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Brooke Thompson Named Good Citizen for Wiley High School

Brooke Thompson Named Good Citizen for Wiley High School

  Brooke Thompson, daughter of Dean and Amber Thompson, is the Good Citizen from Wiley High School. Brooke is a member of the NHS (National Honor Society), has received Academic Letter all years of high school. Beginning in 2021 Brooke became a member of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) which ultimately prepared her for the […]

Bailey Hernandez Named Good Citizen of Granada High School

Bailey Hernandez Named Good Citizen of Granada High School

    Bailey Hernandez, son of Pete and Samantha Hernandez, was named Good Citizen from Granada High School. Bailey is in the National Honor Society, maintained the Superintendent’s Honor throughout high school while participating in football, basketball, baseball, track, a member of FBLA and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. For the past four years he […]

LCC Begins Training Program for IT Technicians

LCC Begins Training Program for IT Technicians

A new information technology program is under development at Lamar Community College.  Mittie Helm, Business Faculty and Kendra King, Department Head of the Cosmetology Department at Lamar Community College, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity board members on ways the new courses will help students find jobs in information technology. “The grant-funded program will develop in […]

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

    Proposals to apply for two different grants to create new outdoor recreational outlets for Lamar and area residents were approved by the Lamar City Council during the December 12th meeting.  A grant request for $17,600 for an archery range north of North Gateway Park was approved.  The Shooting Range Development Grant had been […]

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to Host Meeting in La Junta 

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to Host Meeting in La Junta 

Representatives from the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office will be in La Junta on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, to provide information about the office and gather input from the local community. The meeting will take place from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Otero College Student Center, 2001 San Juan Avenue, La Junta. […]

Colorado State Patrol Graduates 11 New Port of Entry Officers

Colorado State Patrol Graduates 11 New Port of Entry Officers

    (COLO) – Earlier today, the Colorado State Patrol proudly graduated 11 new Port of Entry Officers after they successfully completed an intensive nine-week academy. These are non-post certified officers that help to ensure safe travel on Colorado roadways through enforcement of state and federal size, weight and safety regulations of the commercial motor […]

Dr. Rosana Reyes named President of Lamar Community College

Dr. Rosana Reyes named President of Lamar Community College

November 17, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced Dr. Rosana Reyes as the next president of Lamar Community College (LCC). Dr. Reyes, a transformative leader, educator, and administrator with more than 20 years of experience in building equitable pathways to and through higher education will assume the LCC […]

Lamar Community College announces new Ranch Horse Team

Lamar Community College announces new Ranch Horse Team

Lamar Community College (LCC) launched a Ranch Horse Team this fall, the newest addition to its growing list of extracurricular opportunities at the college. LCC students Aubrie Brown, Gains Lunsford and Bela Meza make up the 2022-23 Ranch Horse Team and are coached by LCC Instructor and Equine, Rodeo, Agriculture Department Chair Savanna Mauch. LCC […]

Prowers County Commissioners and LCC Foundation Seek Solutions for EMT Shortfall

Prowers County Commissioners and LCC Foundation Seek Solutions for EMT Shortfall

    Prowers County and rural agencies throughout Colorado are in significant need for EMTs.  Since most rural agencies do not have the funds to pay EMTs, they rely on volunteers to provide critical services to our region.  As area EMTs “age out” or move away and less residents volunteer, Prowers County ambulance services are […]

LCC Hosting CRMR Rodeo this Weekend

LCC Hosting CRMR Rodeo this Weekend

  (Lamar, Colo., September 27, 2022) — Lamar Community College (LCC) will host more than 300 rodeo student-athletes from the Central Rocky Mountain Regional (CRMR) for a Home Rodeo event October 7-9 at the Sand & Sage Round-Up in Lamar, Colo. The rodeo is free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. […]

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Fifth Annual Boots, Bling and Blessings Fundraiser for LCC

    (Lamar, Colo., September 29, 2022) — Lamar Community College (LCC) Foundation’s fundraiser Boots, Bling & Blessings is in its fifth year and will be held October 22 at the LCC Equine Complex from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Presented by SECOM/Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA), the LCC Foundation’s Boots, Bling & Blessings event is a delightful […]

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

  Long-time Lamar resident, Mike Duffy, will fill the council vacancy in Ward II, following the passing of Oscar Riley earlier this month.  Duffy, a resident of Lamar since 1980, will take his seat at the next council meeting on Monday, October 10th.  He received a four to two vote on the second round of […]

Pedestrian Bridge Construction Underway for Ft. Bent Canal

Pedestrian Bridge Construction Underway for Ft. Bent Canal

Some basic construction work is now underway at Lamar Community College, using funds from a last year’s $200,000 CDOT Grant to the City of Lamar.  The plans call for a pedestrian bridge which will span the Fort Bent Canal and provide easier and safer access for college students to connect to businesses on South Main […]

ARPA Funding to Assist EMT Training for County Recruits

ARPA Funding to Assist EMT Training for County Recruits

    Prowers County is attempting to address the shortfall of EMT responders in each community in the county.  To that end, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart, Heather Burkhart from the LCC nursing program and Ann-Marie Crampton representing the Lamar Community College Foundation. The county has access to ARPA […]

Lamar Community College Hires Four New Staff for Student Services Department

Lamar Community College Hires Four New Staff for Student Services Department

  Julie Jones is LCC’s new MAP (My Advancement Plan) Center Director. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Friends University and worked in the child welfare system for 27 years prior to working at LCC. Tayla Turner is LCC’s new Colorado Opportunity Scholarship (COSI) Navigator. Turner earned an associate’s degree from LCC […]