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LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni

LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni

      (Lamar, Colorado; March 30, 2018) Each year, Lamar Community College seeks to recognize alumni for their accomplishments.  To do so, LCC is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 Alumnus/Alumna of the Year. Nomination forms are available online at www.lamarcc.edu/alumni-relations and must include the nominee’s name, complete contact information, summary of education & […]

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

  In order to help raise awareness and protect Colorado children from abuse and neglect, Prowers County Department of Human Services, Prowers County Child Protection Team, and the Hotline County Connection Center joined with the Prowers County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2017, Prowers County Department of Human […]

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

(Lamar, Colorado; March 28, 2018) 40 students were inducted into the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team on March 14, including Lamar Community College’s Ashtyn Loflin and Laura Lindholm. The ceremony was held at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver and presented by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and the Credit Union […]

Butler-Huddleston Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Memorial

Butler-Huddleston Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Memorial

  Jan Hall, Trustee for the Butler-Huddleston Foundation, presented Memorial organizer, Doug Harbour, with a $10,000 check to help construct the 9/11 First Responder Memorial now under construction at the southern edge of the Big Timbers Museum along Highway 287 in Lamar. Plans have been developing for over a year for the Memorial, although groundbreaking […]

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

    LA JUNTA, Colorado – March 23, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Spring tours begin Saturday,  May 5 through June 30, 2018. Tours take place on Saturdays during May and June. These primitive canyons are home to […]

Cattlemen Events April 7 to Include Education, Entertainment

Cattlemen Events April 7 to Include Education, Entertainment

      LA JUNTA, CO – One of the oldest livestock organizations in the U.S. will meet April 7th in La Junta, with a full agenda of activities. The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will kick off the association’s 149th year with an annual meeting, auction, banquet and cowboy ball with events Saturday, […]

Academic Awards Presentation at Lamar High School

Academic Awards Presentation at Lamar High School

Lamar High School presented its 26th Annual observance of Academic Letter Awards, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 21st.  The National Honor Society induction was also held that evening.  Kayla Sailors presented the criteria for a letter for the attendees and Chamber President, Kendra Cope offered her remarks on the significance […]

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

  Pueblo, March. 14, 2018 – It is no easy task to make predictions for what the fire season will look like in our area compared to previous years. The outlook is determined by examining many variables such as precipitation, snowpack, wind events, relative humidity levels, temperatures, sea surface temperatures, expected weather patterns, fuel dryness […]

Kiowa County WIFE Chapter Hosts Ag Day Art Contest

Kiowa County WIFE Chapter Hosts Ag Day Art Contest

Kiowa County Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) Chapter # 124 is sponsoring an Ag Art Work Contest in honor of National Agriculture Day, March 20, 2018 during National Ag Week which kicks off on Sunday, March 18th. Kiowa County WIFE is working to help agriculture in our rural communities to survive and thrive.  The […]

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

    Prowers Economic Prosperity held its monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 6 which coincidentally marked the first full anniversary of Eric Depperschmidt as Executive Director of the county-wide economic development organization. Rick Robbins presided over the majority of the meeting, but announced he was stepping down as president of the organization after two years. The […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

      The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for individuals to “step back in time” and experience life as it might have been 170 years ago at a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. On Saturday, March 17 the fort will host “Frontier Skills Day.” This one-day experience will allow adults […]

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space to host spring break Maker Camp

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space to host spring break Maker Camp

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 24, 2018) The Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) at Lamar Community College will host its first-ever Maker Camp this coming spring break.  The four-day camp is open to area 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  It will be held March 12-15 from 9:00am to noon each day. The Maker Camp will […]

Commissioner Brown Announces Yezak as Deputy Commissioner

Commissioner Brown Announces Yezak as Deputy Commissioner

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Jennifer Yezak has been named Deputy Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The vacancy was created when Chris Wiseman retired from CDA in November 2017. Yezak was raised in Texas in a small rural community where she still helps run the family’s cow/calf operation. She was a Senior Advisor […]

Regional Science Fair Features 123 Student Projects

Regional Science Fair Features 123 Student Projects

      (Lamar, Colorado; March 1, 2018) On Wednesday, February 14, Lamar Community College’s Wellness Center was packed with area students and their projects for the annual Southeast Colorado Science Fair. The science fair featured 123 projects from the elementary through high school levels and included students from Alta Vista, Campo, Cheyenne Wells, Eads, […]

LCC Announces Academic Honors for Fall 2017 Semester

LCC Announces Academic Honors for Fall 2017 Semester

      (Lamar, Colorado; February 28, 2018) A total of 110 Lamar Community College students have earned academic honors for the Fall 2017 semester including 52 named to the President’s List for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA. Each semester, Lamar Community College credits its top-performing students with three distinct honors: President’s List (GPA of […]