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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 […]

LCC Seeks Nominations for New President’s Community Circle

LCC Seeks Nominations for New President’s Community Circle

      (Lamar, Colorado; November 23, 2017) Dr. Linda Lujan, president of Lamar Community College, is requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the newly-formed President’s Community Circle of LCC. “Here at LCC, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our service area,” Dr. Lujan said. “For this, we need the expertise of […]

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, […]

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

    Members of the HOPE Coalition at the Lincoln School in Lamar received an update on the mission of Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products. He was a guest of board member, Byron Hall at the Coalition’s monthly meeting.  “I’m going to assist in the design placement of the bike shop and […]

Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents:

Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents:

Roy and Rosemary – a piano and violin duo – pop and classical music. The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is pleased to present another wonderful evening of music on Tuesday, October 24th at the Lamar High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  Roy and Rosemary are known for their versatility, passion, musicianship and style and are […]

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

    Doug Harbour of the 9/11 Tri State Tribute and Memorial Committee, presented a certificate of appreciation to Kirk Powers, Prowers County Building Maintenance Supervisor and his crew, as a way of thanking them for their efforts during the annual Tribute event at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Harbour said the county staff never missed […]

Share the Spirit and J & N Shoes Hold Annual Contribution

Share the Spirit and J & N Shoes Hold Annual Contribution

    Over 152 youngsters from the region got brand new shoes on Friday, October 13, from J & N Shoes, downtown Lamar. It’s become an annual event as Share the Spirit Foundation and Jennifer Steward of J & N Shoes combine their efforts to provide a new pair of shoes to elementary age school […]

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

    How much do you know about the medical impact of marijuana? How well can you separate fact from fiction on the impact legalized marijuana could have on a community?  These and other questions were addressed recently at a recent public meeting at the HOPE Center on North 10th Street, sponsored by the Lamar Elks […]

Repairs and Upgrades Planned for County Properties

Repairs and Upgrades Planned for County Properties

  Several repair projects were discussed by the Prowers County Commissioners with Kirk Powers, Building Maintenance Supervisor, during their morning work session on Tuesday, October 10th.  The County Annex at South Main and East Cedar Streets will have a new roof before the middle of the month.  Powers said, “The demo crew is now on […]

Seven named to President’s List at LCC

Seven named to President’s List at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 2, 2017) Seven Lamar Community College students recently earned their place on the prominent President’s List by completing the summer semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA, including Kylie Bennett (Wiley), Sabrina Brewer (Hasty), Dominique Cardinelli (Hasty), Kaylee Fox (Hugo), Yadira Ramos Barraza (Lamar), Chloe Santos (Laredo, TX), and Kyndra Smith (Wiley). […]