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LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

(Lamar, Colorado; March 28, 2018) 40 students were inducted into the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team on March 14, including Lamar Community College’s Ashtyn Loflin and Laura Lindholm. The ceremony was held at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver and presented by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and the Credit Union […]

Academic Awards Presentation at Lamar High School

Academic Awards Presentation at Lamar High School

Lamar High School presented its 26th Annual observance of Academic Letter Awards, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 21st.  The National Honor Society induction was also held that evening.  Kayla Sailors presented the criteria for a letter for the attendees and Chamber President, Kendra Cope offered her remarks on the significance […]

Kiowa County WIFE Chapter Hosts Ag Day Art Contest

Kiowa County WIFE Chapter Hosts Ag Day Art Contest

Kiowa County Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) Chapter # 124 is sponsoring an Ag Art Work Contest in honor of National Agriculture Day, March 20, 2018 during National Ag Week which kicks off on Sunday, March 18th. Kiowa County WIFE is working to help agriculture in our rural communities to survive and thrive.  The […]

Holly Commercial Club Plans for Bluegrass Festival, Other Spring Events

Holly Commercial Club Plans for Bluegrass Festival, Other Spring Events

The Holly Commercial Club met in regular session on Wednesday, March 7th at the Holly United Methodist Church. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved, as was the Treasure Report. Membership was announced to stand at 23 full members, with four associate members. Old Business Rural Philanthropy Days was discussed. The dates for this […]

Hixson Farms Receives Prowers County Conservation Award

Hixson Farms Receives Prowers County Conservation Award

  The Prowers County Conservation District held their annual meeting Wednesday, March 7th at the Elks Lodge in Lamar. Conservation Poster winners were announced and the posters were on display. The theme this year was “The Soil is Alive”. The Prowers County Conservationist of the Year Award was presented to Hixson Farms for their work […]

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Bent County Road 12 .1 miles north of JJ road on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at approximately 2130 hours (9:30pm). The crash is approximately 2 miles north east of Las Animas, Colorado. 16 year-old Cutter Nicholas of Las Animas CO was northbound on […]

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

    Prowers Economic Prosperity held its monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 6 which coincidentally marked the first full anniversary of Eric Depperschmidt as Executive Director of the county-wide economic development organization. Rick Robbins presided over the majority of the meeting, but announced he was stepping down as president of the organization after two years. The […]

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space to host spring break Maker Camp

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space to host spring break Maker Camp

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 24, 2018) The Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) at Lamar Community College will host its first-ever Maker Camp this coming spring break.  The four-day camp is open to area 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  It will be held March 12-15 from 9:00am to noon each day. The Maker Camp will […]

Regional Science Fair Features 123 Student Projects

Regional Science Fair Features 123 Student Projects

      (Lamar, Colorado; March 1, 2018) On Wednesday, February 14, 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 123 projects from the elementary through high school levels and included students from Alta Vista, Campo, Cheyenne Wells, Eads, […]

LCC Announces Academic Honors for Fall 2017 Semester

LCC Announces Academic Honors for Fall 2017 Semester

      (Lamar, Colorado; February 28, 2018) A total of 110 Lamar Community College students have earned academic honors for the Fall 2017 semester including 52 named to the President’s List for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA. Each semester, Lamar Community College credits its top-performing students with three distinct honors: President’s List (GPA of […]

Girls in the Middle Returns to LCC Campus on March 3

Girls in the Middle Returns to LCC Campus on March 3

  Registration now open for 10th Annual Girls in the Middle  (Lamar, Colorado; February 24, 2018) The 10th annual Girls in the Middle conference is coming up on Saturday, March 3, at Lamar Community College. Registration for the event is now available at www.lamarcc.edu/GIM. Girls in the Middle is a one-day conference that aims to […]

HOPE Coalition Discusses Potential Areas for Grant Funding

HOPE Coalition Discusses Potential Areas for Grant Funding

    HOPE Coalition members met for their monthly meeting at the Lincoln School on Tuesday, February 20th.  Lori Hammer, Executive Director, opened discussion on what type of programs would be most beneficial to local students, one that focused on alcohol and addiction or life skills and career development.  The Daniels Fund offers grants in […]

LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

  Mostly middle and elementary school students from Prowers, Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Cheyenne counties converged at the Wellness Center at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, February 14th to take part in the annual regional science fair. Close to one hundred students had set up their displays for viewing by area judges with topics ranging […]

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

  August 17-18 has been selected to showcase Prowers Partners for Progress ‘DCCE’, Downtown Custom and Classic Expo, a car show what will be held in Lamar. Originators, Chris Duffy and Trevor La Cost briefed the council on what the show will offer.  Their website reads, “The DCCE is a large outdoor car show and […]

Northwest Kansas Technical College Students Receive National Electrical Scholarship

Northwest Kansas Technical College Students Receive National Electrical Scholarship

    The National Center for Construction Education and Resource (NCCER) and it is Build Your Future initiative have recently partnered with the Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC) to create a national BYF scholarship program for deserving individuals pursuing a career in construction through craft and technical programs. Two Northwest Tech students have been fortunate […]