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Sand Creek Massacre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sand Creek Massacre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Superintendent Alexa Roberts and staff invite you to join in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS). The park was dedicated on April 28, 2007 in order to enhance cultural understanding by educating the public about the Sand Creek Massacre. A series of free events is scheduled to mark this […]

AVWPE Announces 19th Season Concert of Honor

AVWPE Announces 19th Season Concert of Honor

ARKANSAS VALLEY WIND & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE MAIN STREET RINGERS VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES 19TH SEASON CONCERT OF HONOR AVWPE, the premier and widely respected community band in Southeastern Colorado, celebrates it’s 19th season in 2017-2018.  To further celebrate the current concert season, a special CONCERT OF HONOR will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Lamar […]

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 29

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 29

The Annual Spring City-Wide Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 29 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clean up information and volunteer sign-up can be found on the City’s homepage at www.ci.lamar.co.us. Our weather is now conducive to spring cleaning so please take advantage of tidying up your home, garage and yard. Lamar […]

LCC hosts hundreds for FFA Career Development

LCC hosts hundreds for FFA Career Development

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 11, 2017) On Wednesday, April 5, Lamar Community College welcomed nearly 700 high school students to campus for the FFA Career Development Day.  694 FFA members from 34 schools from across the state participated in the event.  This number is significant considering nine schools were unable to make the event due […]

Free Interpretive Program at Bent’s New Fort Site

Free Interpretive Program at Bent’s New Fort Site

After abandoning his old post near present day La Junta in 1849, famed trader William Bent eventually moved east and built a new trading post on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River in 1853. Bent’s New Fort, which played a pivotal role in shaping the American West, will be the topic of a free interpretive […]

Dream Big Event Set for Eads High School April 27th

Dream Big Event Set for Eads High School April 27th

Colorado’s Top Technology Companies and Universities to Participate in One-Day Learning Event Eads, CO (April 5, 2017) – On April 27, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will host over 250 students from 12 southeastern Colorado school districts for the second annual Dream Big Event at Eads High School in Eads, Colo. […]

Fickenscher Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award.

Fickenscher Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award.

LAMAR – Bruce Fickenscher was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet April 1st in Lamar. Fickenscher, of Chivington, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient. Fickenscher has been with Colorado State University Extension since 2001. He currently is Livestock & Range Specialist for the Southeast area, […]

Educational Session Kicks off Annual Cattlemen Festivities

Educational Session Kicks off Annual Cattlemen Festivities

  LAMAR – Where will the beef industry be in 5 years? Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association hosted an open educational session April 1 at the Elk’s Lodge in Lamar. A panel of Thane Milenski, with cattle feeder and processor JBS/Five Rivers, Alan Woodard, CEO of Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, and Rick Robbins, […]

Lamar Community College renews Three for Two Promotion

Lamar Community College renews Three for Two Promotion

After a successful first year in 2016, the Three for Two promotion will return to Lamar Community College this summer. Through this program, students may enroll in nine or more credits and receive a tuition-only scholarship for up to $410.70, a scholarship equal to three resident on-campus credits.  For many, this will mean that when […]

Today Begins National Push to Tackle Distracted Driving

Today Begins National Push to Tackle Distracted Driving

STATEWIDE—When you drive on any road or highway, there’s one thing you’re almost certain to see: distracted drivers. To encourage all drivers to be aware of their digital addiction and drop the distraction, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol are joining in a national effort to recognize April as National Distracted […]

Proclamations Day for Prowers County Commissioners

Proclamations Day for Prowers County Commissioners

Southeastern Developmental Services and the Department of Human Services for the county, each had proclamations affirmed by the Prowers County Commissioners recently.  Dave Harbour of SDS presented the commissioners with an update on activities at the Lamar-based organization, including the annual open house set for Thursday, April 6, from 11am to 2pm. Residents can enjoy […]

Boating is Underway in Many Colorado Lakes and Reservoirs with Some Changes Expected

Boating is Underway in Many Colorado Lakes and Reservoirs with Some Changes Expected

Boating is underway in many Colorado lakes and reservoirs; some changes expected due to reduced funding for watercraft inspection stations to prevent invasive species DENVER – As ice comes off the lakes and reservoirs, many opened to boating on March 1 and several more will follow in April and May. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has […]

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; March 24, 2017) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center. The town hall will feature remarks by […]

Executive Director Kim Hunter Reed Embarks on Colorado Campus Tours

Executive Director Kim Hunter Reed Embarks on Colorado Campus Tours

DENVER – March 13, 2017: Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education kicks off a public campus tour this week with a first stop to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. Reed plans to visit all Colorado public institutions of higher education in the coming months, where she’ll […]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for April 22

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for April 22

Teams, sponsors invited to participate in event to benefit Domestic Safety Resource Center (Lamar, Colorado; March 20, 2017) Lamar Community College and the Domestic Safety Resource Center (DSRC) will be hosting a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to be held on April 22, 2017, from 10am-noon. As the old saying goes, “you can’t […]