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Tickets still available for Harlem Wizards game April 25, 2024

Tickets still available for Harlem Wizards game April 25, 2024

Don’t miss your chance to see the world-famous Harlem Wizards in action at the Lamar Community Building on April 25, 2024.  The game begins at 7:00 PM and doors open at 6:00 PM. The Wizards will be playing the Southeast Shriner’s Road Runners as a fundraiser for the Southeast Colorado Shrine Club. Tickets can be […]

Holly FBA Students compete at 2024 State Leadership Conference

Holly FBA Students compete at 2024 State Leadership Conference

Nineteen members of the Colorado Future Business Leaders of America from Holly High School had the opportunity to attend and compete at the 2024 FBLA State Leadership Conference. Throughout the conference, members had the opportunity to make connections with members across the state, network with business professionals, showcase their talents and skills, and become better […]

SECCC Barrel Racers club announces 2024 race dates/recent results

SECCC Barrel Racers club announces 2024 race dates/recent results

  Here are the results from the recent race on 4/7/24:  

LHS Students Make All-State Band

LHS Students Make All-State Band

Angel De La Paz (trumpet) and Bianca Hernandez (clarinet) earned spots in the prestigious Colorado All-State Band, the top honor for high school musicians in Colorado. Members of the 110-piece band auditioned and competed with band students from all over Colorado. The All-State Band rehearsed for three days on the University of Northern Colorado campus […]

Sand Creek, Amache descendants find common cause to pass history to younger generations

Sand Creek, Amache descendants find common cause to pass history to younger generations

An Outdoor Equity Grant will launch a Youth Ambassador program at both National Historic Sites, building on conversations at last spring’s Amache pilgrimage.   Though separated by 46 miles of southeastern Colorado prairie and more than a century, the massacre at Sand Creek and the incarceration of Japanese Americans at the Amache camp have long […]

Prowers County Commissioners declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prowers County Commissioners declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

The front lawn of the Prowers County Annex is adorned with a large, blue pinwheel in recognition of April being declared as Child Abuse Prevention Month by the Prowers Commissioners. The Prowers County Commissioners recently signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The proclamation read as follows: WHEREAS, every one of the […]

Lamar High School Academic Letter Awards Ceremony held March 20, 2024

Lamar High School Academic Letter Awards Ceremony held March 20, 2024

The 32nd Annual LHS Academic Letter Awards ceremony was held on March 20, 2024 in the high school auditorium.  The event is hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  Greg Eddy, Principal of LHS gave the welcome remarks, followed by Kayla Sailors, Counselor, who explained the criteria for earning the award.  Lamar Chamber President, Melonee […]

Ground is broken for new Thunder Stadium

Ground is broken for new Thunder Stadium

A good-sized crowd anxiously gathered on 14th St. behind Lamar High School on Monday, March 18, 2024 to watch a new era ushered in for Lamar High School sports.  It was a beautiful, warm day in early spring and the late afternoon sun glinted off a row of shiny new shovels lined up in front […]

GOAL High School another option for local students

GOAL High School another option for local students

High School is a coming-of-age period in a person’s life.  A time where teens begin to morph into the young adults they are rapidly becoming.  A time of beginning to be autonomous – students join clubs and sports and forge new friendships of their own choosing.  Today’s high school students are faced with a constant […]

Lamar High School DECA Students Win Awards at State Competition

  The Lamar High School DECA chapter sent 26 students to the recent state competition.  Braxen Shelton will serve on the 2024-2025 Colorado DECA State Officer team as the District 9 representative.  Hallie Mackey, State Champion in Marketing Communications, qualified for Internationals.  Austin Thacker, Zack Rankin & Cole Krug, who won 2nd place in Business […]

2024 Sand and Sage Roundup Royalty Announced

2024 Sand and Sage Roundup Royalty Announced

    The 2024 Sand and Sage Roundup Royalty Court has been announced.  Jaelin Parker will reign as this year’s Queen.  Jaelin shared that becoming the Queen is a goal she has always had and gave a few fun facts about herself.  The first year she ever tried out for the S&S Royalty was 2012 […]

Breanna Skyler-Lawrence-Wilson

Breanna Skyler Lawrence-Wilson Named Good Citizen for Eads High School   Breanna Kyler Lawrence-Wilson, daughter of Barbara Joann Wilson-Scranton, is the Good Citizen of Eads High School. Miss Wilson is also the DAR Good Citizen winner for the Fort William Bent Chapter, NSDAR. She competed against area schools for the most outstanding application. Breanna was much […]

Prowers County Farm Bureau/Elks Toy Show in January

  Prowers County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Lamar Elks Toy Show, to be held Saturday, January 13th, 2024, at the Lamar Elks Lodge 28157 Hwy 287 South, Lamar CO 81052. The show will start at 9 am and run until 3 pm mountain time. Toys of all shapes and sizes, new in the box, […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Wraps up 2023

Prowers Lodging Panel Wraps up 2023

    Members of the Prowers County Lodging Tax panel approved a funding request from Southeast Colorado All-Star Rodeo for its annual three-day competition set for the Prowers County Fairgrounds for April, 2024.  The group requested $6,000 and was funded for $3,000 for marketing expenses and contract fees. Final details for a visitor’s guide for […]

Rotarian/Librarian Kid’s Christmas a Big Hit

Rotarian/Librarian Kid’s Christmas a Big Hit

    One of the final opportunities to visit with that Jolly Old Gent occurred this past Saturday, December 16th at the Lamar Cultural Events Center. Judy Turpin, Lamar Rotary President, said there were wall to wall crowds for the first hour or so for the holiday event from ran from 10am to 1pm.  The […]