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Busy Spring at LCC

  Dr. Linda Lujan, Lamar Community College President, will celebrate her eight month anniversary at the college on April 1st.  She presented an overview of activities at the college during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on March 27th. Lujan noted that April will be one of the busiest months for LCC, as well as other […]

Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Work crews are putting the finishing touches to the two lecture halls at Lamar Community College. According to Sean Lirley, Director of Facilities Management, The Bowman building construction was complete in 1968. This is the first renovation/improvement of the halls since 1968. Working with a grant of $642,815, the renovations including removal of all asbestos […]

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Not even 7 o’clock on a Monday morning and the power goes off!   Some residents in southern Lamar had to make other arrangements to their morning routine as a voltage transformer near the Lamar water tanks faulted when it developed a hairline crack.  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained that the outage lasted […]

Recognizing a Championship Season

The Lamar City Council issued a resolution honoring the Lamar High School Girls Basketball State Tournament Team for their championship performance this year in Class 3-A Basketball. Their achievement marks the 5th state girl’s title and their first in 19 years.  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, awarded each player with her own Key to the City […]

Mark’s Barber Shop at New Location

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Honkers recently visited Mark’s Barber Shop at his new location at 614 North Main Street in Lamar. Mark Encinias offers a quality barber shop haircut and a close, smooth shave for his customers.  Make an appointment at 719-980-2270.  Mark’s Barber Shop is open Tuesday through Friday […]

Colorado Water Conservation Board – March 2017 Drought Update

February of this year was the second warmest February on record, and the warmest since 1954. Well above average temperatures have continued into March. Precipitation in February was average but has slowed considerably with only 29 percent of average month –to-date in March. However, the forecast for the next two weeks indicates that the state […]

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