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Where They Stand: Holly & Granada Economic Assessment Report

  A Rural Economic Development grant has financed a study of Holly and Granada to provide an assessment of the current and potential business climate of each community. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, DOLA and the Colorado Office of Economic Development of International Trade, sponsored the study which was held earlier in the year. […]

Training Fire at Lamar High School

The Prowers County Rural Fire Department conducted a control burn grass fire in the fields just west of the Lamar High School last night, March 9th.  The area was between the soccer field and the livestock barn used by agricultural students.  Rural Fire Chief Staffon Warn said the calm night provided an opportunity for a […]

LCC’s Marchant to Host Goat Tying Clinic

A unique learning opportunity will be coming to Lamar Community College in early April.  The LCC rodeo team is sponsoring the goat tying clinic, with their own Ashten Marchant teaching. Marchant will help young rodeo students learn or expand their goat tying skills in a two-day skill-building clinic to be held on April 1-2 in […]

Roman Attains National Intercollegiate Rodeo Ranking

  Lamar Community College sophomore Melanie Roman is currently  fourth in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association national rankings as the spring rodeo season begins. National rankings compare regional leaders based on points garnered to date. The LCC team enters this semester with the women’s team in fourth place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as […]

When is a Sports Mascot Racist?

There have been some changes to team mascots in the sports world, from the pro ranks to high school, even though most have been viewed as being unintentionally racist. There have been two public discussions on the Lamar Savages mascot of recent note.  One took place this past September during Governor Hickenlooper’s town hall visit […]

Willow Creek Park Selected as Potential Skateboard Site

The Lamar City Council weighed the pros and cons of several potential sites for a skateboard park within the city limits and informally agreed that the southern end of Willow Creek Park would be the best location. Other viable sites discussed during the February 29th work session included Escondido Park, Bicentennial Park and the horseshoe […]

Fate of Savage Mascot Name?? Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public Schools Visits Lamar, CO

LAMAR — Thursday, February 25, 2016 — The Governor’s Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public schools will be in Lamar, Colorado to discuss Lamar High School’s Mascot. WHO:      Governor’s Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public Schools WHAT:  Visit to Study Lamar H.S. Mascot. WHEN:     6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., […]

Regional Science Fair Features Over 200 Student Projects

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 22, 2016)  On Wednesday, February 17, Lamar Community College’s Wellness Center was abuzz on with students from Alta Vista, Eads, Holly, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School, Parkview, Plainview, Springfield, Walsh, and Wiley as they competed in the annual Southeast Colorado Regional Science Fair.  The regional science fair featured 204 projects […]

Construction Underway for LCC’s New Dorm

  John Marrin, Lamar Community College President, standing a few yards from where the school’s newest dormitory will be constructed this spring and summer, welcomed dozens of guests to the February 16th groundbreaking ceremonies. “This will be a large building that will house 30 to 32 students and this will be the future of this […]

Granada Discusses PUMA Buy-In for Economic Study

The Granada Trustees were briefed on the approaching PUMA economic study by the Prowers County Commissioners as well as Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated and board member Cindy Otto. PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, will visit towns in Prowers County on February 29th and March 1st, and speak with key community members, […]

Revamped Welding Program Provides Additional Opportunities

The Lamar Community College Welding program recently went through a facelift and redesign.   The facelift involved doubling the space of the state of the art welding shop that previously housed the program.  The welding shop now has sixteen self-ventilated welding booths with excellent equipment available for students to use in training. The program redesign involved […]

Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club to Honor Eads Football Team

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 3, 2016)  The Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club is set to honor the Eads Eagles football team on Tuesday, February 9, during the halftime of the LCC Men’s Basketball game.  The Booster Club will recognize the team and coaches for their successes this past fall and their 1A 6-Man State Championship title. […]

Colorado Launches Statewide Open Innovation Challenge

  “Imagine Colorado” asks Coloradans to submit their best ideas to make kids healthier in exchange for $25,000 in prizes. DENVER – Mon., Feb. 1, 2016 – Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) and LiveWell Colorado today launched Imagine Colorado, the nation’s first-ever statewide open innovation challenge. Imagine Colorado is seeking bold ideas […]

Police Academy Begins April 14

  The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2016 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by the officers of the Lamar Police Department and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 14, 2016.  The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of the daily […]

Lamar Light Plant Announces Scholarship Topic

  Applications are being accepted for the 2016/2017 scholarship program at Lamar Light and Power. Superintendent Houssin Hourieh informed board members this past week about the annual program which combines a $500 donation from the Light Plant with a $500 donation from Arkansas River Power Authority for seniors from Wiley, Lamar and McClave high schools.  […]

LCC Cosmetology Salon Re-Opens for Spring

The LCC Cosmetology Salon will re-open its doors to the public for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 26. The salon’s hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00-5:00pm.  LCC students and community members alike can visit the salon to take advantage of discounted cosmetology services such as haircuts, colors, and styling as well as brow […]

Mason Pierce of Holly is a Student-of-the-Month at Northwest Tech in Goodland, Kansas

Northwest Tech chooses January Students of the Month GOODLAND, KAN., January 20, 2016: Congratulations to Northwest Kansas Technical College December Students of the Month. This program is an award system to recognize students who are doing particularly well in their division. There are four divisions: Construction, Health & Human Services, Information Technology, and Transportation. A […]

Half a Century of History to Celebrate

The Prowers County Historical Society has begun planning events for their 50th anniversary.  Their recent newsletter states that the Society officially began in 1966 with the donation of a building from the phone company.  Prior to that point, there had been an informal historical organization.    The Society said a logical date would be this September when […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial, from Drawing Board to Planning Stages

Although the concept of a 9/11 Tribute Memorial has been worked out on paper, the best place to situate the memorial in Lamar is still up for consideration. Doug Harbour, from the Tribute Committee, presented  the Prowers County Commissioners with an artist’s representation of the memorial and discussed options with them.  Two choices are the […]

April Election Set for Granada Trustees

Granada residents will vote on April 5th for four trustee board members and the mayor’s seat.  None of the four Trustees, Martin Jensen, Glenn Otto, Deb Choat or Tom Sanchez have indicated at this time that they will make a bid for re-election.  Mayor C.W. DeForest has not mentioned a commitment to run for re-election […]