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Nursing Graduates Look Forward to Pinning

Nursing Graduates Look Forward to Pinning

(Lamar, Colorado; April 22, 2016) The College will also host its annual Nurse Pinning at 10:00am on Friday, May 6, at the Wellness Center.  29 graduates from the college’s Level I (Practical Nursing) and 17 from the Level II (Associate Degree in Nursing/Registered Nurse) programs will be pinned.  Two graduating students, Amy Neely and Kanzadie […]

Plan in Action for LCC’s 77th Commencement

Plan in Action for LCC’s 77th Commencement

(Lamar, Colorado; April 22, 2016) Lamar Community College will host its 77th Annual Commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the LCC Wellness Center.  Over 230 degree or certificate-seeking students are eligible to walk in this year’s commencement ceremony, including fall 2015 graduates as well as spring and summer 2016 candidates for graduation. The ceremony […]

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 […]

Frances Christian…January 4, 1924 – April 22, 2016

Frances Christian…January 4, 1924 – April 22, 2016

Funeral services for Lamar and former longtime rural Holly, CO resident, Frances Christian will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Pastor Joe Garness of the Star Community Church will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Veteran’s section at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO. Visitation […]

Prowers Medical Center Closing Parking Lot for Construction Activity

Prowers Medical Center Closing Parking Lot for Construction Activity

The facility expansion project continues at Prowers Medical Center. On Friday, April 29th, Parking Lot A – located on the south side of the hospital’s main entrance – will be closed due to the assembly of a large crane.  The crane will be operating to lift and place a large air handling unit (AHU) on […]

CDOT Construction Update for US Hwy 50 Granada

CDOT Construction Update for US Hwy 50 Granada

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is resuming work on the highway construction project on U.S. 50 both East and West of Granada in Prowers County. Work on this project consists of the replacement of three structures, detour pavement, embankment, asphalt removal, guardrail, topsoil, seeding and mulching, signing and striping, and erosion control. Dondlinger Construction […]

CCGA Lists 2016 Colorado Legislative Session updates …

  The Colorado Corn Growers Association has put its support behind five bills so far during the 2016 Colorado Legislative Session. Below is the status of each of those bills, along with links to learn more about them:  (Updates from recent days are in italics.) * House Bill 16-1226, “Agricultural Innovation Grants”  The House Committee […]

April 2016 Colorado Drought Update from CWCB

Recent precipitation delivered 103 percent of average April precipitation to-date, helping to boost overall snowpack and alleviate drought conditions across parts of Colorado. Regions of the central mountains and Front Range saw as much as 3 inches of precipitation, Monte Vista received a quarter of their average annual precipitation in just one storm. With short […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2015 ANNUAL U.S. Highlights

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2015 ANNUAL U.S. Highlights

Total red meat production for the United States totaled 48.5 billion pounds in 2015, 2 percent higher than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 48.4 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 87.8 million pounds. Beef production totaled 23.8 billion pounds, down 2 […]

(Funeral Location Change) Perry T. Middleton…August 23, 1953 – April 21, 2016

  A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Perry T. Middleton will be held at 1:00PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Lamar Christian Church with Marty Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for Perry will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 1:00PM until 5:00PM at the […]

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 […]

CDOT Report Identifies 2014 Traffic Safety Issues

CDOT Report Identifies 2014 Traffic Safety Issues

  April 11, 2016 – Traffic Safety – STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation released its annual description of motor vehicle crash characteristics on crashes in Colorado in 2014. The FY2016 Problem Identification Report is used by CDOT along with law enforcement, local agencies, nonprofit organizations, and public health and prevention professionals to identify […]

Honkers at the Holiday

Honkers at the Holiday

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers recently paid a visit to Mike Horning, owner/manager of the Holiday Motel at 404 North Main Street in Lamar. The Holiday Motel offers 25 spacious rooms which were recently remodeled. The Holiday Motel has free wi-fi and there is a rear parking area that can accommodate several semis.  Call […]

Colorado Business Growth Expands in First Quarter

Secretary of State Wayne Williams releases report showing business on the upswing DENVER, April 21, 2016 — Business formation rebounded in the first three months of the year, reversing two consecutive quarters of decline, according to an economic indicators report released today by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. In addition, Colorado employment is projected to […]

Springfield, Wiley, Walsh & Lamar Represented in State Science Fair

Springfield, Wiley, Walsh & Lamar Represented in State Science Fair

(Lamar, Colorado; April 20, 2016) The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF) was held April 7-9, 2016. 25 area students represented the Southeast Regional Science Fair at CSEF, with students from grades 6-12 displaying 24 projects. These students competed for cash awards, scholarships, and recognition among the top budding scientists in the country. CSEF Grand […]