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Good Citizens Recognized by DAR

Good Citizens Recognized by DAR

  Good Citizen winners are (Left to Right) Alea Wittler, daughter of John and Trina Witter, Vilas High School; Alayah Meltabarger, daughter of Tucker and Patricia Meltabarger, Springfield High School; Rochelle Casey, daughter of Donny and Maegen Casey, Walsh High School; Rhealie Rittgers, daughter of Robert and Jacqueline Rittgers, Eads High School; Kaitlin Baca, daughter […]

Community Celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

Community Celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

  The Lamar School District RE-2 will join the other 178 school districts throughout Colorado in celebrating January as School Board Recognition Month. “Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students,” said district Superintendent Chad Krug. “They also serve as the corporate board […]

Lamar Community College

LCC Receives Housing Project Funding

  CO AG’s Office awards $1.66 million to LCC for Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization (COPERR) Project (LAMAR, Colo.) — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office awarded $1.66 million to Lamar Community College (LCC) in 2021 for a workforce training program that will also see the remediation of blighted housing in the southeastern part […]

PEP Board Receives 2021 Summary

PEP Board Receives 2021 Summary

    The need for new housing construction and renovation will remain the primary goal for Prowers Economic Prosperity, the economic development organization which serves the county.  Executive Director, Cheryl Sanchez provided an overview of notable developments for 2021 for board members during their monthly meeting on Monday, January 17th at their South Main Street […]

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

    LAMAR, Colorado — Southeastern Colorado’s High Plains Snow Goose Festival is set to return to Lamar from February 3rd through the 6th. Lamar is home to more than 400 species of birds over a year, making it one of the best birding locations in Colorado. Surrounded by grasslands and plains, the riparian habitats […]

RE-2 Mascot Committee Selected

RE-2 Mascot Committee Selected

  The Lamar RE-2 School District, Board of Education, recently announced the members of the Lamar High School Logo committee, tasked with deciding on an alternate logo for the school.  This past summer, the state passed Senate Bill 21-116, mandating potentially offensive Native American mascots be eliminated and the Lamar School District is one of […]

Lamar High School DECA Earns Chapter Honor

Lamar High School DECA Earns Chapter Honor

    Lamar High School DECA in Lamar, Colorado was recently awarded Thrive Level Recognition in the DECA Chapter Campaign for the 2021-2022 school year.  The results were announced on decadirect.org. Each year, DECA recognizes leading chapters that have built strong local programs focused on serving an exceptional number of members, advisors, alumni and business […]

USDA Distributes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen School Meal Program

USDA Distributes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen School Meal Program

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2021 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is announcing today that the Biden-Harris Administration is providing up to $1.5 billion to states and school districts to help school meal program operators deal with the challenges of supply chain disruptions brought on by the pandemic. As the administration continues to work towards […]

Lamar Re-2 School Board Approves 2022 Budget

Lamar Re-2 School Board Approves 2022 Budget

    The Lamar School Board approved a resolution certifying the levy of the school district for 2022 during its December 13th meeting.  The Mill Levy per HB20-1418 was set at 27 mills with a Tax Credit of 6.405 Mills and Net Mill Levy of 20.595 Mills.  The total mill levy is factored at 24.1075 […]

Lamar School District RE-2 High School Logo Committee Nomination Information

Lamar School District RE-2 High School Logo Committee Nomination Information

December 1, 2021 In response to SB21-116 Concerning the Prohibition of American Indian Mascots in Colorado Schools, the Lamar RE-2 Board of Education conducted a community meeting in July. At that meeting a timeline for the adoption of a new logo for Lamar High School was shared. While SB21-116 is currently being challenged legally, the […]

Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

  DENVER- Governor Jared Polis, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, and the Imagination Library of Colorado joined American icon Dolly Parton to announce the Colorado statewide expansion of her namesake Imagination Library book-gifting program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books to children (0- 5 yrs old), free […]

School Mascot Meeting Cancelled

School Mascot Meeting Cancelled

    The Lamar Re-2 School Board had been planning since this past July, for a meeting with the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, hoping for direction on maintaining the name for the Savages at the Lamar High School.  Superintendent Chad Krug said the board had learned at the literal last minute the Commission cancelled […]

Little Library, Big Steps

Little Library, Big Steps

    The Prowers County Youth Council works to improve the lives of youth and all age groups in the county.  Their most recent effort was showcased with a ribbon cutting of a Little Library, erected in Lamar’s downtown Pocket Park. Council member, Abigail Ross, explained that she has been working on projects that encourage […]

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

    Now that the two soccer fields at Escondido Park off North 14th Street in Lamar have been prepped, Timberline Construction employees began a final step today, September 15th, as roll after roll of sod is being laid out on both fields, due north of the parking lot. Official ground-breaking ceremonies were held at […]