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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 […]

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 […]

Wal-Mart Subdivision Plat Finalized, Another Derelict House to Come Down

  The final plat of the Wal-Mart Subdivision has been finalized as the department store contracted with a private firm to complete the plat. Wiley Work, Lamar City Engineer and Jeremy McEndree, of the City Building Department, told the City Council, that Lot 1 is the present site of the store and Lot 2 is […]

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., […]

Sen. Larry Crowder to Seek Reelection in 2016

ALAMOSA, Colo. – Sen. Larry Crowder will seek reelection to the Colorado State Senate in 2016. First elected in 2012, Sen. Crowder represents residents of the state’s 35th District which includes portions of 16 counties in Southern Colorado. During his first term in office, Sen. Crowder said he’s worked diligently to stand up for Southern […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

LCC to Break Ground on New Residence Hall

(Lamar, Colorado; February 11, 2016)  Lamar Community College and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce that the College will break ground on the College’s new residence hall on Tuesday, February 16, at 1:30pm just north of Todd-Burch Hall on the LCC campus. The public is welcome to attend the event. Parking for the groundbreaking […]

Sparkle in their Eyes – Twinkle in their Toes

The inaugural Southern Plains Father Daughter Dance was held at the Lamar Elks Lodge Saturday evening, January 23.  Roni Vallejos, child life specialist, coordinated the event as a fundraiser for the new Hospice Children’s Good Grief Center. Roni and her team of Hospice employees and supporters spent time decorating, baking, and creating a “Winter Wonderland” […]

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 […]

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 […]

High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival Announces Keynote Author and Lecturer!

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains are excited to announce Rick Wright as this year’s keynote and guest speaker for the 14th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival that will be held February 18-21, 2016 in Lamar, Colorado. Rick Wright will […]

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 […]

Area Students Noted for Dean’s List at CSU-Pueblo

The following students have been named to the 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The list recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5. Those 313 students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. The students are […]

Toys for Tots Wraps Up the Holiday

  By 10am this past Thursday, December 24th, the Toys for Tots volunteers had wrapped up most of their deliveries throughout the community and were ready to stand down for the year. Only a few cars were in the parking lot of the former Car Palace on North Main Street, this year’s temporary headquarters for […]