RSSAll Entries in the "School" Category

Lamar Community College President Dr. Linda Lujan Announces Retirement

Lamar Community College President Dr. Linda Lujan Announces Retirement

  February 28, 2022 (Denver, CO) – Today, Lamar Community College (LCC) president, Dr. Linda Lujan, announced she will step down on December 31, 2022 as part of her planned retirement. Dr. Lujan has valiantly served LCC and Southeast Colorado since 2016. Dr. Lujan is completing her 40th year in higher education that includes leadership roles […]

Update from Lamar School District Mascot Committee

Update from Lamar School District Mascot Committee

Lamar School District Press Release February 28, 2022   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. The logo […]

Another Successful Snow Goose Festival

Another Successful Snow Goose Festival

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival saw another successful event February 3-6. We had over 100 people join us in attendance on our paid tours. We saw over 150 people come to enjoy the free programs, tours, trade show / craft fair, and silent auction. We heard from an amazing keynote, Jonathan Reitz, an […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds County Events

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds County Events

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved funding for various community events during their monthly meeting, February 15th. Cindy Bennet represented two organizations at her appearance; the Sand and Sage Round-Up Concert, set for August 12th and the annual Wild West BBQ Cook-Off which will be held May 6th and 7th at Willow […]

Lamar Council Okays LCC Foundation Request for Future Housing

Lamar Council Okays LCC Foundation Request for Future Housing

  The student population at Lamar Community College continues to increase, due in part, to the recent development of a future soccer team.  The college and the LCC Foundation have joined economic forces in the past for additional housing, such as the Prowers House dormitory which was built in 2016, according to councilwoman, Anne-Marie Crampton.  […]

2022 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

2022 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

  Golden Plains Insurance is offering a $2,000 educational scholarship for 2022. Lamar – January 27, 2022  — Golden Plains Insurance is once again proud to announce its annual scholarship award. In recognition of the Golden Plains Insurance Agency’s 10-year Anniversary under the ownership of Nick Palmer, this year we will be awarding a $2,000 […]

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 […]