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Holly FBA Students compete at 2024 State Leadership Conference

Holly FBA Students compete at 2024 State Leadership Conference

Nineteen members of the Colorado Future Business Leaders of America from Holly High School had the opportunity to attend and compete at the 2024 FBLA State Leadership Conference. Throughout the conference, members had the opportunity to make connections with members across the state, network with business professionals, showcase their talents and skills, and become better […]

LHS Students Make All-State Band

LHS Students Make All-State Band

Angel De La Paz (trumpet) and Bianca Hernandez (clarinet) earned spots in the prestigious Colorado All-State Band, the top honor for high school musicians in Colorado. Members of the 110-piece band auditioned and competed with band students from all over Colorado. The All-State Band rehearsed for three days on the University of Northern Colorado campus […]

Lamar RE-2 School Board Meeting of April 8, 2024

Lamar RE-2 School Board Meeting of April 8, 2024

The Lamar School Board met for its regular monthly meeting on April 8.  All members of the Board were present for the meeting with two attending by phone.  The Board approved minutes of the last meetings.  There were no visitors wishing to speak to the Board. Superintendent Chad Krug gave an update on the scoreboard […]

Colorado Supreme Court affirms schools' right to search students without a warrant

Colorado Supreme Court affirms schools’ right to search students without a warrant

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday broadly affirmed that school safety plans give officials the right to search students on campus without a warrant, finding that staff at a Denver high school acted lawfully when they searched a 10th grader who brought a loaded gun to school on his third day of classes in 2019.  […]

Lamar High School Academic Letter Awards Ceremony held March 20, 2024

Lamar High School Academic Letter Awards Ceremony held March 20, 2024

The 32nd Annual LHS Academic Letter Awards ceremony was held on March 20, 2024 in the high school auditorium.  The event is hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  Greg Eddy, Principal of LHS gave the welcome remarks, followed by Kayla Sailors, Counselor, who explained the criteria for earning the award.  Lamar Chamber President, Melonee […]

Colorado's Popular Free School Meals Program Faces a $50 Million Shortfall

Colorado’s Popular Free School Meals Program Faces a $50 Million Shortfall

  Colorado’s new voter-approved universal free school meals program is already tens of millions of dollars short, jeopardizing some of the auxiliary programs tied to the ballot measure as lawmakers scramble to keep the initiative solvent and meals paid for. The state faces a combined shortfall of about $50 million to pay for students’ food under the […]

RE2 Board of Education hears of Stadium Updates, Principal Updates at Regular Meeting March 18, 2024

RE2 Board of Education hears of Stadium Updates, Principal Updates at Regular Meeting March 18, 2024

Andy Fahrmeier with Hutton Construction gave an update to the RE2 School Board at the March 18, 2024 meeting, regarding the field turf portion of the new stadium construction project.  Specifically discussed was if the Board wished to add graphics to the turf.  The asphalt and concrete projects are well under budget, allowing for the […]

Ground is broken for new Thunder Stadium

Ground is broken for new Thunder Stadium

A good-sized crowd anxiously gathered on 14th St. behind Lamar High School on Monday, March 18, 2024 to watch a new era ushered in for Lamar High School sports.  It was a beautiful, warm day in early spring and the late afternoon sun glinted off a row of shiny new shovels lined up in front […]

GOAL High School another option for local students

GOAL High School another option for local students

High School is a coming-of-age period in a person’s life.  A time where teens begin to morph into the young adults they are rapidly becoming.  A time of beginning to be autonomous – students join clubs and sports and forge new friendships of their own choosing.  Today’s high school students are faced with a constant […]

Lamar High School DECA Students Win Awards at State Competition

  The Lamar High School DECA chapter sent 26 students to the recent state competition.  Braxen Shelton will serve on the 2024-2025 Colorado DECA State Officer team as the District 9 representative.  Hallie Mackey, State Champion in Marketing Communications, qualified for Internationals.  Austin Thacker, Zack Rankin & Cole Krug, who won 2nd place in Business […]

2024 Zonta Rose Day is March 18

 2024 Zonta Rose Day  is March 18 The Prowers County Zonta Club will be making their yearly deliveries of the iconic yellow roses on Monday, March 18.  Rose orders will be taken until March 10.  For those who may not have had time to mail in a form before the deadline, order forms can be […]

2024 Sand and Sage Roundup Royalty Announced

2024 Sand and Sage Roundup Royalty Announced

    The 2024 Sand and Sage Roundup Royalty Court has been announced.  Jaelin Parker will reign as this year’s Queen.  Jaelin shared that becoming the Queen is a goal she has always had and gave a few fun facts about herself.  The first year she ever tried out for the S&S Royalty was 2012 […]

LCC Celebrates Employee of the Year Honorees

LCC Celebrates Employee of the Year Honorees

LCC Celebrates Employee of the Year Honorees Lamar Community College (LCC) is proud to announce the recipients of their 2024 Employee of the Year awards. Amidst a pool of exceptional talent and character, the winners of this year’s awards have emerged as shining examples of excellence. Nominated and selected by their colleagues for their outstanding […]

Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium

Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium

  LAMAR, CO – February 20, 2024 – Lamar School District RE-2 is thrilled to announce the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for its highly anticipated new stadium, set to be the pride of the community and home to the Thunder football, soccer, and track teams. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 18th, […]

Prowers Journal Website Adds Link to Monthly Lamar School Calendar

The Prowers Journal added a quick link to the Lamar City Schools monthly calendar.   We are looking for a local business to sponsor the calendar.  Your logo or business card would be featured at the top of the calendar each month.  Please call us at 336-9095 or email reportertpj@gmail.com if you are interested! We would […]