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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 […]

Carson Carere Highlights Scholarship Efforts for Lamar Rotary

Carson Carere Highlights Scholarship Efforts for Lamar Rotary

  Carson Carere, a former Lamar High School senior and 2021/2022 Colorado DECA State President, was guest speaker at the Lamar Rotary Club’s weekly meeting this past Thursday, July 21st.  An accomplished student and athlete, Carson is a Boettcher Scholarship recipient who will pursue a finance degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. While […]

Bennet Requests Funding to Support the Amache National Historic Site in Granada, Colorado

Bennet Requests Funding to Support the Amache National Historic Site in Granada, Colorado

  Bennet’s Bill to Protect Amache Became Law in March Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet requested funding for the Amache National Historic Site in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. In March 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Amache National Historic […]

LCC Remodeling and Repurposing Main Street Hotel for Student Housing

LCC Remodeling and Repurposing Main Street Hotel for Student Housing

  New student housing is on the horizon for Lamar Community College (LCC) students, thanks to the LCC Foundation, several community partners and many generous donors. The former DJ Main Street View Inn & Suites, also known as the El Mar, is being renovated and updated and turned into student housing and, once complete, will […]

Safe2Tell Sees Decrease in Report Numbers due to Summer Break

Safe2Tell Sees Decrease in Report Numbers due to Summer Break

(DENVER)—Safe2Tell report volume decreased 76% last month when compared to May, according to the monthly report released today. Historically, the program records significant decreases in report numbers when students are on summer break. In June, the program received 450 reports, and to date for the 2021-22 school year, Safe2Tell has received 19,015 reports. Suicide threats […]

Las Animas High School Football Player Invited to Dallas Texas

Las Animas High School Football Player Invited to Dallas Texas

Every young football player dreams of taking the field at a National Football League (NFL) stadium.  For Ashton (AJ) Carter, the 16-year-old son of Brandy and CJ Carter of Las Animas, that dream could become a reality if he can raise the money he needs to get there. AJ, who will be a junior, and plays […]

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sharing safety information on rattlesnakes with the public for awareness in an instance a person, or even your dog, is bitten. The messaging comes after a tragic incident where a young child died following a bite from a rattlesnake near Colorado Springs. Why are people bitten and what is the […]

2022 AARP Community Challenge Grantee Announcement

2022 AARP Community Challenge Grantee Announcement

  We are so excited to share that we are one of 260 grantees chosen for a 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant from @AARPLivable http://www.facebook.com/aarp.colorado and AARP Colorado! Our garden and vibrant public space project in Bristol, Colorado was chosen to receive funding among 3,200 applicants nationwide! Through this grant we will be installing an […]

Buck Announces Military Service Academy Appointments

Buck Announces Military Service Academy Appointments

      WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Ken Buck (CO-04) announced that 11 appointments to United States Military Service Academies were offered to students from Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District. “I’m so proud of the young men and women from Colorado who have committed their lives to protecting this country and our ideals,” Congressman Ken Buck stated. “The […]

Now Accepting Host Community Proposals for Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days - June 2023

Now Accepting Host Community Proposals for Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days – June 2023

  Serving Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties.   The Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) conference is scheduled to return to the Southeast region in September of 2023. This unique conference provides a forum for quality professional development opportunities close to home as well as networking with other community leaders in […]

Camp Amache Open House for July 2nd

Camp Amache Open House for July 2nd

    The DU Amache Project invites the public to join them for an open house on Saturday, July 2nd for a day of historical and educational projects.   The University of Denver (DU) Amache project focuses on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of the WW-II-era Japanese-American incarceration camps.  This […]

Lamar Community College (LCC) Announces Jasmine Chambers as New Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Lamar Community College (LCC) Announces Jasmine Chambers as New Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

      During the previous sports season, Chambers was a graduate assistant for women’s volleyball at Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas) while completing her master’s degree in sports administration. Chambers also earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Alcorn State University (Alcorn, Miss.), where she graduated with magna cum laude […]

Colorado Introduces Changes to Bike Laws

Colorado Introduces Changes to Bike Laws

Bicyclists and Drivers Need to Know the “Safety Stop”   (COLO) – As a reminder for Colorado Bike Month, motorists should be aware that a new bill was signed into Colorado law this past April that may change the behaviors of bicyclists and other human-powered vehicles. The new rule has been termed the “Safety Stop,” […]

Wiley FFA Colvin Scholarship

Wiley FFA Colvin Scholarship

To commemorate Jimmie Colvin’s lifelong association of working with livestock and his passion for fostering ag education to the youth in our area, the family is proud to support the Wiley FFA by sponsoring two individuals with a $500 scholarship to a postsecondary school of their choice. The two scholarship recipients are: Demi Wollert & Ellee […]

Lamar Thunder Mascot Approved by CCIA

Lamar Thunder Mascot Approved by CCIA

    The Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs voted to remove the Lamar Re-2 School District from their list of schools using a mascot or logo deemed offensive to Native Americans last week, following a special session with Lamar School Board officials.  Listed mascot removals or alterations were mandated throughout the state last year with […]