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Thank You Hospice Volunteers

Lamar Area Hospice would like to end Volunteer Week by thanking our volunteers for all of their hard work & time spent helping our organization grow! Last week we were honored to have Mayor Stagner & his wife, Leslie, along with our volunteers, at the office to celebrate with a brunch. While he was here, […]

LCC Students and Staff Revive an Old Tradition

On Friday, April 3, a group of LCC students, faculty and community members revived an old Lamar Community College tradition as they resurrected and repainted the “Lamar College” rocks north of Gobbler’s Knob. The project was spearheaded by LCC Adjunct Ag Instructor Danielle Wollert and the LCC Collegiate Farm Bureau (CFB) Chapter.  Participating CFB members […]

April 2015 Drought Update from CWCB

Colorado has been warm and dry for so far this spring. March was four degrees above average across much of the state making it the 6th warmest on record. In addition, the three week period from March 9- April 1, 2015 was one of the driest on record. As of April 14th, many river basins […]

Healthy Places Opens Headquarters in Lamar

“This will be a location where the community can connect with Healthy Places,” explained Emily Neischburg, Executive Director, during a mid-day lunch and snack break held for local residents on Thursday, April 16.  “Our location will be a visible reminder of what we want to accomplish and a place where residents or visitors can develop […]

State Health Department Issues Precautions to Help Avoid Hantavirus

State health officials today warned Coloradans to avoid hantavirus exposure while cleaning cabins or other buildings that were closed up for winter. Hantavirus is a serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease carried by deer mice. When cleaning out rodent-infested structures, people can breathe in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine and feces and […]

TX Residents Injured in Prowers County Crash

    The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a serious injury traffic crash that occurred on April 17, 2015 at approximately 6:00 AM.  The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 287 approximately 9 miles south of Lamar. A 2010 Jeep Rubicon driven by Amanda Medina of Live Oak, Texas was traveling northbound on Colorado 287. […]

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  • 10 Receive Awards at Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

    10 Receive Awards at Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

    Lamar Community College wishes to congratulate all of the Southeast Region Grade 6-12 students that participated in the 60th Annual Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF).  The event was held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on April 9, 10 and 11. The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair promotes opportunities for student-developed, research-based projects […]

  • James Jacob Pace…November 18, 1928 – April 8, 2015

    James Jacob Pace…November 18, 1928 – April 8, 2015

      A graveside memorial service for current Yuma, Arizona resident formerly of Lamar, James Jacob Pace, affectionately known to his family and friends as Jake, will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Fairmount Cemetery. Per Jake’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Jake was […]

  • Jack A. Carpenter…March 26, 1933 – April 14, 2015

    Jack A. Carpenter…March 26, 1933 – April 14, 2015

      Graveside services for Jack A. Carpenter will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery Elder Chapel.  Pastor Don Rehling will officiate.  Per Jack’s request there will be no visitation. Jack Alvin Carpenter was born on March 26, 1933 in Las Animas, Colorado to Ulmont and Mary Ellen […]

  • Rodeo Results: Skyline Stampede

    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 […]

  • LCC Signs Five to Women’s Basketball

    LCC Signs Five to Women’s Basketball

    (Lamar, Colorado; April 16, 2015) On April 9, 2015, the Lamar women’s basketball program signed its first five recruits from the class of 2015.  The five new players include Jamie Clawson, a 5’8” Forward from Highland High School; RJ Kuhn, a 5’5” Guard from Fossil Ridge High School; Emily Lambrecht, a 5’7” Guard from Canon […]

  • Current Rocky Mountain Fire Potential Report

    Current Rocky Mountain Fire Potential Report

    Denver, CO; April 9, 2015 – The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center announced availability of the first 2015 fire potential outlook for the Rocky Mountain Area—Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. “This year we are expecting an average to above-average fire season, or more active fire season compared to last year,” said Rocky Mountain […]

  • Taking an Informed Step to the Future

    Taking an Informed Step to the Future

    What do around 400 high school students have in common?  At one point, they all start to develop an interest and concern about how they’ll earn a living, what interests they have in the future job market, and what type of experience and education they’ll need to achieve their goals. Some of those questions were […]

  • City and County Are Underway with Spring Construction

    City and County Are Underway with Spring Construction

    It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the sidewalks of Main Street in Lamar, and at the Prowers County Courthouse.  While some homeowners begin their seasonal upgrades around the house, municipal crews for the county and city have been engaging in some heavy-duty tasks. Motorists and pedestrians probably noticed the tall, blue crane from Southeast […]

  • Birth Announcement

    Birth Announcement

    Nathan A. and Roxanne Maestas of Lamar, CO announce the birth of their daughter, Loretta Sue Maestas at 8:06am, Monday, April 13, 2015 at Prowers Medical Center.  Loretta weighed eight pounds and one-half ounce and was twenty inches in length at birth.  Children of the home include Heavenly and Nathan E. Maestas.  Grandparents are Gerald […]

  • Lamar Utilities Board Keeps Power Development Options Open

    Lamar Utilities Board Keeps Power Development Options Open

    Lamar Utilities Board Extends Green Castle Agreement The Lamar Utilities Board, following an executive session on Tuesday, April 14, voted for a third extension of the agreement with Green Castle to pursue development of a natural gas power plant for Lamar.  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained the energy development firm needs more […]

  • Hazardous Weather Alert for S.E. Colorado this Afternoon

    Hazardous Weather Alert for S.E. Colorado this Afternoon


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