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Busy Spring at LCC

Busy Spring at LCC

  Dr. Linda Lujan, Lamar Community College President, will celebrate her eight month anniversary at the college on April 1st.  She presented an overview of activities at the college during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on March 27th. Lujan noted that April will be one of the busiest months for LCC, as well as other […]

Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Work crews are putting the finishing touches to the two lecture halls at Lamar Community College. According to Sean Lirley, Director of Facilities Management, The Bowman building construction was complete in 1968. This is the first renovation/improvement of the halls since 1968. Working with a grant of $642,815, the renovations including removal of all asbestos […]

Recognizing a Championship Season

Recognizing a Championship Season

The Lamar City Council issued a resolution honoring the Lamar High School Girls Basketball State Tournament Team for their championship performance this year in Class 3-A Basketball. Their achievement marks the 5th state girl’s title and their first in 19 years.  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, awarded each player with her own Key to the City […]

New Lights for Main Street

New Lights for Main Street

Lamar residents are now noticing some changes along Main Street; new light poles placed along the sidewalks instead of the center median. The new LED lights will cut back on electrical costs while the old ones, situated along the center median, are to be stored at the Lamar Light Plant.  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, […]

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 […]

PTK All-Colorado Academic Team honored on March 8

PTK All-Colorado Academic Team honored on March 8

LCC’s Castanos and Christopherson honored among 37 top-performing students (Lamar, Colorado; March 20, 2017) On March 8, 37 top-performing and service-oriented students from across the state were inducted into the community college All-Colorado Academic Team. The annual induction, in its 19th year, was presented by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and the Credit Union […]

LPD Citizen Academy Begins April 6th

LPD Citizen Academy Begins April 6th

The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2017 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by members of the Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 6, 2017. The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of […]

Nidey Back on Council, Pocket Park Plans Proceed

Nidey Back on Council, Pocket Park Plans Proceed

The Lamar City Council filled the vacancy created by the resignation of former councilmember, Felix Dias, during their March 13th meeting.  The council appointed former councilman, Keith Nidey Sr. for Dias who represented Ward lll, but who had to resign as he had moved out of boundary of his service area last year.  Nidey will […]

LCC Hosts 9th Annual Girls in the Middle Event

LCC Hosts 9th Annual Girls in the Middle Event

  9th Annual Girls in the Middle encourages students to Outsmart, Outwork, Outshine (Lamar, Colorado; March 13, 2017)  On Saturday, March 4, middle school girls from Lamar, Granada, Holly, Wiley, McClave, Eads, Campo, and Pritchett schools attended the Girls in the Middle Conference held at Lamar Community College. The day was packed with fun-filled activities […]

Holly Commercial Club March Update

Holly Commercial Club March Update

Members of the Holly Commercial Club discussed the possibility of being one of three host communities for the next ‘Pedal the Plains’ event during their March 1st meeting.  Jesse Frey reported that Holly is under consideration for the annual, three-day race which brings hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts to each community for a particular segment of […]

Regional Science Fair Features 191 Student Projects

Regional Science Fair Features 191 Student Projects

(Lamar, Colorado; March 3, 2017) On Wednesday, March 1, 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 191 projects from the elementary through high school levels and included students from Alta Vista, Campo, Cheyenne Wells, Eads, Holly, Lamar Middle […]

HOPE Center Features a Busy Schedule

HOPE Center Features a Busy Schedule

  Several different topics were covered during the Partners for HOPE Center Coalition meeting on Monday, February 27th.  Updates were presented for the One Step Up student group, Helping Hands clothing center at the former Lincoln School on North 10th Street, an update on progress in the Alternative School and a bullying prevention grant recently […]

Lamar Elks Recognize Students of the Month

Lamar Elks Recognize Students of the Month

Lamar Elks Exalted Ruler, Kirk Stegman, handed out certificates of accomplishment to a number of students from Lamar High and Middle Schools during February 21st meeting night at the Elks Lodge. Sage Higbee, an 8th grader at Lamar Middle School, was January SoM.  She’s involved in Honor Band and Choir, dance, cheer and the science […]

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

“Last week Prowers Medical Center was listed as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation which puts us in the top 7.5%,” stated hospital CEO, Craig Loveless. He was briefing the Prowers County Commissioners on an update of events at the hospital on Tuesday, February 21st.  Loveless explained that there are […]