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Big Nets Go to Work for Play

Big Nets Go to Work for Play

  The soccer fields at Lamar High School bordering Yucca Drive recently had some new features added. A series of tall poles running north to south on the east end of the fields has recently been erected. Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Chris Medina, told The Prowers Journal they will be used to hold nets […]

Governor Jared Polis Announces Local Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Governor Jared Polis Announces Local Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    State Emergency and Medical Trauma Services Advisory Council The Council advises the Department of Public Health and Environment on matters relating to emergency medical and trauma services programs. The Council’s duties include developing curricula for the training of emergency medical personnel, establishing requirements for ambulance vehicles and services, and determining the eligibility of […]

(Corrected Information as of 11-19-20) Toys for Tots Gears Up for the Big Holiday

(Corrected Information as of 11-19-20) Toys for Tots Gears Up for the Big Holiday

    Darlene Lopez plans to offer brand new toys and a free holiday meal again this year, but she is altering how the Toys for Tots event is conducted in light of this year’s pandemic restrictions. “Applications for the new gifts will be available at all the schools in Prowers County and at the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

    October 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Community, Today we received notification that a staff member of Welcome Home Child & Family Development Center (WHC) tested positive for COVID-19. Prowers County Public Health & Environment will be contacting the impacted children and staff and will provide guidance to those that require quarantine or isolation. […]

2020 Moonlight Madness Recap

2020 Moonlight Madness Recap

    The 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce Moonlight Madness event is being recognized as one of the more successful outings for downtown Lamar in several years. A warm night, a full moon and just a chance to get out (with the proper precautions) were some of the prime ingredients to make it an enjoyable […]

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 […]