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Eagle Scouts Can Come in Threes

Eagle Scouts Can Come in Threes

  Tate and Trent Rees, sons of Scott and Tammy Rees of Berthoud, and grandsons of Mark and Patty Rees of Lamar, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the Berthoud United Methodist Church on Sunday July 15, 2018. They join their brother Logan in attaining this coveted rank in scouting. This […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

    Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was finalized.  And there were dozens […]

Council’s Work Session Covers Park Vendors, Preliminary 2019 Budget

Council’s Work Session Covers Park Vendors, Preliminary 2019 Budget

    The Lamar City Council held a work session Monday, August 6th to discuss the general direction for the approaching 2019 budget for the City of Lamar, and to discuss some of the pros and cons of having commercial vendors operate in the city’s parks. While there were no concrete amounts mentioned, Treasurer Kristin […]

August 11th Grand Opening for Skateboard Park

August 11th Grand Opening for Skateboard Park

  Pizza, prizes, music, Team Pain and more will be on hand Saturday, August 11th for the grand opening of Wheels Park, the skateboard park now in use at Willow Creek Park in Lamar. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director said the festivities will run from noon to 5pm on the 11th.  “We’ll […]

CPW Fishing Report, SE Colo.

CPW Fishing Report, SE Colo.

Arkansas River July 10th – Upper River: The upper Arkansas river is in excellent shape! Fishing along the edges has been extremely productive, and this is by far the easiest section of the Arkansas to wade fish at current flows. Below the confluence with Lake Creek, the river picks up 420 cfs from the reservoir […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Day for Fishing

Great Day for Fishing

    We’re happy to report that the sport of fishing is alive and well out at North Gate Way Park, the former Valco Ponds just east of the Arkansas River Bridge on Highway 50. We received a report and this photo of Ryan, out fishing for a day, this past Thursday, with his grandfather […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cheerleader Glow Run Fundraiser June 16th

Cheerleader Glow Run Fundraiser June 16th

    The 5K “Keep the Savage Spirit Glowing” Run, organized by Meranda Jaramillo, Lamar High School Cheerleaders and Cheer Coaches will be held this Saturday, June 16th at Willow Creek Park. Activities are set for dusk, around 8pm at which time all registered runners will receive their glow necklaces and bracelets. The path used […]

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 […]

LCC’s Hoey Competing at College National Finals Rodeo

LCC’s Hoey Competing at College National Finals Rodeo

  Lamar, Colorado; May 31, 2018) Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey (Montrose, Colorado) will compete in bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this summer. The CNFR is set to start on Sunday, June 10, with performances and slack through Friday, June 15, in Casper, Wyoming. Hoey, who finished second in the […]

Ben Buck Named New LCC Baseball Coach

Ben Buck Named New LCC Baseball Coach

Lopes Baseball Alum Plans to Carry Tradition, Utilize Technology (Lamar, Colorado; May 31, 2018) Lamar Community College named Ben Buck its first new head baseball coach in 25 years after an official search. “Both the hiring committee and I felt strongly that Ben Buck was the right guy to take over the baseball program,” longtime […]