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Scholarship opportunities available at Lamar Community College

Scholarship opportunities available at Lamar Community College

COSI and Quarterly Forum Scholarship applications due July 1 (Lamar, Colorado; June 6, 2018)  Lamar Community College and the LCC Foundation continually support area students through ongoing scholarship and financial aid opportunities.  Multiple scholarships are still available for the upcoming academic year, including two significant scholarships: the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) funds and the […]

Elks Honor the May Students of the Month

Elks Honor the May Students of the Month

                        Every month, the Elks honor those students who show strong leadership, academic achievement and are involved in numerous activities. They set the example for other to follow and illustrate the promise of the young generation for the community and our nation. The students and their families are treated a free diner at the lodge […]

Colorado Students Named to Spring 2018 - Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Colorado Students Named to Spring 2018 – Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

    HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,601 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2018 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours […]

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

    LAS ANIMAS –A team of show livestock “professors” aided area youth on Saturday, June 2 during a “Stock Show University” at the Bent County Fairgrounds in Las Animas. Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about daily hair care, clipping, show-day grooming, and showmanship for their 4-H and FFA beef […]

LCC’s Hoey Competing at College National Finals Rodeo

LCC’s Hoey Competing at College National Finals Rodeo

  Lamar, Colorado; May 31, 2018) Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey (Montrose, Colorado) will compete in bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this summer. The CNFR is set to start on Sunday, June 10, with performances and slack through Friday, June 15, in Casper, Wyoming. Hoey, who finished second in the […]

Ben Buck Named New LCC Baseball Coach

Ben Buck Named New LCC Baseball Coach

Lopes Baseball Alum Plans to Carry Tradition, Utilize Technology (Lamar, Colorado; May 31, 2018) Lamar Community College named Ben Buck its first new head baseball coach in 25 years after an official search. “Both the hiring committee and I felt strongly that Ben Buck was the right guy to take over the baseball program,” longtime […]

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Santa Fe Trail Weekend at Bent’s Old Fort

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Santa Fe Trail Weekend at Bent’s Old Fort

The busy days of the Santa Fe Trail will come back to life the weekend of June 8 –10 as Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site hosts an encampment and trail caravan. Over 70 living history interpreters will inhabit the fort and surrounding camps on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 demonstrating life along […]

Council Confirms Resolution on ARPA Bonds, Air Show Planned for September

Council Confirms Resolution on ARPA Bonds, Air Show Planned for September

      The Lamar City Council, during its May 29th meeting, approved Resolution 18-05-01 which ratifies and confirms Resolution 18-03-01 approving the issuance of $143M refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority.  The funds are for the outstanding debt for construction of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Since March of this year, ARPA has […]

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback on State’s Education System

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback on State’s Education System

    DENVER — Monday, May 21, 2018 — Colorado leaders are taking a fresh new look at the statewide education system. The effort includes a new survey launched today by Lt. Gov. Lynne and the Education Leadership Council (ELC). Comments and ideas collected in The State of Education survey will inform the development of […]

Wiley FFA Member Makennah Tyree, to be Awarded at the Colorado FFA State Convention in June

Wiley FFA Member Makennah Tyree, to be Awarded at the Colorado FFA State Convention in June

  Wiley FFA member and 2016 – 2018 Reporter, Makennah Tyree, took top honors recently at the Colorado FFA State Convention for developing an excellent supervised agricultural experience in Diversified Crop Production – Placement. Tyree is a member of the Wiley FFA chapter. She was named the winner of a proficiency award in Diversified Crop […]

Lamar Elks Americanism, Scholarship and Drug Awareness Banquet Draws Large Crowds

Lamar Elks Americanism, Scholarship and Drug Awareness Banquet Draws Large Crowds

  Every day the Elks have an impact right here in Lamar and the surrounding communities. They do everything from sponsoring different events to the programs it operates. Three of its critical missions are: Americanism, Drug Awareness and Scholarships. These areas are just a few ways the Elks help our communities. On April 22nd, the […]

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pueblo, CO — A documentary film about the value and importance of the Arkansas River will debut on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, May 31st at 8:00 PM. The Arkansas River: from Leadville to Lamar explores the economic and social importance of the river including its recreational, municipal, and agricultural value. […]

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

    David Jones of Southeast Developmental Services announced that Josie Cook, graduating Holly High School senior, is this year’s recipient of the 8th Annual Walter Ely Scholarship. Cook was presented the scholarship award by several SDS board members this past Monday, May 21st in Lamar.Over the past several years, the selection of the winner […]

Slatton-McCoy Awarded County Sheriffs Scholarship for Prowers County

Slatton-McCoy Awarded County Sheriffs Scholarship for Prowers County

    Prowers County Sheriff Sam Zordel, is pleased to announce that Mayrene Slatton-McCoy is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Prowers County.  CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriffs’ association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500.00 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado […]

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 […]