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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 […]

Bent’s Old Fort Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park

Bent’s Old Fort Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site encourages all fourth graders to visit the park for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters. Visit www.everykidinapark.gov to download the […]

Several Repair Options Open for Lamar Pool

Several Repair Options Open for Lamar Pool

The Lamar Swimming Pool has to be resurfaced before it can open for business this coming May. The City Council reviewed the cost estimate from M and M Pool Specialists, a firm the city has worked with before.  The complete package is priced at $315,776 and that’s more than the city wants to handle at […]

LCC’s Applegarth to rodeo at Chadron State

LCC’s Applegarth to rodeo at Chadron State

Lamar Community College Rodeo recently announced that sophomore Jessica Applegarth of Yuba City, California, has transferred on to the next level in her rodeo career. After completing her degree at LCC this fall, Applegarth signed with Chadron State where she plans to continue to compete while pursuing a degree in Business.  She will start competition […]

Big Timbers Community Alliance Combines FACT-FOOD & FAMILY

Big Timbers Community Alliance Combines FACT-FOOD & FAMILY

  Emily Neischburg, Executive Director of the Big Timber Community Alliance, welcomed the gathering at the Lincoln School on North 10th Street, Wednesday, January 18th.  Some of the attendees were new to the Alliance, which is just getting formulated for their programs in the community.  Others had been on hand for several years, through Prowers […]

LCC Encampment and Bent’s Old Fort featured at AHA Annual Meeting

LCC Encampment and Bent’s Old Fort featured at AHA Annual Meeting

(Lamar, Colorado; January 13, 2016) Lamar Community College historian Kelly Emick and Bent’s Old Fort Interpreter John Carson were featured on a panel sponsored by the Society of Western History at the American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting held January 5-8 in Denver, Colorado.  The yearly AHA event is one of the largest gatherings of […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Delivers Annual State of the State Address

Gov. Hickenlooper Delivers Annual State of the State Address

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered his annual State of the State address. The governor’s remarks focused on transportation, economic development, health care, infrastructure and the marijuana grey market. Here is the text of the speech as prepared: —- I couldn’t sleep last night, so I thought about delivering […]

The Joys of Toys

The Joys of Toys

The third annual Lamar Elks Toy Show, held this past Saturday, continues to grow in viewers and in displays. “We’ve had about double the number of displays this year, compared to the first time we did this,” explained Don McBee, the event organizer this past Saturday, January 7th.  McBee said the toy show is sponsored […]

Holly FFA Receives Colorado Corn Grant

Holly FFA Receives Colorado Corn Grant

Local FFA chapters awarded Colorado Corn grant dollars to help with various projects The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) recently awarded a total of $7,500 to three FFA chapters in Colorado, helping those students and advisers with projects ranging from greenhouse irrigation and fertilization systems to livestock facilities, and in one particular case, helping a […]

Prominent Historians to visit Lamar Community College

Prominent Historians to visit Lamar Community College

(Lamar, Colorado; December 15, 2016) Lamar Community College and the Lamar Public Library have partnered to bring two prominent historians to Lamar: Dr. Kristina Shull and Dr. David Wight. Dr. Shull and Dr. Wight will visit Lamar on Tuesday, January 3, to give two presentations.  The first, entitled “The World of Academic Publishing,” will take […]

Holly Commercial Club Holds Last Meeting of 2016

Holly Commercial Club Holds Last Meeting of 2016

The Holly Commercial Club board reviewed several community activities for the Christmas season which included the Holly Jolly Country Christmas Concert. It was reportedly sold out with 178 tickets purchased and the committee received $2,200 in donations.  Rod Swisher reported that the Bluegrass Committee had received $2,500, the full request from the Prowers Lodging Panel, […]

Lamar Library Receives Sorority Donation

Lamar Library Receives Sorority Donation

Every Christmas, the Laureate Rho Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi makes a monetary donation to support the children’s programs at the Lamar Public Library. Janice Guihen explained that each member makes a cash donation to the library in lieu of a gift to a member during their holiday get-together.