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Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

    You could almost set your calendar to recognize Arbor Day on the High Plains by the forecast; take one sunny day and add wind. Despite a slight chill in the spring air and some gusts approaching 50mph, little deterred about 105 5th grade students who opted out of class to join the Lamar […]

Wiley Student to Represent SE CO in Cinderella State Pageant

Wiley Student to Represent SE CO in Cinderella State Pageant

  Elizabeth Mortimeyer, 7-year-old Wiley 1st grader and daughter of Justin and Jenni Mortimeyer, of Lamar, will be representing Southeast Colorado at the 2019 Colorado State Cinderella Pageant, to be held in Westminster from May 24th-27th. Elizabeth was crowned the Overall Winner in the Miniature Miss (7-9 year-old) division at the Littleton Cinderella Preliminary Pageant […]

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  LAMAR, CO- Lamar Community College (LCC) was named a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III – Strengthening Institutions Grant. The grant, a five-year, $2.25 million award, is being implemented immediately to support LCC’s efforts to increase student success while strengthening the college and its surrounding communities.  “As a […]

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

    The Holly Trustees plan to interview two finalists for the Town Administrator’s post during a session tentatively scheduled for April 18th.  The Trustees met with consultant Steve Rabe during their April 3rd meeting to review the procedures they will employ during the interview session including provisions for salary, termination and length of contract. […]

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

    Work is underway at the Lamar Municipal Pool in preparation for the new season beginning May 27th.  One major undertaking is removing and replacing the old slide with a new one.  A work crew has broken down the old whirly side and is ready to install the new one. “We work from the […]

LCC Hosts FFA Competition

LCC Hosts FFA Competition

    Almost 850 FFA high school students from over 40 schools took part in the annual FFA Career Development Day hosted by Lamar Community College this past Wednesday, April 3rd. According to Tori Hawks, LCC Recruiting Coordinator, this is the largest contest of its kind in the state, with the exception of the State […]

Lamar High School Students Earn All-State Honors

Lamar High School Students Earn All-State Honors

  Vanessa Marta (clarinet) and Cesar Chavez (trumpet) performed with the Colorado All-State Concert Band at the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday, March 30. The All-State Band is comprised of 110 students from schools across the state. Over 900 students auditioned for the 2019 band, which is considered one of the highest honors for […]

Honkers Welcome Bright Beginnings

Honkers Welcome Bright Beginnings

    The Lamar Honkers visited with Clara Sherrill, owner/operator of Bright Beginnings Child Care in Lamar. Located at 9765 County Road HH, Bright Beginnings is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 5:15pm and can be contacted at 970-380-5862. For those interested in Clara’s services, you can view Bright Beginnings Child Care on their […]

Commissioners Approve Special Events Permit for Bent-Prowers Cattle

Commissioners Approve Special Events Permit for Bent-Prowers Cattle

  The Prowers County Commissioners held a brief regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, March 26th following their morning work session. Following a public hearing on the matter, the commissioners approved an application for a special events permit for the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association, set for Saturday, April 6th at the Lamar Community College Equine […]

Trailblazer Theatre Company Presents, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Trailblazer Theatre Company Presents, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

  The Tony Award winning musical will be performed at the Lamar Community College, Large Lecture Hall in the Bowman Building at 7pm, Friday, April 5th and a Saturday matinee at 2pm the following afternoon. Jessica Medina, the show’s producer, said the play is a family-friendly production that recaps the events surrounding a spelling bee […]

CSP Youth Academy Extends Online Enrollment to March 29

CSP Youth Academy Extends Online Enrollment to March 29

  The Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy will be held in Golden, CO at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy on July 14-20, 2019. The youth academy focuses on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement. Cadets will become familiar with the basic elements of the Colorado State Patrol Academy through a demanding daily […]

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

    Lamar Rotary hosted four Lamar Community College students who are finishing their final year of study at the college before venturing on to a new segment of their educational careers following May graduation ceremonies. Dr. Linda Lujan, Rotary President and President of Lamar Community College, introduced the four young women during a rotary […]

Riding into a New Season

Riding into a New Season

  Tuesday, March 19th, was the last day of winter and with temperatures in the upper 50’s it was a perfect time to take a brand new bicycle out for a spin on the brand new Lamar Loop. A group of middle and high school students from Lamar joined with Byron Hall, President of the […]

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar, told Coalition members this past Monday, the Center will be “closed up tight” through the summer to allow needed renovations to take place.  Danny Tinnes, RE-2 School Board member, also attended the meeting. “We’re not exactly sure […]

City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

  Mayor Roger Stagner presented two young residents with Keys to the City at the outset of the City Council meeting on Monday, March 11th. High school freshman, Crystalyn Felan had her accomplishment entered into the record books with her first place finish in the first-ever sanctioned Colorado High School Girls State Wrestling Tournament held […]