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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 […]

Radio Car Racing is Underway at the Lamar Elks Lodge

Want to take your vehicle around some hairpin turns at excessively high speeds, outdistancing your closest competitor? Rebound off retaining walls and spin out a couple of times and get back on the straightaway to retake your lead in the pack.  Bump your opponent out of the way when no one is looking?  Cross the […]

Two Deer Possibly Poached Near Hanover, Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information on a possible poaching incident near Hanover, Colorado, southeast of Fountain. Wildlife officers recently investigated a report of two dead deer that had been dumped along Hanover road in eastern El Paso County. During a necropsy the officers found signs that lead them to […]

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 […]

Lopes Men’s Basketball Picks Up 2 W’s

The Runnin’ Lopes Men’s Basketball team had a great weekend, picking up two wins at home. On Friday, the Lamar Community College Runnin’ Lopes Men’s Basketball team beat the North Platte Community College Knights 79-75 in an important National Junior College Athletic Association Region IX South Sub-Region contest. The Knights jumped out to a 14-9 […]

Council Okays Contracts for Lamar Loop Planning and GoCO Inspire Grant

A brief Lamar City Council meeting on January 25th dealt mostly with appointments and contract renewals. One of the next steps in the construction of the proposed Lamar Loop, a walking path encircling most of the city and connecting several exercise areas, is the hiring of a firm for design and construction documents. Two firms […]

Lamar Will Host State High School and Jr. High Finals Rodeos

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to have the city host the May 2016/2017 Colorado State High School Rodeo Association and Junior High School State Finals at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved a $32,000 commitment to support the bid to become the host city for two years during their […]

LCC Men’s Basketball Picks Up Two Wins

(Lamar, Colorado; January 11, 2016)  After three weeks of break between fall and spring semesters, Lopes were back in action with two home games this past weekend.  LCC picked up two wins from the weekend when they played Eastern Wyoming College on Friday and Western Nebraska Community College on Saturday. The Lopes faced Eastern Wyoming […]

Colorado Marsh Mallards Selected for Top Prize in Waterfowl Art Competition

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife  and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation are pleased to announce winners of the 2016 Waterfowl Stamp Art Competition. Five judges from the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee carefully analyzed 20 entries on display at the Denver Country Club, Dec. 9, 2015. The committee selected Guy Crittenden’s original art entitled Colorado […]

GoCO Inspire Grant Will be an Involved Process

  Next year, Lamar could receive a GoCO grant in the neighborhood of $5M, earmarked mostly for outdoor activity projects for local youth. Lamar has already qualified for the Inspire Initiative planning grant of $100,000 needed to formulate a comprehensive application to the state by next August.  The implementation plan will include places, programs and […]

Colorado Agencies Team Up for Fresh Air Friday, Nov. 27

DENVER — Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office are teaming up to offer access to all 42 Colorado state parks with ‘Fresh Air Friday,’ to encourage one-and-all to enjoy the outdoors on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Fresh Air Friday means Colorado […]

John Martin Reservoir to Offer Greater Access for Hunting and Boating This Winter

HASTY, Colo. – For the first time in a long time, John Martin Reservoir has enough water for the lane 19 Boat Ramp to remain open for the 2015-2016 waterfowl hunting season. In recent years around this time, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has had to close the reservoir and restrict public access on the reservoir’s […]

New Council Sworn In, City Approves Water Project Loan Application

Two Lamar City Council meetings were held Monday, November 9 and were a part of a municipal housekeeping process following a general election. The first meeting, held with current city council members approved the consent agenda.  The second meeting, at about 5 minutes later, began with swearing in ceremonies for any new council members, a […]

Lopes Basketball Brings Back 3 W’s from the Road

The LCC Runnin’ Lopes took down three opponents during the Ambassador Classic Tournament held at Colby Community College. On Thursday, November 5, the Lopes defeated Colorado Northwestern Community College with a final score of 100-66 to start their tournament play.  They followed this win with other on Friday when they took down Sterling College with […]

LCC Men’s Basketball Opens Season on the Road

Lamar Community College Men’s Basketball started the season this weekend with a pair of road games in Goodland, Kansas.  The team first took on the Northwest Kansas Tech (NWKTC) JV team on Friday, followed by a game against their varsity on Saturday.  The Lopes returned with a 1-1 record. For their first game of the […]