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Southeast Colorado Good Citizens Recognized

Southeast Colorado Good Citizens Recognized

  Good Citizens from area schools are recognized for the 2020-2021 school year. Those senior students selected from their high school are: Yancy Lea Franklin, Campo High School; Mollie Marie Kelley, Eads High School; Jonathan Ian Rink, Granada High School; Sage Ann Higbee, Lamar High School; Kieley Lynn Stegman, Pritchett High School; Payton Rae Arbuthnot, […]

Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics competes in Salina Ks.

Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics competes in Salina Ks.

  The Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics located in Lamar, Colorado attended the Winter Wonderland AAU sanctioned competition held in Salina, Ks the weekend of January 22nd – 24th. The Wrangler team boasts 26 members of the 449 gymnasts that competed in Salina from ages 7-17 and levels 1-Gold. There were 20 teams […]

2021 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

2021 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

    Lamar – January 11, 2021 — Golden Plains Insurance is once again proud to announce its annual scholarship award. It consists of a one time, $1,000 scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic school year to a deserving 2021 area high school graduate with a desire for successful completion of higher education, either academic or […]

Lamar Community College Announces Spring 2021 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Spring 2021 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s spring 2021 semester Safe Return to Campus plan today, 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. “While the COVID-19 pandemic is still having […]

Big Nets Go to Work for Play

Big Nets Go to Work for Play

  The soccer fields at Lamar High School bordering Yucca Drive recently had some new features added. A series of tall poles running north to south on the east end of the fields has recently been erected. Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Chris Medina, told The Prowers Journal they will be used to hold nets […]

Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

    La Junta, CO – Although the Traditional Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site was cancelled this year due to precautionary measures, the park staff wanted to reach out to our community and share the experience of one of the park’s most popular annual events. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at […]

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

    October 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Community, Today we received notification that a staff member of Welcome Home Child & Family Development Center (WHC) tested positive for COVID-19. Prowers County Public Health & Environment will be contacting the impacted children and staff and will provide guidance to those that require quarantine or isolation. […]

Wings of Blue Descend on Lamar Airport

Wings of Blue Descend on Lamar Airport

    Members of the Air Force Academy’s, Wings of Blue, parachute team made numerous practice jumps at the Southeast Colorado Regional Airport this past Thursday, October 22nd through the weekend. The airport has often been used by the Academy for practice flights by it’s glider team as well as its paratrooper students. Steve Archuleta, […]

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 […]