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Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

  Southeast Colorado residents who attended the PEP Town Hall Meeting at Lamar Community College this past Thursday, August 17, expressed an interest in economic development, landowner rights, hemp production, conservation easements, landfill regulations and the potential development of Camp Amache under the guidance of the National Park Service.   State Representative Kimmi Lewis, House […]

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

  The Lamar City Council had a full and diverse agenda this past Monday, August 14th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the change of the Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) representative for southeast Colorado.  “Crestina Martinez will replace Lee Merkel as the Southeast Regional Manager,” he stated, noting the lengthy period that Merkel had worked […]

LCC Welcomes 18 New Academic Employees this Fall

LCC Welcomes 18 New Academic Employees this Fall

(Lamar, Colorado; August 14, 2017) There will be a crowd of new faces on the Lamar Community College campus this fall. LCC will welcome 18 new instructors and academic support staff members, each with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Academic Achievement Jerry Roseberry will join LCC this fall to teach Advanced Academic Achievement (AAA […]

Scholarships available for the fall semester at Lamar Community College

Scholarships available for the fall semester at Lamar Community College

(Lamar, Colorado; August 7, 2017) The fall semester is right around the corner at Lamar Community College with classes set to start August 21. And, for those taking fall classes, opportunities for scholarship funding are still available including Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) funds and the Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity EMT Scholarship. COSI scholarship funds […]

LCC Displays Maker Space Program

LCC Displays Maker Space Program

New innovations in computer technology have been combined with high-tech equipment at Lamar Community College which is offering a new curriculum for students as well as business opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Called Innovate and Make Space, the program is offered in the Betz Technology Building at LCC and is just getting underway. Students can enroll […]

PEP Provides Business Development Update for Prowers County

PEP Provides Business Development Update for Prowers County

Eric Depperschmidt of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, is beginning his sixth month in his capacity as the organization’s executive director. Depperschmidt began his job in early March and provided the PEP board with an overview of recent business development in Prowers County.  He led the monthly board meeting at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn on […]

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

  Pending receipt of a grant, Lamar Community College could host a Small Business Development Center office with a part time manager to start, according to Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP). “The Office of Economic Development and International Trade offers a three year grant up to $30,000 to provide a salary […]

LCC Students to Present Oral History of La Colonia

LCC Students to Present Oral History of La Colonia

  (Lamar, Colorado; July 27, 2017) As the summer semester winds down at Lamar Community College, students in the History of Mexico and Conversational Spanish classes prepare to showcase what they’ve learned.  Specifically, these students will showcase their research on Lamar’s La Colonia neighborhood. The classes have scheduled two presentations which are open to the […]

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Several decades ago, a Doonesbury cartoon character, Zonker, stated about marijuana, “It may not be right or wrong, but it sure is against the law!” The passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado changed that aspect for the new state industry and members of the PEP board, Prowers Economic Prosperity, discussed how some communities have prospered […]

Lamar Community College Expands Construction Trades Offerings

Lamar Community College Expands Construction Trades Offerings

(Lamar, Colorado; June 1, 2017) In addition to the Construction Trades Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree currently offered at Lamar Community College, students will have the opportunity to take an introductory certificate starting Fall 2017: Construction Trades Essentials. This certificate will give the students a jump-start into Construction Trades at LCC including an introduction […]

PEP Outlines Shared Economic Concerns with La Junta

PEP Outlines Shared Economic Concerns with La Junta

  Rick Robbins, PEP President, shared the highlights of a recent meeting with his economic development counterparts from La Junta. “We visited with Brian Burney, CEO of Oliver Manufacturing in La Junta and Economic Development Director, Ryan Stevens,” explained Robbins, during the PEP meeting on May 16th.  “We have a lot of similarities and right […]

Students, Community to Explore the History of Lamar’s La Colonia

Students, Community to Explore the History of Lamar’s La Colonia

(Lamar, Colorado; May 12, 2017) This summer, Lamar Community College students will have the opportunity explore the rich history of Lamar through the stories of its citizens. Students and community members will carry out a local history project on La Colonia neighborhood on the north end of Lamar. This project will ultimately result in a […]

Scholarships Available for the Summer Semester at Lamar Community College

Scholarships Available for the Summer Semester at Lamar Community College

COSI scholarship funds available in addition to LCC’s Three for Two promotion Getting an education at Lamar Community College may never be more affordable than right now.  In addition to LCC’s Three for Two summer promotion and other financial aid options typically available, the LCC Foundation has been authorized to distribute Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative […]

LCC Nursing Class of 2017 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

LCC Nursing Class of 2017 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

On Friday, May 5, Lamar Community College Nursing graduates danced their way into the LCC Wellness Center to celebrate their accomplishments with the annual Nurse Pinning. The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession.  54 students were pinned including 31 from the Level I […]

Equine Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships

Equine Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships

Lamar Community College freshmen in the Horse Training & Management (HTM), Equine Business Management (EBM), and Barrel Horse Training programs demonstrated their hard work from this past year during the Spring Horse Show held on Friday, April 28. At the end of each semester, students in the equine programs at LCC perform reining patterns and […]