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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 […]

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

  The Lamar School District Board of Education held a community forum on July 15th to provide information related to SB21-116 which prohibits the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools beginning June 1, 2022. The Board of Education notified the public of the following: The Board never voted to change or replace the mascot. […]

Savage Mascot Public Forum Set for Thursday, July 15th

Savage Mascot Public Forum Set for Thursday, July 15th

  The Lamar School District, Re-2 Board of Education will host a community forum, Thursday, July 15th at 7pm at the Lamar High School Auditorium to discuss options for the school in light of the passage of Senate Bill 21-116, “Concerning the Prohibition of American Indian Mascots in Colorado”. The bill was signed into law […]

Graduation Exercise for Lamar High School, Class of 2021

Graduation Exercise for Lamar High School, Class of 2021

  The 123rd Annual Commencement of the Class of 2021 for Lamar High School noted 120 graduates this year with activities held at the Lamar Community Building. 2021 Senior Class Officers were Sage Ann Higbee as Head Girl and Devyn Joseph Kincade as Head Boy with Tess Elizabeth Camp as this year’s Valedictorian and James […]

Lamar Bands Score at CHSAA Contest

Lamar Bands Score at CHSAA Contest

The Lamar High School Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Seay, and the Lamar Middle School Band, directed by Greg Ludwig, scored “Superior” ratings at the CHSAA Band Festival held in Lamar on April 17. A superior rating, also known as “straight ones” because of the scoring system that is used, is the highest […]

Elks Honor the February Students of the Month

Elks Honor the February Students of the Month

February’s students of the month represent those values, beliefs, actions and a dedication in becoming something great. This desire to succeed celebrates the achievement of these individuals. The Lamar Elks are proud to embrace these traditions through a dinner and recognizing the students for their efforts. The students of the month for February are: Diego […]

#CSPWATCHMECLICK - Lamar and La Junta Schools Take Park

#CSPWATCHMECLICK – Lamar and La Junta Schools Take Park

  The Colorado State Patrol will be unveiling the Watch Me Click high school seat belt challenge next week in Lamar and La Junta. The Watch Me Click campaign is a pilot program designed by the Colorado State Patrol to increase seat belt awareness and usage in our high school drivers, passengers and local communities.  […]

What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District

What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District

    The Lamar High School will be 50 years old in 2019 and the Lincoln School is a few years older. The needed upgrades for both schools were detailed during a community forum hosted by Friends of Lamar Schools and held at the LHS auditorium Tuesday evening, September 25th. Kathleen LaCost outlined the elements […]

Cheerleader Glow Run Fundraiser June 16th

Cheerleader Glow Run Fundraiser June 16th

    The 5K “Keep the Savage Spirit Glowing” Run, organized by Meranda Jaramillo, Lamar High School Cheerleaders and Cheer Coaches will be held this Saturday, June 16th at Willow Creek Park. Activities are set for dusk, around 8pm at which time all registered runners will receive their glow necklaces and bracelets. The path used […]

Brightening Up the Alleyways

Brightening Up the Alleyways

    Side-by-side murals grace the outer walls of the east side alley in the 100 block of South Main Street in Lamar. One, for the Brew Unto Others coffee shop and the other, larger work is being done for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. The projects are being completed by local artists Jeremy […]

Free Spring Concert Set for May 1 at LHS

Free Spring Concert Set for May 1 at LHS

Southeastern Colorado Concert Association Please join us on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Lamar High School for our Annual FREE Spring Concert featuring the AVWPE Concert Band, Valley Jazz Orchestra and Main Street Ringers Handbells.  This is the Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble’s 19th Season Concert of Honor.  The concert band, directed […]

Academic Awards Presentation at Lamar High School

Academic Awards Presentation at Lamar High School

Lamar High School presented its 26th Annual observance of Academic Letter Awards, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 21st.  The National Honor Society induction was also held that evening.  Kayla Sailors presented the criteria for a letter for the attendees and Chamber President, Kendra Cope offered her remarks on the significance […]

Prowers County Democrats - March Activities

Prowers County Democrats – March Activities

  Are you interested in becoming a candidate, for an elected position, in Prowers County? Four positions, in Prowers County, are up for election on November 06, 2018 The best way to get your name on the ballot, is to announce your candidacy at CAUCUS Tuesday, March 6, 2018, … and then proceed to the […]

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

  Photo (left to right):  Reece Campbell, Angela Medina, Zach Scriven, Shania Jo RunningRabbit, and Dwight Campbell. (Lamar, Colorado; November 10, 2017) Lamar High School’s A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College on November 3. 29 teams from 16 area high schools participated in the […]

LPD and District Attorney Vogel Discuss Law Enforcement at Council Work Session

LPD and District Attorney Vogel Discuss Law Enforcement at Council Work Session

Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller and District Attorney, Josh Vogel, discussed their working relationship and the latest crime statistics for the Lamar City Council during a November 6th work session. The council also discussed a proposal for an expanded Lamar Animal Shelter. Chief Miller provided crime related statistics for the 3rd quarter of the year, […]