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Lamar Moves Forward with Housing Project

Lamar Moves Forward with Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council received an update on the workforce housing program which will construct 60 new houses for essential workers in six southeastern Colorado communities.  During the October 25th meeting, John Fulton, representative for Southern Colorado Economic Development District, said these are pre-sold homes which will be made available first, to those […]

LCC Hires New Director of Nursing and Allied Health Programs

LCC Hires New Director of Nursing and Allied Health Programs

  (LAMAR, Colo.) — Morgan Clark is the new Lamar Community College (LCC) Director of Nursing and Allied Health Programs, but she is hardly a stranger to the two-year institution. Clark served as an adjunct professor of nursing at the college for four years and is an alum of LCC, so she has, quite literally, […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

  If you are like many Coloradans, you are probably familiar with or utilize the great assets managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). These include 42 state parks, including the recently created Fishers Peak State Park, which is a magnificent gift and legacy to our state. Another 350 wide-ranging state wildlife areas provide unparalleled […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

  DENVER, Colo. – As drone use becomes increasingly popular, Colorado’s state parks and wildlife agency urges the public to help protect wildlife, even from the air. Although technology increases access in many positive ways, it can also pose a threat to wildlife by causing increased stress and even death for some animals. Wildlife biologists […]

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

  (COLO) – From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the Colorado State Patrol, along with state transportation and law enforcement agencies from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah came together with a united message for the State2State. Buckle Up. Campaign. Over the summer Colorado State Troopers issued 4,248 seatbelt citations with the […]

Trinidad to Host Action 22 Annual Meeting

Trinidad to Host Action 22 Annual Meeting

    Action22 is proud to host this year’s Annual Meeting in historic Trinidad, Colorado during their Colexico Spaghetti Western Festival. This destination event will begin Friday, October 15th at Trinidad State College Auditorium and will finish Saturday at the Arthur Mitchell Museum. We invite you to come share, inspire and recharge with your fellow […]

Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Award

Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Award

  Are you a teacher or do you know of a teacher who educates students about food and agriculture? Or perhaps that teacher works with students in a school garden or has a creative approach for connecting students to their food, fiber, fuel, and natural resources. The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is seeking nominations for […]

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk, Speak Up About the Silent Illness, Set for October 9th

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk, Speak Up About the Silent Illness, Set for October 9th

  On February 27, 2021 the 2nd Annual Anthony W. LaTour, Speak Up about the Silent Illness 5K Run Walk was held in Lamar.  We were unable to have the run in 2020 due to the pandemic but are pleased to announce that recently, Talin Niemeyer was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend Brigham Young […]

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

    The Lamar City Council approved a modification of the incentive package for BriMark Buildings Construction, LLC for the Cobblestone Hotel Development project during their September 27th meeting.  Their attorneys had requested a change from the City and Redevelopment Authority Board regarding the Substantial Completion Date clause, as long as the owner is in […]

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

  Billings, Mont. – On Monday, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), for himself and for Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mike Rounds, (R-S.D.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the “American Beef Labeling Act of 2021,” which is now officially numbered as Senate Bill 2716 (S.2716). Senate Bill 2716 reinstates beef as among the numerous food commodities currently […]

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

    Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there are now 1,448 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Prowers County with 103 hospitalizations and 25 deaths in people who tested Positive for COVID-19.  All hospitalizations and deaths have been in the unvaccinated population. Modeling shows that an estimated 1 in 40 people are currently infectious […]

LCC Director of Residence Living, Student Life named UCCS program Ethics Champion

LCC Director of Residence Living, Student Life named UCCS program Ethics Champion

    (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College’s (LCC) new Director of Residence Living and Student Life was recently named to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Business’ Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) Collegiate Program. Andres “AJ” Arrendondo Jr. is one of 16 faculty and staff members appointed as “Ethics Champions” from […]

LCC Expanding Education Classes to Weekends

LCC Expanding Education Classes to Weekends

  (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is now offering Early Childhood Education classes on the weekends to help meet the growing demand for trained educators in Southeast Colorado and beyond.  Starting in January, students interested in a career as a preschool or kindergarten teacher, childcare center administrator or caregiver for young children can […]

LCC Hires Dr. Janet Steinkamp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Services, Announces National Search

LCC Hires Dr. Janet Steinkamp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Services, Announces National Search

      (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Janet Steinkamp as its Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Services. Steinkamp will serve in the position as the college conducts its national search for someone to fill the position permanently. Steinkamp is currently Chief Executive […]

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

  So, who are these people in the funny clothing at history events? Re-enactors, living historians, actors, entertainment; which applies? Depending on the location it might be any of the above, or a little of each. During the Santa Fe Trail bi-Centennial you might encounter numerous people who have committed their time and passions to […]