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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 […]

LCC Rodeo Results: Chadron State College

On September 18-20, the Lamar Community College Rodeo team competed in the Chadron State College Rodeo, with a particularly good showing from the women’s team. The women’s team took top awards in the rodeo, finishing first and outdistancing the second place team, University of Wyoming, by 105 points.  Sophomore Melanie Roman won the barrel racing […]

Lamar Hosting Weekend Junior Rodeo

The 2015 Colorado Junior Rodeo Association will be held at the Prowers County Fairgrounds August 14 – 16. This marks the 21st year for the rodeo which will see over 100 participants and families in town for the competition which features the top 15 contestants in each event vying for the top prizes. Prize money, […]

Concert Tickets Available Online!

Sand and Sage Round-Up Tickets for the fast approaching Sand and Sage Round-Up Concert are now available for sale online. Tickets can be purchased at a reduced price by purchasing them prior to the night of the show. The Josh Abbott Band is a Texas country group originating in Lubbock, Texas returning to Colorado, a […]

Wacey Dorenkamp Qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo

Wacey Dorenkamp has just returned from competition in the Kansas High School Rodeo Association State Finals where he competed in the steer wrestling, team roping, .22 small bore rifle shoot, and trap shoot in Topeka, Kansas.  He qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming where he will compete in the […]

Horse Training & Management Students Showcase Work

The Lamar Community College Horse Training & Management program held its Spring Show on Friday, April 24.  Students in the Horse Training & Management (HTM), Equine Business Management (EBM), and Barrel Horse Training programs demonstrated their skills and how well their horses have learned during the semester by performing reining patterns and other skills. “This […]

Rodeo Results: Skyline Stampede

(Lamar, Colorado; April 17, 2015) On April 10, 2015, the LCC Rodeo team traveled to Fort Collins to compete in the annual Skyline Stampede. LCC freshman Blue Wilcox finished 6th in bull riding at the rodeo last weekend and moved to 15th in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.  Melanie Roman finished 10th in barrel racing […]

Rodeo Results: Eastern Wyoming

 The LCC Rodeo team traveled to Eastern Wyoming Community College in Torrington, Wyoming, on March 27-29.  Freshman Melanie Roman finished 2nd in the barrel racing, which helped her regain the number one position in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.  Keely Smith split 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the first round of the breakaway roping and […]

LCC Rodeo Returns to Action

  (Lamar, Colorado; March 2, 2015) Lamar Community College freshman Melanie Roman of Golden is currently ranked 2nd in the national standings of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) and is winning the Central Rocky Mountain Region in barrel racing after the fall season.  All 11 regions of the NIRA are at the halfway mark […]

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals Coming To Lamar

Lamar, Colorado – August 11, 2014 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 20th year and Lamar will host the CJRA Finals August 15-17.  Over 140 contestants and their families will be coming to the Prowers County Fairgrounds for the event.  Members have competed at rodeos throughout Colorado this year and the top 15 […]

LCC Rodeo Update: CSU Rodeo Champions

Tucker White, Randy Schaapman, and Clint Buringa hold their prizes for winning their events at Colorado State University Rodeo last weekend. White and Buringa won team roping, and Schaapman won bull riding as the Lamar Community College men’s team finished third in the competition. The win moved Clint and Tucker to eighth in the region […]

Lamar Community College Rodeo Update – Gillette College Rodeo

Lamar Community College freshman Randy Schaapman, of Manteca, CA, won the bull riding competition at the Gillette College Rodeo in Gillette, WY last weekend. Also placing for Lamar were Brooke Smith, first in the first round of goat tying, and Dylan Wahlert, fifth in the first round of bareback riding. “Injuries plagued us,” commented Fred […]

LCC Rodeo Welcomes New Barrel Racer

Fred Sherwood, LCC Rodeo Coach, watches as Brie Norton-Flynn registers for spring ‘14 classes. Brie is a barrel racer from Cottonwood, CA and is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Agri-Business.

LCC Hosts Antelope Stampede

The Lamar Community College Rodeo team held the Antelope Stampede October 4-6 at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. LCC freshman Codie Brown won Breakaway Roping and is now 6th in the event in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Brooke Smith finished 6th in Goat Tying and James Ellet placed 10th in steer wrestling. The team will […]

Lodging Panel Sets 2014 Budget, Approves New Board Member

  The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel added Vincent Gearhart to their board member roster during the monthly meeting, August 20.  Gearhart is filling a vacant position and the term will expire in December 2014.  Board members also approved the annual budget for 2014, which is a close parallel to 2013.  Funding is set at $82,968 […]

Dylan Wahlert Signs Letter of Intent with Lamar Community College

Dylan Wahlert signed a letter of intent to attend Lamar Community College this fall to be a member of the Runnin’ Lopes Rodeo team and pursue a degree in Alternative Energy. Wahlert graduated from La Junta High School in 2012 and attended South Plains College in Levelland, TX during the 2012-13 academic year. “Dylan will […]

Cheyenne Cearley Signs with Lamar Community College Rodeo Team

Cheyenne Cearley signed her letter of intent to compete for Lamar Community College’s Rodeo Team this fall. Cearley competes in barrel racing, goat tying, and breakaway roping and will pursue a degree in Horse Training and Management. To learn more about LCC’s Rodeo team contact Fred Sherwood at 719.336.1670 or

Celebrating Lamar Days, the Cowboy Way

Click a picture to start slide show. Lamar and area residents celebrated Lamar Days, “The Cowboy Way” with sunny skies and warm temperatures this past weekend.  Despite the absence of a carnival at Willow Creek Park this weekend, there was a healthy attendance for vendors and the various displays showcasing their wares or talents.  Various […]

Lamar Days Set for the Weekend

    Click a Picture to start a slide show. Hundreds of residents turned out last weekend, May 10-11 for the combined Wild West BBQ Contest and Cinco de Mayo festivities at Willow Creek Park.  Termed, “Springplosion”, the sunny and warm weather contributed to crowds, which at one time lined the road adjacent to the park […]

LCC Gillette Rodeo Results

The Lamar Community College Rodeo team had a strong weekend at the Gillette College Rodeo March 15th-17th with multiple placements. In steer wrestling Jared Holman took 5th, James Ellet placed 8th, and Carter Coble was 10th. In team roping Luke Baumann finished 3rd followed by Clint Buringa and Tucker White who placed 8th. Keely Smith […]