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GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

LCC Student Athletes Take Advantage of Scholarships

LCC Student Athletes Take Advantage of Scholarships

Four Lamar Community College sophomore baseball players signed scholarships to continue their careers for the 2018-19 school year. ( L-R ) Ryan Hoff, Colorado School of Mines, Owen Reynolds, Metro State University of Denver, Johnathan Ramirez, Colorado State University Pueblo, Zach Sundine, Metro State University of Denver. —–Original Message—– From: Crampton, Scott

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

  Photo (left to right):  Reece Campbell, Angela Medina, Zach Scriven, Shania Jo RunningRabbit, and Dwight Campbell. (Lamar, Colorado; November 10, 2017) Lamar High School’s A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College on November 3. 29 teams from 16 area high schools participated in the […]

A Magic Night for Chamber Farm-City Banquet

A Magic Night for Chamber Farm-City Banquet

Magician Christian Augustine and April provided the entertainment for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Farm City Banquet this past Friday, November 10th.  This year marked a departure from the musical entertainment for the annual banquet, which helps fund activities for local FFA chapters in the area. Emceed by KVAY’s Bob DeLancey, the evening offered […]

Delta Kappa Gamma Donates Books to Public County Health

Delta Kappa Gamma Donates Books to Public County Health

    Recently the women of Delta Kappa Gamma graciously donated a check for $200 to Prowers County Public Health, in support of their reading program, to purchase new books for the many children they see during WIC and Immunization appointments.  Prowers County Public Health’s book program was established years ago as a way to […]

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 14 New Members

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 14 New Members

(Lamar, Colorado; November 3, 2017) Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 14 new members in an induction ceremony on November 2, 2017. The new inductees included Chet Adams (Hoehne), Harley Anstead (Ignacio), Michelle Batista-Majalca (Johnstown), Jenaye de Seve (Canyon Country, CA), Dillon Fisher (Springfield), Tyler Geddes […]

LPD and District Attorney Vogel Discuss Law Enforcement at Council Work Session

LPD and District Attorney Vogel Discuss Law Enforcement at Council Work Session

Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller and District Attorney, Josh Vogel, discussed their working relationship and the latest crime statistics for the Lamar City Council during a November 6th work session. The council also discussed a proposal for an expanded Lamar Animal Shelter. Chief Miller provided crime related statistics for the 3rd quarter of the year, […]

Lamar Community College Hosts Open House November 16

Lamar Community College Hosts Open House November 16

  (Lamar, Colorado; November 6, 2017) Lamar Community College will be hosting an Open House on November 16, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30pm in the Betz Technology Center. “We are excited to be adding a fall Open House to our schedule this year,” said Tori Hawks, Coordinator of Recruiting at LCC.  “At the Open House, […]

FLTI Volunteers are Providing a Thanksgiving Community Connection

FLTI Volunteers are Providing a Thanksgiving Community Connection

Maria Gutierrez of Lamar had been imagining a project for a community lunch in Lamar for some time. Her involvement with the Family Leaders Training Institute through the Big Timbers Alliance for the past several years put that idea to work, developing last year’s Lamar Community Thanksgiving, held at the Lincoln School, HOPE Center last […]

College Goal Sunday set for November 12

College Goal Sunday set for November 12

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 25, 2017)  Each year, Lamar Community College serves as a host site for College Goal Sunday, which is set for November 12, 2017, from 1:00-3:00pm in the LCC Betz Technology Center, Room 103. College Goal Sunday is a statewide initiative to assist potential students in filling out the Free Application for […]

Registration opens soon for spring courses at LCC

Registration opens soon for spring courses at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 23, 2017)  The fall semester is moving quickly at Lamar Community College and spring is right around the corner! Registration for the upcoming semester will open on November 1 and a preview of the available courses is now available. LCC has added several new courses for the spring semester, including a […]

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

Alta Vista Charter School students were happy to have some Halloween homework recently. The task was to create a pumpkin design based on a favorite character from various kid’s books and novels. Pumpkin ‘selfies’ were also allowed and 44 students put their creative energies to work.   “We wish we had the room to display […]

LCC Hosting Three Halloween Events

LCC Hosting Three Halloween Events

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 23, 2017) Three Halloween events are coming to Lamar Community College on October 30 and 31: Princess Day at the Cosmetology Salon, Treat Street, and the LCC Cosmetology’s Halloween Party. Princess Day will be held in conjunction with Treat Street again this year and is set for Monday, October 30, from […]

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

  As part of their study of the housing market in southeast Colorado’s six counties, Community Strategies Institute, (CSI) conducted a comprehensive of the demographics of the region. The study viewed each of the six counties with regard to the number of available units for rent or for sale, wages and income of residents, earning […]

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

  This article offers additional information on the quality of the housing market in southeast Colorado, a housing needs assessment report prepared for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development by the Communities Strategies Institute. The assessment pulled data from various sources, ranging from the U.S. Census and economic development organizations, to statistics provided by realtors, lenders, […]