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Lamar Library Receives Sorority Donation

Lamar Library Receives Sorority Donation

Every Christmas, the Laureate Rho Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi makes a monetary donation to support the children’s programs at the Lamar Public Library. Janice Guihen explained that each member makes a cash donation to the library in lieu of a gift to a member during their holiday get-together.

District FFA Receives Funds for Farm-City Service

District FFA Receives Funds for Farm-City Service

Jenna Davis and Ginger Coberly from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce presented Lamar FFA District members with a $4,000 check, payment for their assistance with the annual Farm City Banquet held at the Lamar Community Building. The yearly banquet features entertainment, updates from the local FFA Chapters, carcass payments from the annual Sand and Sage […]

ROTARY KIDS’ CHRISTMAS ON DECEMBER 17TH

ROTARY KIDS’ CHRISTMAS ON DECEMBER 17TH

Lamar Rotary and Prowers County Rotaract members are working hard to prepare for an exceptional family event, our “Rotary Kids’ Christmas,” on Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 a – 3:00 p.  The adventure will begin with a ride through the Enchanted Forest (Beech & Main east of the Train Depot) then continue at the Shore […]

LCC Ag Club hosts Fall Ag Olympics

LCC Ag Club hosts Fall Ag Olympics

(Lamar, Colorado; December 2, 2016) Lamar Community College students and faculty turned out for a fun morning at the Ag Olympics held on Friday, December 2, at the LCC Equine Complex. Six teams, comprised of 20 students and two faculty members, competed in events included the egg toss, wheel barrow race, sack race, goat roping, […]

Lamar Rotary Helping Foster the Holiday Spirit

Lamar Rotary Helping Foster the Holiday Spirit

The Lamar Rotary is laying the groundwork for a holiday tradition, Saturday, December 17th, that may develop into an annual Christmas themed event.  Rotary President, George Gotto, said Rotarians will use the Shore Arts Center as their holiday headquarter for a series of events beginning at 10am on the 17th, the Saturday which corresponds to […]

Repairs for Municipal Pool Approved

Repairs for Municipal Pool Approved

The Lamar City Council approved funds and awarded a bid to resurface the Lamar Swimming Pool. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, told the council one bid was received from M & M Pool Specialists from Poncha Springs.  Akers presented a breakdown of costs associated with improvement options over a two year span. It […]

Morgan Bennett Receives Professional Nursing Award

Morgan Bennett Receives Professional Nursing Award

Morgan Bennett was presented with the New Public Health Nurse of the Year Award recently. The following is information submitted by Tammi Clark, Executive Director of the Prowers County Public Health Department. “From the moment that Morgan Bennett joined the Public Health team, she became a champion in the community. Morgan has become the Public […]

Outpouring of Generosity Aids Toys for Tots CSP Campaign

Outpouring of Generosity Aids Toys for Tots CSP Campaign

“The level of local generosity is really enjoyable to see,” explained CSP officer, J.W. Branniman this past Friday, November 25th.  For the fourth year, the Colorado State Patrol has hosted a ‘Pack the Cruiser’ campaign to raise funds for the local Toys for Tots event.  Patrol cars and a van are parked at Walmart in […]

Southeast BOCES Fall Conference in Lamar Bolstered by Share Fair Nation

Southeast BOCES Fall Conference in Lamar Bolstered by Share Fair Nation

(Lamar, Colorado; November 21, 2016) On Friday, November 18, the Southeastern Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SE BOCES) and Lamar Community College hosted their annual Fall Conference for area educators. This year’s conference was powered by Share Fair Nation, a nationwide organization providing professional development for educators, by educators. Approximately 350 attendees from 13 school […]

Local Donations Create a Memorable HOPE Chili Supper

Local Donations Create a Memorable HOPE Chili Supper

The annual HOPE Center chili supper is a fundraising event to help finance activities for the numerous children who come to the Lincoln School on North 10th Street for a variety of reasons.  “We’re seeing our numbers continue to increase,” said HOPE Executive Director, Lori Hammer at the outset of the dinner, held Friday, November […]

LCC Equine Students Showcase Semester's Work

LCC Equine Students Showcase Semester’s Work

(Lamar, Colorado; November 22, 2016)  The Lamar Community College Horse Training & Management program held its Fall Show on Friday, November 18, at the LCC Equine Complex. Students in the Horse Training & Management (HTM), Equine Business Management (EBM), and Barrel Horse Training programs demonstrated their skills and how well they have trained their horses […]

18th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

18th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

The 18th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7:00 am Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The run/walk is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) to honor the […]

Police, Pizza and Kids

Police, Pizza and Kids

Several middle and high school students from Lamar enjoyed a Pizza Hut lunch break Thursday with Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller, School Resource Offier, Cory Forgue and several other officers. Each of the students had been selected by teachers at their schools based on academic and general daily performances to qualify as a Student of […]

James Otto Wows the Farm-City Crowd

James Otto Wows the Farm-City Crowd

Country singer-songwriter, James Otto, an American country music artist who combines the sounds of Nashville with Memphis, was the solo act for the annual Farm-City Banquet in Lamar held at the Lamar Community Building this past Saturday, November 12th . The annual event is hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce which features live entertainment […]

LCC Booster Club hosts High School Night

LCC Booster Club hosts High School Night

(Lamar, Colorado; November 13, 2016) This Friday, November 18, will be High School Night at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center. Admission to all three LCC games scheduled for that night will be free to anyone wearing area high school apparel. The Wellness Center will be busy that afternoon and evening. First, the women’s basketball […]