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Lamar Community College Nursing Program Boasts Perfect Pass Rate

Lamar Community College Nursing Program Boasts Perfect Pass Rate

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Nursing Program’s graduating class of 2020 has achieved a perfect pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Nurses who pass the NCLEX-RN exam demonstrate that they possess the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as newly licensed, entry-level RNs. These students faced unique […]

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 […]

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

  The Lamar Library is accepting ten patrons at a time and social distancing will continue to be in place. Reservations are required for most services including use of computers. Your full name, email and phone number will be asked of each patron using the library. Masks will be required to be worn during the […]

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 […]

Arkansas River Power Authority - BUSINESS OPERATIONS – JUNE 2020

Arkansas River Power Authority – BUSINESS OPERATIONS – JUNE 2020

ARPA Scholarship Program: In 2000 ARPA established a College Scholarship Program that awards a $1,000 scholarship to one high school senior in each of the high schools served by ARPA members. The Program is administered through the member municipalities of Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Las Animas, Springfield and Trinidad. The scholarships are funded equally between […]

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 […]

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

  Lamar— May 8, 2020 — Alison was selected by adhering to our guidelines for a scholarship application which included submitting an official high School transcript (which shows she had a 3.98 GPA), along with three letters of recommendation from an instructor, counselor, or coach. Her attached letters were glowing examples of her commitment to […]

LHS Graduation Parade Plans for Sunday, May 17th

LHS Graduation Parade Plans for Sunday, May 17th

  LHS has announced their plans to have a graduation parade for the Class of 2020 on May 17, based on a vote by the student body. The parade will begin at 2pm, but all students participating need to be staged at LHS at 12:30 to receive diplomas and have their photo taken. Graduation parade: […]

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 […]

Lunches Will Still be Served

Lunches Will Still be Served

  Shumae Mestas from Chartwell food service is handing out lunch today at Lamar High School. She drives her car to the front of the building, sets up a table and fills it with bags for the kid’s brown bag lunch, ready to go when people start to arrive. “We prepare 450 sandwiches for the […]

Lamar School Dist Brd of Ed Halts Current Super Search

Lamar School Dist Brd of Ed Halts Current Super Search

Submitted by the Lamar School District Board of Education March 31, 2020 The Lamar School District Board of Education met March 30, 2020 and voted to suspend the superintendent search until fall of 2020. Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg has agreed to remain in his current position as superintendent through June 30, 2021. The Board of Education […]

RE-2 Sets Special Teleconference for Board of Ed Meeting on March 30

RE-2 Sets Special Teleconference for Board of Ed Meeting on March 30

Lamar School District Re 2 Teleconference Access Only Board of Education Special Board Meeting Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m. REVISED AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Agenda 3. New Business a) Approve policy exhibit – BEDA-E b) Superintendent Search Discussion c) Approve to Temporarily Suspend the Superintendent Search (If Necessary) d) […]

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

State extends suspension of downhill ski operations, limits gatherings to no more than 10 people, suspends in-person learning in public & private schools   DENVER – Today Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans. Earlier today at […]