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Top graduates of Lamar Community College

Top graduates of Lamar Community College

    (Lamar, Colorado; May 11, 2017) Lamar Community College held its 78th Annual Commencement this past Saturday, May 6, in the LCC Wellness Center.  Leading the procession of graduates were LCC students graduating with honors. “For our size, Lamar Community College has an impressive number of graduates achieving honor designations,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, […]

Library Receives Growing Readers Together Grant

Library Receives Growing Readers Together Grant

Growing Readers Together @ Lamar Public Library Growing Readers Launched at Lamar Public Library. The library program, sparked by a grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, provides early literacy activities and resources for family, friends and neighbors who care for children under the age of six. Growing Readers Together is an opportunity for informal […]

McClave Students Win LUB/ARPA Scholarships

McClave Students Win LUB/ARPA Scholarships

Two McClave High School students, James Steerman, who will be attending Western State Colorado University where he plans to study Business Finance and Administration and Blake Brubacher who will be attending Colorado State University where he plans to study Construction Management, were announced as the Lamar Utility Board/ARPA scholarship winners during the board’s regular meeting, […]

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 announces the selection of new President/CEO, Sara Blackhurst of Rye, CO. Mrs. Blackhurst has been serving nonprofit organizations in Southern Colorado for more than a decade and brings expertise in nonprofit operations, grant writing, program development and fundraising to the position.  “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve Southeastern Colorado […]

One Step Up Students Hosting Unique Fundraiser this Friday

One Step Up Students Hosting Unique Fundraiser this Friday

Kids can appreciate a nice, green lawn as much as any adult, perhaps more so, because kids are the ones who are spending more time on a playground or in a yard; they should be at any rate. Kids from One Step Up at the HOPE Center in Lincoln School in Lamar want to raise […]

LCC Nursing Class of 2017 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

LCC Nursing Class of 2017 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

On Friday, May 5, Lamar Community College Nursing graduates danced their way into the LCC Wellness Center to celebrate their accomplishments with the annual Nurse Pinning. The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession.  54 students were pinned including 31 from the Level I […]

Equine Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships

Equine Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships

Lamar Community College freshmen in the Horse Training & Management (HTM), Equine Business Management (EBM), and Barrel Horse Training programs demonstrated their hard work from this past year during the Spring Horse Show held on Friday, April 28. At the end of each semester, students in the equine programs at LCC perform reining patterns and […]

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”. President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”. President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

  (Washington, D.C., April 25, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined President Trump for a “Farmers Roundtable” at the White House to address issues facing the American agriculture community, as the president signed an Executive Order establishing an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.  The roundtable discussion allowed representatives […]

Centennial Farms Program

Centennial Farms Program

In 1986 the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado), and the Colorado Department of Agriculture created the Colorado Centennial Farms program to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history and economic development. Nominees must meet the following requirements: Farms or ranches must have remained in the same family continuously for 100 […]

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

State health officials today reminded Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering. Hantavirus is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice. People become infected by breathing in dirt and […]

LCC Students, faculty and community members Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

LCC Students, faculty and community members Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 1, 2017)  Saturday, April 22, marked a first for a handful of men as they walked a mile down Savage Avenue in bright red high heels.  The fun, though painful, walk was part of a new event on the Lamar Community College campus: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Walk a […]

Vance Johnson Speaks From the Heart to Local Kids

Vance Johnson Speaks From the Heart to Local Kids

Former Bronco wide receiver star, Vance Johnson, one of the original Three Amigos, knows how to develop a rapport with a crowd. Whether it was tens of thousands of fans in Bronco Stadium back in the late 1980s or this past Thursday at the Lamar Middle School gym, Johnson has an appeal that can relate […]

LUB Members Discuss Scholarship Trends

LUB Members Discuss Scholarship Trends

Members of the Lamar Utilities Board discussed the downturn in scholarship applications for the 2017 LUB/ARPA Scholarship program. This year, only two students, both from the same school, applied.  The scholarship, which is open to ARPA customers from McClave, Wiley and Lamar, is for a combined amount of $1,000. To be eligible, a student must […]

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 […]

Bent's Old Fort Generates $2M in Economic Benefits

Bent’s Old Fort Generates $2M in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 29 jobs  in local economy LA JUNTA, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 31,948 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2016 spent $1,868,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 29 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to […]