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Commissioners Okay School Transport Funds, Discuss Ceiling Repairs at Courthouse

With a new school year nearing, the Prowers County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for transportation services from PATS for Alta Vista Charter School.  The annual agreement spells out the costs of transporting a minimum of eleven students through the school year.  “Because we’re planning to sell two 15-passenger buses, we’re going to use […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2014-2015

The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building on Tuesday, August 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information you can […]

Higbee Wins Alta Vista Spelling Bee

The Alta Vista Spelling Bee was held February 18th at 8:00 a.m. The top 5 students from each class, 3rd through 6th grades, were chosen from their scores on a written spelling test. Charlotte Herrera, a parent volunteer, acted as the announcer/judge. Alex Higbee and Katelyn Emick were the last two participants in the final […]

Fridays with Basketball

Where do you go on a chilly Friday morning, if you’re a kid and there’s no school and mom and dad are telling you to get out of the house? A good start is the Lamar Community Building between 10am and Noon. Paul Moss, Lamar Community College JV Basketball Coach and several of his players […]

Commissioners Awaiting Reply on Visit Invite to Governor

County commissioners in Prowers and southeast Colorado are waiting to see if Governor Hickenlooper will reply to their request that he visit the drought stricken areas of the state and view firsthand the economic and environmental impact the drought has wrought in this region for the past several years. On May 10, the governor issued […]

Granada Hosts Prowers County Commissioner Meeting

The Prowers County Commissioners continued their policy of community outreach this past Thursday, April 18, holding their regular meeting at the Granada Complex.  The commissioners periodically hold their meetings in Granada, Wiley and Holly to stay acquainted with representatives in those communities and afford the residents an opportunity to meet with the commissioners.   Students from […]

GoCo Reps Host Community Luncheon, Board Meeting for Prowers County

Members of the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund wrapped up a busy two day visit to Lamar and Prowers County this past Tuesday, April 16.  GoCo uses proceeds from the state lottery to provide funding for recreational outlets in Colorado and since 1994 has contributed $8.1 million for projects in Prowers, […]

Commissioners Support Second Amendment, Approve Local Board Appointments

The Prowers County Commissioners unanimously reaffirmed their earlier straw poll regarding support of the second amendment with a vote of approval February 14, of a resolution in defense of the amendment regarding the right of a person to bear arms.  The resolution was passed locally earlier by the Lamar City Council and Holly Board of […]

County Approves LiveWell Phys Ed Contract, Hires New VA Administrator

The Prowers County Commissioners had a diversified agenda for their Thursday meeting, January 24.  Talara Coen, Alta Vista Charter School Administer, requested support from the county to act as a financial pass-through agent allowing the school to receive a $100,000 grant to fund playground equipment upgrades.  Coen explained that she has full approval from the […]

Alta Vista Students Rock the Gym

Boy, did they have a good time!  The youngest of the Alta Vista school students probably didn’t fully comprehend the award being given to this school this past Tuesday, October 16, but they definitely understood, “It’s time to sing”.  The Alta Vista Charter School had the distinction of being the first school in the nation to achieve […]

RE-2 Registration Underway for 2012-2013

  The Lamar Community Building was packed with students and parents yesterday, August 7, not for any sports activity, but for school registration.  Forms need to be filled, assignments need to be corrected, studies for the year set out, information compiled on health, meals, special needs, insurance, sign up for other activities such as Project […]

Alta Vista Charter School Receives National Recognition for Sustainable Design

Denver, CO (June 7, 2012) – SLATERPAULL Architects and JHL Constructors, Inc. announce that Alta Vista Charter School (AVCS) in Lamar, Colorado has been named as the first project in the state to attain the Verified Leader certification by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) as a healthy, high performance, green school. CHPS is […]

Lamar Getting Four Day School Week

Lamar School Board members cast a unanimous vote in favor of a four-day school week, starting next fall. The pros outweighed the cons among the board members who said the decision was basically driven by less budgeted revenue over the past several years. Last year, Lincoln Elementary school was closed as a cost cutting measure. […]

Alta Vista Receives Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award

  Alta Vista Charter School administrator Talara Coen recently announced the school had won an award on academic achievement based on recent CSAP scores. The John Irwin awards are given annually to schools demonstrating excellent academic achievement. On the school performance framework this is used bys the state to evaluate schools, those awarded “exceed” expectations […]

Updated Fire Ban Ordinance Planned for Prowers County, Alta Vista Invitation

  Sheriff Jim Faull, Fire Marshall for Prowers County; Staffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief; and Marshall Cook City of Lamar Fire Chief, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to review the current fire ban for the county and to make the current ordinance more clear for area residents.  In light of the area rains this […]

Alta Vista School, Getting Room to Grow

  The current spring break at Alta Vista Charter School in Prowers County means a major push in construction for the expansion and restoration of the building. Alta Vista Charter School is using BEST (Building Excellent Schools for Tomorrow) funds, approximately $5.9 million, for a major expansion and renovation of the facility, adding a full […]