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LCC Expanding Education Classes to Weekends

  (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is now offering Early Childhood Education classes on the weekends to help meet the growing demand for trained educators in Southeast Colorado and beyond.  Starting in January, students interested in a career as a preschool or kindergarten teacher, childcare center administrator or caregiver for young children can […]

Election Information and Timeline

  If you have moved and didn’t update your voter registration you could be inactive at this time. Inactive voters will not automatically get a ballot in the mail for this election. Please call the County Clerk’s Office for election information regarding your voting status or go on line to: www.govotecolorado.gov for more information.   […]

The Summer of 2021 Weather Review from National Weather Service-Pueblo

  Meteorological Summer (June, July and August) of 2021 started out very warm and dry with several high temperature records being set across Colorado through the first half of June, including June 16th when the temperature topped out at 100 degrees in Colorado Springs. This marks only the 10th time on record in which the […]

Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Close Another Segment of Lamar Repowering Project

    The Lamar Utility Board met Tuesday, September 14th and discussed a provision of the settlement agreement from February 2016 between Arkansas River Power Authority, the City of Lamar and the Lamar Utility Board. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh explained that ARPA has furnished a Corporate Surety Bond for $2M which named LUB as […]

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

  A special event permit for a beer garden requested by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Lamar City Council on Monday, September 13th, for the annual Oktoberfest event, set for October 2nd.  The beer garden will run from 10am to 11pm and be staffed by TIP certified hosts.  A public hearing […]

Another Revenue Gain in City Sales Tax Report

    People continue to spend money in the City of Lamar, based on the July, 2021 sales tax revenue report.  The basic Sales Tax Revenue increased 16.63% for a difference of $52,376 over 2020’s figures.  Sales Tax revenue for 2021 is $367,262.20, compared to $314,885.72 for the same period last year.  Total Sales and […]

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  • LCC Director of Residence Living, Student Life named UCCS program Ethics Champion

    LCC Director of Residence Living, Student Life named UCCS program Ethics Champion

        (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College’s (LCC) new Director of Residence Living and Student Life was recently named to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Business’ Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) Collegiate Program. Andres “AJ” Arrendondo Jr. is one of 16 faculty and staff members appointed as “Ethics Champions” from […]

  • Colorado Crop/Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 12, 2021

    Colorado Crop/Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 12, 2021

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record high temperatures covered the state last week and pushed crop maturity, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, extreme and exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report. Isolated precipitation was received last week. Feed supplies were mostly short to adequate. In […]

  • Dorothy L. Spurgeon…February 4, 1943 – September 10, 2021

    Dorothy L. Spurgeon…February 4, 1943 – September 10, 2021

          A come and go memorial service for longtime Hasty, Colorado resident, Dorothy L. Spurgeon will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00AM throughout the day at Dorothy’s home in Hasty with weather permitting. Dorothy was born on February 4, 1943 at Limon, Colorado to Ray and Josie (Jones) Lightcap and […]

  • CDOT shares safety tips for keeping teens safe following fatal crash

    CDOT shares safety tips for keeping teens safe following fatal crash

    DENVER – In light of this week’s tragic crash in Prowers County, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is sharing safety messages to help protect Colorado teenagers on Colorado roads. Colorado’s Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws have been successful in helping to reduce the number of teen deaths in the state by 50% since 2005. GDL laws minimize […]

  • Crop Production - September 2021 - Colorado and National Highlights

    Crop Production – September 2021 – Colorado and National Highlights

    COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 146.52 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 1 percent from the August 1 forecast and up 19 percent from the 122.96 […]

  • Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

    Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

      Lamar Legacy Assisted Living will be celebrating National Assisted Living week September 12-September 18, 2021.  The dates for Assisted Living week are no coincidence.  The second Sunday in September is Grandparents Day, which is the kickoff to National Assisted Living Week.  Lamar Legacy has a full schedule of activities planned for the residents and […]

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