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CDOT Targets Teen Drivers with “Keep Your License Safe” Campaign

CDOT Targets Teen Drivers with “Keep Your License Safe” Campaign

    Campaign focuses on cell phones, passenger limits and buckling up DENVER – Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched a public awareness campaign to help educate new teen drivers about safety laws that specifically apply to them, known as Colorado’s Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws. CDOT’s new “Keep Your License Safe” campaign […]

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 […]

Maddie Thompson Winner of 3rd Annual Larry D Eberhardt Memorial Scholarship

Maddie Thompson Winner of 3rd Annual Larry D Eberhardt Memorial Scholarship

  Being raised on a farm, Larry Eberhardt paved his way in an agricultural lifestyle. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), receiving his Star Greenhand Award. He also worked at a local farm in Lamar as his summer job. Larry attended college receiving a diesel mechanic’s degree; from there he […]

Lamar High School Class of 2020: Graduation Innovations

Lamar High School Class of 2020: Graduation Innovations

    The coronavirus has altered how we go about our day and no less the graduation activities for the Lamar High School Class of 2020. Realizing the traditional cap and gown procession was no longer viable, the students voted to hold a parade on Sunday, May 17th, which would follow some usual graduation activities […]

Lamar Council Responds to Social Distancing Issues

Lamar Council Responds to Social Distancing Issues

  The Lamar City Council continued to exercise caution with social distancing protocols in effect during their May 11 meeting via videoconferencing. Mayor Kirk Crespin addressed the balancing act the city is conducting, weighing citizen’s desires to create or attend social functions while continuing to keep those citizens protected from the COVID virus by adhering […]

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

  Lamar— May 8, 2020 — Alison was selected by adhering to our guidelines for a scholarship application which included submitting an official high School transcript (which shows she had a 3.98 GPA), along with three letters of recommendation from an instructor, counselor, or coach. Her attached letters were glowing examples of her commitment to […]

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

  Lamar, Colorado – The City of Lamar, upon consultation with the Governor’s office, was advised there are no current restrictions that direct the closure of skate parks. Based upon this new information, the City is excited to re-open the Skate Park to the public. This was a cooperative effort between the City of Lamar, […]

Lunches Will Still be Served

Lunches Will Still be Served

  Shumae Mestas from Chartwell food service is handing out lunch today at Lamar High School. She drives her car to the front of the building, sets up a table and fills it with bags for the kid’s brown bag lunch, ready to go when people start to arrive. “We prepare 450 sandwiches for the […]

Bicycle Colorado Instructs Students on Bike Techniques

Bicycle Colorado Instructs Students on Bike Techniques

    This past February 24th through the 27th, Bicycle Colorado held informational assemblies at local schools including Alta Vista Charter School, Washington and Parkview elementary schools, Lamar Middle School and the Freshman PE class at Lamar High school. The assemblies helped bring awareness to the Bikes in School program funded by the GenWild grant […]

Northwest Tech Announces Honors Lists

Northwest Tech Announces Honors Lists

Goodland, KS. (03/4/2020) – Northwest Kansas Technical College has announced the names of full-time students who earned spots on the President’s and Dean’s honor lists for the 2019 fall semester from Holly, CO. Students on the President’s Honor List earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average while students on the Dean’s Honor List earned a […]

Regional Science Fair Winners Announced

Regional Science Fair Winners Announced

  The Southeast Regional Science Fair was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the Lamar Community Building.   Sixty-three students brought projects from around the area: Walsh, Springfield, Campo on-line, and Lamar. Special Awards went to:  Heather Hancock and Aden Swanson received plaques for Outstanding Forensics Science projects. Braxen Shelton received a certificate and […]

People’s Credit Union Announces Scholarship Applications

      Peoples Credit Union will award four (4) each scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to each to our area’s high school seniors that plan to continue their education by attending a college, university or technical school this summer or fall. All of the schools have received the application, as well as a […]

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

  Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced last year the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need […]

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

        HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,596 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2019 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more […]