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Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

    You could almost set your calendar to recognize Arbor Day on the High Plains by the forecast; take one sunny day and add wind. Despite a slight chill in the spring air and some gusts approaching 50mph, little deterred about 105 5th grade students who opted out of class to join the Lamar […]

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

    LAMAR – About 40 ranchers of all ages became certified in Beef Quality Assurance, with training held during the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association events on April 6th here. Scott Stinnett and Tianna Garcia, both of CSU Extension, served as instructors in the Colorado Beef Quality Assurance program, which focuses on providing […]

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  LAMAR, CO- Lamar Community College (LCC) was named a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III – Strengthening Institutions Grant. The grant, a five-year, $2.25 million award, is being implemented immediately to support LCC’s efforts to increase student success while strengthening the college and its surrounding communities.  “As a […]

781 Citations Issued During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

781 Citations Issued During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

    STATEWIDE — Last year, 215 unbuckled drivers and passengers were killed in crashes in Colorado, accounting for more than half of the state’s 410 total passenger vehicle deaths. To address low seat belt usage in rural areas, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies recently […]

Lamar Community College's Dr. Annessa Stagner-Stulp Receives AAWCC Under 40 Award

Lamar Community College’s Dr. Annessa Stagner-Stulp Receives AAWCC Under 40 Award

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – The American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) has named Lamar Community College’s Dean of Academic Services Dr. Anessa C. Stagner-Stulp as a recipient of the AAWCC Under 40 Award. “I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Stagner-Stulp. “Accomplishments like this occur […]

LCC Hosts FFA Competition

LCC Hosts FFA Competition

    Almost 850 FFA high school students from over 40 schools took part in the annual FFA Career Development Day hosted by Lamar Community College this past Wednesday, April 3rd. According to Tori Hawks, LCC Recruiting Coordinator, this is the largest contest of its kind in the state, with the exception of the State […]

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

  David Harbour, Executive Director of Southeast Developmental Services, met with visitors at the headquarters this past Wednesday, April 3rd during the organization’s annual open house.  “We’ve been doing this since I’ve been here and that’s for at least 16 years,” he said. Last month, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Harbour to proclaim April […]

Lamar High School Students Earn All-State Honors

Lamar High School Students Earn All-State Honors

  Vanessa Marta (clarinet) and Cesar Chavez (trumpet) performed with the Colorado All-State Concert Band at the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday, March 30. The All-State Band is comprised of 110 students from schools across the state. Over 900 students auditioned for the 2019 band, which is considered one of the highest honors for […]

Bent Prowers 150th Annual Meeting Set for LCC April 6th

Bent Prowers 150th Annual Meeting Set for LCC April 6th

Cattlemen events on April 6 to include education, entertainment- LAMAR, CO – One of the oldest livestock organization in the U.S. will meet April 6th in Lamar, with a full agenda of activities. The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will kick off the association’s 150th year with annual meeting, auction, banquet and cowboy ball […]

Training / Drill at Prowers Medical Center

Training / Drill at Prowers Medical Center

  (Lamar, CO) March 25, 2019 – Team Members at Prowers Medical Center in coordination with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting emergency preparedness training on Friday, March 29, 2019. The training exercise is not open to the general public. This notification is being provided to alert the community that the exercise is […]

Click It or Ticket Rural Enforcement Begins Monday

Click It or Ticket Rural Enforcement Begins Monday

    STATEWIDE — Starting Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a six-day Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through March 31. In 2018, five of the six counties with […]

CSP Youth Academy Extends Online Enrollment to March 29

CSP Youth Academy Extends Online Enrollment to March 29

  The Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy will be held in Golden, CO at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy on July 14-20, 2019. The youth academy focuses on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement. Cadets will become familiar with the basic elements of the Colorado State Patrol Academy through a demanding daily […]

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

    Lamar Rotary hosted four Lamar Community College students who are finishing their final year of study at the college before venturing on to a new segment of their educational careers following May graduation ceremonies. Dr. Linda Lujan, Rotary President and President of Lamar Community College, introduced the four young women during a rotary […]

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar, told Coalition members this past Monday, the Center will be “closed up tight” through the summer to allow needed renovations to take place.  Danny Tinnes, RE-2 School Board member, also attended the meeting. “We’re not exactly sure […]

City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

  Mayor Roger Stagner presented two young residents with Keys to the City at the outset of the City Council meeting on Monday, March 11th. High school freshman, Crystalyn Felan had her accomplishment entered into the record books with her first place finish in the first-ever sanctioned Colorado High School Girls State Wrestling Tournament held […]