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Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

  The Lamar School District Board of Education held a community forum on July 15th to provide information related to SB21-116 which prohibits the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools beginning June 1, 2022. The Board of Education notified the public of the following: The Board never voted to change or replace the mascot. […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2021-2022

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2021-2022

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, you can […]

Dr. Nicki Gonzales Is Colorado’s New State Historian, First Latina to Hold the Role

Dr. Nicki Gonzales Is Colorado’s New State Historian, First Latina to Hold the Role

  Denver, Colo. (July 20, 2021) — An expert on the history of the American West is taking on an important new role in service to Colorado. Dr. Nicki Gonzales, professor of history and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Regis University, begins her one-year term as the official Colorado State Historian on Colorado […]

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

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

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

Trooper Tips:  Drive by Example

Trooper Tips: Drive by Example

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is a proverb that simply means trying to do what someone else does, or think like someone else thinks is a compliment to that person.  Well, parents you should feel flattered, because your kids spend a large amount of time watching your actions and then imitating […]

Stuart West, New Man on the Block at Bent's Old Fort

Stuart West, New Man on the Block at Bent’s Old Fort

    Stuart West is the new Superintendent at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site.  He has come at an auspicious time in the fort’s history:  This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, which beat a path through the middle of Missouri and Kansas, a corner of Oklahoma, southeastern Colorado, and […]

July 9 Set for Lamar Residents to Weigh in on Redistricting Plans for Colorado

July 9 Set for Lamar Residents to Weigh in on Redistricting Plans for Colorado

    Colorado’s redistricting commissions will begin a statewide touring session seeking resident input on the congressional and legislative district maps that are being created.  Essentially because of Colorado’s increased population from the 2020 Census, a new district can be created in the state.  It is mandated to occur every ten years following a census.  […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

    Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Prowers Economic Prosperity for 2021, invited the audience attending the organization’s annual meeting this past Thursday, June 17th, and encouraged them and area residents in general, to take a more active role in moving economic growth forward in Prowers County. “Compare what the accomplishments of the past year […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort  

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort  

La Junta, CO – The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for individuals to “step back in time” and experience life as it might have been 175 years ago at a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. From Monday, July 26, through Saturday, July 31, 2021, the fort will host an Historical Interpreter and […]

Governor Polis Launches Comeback Cash Scholarship, Powering the Comeback Business Pledge

Governor Polis Launches Comeback Cash Scholarship, Powering the Comeback Business Pledge

      DENVER – Governor Polis announced the Colorado Comeback Cash Scholarship drawing, where five eligible Coloradans, ages 12-17, will be randomly selected to win a $50,000 scholarship each week for five weeks. This public health initiative is meant to promote vaccine uptake. “Last week we launched the Colorado Comeback Cash for Coloradans 18 […]

Lamar Community College Foundation Awards Scholarships with More Available

Lamar Community College Foundation Awards Scholarships with More Available

(LAMAR, Colo.) — The Lamar Community College Foundation (LCCF) is proud to fund and administer numerous merit and need-based scholarships that benefit both graduating high school students and adult students. While Lamar Community College provides access to higher education in Southeast Colorado, LCCF assists students in making it an affordable reality through significant aid opportunities. “The […]

Pieper Awarded 4-H Scholarship

Pieper Awarded 4-H Scholarship

The 2021 Daniel Kasza Memorial 4-H Scholarship was awarded to Kaley Pieper of Fowler High School.  A ten-year 4-H member, Pieper has been a strong role model and mentor for youth in Otero County and southeast Colorado.  In 4-H, she focused on leadership, community service, and livestock judging. She held numerous offices in both her […]

Give a Book, Get a Book-Tiny Libraries are a Big Idea

Give a Book, Get a Book-Tiny Libraries are a Big Idea

    Some people will lend a friend a book. But did you know you have unidentified friends in the community who will lend you a book, even if they don’t know you, or you don’t know them. All you have to do is head to one of several communities in the county and visit […]

LCC Commencement Ceremonies for Class of 2020-2021

LCC Commencement Ceremonies for Class of 2020-2021

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) graduates from the class of 2021 and the class of 2020, which was unable to have an in-person ceremony last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, were recognized during the 82nd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 8. The ceremony was held outdoors to minimize risk and, with the […]

Nursing Graduates Honored at During May 7 Pinning at LCC

Nursing Graduates Honored at During May 7 Pinning at LCC

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Nursing graduates were honored on May 7 during a Nurse Pinning Ceremony, the culminating event that celebrates the students’ completion of their studies and ability to begin working professionally. Twenty-three students from the class of 2021 were pinned during the ceremony, held at the LCC Wellness Center, including eight […]