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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 […]

Wiley Appoints Dr. Bryan Akins as Superintendent

Wiley Appoints Dr. Bryan Akins as Superintendent

  WILEY— 6/1/22—It is with pleasure that the Board of Education of Wiley School District announces Dr. Bryan Akins as their choice for Superintendent. “We have considered several outstanding candidates through a competitive selection process and we are looking forward to having Dr. Akins at the helm of Wiley Schools,” says Neil Mauch, President of Wiley Board of […]

Lamar School District Offering Lamar Thunder as Mascot Alternative

Lamar School District Offering Lamar Thunder as Mascot Alternative

The Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs ruled the newly offered Lamar Savage mascot and logo (Savage Thunder) does not meet with the Commission’s approval.  The Re-2 district school board made its most recent presentation to the CCIA on Friday, April 15th via Zoom, during which Superintendent, Dr. Chad Krug used the five-minute allotted time slot […]

CCIA Says Savages Must Change, School Board Votes for New Suggestion

CCIA Says Savages Must Change, School Board Votes for New Suggestion

May 19, 2022   The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA) met for their fourth quarterly meeting today, May 19, 2022. CCIA voted  to amend the list of schools which were non-compliant with SB21-116. Lamar High School was not removed from the list following our submission of evidence of change and other relevant artifacts which were provided […]

LCC's New CTE Building to Open for Classes Beginning Fall Semester

LCC’s New CTE Building to Open for Classes Beginning Fall Semester

(Lamar, Colo.) – The long-awaited and state-of-the-art Career and Technical Education (CTE) Building at Lamar Community College (LCC) will be ready for classes this Fall Semester 2022. The CTE Building measures 10,000 square feet, is located just south of the Bowman Building, and will be home to Construction Trades, Precision Agriculture and Renewable Energy. It comprises of […]

LCC’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony Rang of Optimism and Accomplishment

LCC’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony Rang of Optimism and Accomplishment

Lamar Community College (LCC) recognized their 2022 graduates during the college’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony took place in the LCC Wellness Center’s Lopes Gymnasium with a packed house of family, friends, staff and faculty in attendance to share in the celebration. “Today is such a special day, and it […]

PEP Board to Assist Local Alternative Education Project

PEP Board to Assist Local Alternative Education Project

  PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity board members, have been asked to consider assisting a three-year, grant-funded collaborative venture bringing businesses and students together for the benefit of each.  Anthony LaTour, Alternative Education Coordinator for the Lamar Re-2 school district, proposed the concept to the PEP board during its May 16th monthly meeting. “We’re looking at […]

LHS Class of 69 Presents Honors to Veterans

LHS Class of 69 Presents Honors to Veterans

    We’re faced with career choices when we graduate from high school.  Some are off to college, others to trade school while some enter the work force and wind their way up the ranks of their selected profession.  And some, as was the case across the country in 1969, eventually find themselves serving their […]