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LHS DECA Announces 8th Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

LHS DECA Announces 8th Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

  (Lamar, Colorado, September 22, 2022) The Lamar High School DECA Chapter would like to announce the 8th Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness event to be held September 26 to October 8th. This year’s project will include a variety of events for the entire community and surrounding areas. The LHS DECA Chapter has three goals: first, to raise $500 each for both the Dalton […]

HOPE Coalition Begins New School Season

HOPE Coalition Begins New School Season

    Lori Hammer, Director of the Partners for HOPE Center Coalition, welcomed guests and members as well as Superintendent, Dr. Chad Krug, for the first meeting of the school season this past Tuesday, September 20th.  The Center opened for the new school year on August 17th and to date have averaged between 95 to […]

Historical Significance of District Thunder Stadium Weighed for Renovations

Historical Significance of District Thunder Stadium Weighed for Renovations

    The Lamar Re-2 School District has been approached by local citizens concerned about a potential historical loss to the community with the planned renovation work for the former Savage Stadium, now known as Thunder Stadium. Portions of the structure have been deemed structurally unsafe and for just over a year, the District and […]

ARPA Funding to Assist EMT Training for County Recruits

ARPA Funding to Assist EMT Training for County Recruits

    Prowers County is attempting to address the shortfall of EMT responders in each community in the county.  To that end, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart, Heather Burkhart from the LCC nursing program and Ann-Marie Crampton representing the Lamar Community College Foundation. The county has access to ARPA […]

Frontier Bank Donation for School Uniform Changes

Frontier Bank Donation for School Uniform Changes

    Frontier Bank recently made a $500 Donation to Lamar High School to help fund the cost of uniforms mascot logos and gear for all sports teams, switching from Lamar Savages to Lamar Thunder.  Clay Whitham and Jake Chamberlain from Frontier Bank in Lamar made the donation to Greg Eddy last week, stating they […]

Lamar Community College Hires Four New Staff for Student Services Department

Lamar Community College Hires Four New Staff for Student Services Department

  Julie Jones is LCC’s new MAP (My Advancement Plan) Center Director. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Friends University and worked in the child welfare system for 27 years prior to working at LCC. Tayla Turner is LCC’s new Colorado Opportunity Scholarship (COSI) Navigator. Turner earned an associate’s degree from LCC […]

Safe2Tell Sees Decrease in Report Numbers due to Summer Break

Safe2Tell Sees Decrease in Report Numbers due to Summer Break

(DENVER)—Safe2Tell report volume decreased 76% last month when compared to May, according to the monthly report released today. Historically, the program records significant decreases in report numbers when students are on summer break. In June, the program received 450 reports, and to date for the 2021-22 school year, Safe2Tell has received 19,015 reports. Suicide threats […]

Las Animas High School Football Player Invited to Dallas Texas

Las Animas High School Football Player Invited to Dallas Texas

Every young football player dreams of taking the field at a National Football League (NFL) stadium.  For Ashton (AJ) Carter, the 16-year-old son of Brandy and CJ Carter of Las Animas, that dream could become a reality if he can raise the money he needs to get there. AJ, who will be a junior, and plays […]

New Lamar Stadium Planned for RE-2 School District

New Lamar Stadium Planned for RE-2 School District

    The Lamar RE-2 District School Board heard a presentation from Nick Nemechek of GMCN Architects, from Garden City, Kansas as he outlined the steps required to begin plans for a replacement stadium for future sporting events for the district.  The board had discussed the need to either replace or repair the aging facility […]

LCC Receiving Opportunity Grant to Support New Soccer Program

LCC Receiving Opportunity Grant to Support New Soccer Program

  The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Foundation has awarded a $2,000 Sport Opportunity Grant to Lamar Community College (LCC) athletics to assist the college in adding both men’s and women’s Soccer programs. According to LCC Athletic Director Scott Crampton, the grant money will go a long way toward getting the new soccer teams […]

Lamar Community College (LCC) Announces Jasmine Chambers as New Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Lamar Community College (LCC) Announces Jasmine Chambers as New Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

      During the previous sports season, Chambers was a graduate assistant for women’s volleyball at Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas) while completing her master’s degree in sports administration. Chambers also earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Alcorn State University (Alcorn, Miss.), where she graduated with magna cum laude […]

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-06-01 renaming South 11th Street to Thunder Drive to match the recent change of the Lamar High School’s mascot to Lamar Thunder during its June 13th meeting.  The street runs north/south connecting Savage Avenue to Yucca Drive.  The new, official mailing address for the high school will […]

Mortimeyer Wins State Pageant Title, Advances to International Pageant

Mortimeyer Wins State Pageant Title, Advances to International Pageant

  10-year-old Lamar resident, Elizabeth Mortimeyer, competed in the Colorado State Cinderella Pageant over Memorial Day weekend. At the pageant’s Grand Finals, Elizabeth was awarded one of five coveted state overall titles; the title of 2022 Colorado Cinderella Ambassador.   Each year, the highest scoring girl in each of four age groups, plus one girl […]

Wiley FFA Colvin Scholarship

Wiley FFA Colvin Scholarship

To commemorate Jimmie Colvin’s lifelong association of working with livestock and his passion for fostering ag education to the youth in our area, the family is proud to support the Wiley FFA by sponsoring two individuals with a $500 scholarship to a postsecondary school of their choice. The two scholarship recipients are: Demi Wollert & Ellee […]

Lamar Thunder Mascot Approved by CCIA

Lamar Thunder Mascot Approved by CCIA

    The Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs voted to remove the Lamar Re-2 School District from their list of schools using a mascot or logo deemed offensive to Native Americans last week, following a special session with Lamar School Board officials.  Listed mascot removals or alterations were mandated throughout the state last year with […]