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Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College Nursing Program is waiving the requirement of the Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam as a requirement for admission into the program for the Fall 2020 semester. All other requirements remain in effect, including the successful completion of all prerequisite coursework and GPA of 2.5 or greater. “Now is the best time […]

Colorado State Wildlife Areas: New Rules for Coloradans

DENVER – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently adopted a rule change, requiring all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This new rule will be in effect beginning July 1, 2020. “Colorado […]

CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

      DENVER, July 1, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an amended Public Health Order 20-28 for the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors phase. The order is effective until July 30. The new guidance and changes are as follows: Professional sports may resume pre-season […]

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

  The Lamar Library is accepting ten patrons at a time and social distancing will continue to be in place. Reservations are required for most services including use of computers. Your full name, email and phone number will be asked of each patron using the library. Masks will be required to be worn during the […]

US and Colorado Acreage Report

ACREAGE – JUNE 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 2 percent from 2019 to 5.94 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National […]

City of Lamar Firework Guidelines

The day of our great nations independence is almost upon us! With this we would like to recap what fireworks are permissible (and what are not). Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back and fire them, you may be violating state statutes and city ordinances. Here is the […]

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      On Friday, June 26, 2020, at approximately 5:15 PM, as a continuation of an investigation of possible narcotics distribution, officers of the Lamar Police Department along with deputies from the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 200 block of N. 6th St. in Lamar. Three individuals were briefly detained at […]

  • 2020 Will be a Dry Year

    2020 Will be a Dry Year

      With the end of June marking the half year on the calendar, precipitation reports for southeast Colorado are stark. On June 22, Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, […]

  • Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Primary

    Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Primary

      Former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, defeated challenger Andrew Romanoff in Tuesday’s statewide primary ballot contest.  The unofficial statewide vote stands at 525,716 for Hickenlooper and 357,311 for Romanoff.  The Prowers County tabulation is at 496 for Hickenlooper  and 258 for Romanoff.  Hickenlooper served as governor of the state from 2011 to 2019.  He was also the […]

  • Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending June 28, 2020

    Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending June 28, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Received moisture was mostly confined to eastern districts last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 15 percent complete, compared to 1 percent last year and 5 percent on average. In northeastern counties, dry and hot conditions remained a […]

  • Birth Announcements: Rodriguez-/-Beaman-/- Salis

      Josseline Rodriguez and Jesus Melendez of Granada, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Dalary Paola Melendez Rodriguez at 8:21am at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, June 22, 2020 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Dalary weighed six pounds and six ounces and was 18 ½ inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Daleyza Melendez and Jesus […]

  • LCC Ranks High in State Online Academic Achievements

    LCC Ranks High in State Online Academic Achievements

          LCC Ranked #1 Best 2-Year Online College in Colorado, #5 Best Online Community College in Colorado (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) is being recognized as one of the elite online colleges in Colorado. In January, it was ranked Colorado’s #1 Best 2-year Online College by Affordable Colleges Online, and recently […]

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