is honing his abilities to join the ranks of other notable regional entertainers who hail from areas around the High Plains, having released his first […]

Lamar Elks Honor the September and October Students of the Month

Lamar Elks Honor the September and October Students of the Month

The Elks are continually helping and supporting Lamar. This makes a difference by demonstrating the importance of embracing certain values. The students of the month are those individuals who represent the ideals, mindset and the attitudes it takes to be successful. As Elks we are honoring and encouraging them to continue making a difference. The […]

The Trailblazer Theatre Company Presents Premiere Performance

The Trailblazer Theatre Company Presents Premiere Performance

    An evening of local entertainment, from comedy skits, to famous monologues ranging from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams to Broadway show tunes…were on display this past Saturday evening, November 3rd, for the inaugural performance of Trailblazer Theatre Company. Thirteen performers and eleven vignettes entertained the audience at the Lamar High School Auditorium for the […]

The Bugs Have Found a Home

The Bugs Have Found a Home

    After over a year, several larger-than-life bugs, created through the efforts of local artist/sculpture Jeremy Cooper and students from One Step Up at the HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar, have finally found their home in Willow Creek Park. Two or three of the unique creations dot the landscape surrounding the skate […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

Lamar Middle School Students Explore the Heavens and Earth

Lamar Middle School Students Explore the Heavens and Earth

  Passers-by noticed a unique white van at the Lamar Middle School parking lot two weeks ago. A MESO (Mobile Earth Space Observation) Vehicle, equipped with several telescopes and other scientific equipment, has been offering several science projects and studies for the students during their visit. Headquartered at the National Space Science and Technology Institute in […]

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

  A display of simple playground equipment was hosted by Radian and Lamar Parks and Recreation this past Saturday, October 27th east of the ballfields near Savage Avenue. The equipment, according to Rachel Hultin of Radian Company, was designed from ideas contributed during the Lamar community’s “Inspired Play” from this past August during the grand […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today (October 26, 2018) released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

High Plains Community Health Center Recognized

High Plains Community Health Center Recognized

  High Plains Community Health Center meets with Deb Zambrano from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment who was on site to present our provider staff with the Silver Award for Immunization Quality Improvement Star Award. This award is given to sites that show excellence in innovation, achievement, commitment, and collaboration to improve childhood/adolescent […]

Season Debut for Southeast Colorado Concert Association

    The 2018-2019 Season Concert opener will be on Thursday, October 25th at the Lamar High School Auditorium, at 7:00 p.m., featuring 7th Avenue, a mixed vocal quartet. 7th Avenue is a group of vocalists, brought together in 2016 by Chris Rupp, the founder of HOME FREE. Each member of 7th Avenue has a […]