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Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

    Emily Nieschburg, Executive Director of Big Timbers Community Alliance, told the Prowers County Commissioners that based on several community surveys and statewide health reports, the Alliance wants to focus on four specific goals for health improvement for local residents. “We found there are common themes of interest in our communities,” she explained during […]

Partners for HOPE Benefits from Donations

Partners for HOPE Benefits from Donations

The Partners for HOPE received approximately $31,000 in donations from various local contributors and state and national organizations in December, according to HOPE Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She offered thanks to those persons whose contributions ranged from $5,000 to $100 to help maintain activities at the youth center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street […]

COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  Sheriff Sam Zordel announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Prowers County student this spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.  Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for […]

Always Time for Toys

Always Time for Toys

    The Prowers County Farm Bureau hosted their annual Toy Show at the Lamar Elks Lodge this past Saturday, January 13th.  The annual event runs from 9am to 3pm and allows toy collectors to display and sell their memorabilia and offer some brand new creations to the world of toys. Don McBee from the […]

LCC honors 2017 Employees of the Year

LCC honors 2017 Employees of the Year

(Lamar, Colorado; January 8, 2018) Lamar Community College is proud to recognize the following staff and faculty members who have been selected as Employees of the Year: Tori Hawks, Administrator; Greg Cash, Faculty; Kurt Nieschburg, Classified Employee; and Julie Miller, Adjunct Instructor.  These individuals have made a true and lasting impact on LCC as a […]

Lamar Community College Generates over $41 Million for Local Economy

Lamar Community College Generates over $41 Million for Local Economy

    Independent study shows LCC’s significant economic impact in FY 2015-2016 (Lamar, Colorado; December 18, 2017) An economic impact study conducted for Lamar Community College and the Colorado Community College System found that LCC, its students, and regional alumni added $41.1 million in income to the local economy in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. This […]

One Step Up Kids Going Buggy!!

One Step Up Kids Going Buggy!!

    Lamar kids are becoming more connected to the great outdoors. Students from One Step Up and the HOPE Center at Lincoln School have been working to complete two long-range projects.  One is to see sod laid on the dirt playground at Lincoln School and the other is the completion of the skate park, […]

4-H Helping Hands Spread Holiday Cheer to Prowers County Nursing Homes

4-H Helping Hands Spread Holiday Cheer to Prowers County Nursing Homes

    In the spirit of giving, Prowers County 4-H members participated in a community service put on by the 4-H county council officer. This year 4-H members assisted in putting together twenty-four fleece blankets for Lamar and Holly nursing home residents. The members also designed Christmas cards to give to each resident who received […]

LCC Announces Holiday Closures

LCC Announces Holiday Closures

      (Lamar, Colorado; December 14, 2017) Lamar Community College’s fall semester has officially come to an end and the holidays are near. The LCC campus will be closed starting Monday, December 25, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2016, so that faculty and staff can spend time with their families. Certain departments […]

Annual Elks/Farm Bureau Toy Show Set for January 13th

Annual Elks/Farm Bureau Toy Show Set for January 13th

  Love toys? Love old toys?  Are you old and love toys?  Get set for the Prowers County Farm Bureau and Lamar Elks Lodge annual Toy Show/Fundraiser. The Toy Show will run from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, January 13th at the Elks Lodge and vendors are still being accepted.  The cost is $25 per […]

Rotary Kid's Christmas Returns to Lamar

Rotary Kid’s Christmas Returns to Lamar

  Lamar Rotary and Prowers County Rotaract members are preparing for their second annual “Rotary Kids’ Christmas,” on Saturday, December 16th at 10am – 2pm at the Shore Arts Center (117 N. Main Street). Complete with a visit and photo with Santa, there will be multiple activities appealing to kids and families as well as […]

HOPE Center Benefits from Rupp Donation

HOPE Center Benefits from Rupp Donation

  Rupp’s Truck and Trailer Repair is a family based business. We are child-focused and we strive to support the community when it comes to education.  Many loyal customers are local; therefore the progress of children is a very large focus of this company.  As a small town, we know it takes a village to […]

Parade of Lights Offers Enchanted Evening

Parade of Lights Offers Enchanted Evening

  A moderately mild evening, coupled with a full moon, made for a perfect evening for this year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this past Friday, December 1st. There were some firsts to this year’s parade, mostly notably, a new route down South 4th Street to the Enchanted Forest, due to on-going construction […]

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

    The Colorado State Patrol held its 5th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. For the 5th year, the CSP Patrol Cars were parked before the main entrance to the store in […]

Toys for Tots Countdown

Toys for Tots Countdown

  The Toys for Tots organization will accept toy or cash donations through the Lamar area until Monday, December 11th.  After that, the toys will be categorized and prepared for sacking on Saturday, December 16th prior to the delivery date of December 24th. Volunteers are still being sought to help in the workshop Monday through […]