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Lamar RE-2 Board Hears Reports from LCC and Hutton Construction

Lamar RE-2 Board Hears Reports from LCC and Hutton Construction

  At its monthly meeting on February 12, 2024, Board members were presented with a quarterly Financial Report as well as a quarterly Food Service Report.  Both showed that the district is in good shape financially. Addressing the Board were Del Chase, Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator at Lamar Community College and Larry McLemore, Vice President of […]

University of Northern Colorado Offers Free Tuition to Eligible Students

By ANNE DELANEY | Greeley Tribune PUBLISHED: January 31, 2024 at 3:07 p.m. | UPDATED: February 2, 2024 at 5:06 p.m. The University of Northern Colorado will cover standard tuition and mandatory fees to eligible incoming and continuing undergraduate Colorado students through a new program beginning this fall. The program, UNC Tuition Promise, will lessen the financial burden for students […]

TBK Bank Accepting Applications for TBK Scholars Program

TBK Bank Accepting Applications for TBK Scholars Program

  PRESS RELEASE Feb. 8, 2024   TBK Bank Now Accepting Applications for TBK Scholars Program Fifteen Hardworking Students Will be Awarded $1,000 Scholarships   February 8, 2024 – DALLAS – TBK Bank, SSB, announced on February 1 that it is now accepting applications for its 2024 TBK Scholars Program, which will award fifteen $1,000 […]

NCGA Opens Annual Scholarship Program

NCGA Opens Annual Scholarship Program

The National Corn Growers Association announced the launch of its annual scholarship program for the 2024 academic year. This program is designed to support students who are passionate about agriculture and making a positive impact in their community. NCGA will award scholarships to deserving students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and community involvement. The scholarships […]

Otero Jr College is Joining the Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization

Otero Jr College is Joining the Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization

Nov. 2, 2023 (DENVER) — Attorney General Phil Weiser today announced the expansion of the Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization (COPERR) to include Otero College, marking another step forward in addressing rural housing challenges in southern Colorado. The college, located in La Junta, was awarded more than $400,000 in grant funds for its […]

Range Beef Cow Symposium Brings Educational Opportunities to Colorado

Range Beef Cow Symposium Brings Educational Opportunities to Colorado

  FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences is proud to host the 28th Range Beef Cow Symposium, Dec. 13-14 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colo. The biennial symposium, sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and Animal Science Departments of Colorado State University, South Dakota State University, University of Nebraska […]

Antelope Stampede Receives Lodging Tax Funds

  The 2023 Antelope Stampede will run from October 13 to the 15th in Lamar, thanks in part to the $13,000 in funding, approved by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel recently.  The funds will be used for marketing.  Stampede organizer, Mitch Waltisperger, told the panel from 50 to 60 rooms will be rented for […]

Attorney General Phil Weiser Warns Student Loan Borrowers About Scams as Repayment Begins

Attorney General Phil Weiser Warns Student Loan Borrowers About Scams as Repayment Begins

    Sept. 12, 2023 (DENVER) — With student loan repayment restarting next month, and interest already accruing again as of Sept. 1, Attorney General Phil Weiser issued a warning to consumers to be vigilant against potential student loan-related scams and fraud. “As student loan repayment starts back up in October, scammers and fraudsters will […]

Lamar Community College Open for Opportunity Now Nursing Grant

  Lamar Community College (LCC) proudly announces its selection as one of the grantees in Opportunity Now’s Phase 1 funding initiative, which seeks to revolutionize Colorado’s workforce through strategic partnerships and innovative solutions. Opportunity Now, a grant program led by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), has awarded around $27 million in […]

Lamar Community College Hosts Visit with Attorney General

Lamar Community College Hosts Visit with Attorney General

  Lamar Community College (LCC) had the honor of welcoming Colorado’s Attorney General, Phil Weiser, to its campus on Friday, July 21.  The visit was an opportunity for the Lamar Community College, a leading institution in construction trade education, to highlight its vital contribution to the Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization as well […]

Precision Agriculture Student Spotlight – Garret Stecklein

In today’s rapidly evolving agricultural landscape, many farmers have begun to utilize precision agriculture, an innovative approach that integrates computer technology with farm equipment, including drones and satellite applications. Precision agriculture programs offer farmers advanced technologies and data-driven insights to revolutionize farming practices. By collecting precise data on soil conditions, crop health, and weather patterns, […]

Historical Entertainment – Stories of Our People

Historical Entertainment – Stories of Our People

  Area residents can become involved in community history and civic events by attending several gatherings sponsored by Prowers County Extension and the Lamar Community College Library. Friday, June 2nd, at 6pm, the evening will allow attendees to meet members of several Lamar families and learn about their historical involvement with the community. Friday, June […]

Congratulations to the 2023 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship Recipient – Piper Belle Rae Sorter

Congratulations to the 2023 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship Recipient – Piper Belle Rae Sorter

    Lamar— April 28, 2023 — Annually, Golden Plains Insurance grants a scholarship to a graduating senior who exhibits dedication towards their community, educational establishment, faith, and academic pursuits. This year, the Scholarship Nominating Committee received over 35 exceptional applications, exhibiting both quantity and quality. Following extensive evaluation, the committee identified a commendable young […]

LCC's Flower Sale Helps Support Commencement Activities

LCC’s Flower Sale Helps Support Commencement Activities

Flowers for graduates will be available for purchase at Lamar Community College’s (LCC) Nurse Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 4 and commencement on Saturday, May 6. Dorothy Choat, LCC financial aid coordinator, will be on-site for both ceremonies selling flowers for friends and family of graduates to purchase for their soon-to-be alumni. She will be […]

Four Area Events Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

Four Area Events Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

    Promoters for four area events received funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during its April meeting this past Tuesday. A Colorado Springs convention center visit, the Holly Bluegrass Festival, the Firecracker Showdown Jackpot Clinic and the Tri-State 9/11 Tribute and Parade received funding for their future activities. Representatives from the Colorado […]