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Overview of Back to School for RE-2 School District

Overview of Back to School for RE-2 School District

July 27, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians: Our current plans for each school will be posted on the individual school websites by Friday, July 31, 2020. The plans are all designed around state and local health guidelines. All students in the fifth through twelfth grade will be required to wear masks, per the governor’s order. The following […]

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s fall semester Safe Return to Campus plan this week, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “We are excited to welcome students back […]

RE-2 School District Registration Information

RE-2 School District Registration Information

  Lamar RE-2 School District:  Dear Parents and Guardians,  Registration information for Lamar School District:  Online registration can be accessed through the parent portal on the Power School link, which can be found on the Lamar School District Website. The link in Power School is titled “FORMS”. If you do not have a parent account […]

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER— The National Park Service invites the public to participate in one of three virtual public meetings regarding a special resource study of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache, to take place during the following dates and times: Thursday, July 16th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT (6:00 pm – […]

Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College Nursing Program is waiving the requirement of the Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam as a requirement for admission into the program for the Fall 2020 semester. All other requirements remain in effect, including the successful completion of all prerequisite coursework and GPA of 2.5 or greater. “Now is the best time […]

LCC Ranks High in State Online Academic Achievements

LCC Ranks High in State Online Academic Achievements

      LCC Ranked #1 Best 2-Year Online College in Colorado, #5 Best Online Community College in Colorado (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) is being recognized as one of the elite online colleges in Colorado. In January, it was ranked Colorado’s #1 Best 2-year Online College by Affordable Colleges Online, and recently […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Saturday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2020 Old-Fashioned 4th Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s.  The victory over the British in the War […]

Welding Student Project Installed at LCC

Welding Student Project Installed at LCC

  (Lamar, CO) – A welding installation was erected on the Lamar Community College (LCC) campus this Spring. Concurrent enrollment students in LCC’s Welding Program completed a learning-based project on campus to create a large “LCC.” Each letter weighs between 300 and 400 lbs. They are made from ¼” plate metal, and were finished with petenia. […]

Maddie Thompson Winner of 3rd Annual Larry D Eberhardt Memorial Scholarship

Maddie Thompson Winner of 3rd Annual Larry D Eberhardt Memorial Scholarship

  Being raised on a farm, Larry Eberhardt paved his way in an agricultural lifestyle. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), receiving his Star Greenhand Award. He also worked at a local farm in Lamar as his summer job. Larry attended college receiving a diesel mechanic’s degree; from there he […]

Colorado students named to spring 2020 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Colorado students named to spring 2020 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the1,802 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2020 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and earned a […]

PMC Board Notes Virus Impact on Community, Hospital Operations

PMC Board Notes Virus Impact on Community, Hospital Operations

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors will remain almost the same as before the May, 2020 election. During the board’s monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 27, the motion was made and approved to have Julie Branes serve as chair, Ron Farmer as vice-chair, Connie Brase as secretary/treasurer and Amber Thompson will assume her […]

Lamar High School Class of 2020: Graduation Innovations

Lamar High School Class of 2020: Graduation Innovations

    The coronavirus has altered how we go about our day and no less the graduation activities for the Lamar High School Class of 2020. Realizing the traditional cap and gown procession was no longer viable, the students voted to hold a parade on Sunday, May 17th, which would follow some usual graduation activities […]

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

      The Prowers Journal contacted Meagan Hillman, Director of Prowers County Public Health and Environment, who replied on HIPAA regulations which outline privacy requirements for patients. (HIPAA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Perhaps it is best […]

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Half of the funds will go directly to students impacted by COVID-19   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last month, Lamar Community College will be granted $588,420, half of which must go directly to students whose education has been impacted by […]

LCC Serving Students from New Locations

LCC Serving Students from New Locations

  (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College is expanding its capacity to serve students in Prowers, Baca and Kiowa Counties by creating Distance Learning Sites in addition to campus in Lamar. In addition to LCC’s main campus, it will add sites in Eads, Granada and Springfield. Classes will be offered at these distance learning sites, […]