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COVID Cancels Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament

COVID Cancels Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament

  As much as we would love to see all of you this year, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 edition of the Lamar Holiday Basketball Tournament. There remains too much uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic. Tournament co-director Chad DeBono said, “The history of this tournament spans generations. This is a decision […]

CHSAA Maintains Fall Sports Schedule in Light of Pandemic

CHSAA Maintains Fall Sports Schedule in Light of Pandemic

      At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Board of Directors of the Colorado High School Activities Association, addressed a potential change to the 2020-21 sports and activities calendar. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges. Specific to CHSAA activities, this has included trying to resume a traditional fall season for moderate- to […]

LCC Student Receives National Scholarship

LCC Student Receives National Scholarship

  Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) student Kristine May has been named a 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar. “Great news for Kristine May, whose recognition was postponed from last spring, but will now be celebrated this fall,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, President, LCC. “We are excited to have […]

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Colorado’s 2020 Census Total Response Rate Exceeds 84%    Denver, CO – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on September 30 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Coloradans to respond today.    “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, […]

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) LAMAR RE-2 SCHOOL DISTRICT ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 08/25/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We will update you as things change and appreciate your patience. Today, we received notification that a Melvin Hendrickson Developmental Center staff member has multiple symptoms of COVID-19 […]

Lamar Community College Nursing Program Boasts Perfect Pass Rate

Lamar Community College Nursing Program Boasts Perfect Pass Rate

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Nursing Program’s graduating class of 2020 has achieved a perfect pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Nurses who pass the NCLEX-RN exam demonstrate that they possess the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as newly licensed, entry-level RNs. These students faced unique […]

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s fall semester Safe Return to Campus plan this week, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “We are excited to welcome students back […]

RE-2 School District Registration Information

RE-2 School District Registration Information

  Lamar RE-2 School District:  Dear Parents and Guardians,  Registration information for Lamar School District:  Online registration can be accessed through the parent portal on the Power School link, which can be found on the Lamar School District Website. The link in Power School is titled “FORMS”. If you do not have a parent account […]

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

  The Lamar Library is accepting ten patrons at a time and social distancing will continue to be in place. Reservations are required for most services including use of computers. Your full name, email and phone number will be asked of each patron using the library. Masks will be required to be worn during the […]

Welding Student Project Installed at LCC

Welding Student Project Installed at LCC

  (Lamar, CO) – A welding installation was erected on the Lamar Community College (LCC) campus this Spring. Concurrent enrollment students in LCC’s Welding Program completed a learning-based project on campus to create a large “LCC.” Each letter weighs between 300 and 400 lbs. They are made from ¼” plate metal, and were finished with petenia. […]

Maddie Thompson Winner of 3rd Annual Larry D Eberhardt Memorial Scholarship

Maddie Thompson Winner of 3rd Annual Larry D Eberhardt Memorial Scholarship

  Being raised on a farm, Larry Eberhardt paved his way in an agricultural lifestyle. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), receiving his Star Greenhand Award. He also worked at a local farm in Lamar as his summer job. Larry attended college receiving a diesel mechanic’s degree; from there he […]

Arkansas River Power Authority - BUSINESS OPERATIONS – JUNE 2020

Arkansas River Power Authority – BUSINESS OPERATIONS – JUNE 2020

ARPA Scholarship Program: In 2000 ARPA established a College Scholarship Program that awards a $1,000 scholarship to one high school senior in each of the high schools served by ARPA members. The Program is administered through the member municipalities of Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Las Animas, Springfield and Trinidad. The scholarships are funded equally between […]

Lamar High School Class of 2020: Graduation Innovations

Lamar High School Class of 2020: Graduation Innovations

    The coronavirus has altered how we go about our day and no less the graduation activities for the Lamar High School Class of 2020. Realizing the traditional cap and gown procession was no longer viable, the students voted to hold a parade on Sunday, May 17th, which would follow some usual graduation activities […]

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

  Lamar— May 8, 2020 — Alison was selected by adhering to our guidelines for a scholarship application which included submitting an official high School transcript (which shows she had a 3.98 GPA), along with three letters of recommendation from an instructor, counselor, or coach. Her attached letters were glowing examples of her commitment to […]

LHS Graduation Parade Plans for Sunday, May 17th

LHS Graduation Parade Plans for Sunday, May 17th

  LHS has announced their plans to have a graduation parade for the Class of 2020 on May 17, based on a vote by the student body. The parade will begin at 2pm, but all students participating need to be staged at LHS at 12:30 to receive diplomas and have their photo taken. Graduation parade: […]