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78th Lamar Community College Commencement to be held on May 6

78th Lamar Community College Commencement to be held on May 6

(Lamar, Colorado; April 21, 2017) The 78th annual Lamar Community College commencement ceremony will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 6, at the LCC Wellness Center.  Over 200 degree or certificate-seeking students are eligible to walk in commencement, including fall 2016 graduates as well as spring and summer 2017 candidates for graduation. No tickets […]

Broken Water Main Under Repairs

Broken Water Main Under Repairs

A water main was broken during construction on the Lamar Main Street project Tuesday morning, April 25th, at the corner of Main and West Olive Streets.  The rush of water, approximately 8,500 gallons a minute, was more than the drain system could handle at first and water backed up along the west side of the […]

ARPA Settlement Case May Be Decided by July

ARPA Settlement Case May Be Decided by July

    Both parties in Case 31 have decided on a self-imposed deadline of July 17, 2017 to secure unanimous approval of ARPA’s member municipalities and to come to an agreement between Arkansas River Power Authority as Defendant and the Plaintiff in the case, the City of Lamar. The Senior Judge in the lawsuit, Scott […]

Music Jams Approved for the Roost

Music Jams Approved for the Roost

The Buzzard’s Roost in Lamar was granted a Temporary Modification of Premise application for their two annual music festivals held June 17-18 for the Country Jam and on September 16-17 for the Road Jam. The Lamar City Council held a brief public hearing on the request during their regular meeting, April 24th.  A portion of […]

City Council Resolutions Open Doors for Economic Development and Annexation

City Council Resolutions Open Doors for Economic Development and Annexation

The Lamar City Council approved two resolutions Monday, April 24, during their regularly scheduled meeting, which can help foster economic development opportunities in the community. The first resolution, 17-04-01, approves the annexation of property commonly known as T.L. Tucker property, located at 708 North Main Street.  The city recently acted on a petition from Jean […]

Big R Donates Multi-Use Cart to Prowers Posse

Big R Donates Multi-Use Cart to Prowers Posse

  When the basic cost of repairs for the golf cart used by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse was set at a minimum of $1,200, the members knew the price tag would be beyond their budget. That’s where the Big R Corporation came to their aid, donating a brand new cart this past Friday, April […]

Lamar Chamber Now Offers Enhanced Benefits Package

Lamar Chamber Now Offers Enhanced Benefits Package

A basic membership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offers various benefits to local subscribers. A new and enhanced package of membership benefits has become available as of 2017, according to Lamar Chamber President, Ginger Coberley.  Coberley added, “The Chamber offers so many great benefits to its members and we are very excited to be […]

Cory & Morris honored as Rising Stars of Lamar Community College

Cory & Morris honored as Rising Stars of Lamar Community College

  (Denver, Colorado; April 20, 2017) Mia Cory and Kamani Morris were recognized as two of Lamar Community College’s best and brightest in the 2017 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Star Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon held on April 11. The annual Rising Star Awards Ceremony recognizes the outstanding contributions of students and staff across […]

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Governor Hickenlooper’s last town hall meeting in Lamar was in September, 2015 and the format for his April 19th meeting held at Lamar Community College was unchanged.  Accompanied by several members of the state cabinet, Hickenlooper first addressed the audience at the LCC Wellness Center on relevant issues for Colorado residents before his cabinet briefed […]

PEP Hosts High School Entrepreneurs

PEP Hosts High School Entrepreneurs

Two young Wiley students developed an idea for a future business and it was good enough to garner an inclusion in the top three teams in the High School Entrepreneur Fair in La Junta for their proposal, “Tractor and Farm Equipment Repair”. Harold Stewart, a sophomore at Wiley High School and senior, Antonio Lucero, attended […]

LCC Hosting Sexual Assault Awareness Month Project

LCC Hosting Sexual Assault Awareness Month Project

(Lamar, Colorado; April 17, 2017) In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Lamar Community College participated in the Clothesline Project, an event intended to raise awareness for violence against women.  The Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts that bears witness to sexual and domestic violence.  Each shirt is decorated by a survivor or […]

HOPE Center Plans for Spring Activities

HOPE Center Plans for Spring Activities

  HOPE Coalition members discussed events surrounding former Bronco Super Bowl Star, Vance Johnson’s attendance at a number of planned in events in Lamar on Thursday, April 27th.  Johnson, one of the Three Amigos, spends time leading motivational seminars which focus on various forms of addiction, from alcohol to drugs and the best means of […]

Lively Easter at Lamar Elks Lodge

Lively Easter at Lamar Elks Lodge

‘Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the Bunny Trail…’  Over one hundred youngsters and relatives were on hand this Easter Sunday, ready to collect all the Easter Eggs from three of the golfing greens at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Talk about hopping, one little girl could have given the rabbit some lessons as she scampered across […]

Lamar Workforce Center Hosting 1st Annual Job Fair, "Spring into Action"

Lamar Workforce Center Hosting 1st Annual Job Fair, “Spring into Action”

While previous quarterly job fairs have averaged from 80 to 95 attendees, the 1st Annual Job Fair at the Lamar Workforce Center may bring in more numbers, especially with a larger turnout of local employers seeking to hire and community resource centers.  Elva Macias and Kyla Sather, local Workforce Center Labor and Employment Specialists at the […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29

The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the . The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription medications are not used in an improper or illegal manner. […]