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John Martin Drowning Victim Identified

John Martin Drowning Victim Identified

Media Release – June 21, 2016 – Bent County Sheriff’s Office           On June 18, 2016, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Bent County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a male and female party needing assistance on John Martin Reservoir after being separated from their raft. The dispatcher was informed the female party was […]

Mireles Selected as Replacement for Medina as RE-2 School Board Member

Mireles Selected as Replacement for Medina as RE-2 School Board Member

Lanie Mireles was voted to replace Alan Medina on the Lamar Re-2 School District Board of Education during a special meeting held on Monday, June 20th.  Mireles is the Director of Human Services for Prowers County and was hired for the position three years ago.  She is the mother of three school age children. Medina […]

Search Continues for Drowning Victim at John Martin Reservoir

Search Continues for Drowning Victim at John Martin Reservoir

Officials are continuing their search for a missing person at John Martin Reservoir today, June 20, following a rafting mishap that occurred late Saturday afternoon near the trestle bridge. Rick Stwalley, Director of Emergency Operations Management for Bent County, told the Prowers Journal a second dive team and water rescue dogs have been brought in […]

Linda Lujan Appointed President of Lamar Community College

Linda Lujan Appointed President of Lamar Community College

Denver – Dr. Linda Lujan, currently the New Ventures Officer at the Maricopa County Community College District, has been appointed the president of Lamar Community College (LCC) by Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Lujan will assume the presidency on August 1, 2016. John Marrin will be retiring from LCC […]

Lamar Community College Presidential Finalist Announced

Lamar Community College Presidential Finalist Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2016  Denver – Dr. Nancy McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), is announcing the finalist for the presidency of Lamar Community College (LCC). CCCS has been conducting the search since March 2016. Current President John Marrin will be retiring from LCC on July 31, 2016. The […]

Alert Officers Nab Alleged Drug Traffickers

Alert Officers Nab Alleged Drug Traffickers

MEDIA RELEASE The following media release is the combined efforts of the Drug Task Force, consisting of Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Baca Counties’ Sheriffs Offices, as well as an agreement to assist Bent County Sheriff’s Office in narcotics investigations, in all the jurisdictions listed. At approximately 1730 hours, on Tuesday, 5-3-16, Prowers County and Cheyenne […]

Semi-Finalists for Lamar Community College President Named

Semi-Finalists for Lamar Community College President Named

Denver – The national search for a president for Lamar Community College began in March 2016.   A search committee comprised of college, community and system representatives has been working to screen and conduct preliminary interviews of applicants in order to identify those most suited to be considered for the role of president.  Current President John […]

Medina Named New Lamar High School Principal

Medina Named New Lamar High School Principal

Allan Medina is a principal once again, this time for Lamar High School. By a three to two vote of the Lamar RE-2 School Board, Medina was hired to replace interim principal, Greg Eddy, effective April 25th.  He will also serve as principal for the next school year.  By dint of his new position, Medina […]

LCC President Marrin Announces Retirement

LCC President Marrin Announces Retirement

(Lamar, Colorado; March 21, 2016)  John Marrin, Lamar Community College’s president for the past eight years, has recently announced his decision to retire. Marrin said that leaving is bittersweet and that he will miss the LCC family, but having spent 40 years in higher education he thought it was time to retire.  He made this […]