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Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

      Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in commemoration of the Memorial Day Holiday with a free guided walk on Saturday, May 26, at 10 am. The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in […]

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 14, 2018) On Friday, May 4, the Lamar Community College Nursing department celebrated the accomplishments of their graduates with the time-honored tradition of the Nurse Pinning. The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession. 53 students were pinned including 20 […]

Granada Student, Tarin Kemp, Selected as Boettcher Scholar Recipient

Granada Student, Tarin Kemp, Selected as Boettcher Scholar Recipient

  DENVER, CO – Tarin Kemp, a senior at Granada High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado’s top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond. Boettcher […]

LCC Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships at Spring Horse Show

LCC Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships at Spring Horse Show

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 2, 2018) Lamar Community College freshmen in the Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs demonstrated their hard work from this past year during the Spring Horse Show held on Friday, April 27. Friends and family of the students as well as horse owners watched as each […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 21 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,398 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2017 spent $1,509,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 21 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative […]

Avoid Hantavirus:  Practice Prevention and Year-Round Rodent Control

Avoid Hantavirus: Practice Prevention and Year-Round Rodent Control

  As spring cleaning gets underway, the state health department reminds Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus, a rare but potentially fatal respiratory disease from a virus carried by deer mice. People are most likely to get hantavirus by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine, droppings or saliva. More people […]

New President Announced at Otero Junior College

New President Announced at Otero Junior College

  LA JUNTA — Dr. Nancy J. McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced today that Dr. Timothy Alvarez will be the fifth president of Otero Junior College (OJC), ending a five-month search conducted by college and community representatives. Dr. Alvarez is expected to start in mid-July. “After completing a nationwide search, […]

Library Working to Safeguard Info Materials

Library Working to Safeguard Info Materials

  Susan Lathrop, Lamar Librarian, believed some clarity would help local residents understand the roles played by CLC, Colorado Library Consortium and EBSCO, an information source site used by students across the country and in the RE-2 School District in Lamar. The issue of access to pornographic materials by students was brought to light during […]

Hoey Earns Buckle, Sets Sights on National Finals Rodeo

Hoey Earns Buckle, Sets Sights on National Finals Rodeo

    (Lamar, Colorado; April 25, 2018) Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey has his eye on the College National Finals Rodeo after winning the top spot and the buckle for bull riding at the Casper College Rodeo this past weekend.  Teammates Tacie Canfield and Kyeann Gordon also placed in breakaway roping and team roping. […]

Tamayo and Batista honored as LCC’s 2018 Rising Stars

Tamayo and Batista honored as LCC’s 2018 Rising Stars

    (Denver, Colorado; April 25, 2018) Celia Tamayo and Michelle Batista were recognized as two of Lamar Community College’s best and brightest at the 2018 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Start Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon held on April 10.   The annual Rising Star ceremony celebrated 27 students from across the Colorado Community […]

LCC Hosting Year-End Celebrations

LCC Hosting Year-End Celebrations

      (Lamar, Colorado; April 23, 2018) The academic year is quickly coming to a close and Lamar Community College is preparing for three big year-end celebrations: Nurse Pinning, Antelope Night, and the 79th Annual Commencement ceremony. All events are open to the public, so anyone wishing to join in celebrating the accomplishments of […]

Lamar Library and Heritage Defenders to Work to ‘Clean Up’ Internet Homework Helplines

Lamar Library and Heritage Defenders to Work to ‘Clean Up’ Internet Homework Helplines

Belinda Groner, representing a local group known as Heritage Defenders, asked the Lamar City Council on Monday, April 23rd, to take action to force homework helpline websites to filter pornographic materials and related advertisements to school age children in the community.  Groner provided documentation from various groups that have followed the money to a company […]

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

    A four yearlong project is coming to a conclusion at the Lincoln School HOPE Center today, April 20th.  Rolls of fresh sod are being placed over new dirt and a recently installed sprinkler system, creating a grass playground for the students at the school.  It’s been a long time in coming. Emily Neischburg, […]

Arbor Day in Lamar

Arbor Day in Lamar

    The Lamar Tree Board invites local 5th grade students to assist in the annual Arbor Day, tree planting event, this time at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Although Wednesday was windy, fortunately, most of the fierce, dust-laden gales were absent from the day before. Tree Board President, Jane Felter, explained to the gathered students […]

Lamar Library Received Laureate Rho Donation

Lamar Library Received Laureate Rho Donation

Laureate Rho Chapter members of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority donate funds to the Lamar Library to purchase children’s books. Pictured is Sue Lathrop, Lamar Librarian; Cheri Aguilera, Youth Services Librarian; and Kay Arends, Laureate Rho Chapter. A spokesperson said this is an annual donation from the Laureate Rho Chapter to the Library, as these funds […]