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LCC Announces Winter Holiday Closures

LCC Announces Winter Holiday Closures

(Lamar, Colorado; December 17, 2018) Lamar Community College’s fall semester has officially come to an end and the holidays are near. The LCC campus will be closed starting Tuesday, December 25, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, so that faculty and staff can spend time with their families. Certain departments on campus will […]

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

    You could hear a train’s whistle from down the block as you approached the Shore Arts Center Building and adjacent Pocket Park this past Saturday, December 15th. The Lamar Rotary Club and Interact was hosting their third Kid’s Christmas event in downtown Lamar. The Santa Special train would wind its way from the […]

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

      The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar recently received an annual donation from Rupp’s Truck and Trailer Repair on Highway 50 in Lamar. Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Coalition said the $2,500 was a welcome gift for right around the holidays and this isn’t the first time that Roman […]

‘One Step Up Students’, Assemble!!

‘One Step Up Students’, Assemble!!

    Fans of the Marvel Universe might recognize the paraphrase from a classic closing line from an Avengers movie, and in this instance it serves a double purpose. One Step Up students are providing a heroic assist for Toys for Tots this Christmas and they are assembling thirty skateboards from scratch which they’ll donate […]

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

  A brief public hearing was held by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting on the proposed 2018 Supplemental Budget to transfer appropriated monies between funds for the current year ending December 31st, 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem, Kirk Crespin, administered the oath of office to Lamar’s newest police officer, Bianca Hernandez during the […]

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

    Take about 150 excited elementary and middle school students on a Thursday, add holiday music, barbecued hamburgers and cheeseburgers, macaroni salad and brownies, ice cream, whipped cream and candy sprinkles, plus presents…and you get a Christmas party at the HOPE Center in the former Lincoln Elementary School in Lamar. Karen Voepel, Executive Director […]

Lamar Elks Honor the November Students of the Month

Lamar Elks Honor the November Students of the Month

  The Lamar Elks are dedicated to bettering our community. Part of the way we do this, is to recognize those individuals who share the ideals we represent (i.e. charity, brotherly love, fidelity and justice). The students of the month are one avenue for achieving these objectives. The November Students of the Month are: Jayme […]

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 […]