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Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

  Lamar, Col. – Arosha Loku Umagiliyage, Agriculture Faculty, recently joined Lamar Community College (LCC) to develop and deliver a new Precision Agriculture Program. Umagiliyage is an agriculture technology researcher who worked on diverse areas of agriculture- food safety, bioprocess technology, and precision agriculture. Before joining LCC, he was a research assistant and a teaching […]

Homecoming for Class of 1969

Homecoming for Class of 1969

    Approximately 40 of the 169 members of the Lamar High School Class of 1969 attended their 50th reunion this past weekend.  This had been the largest graduating class to that date and the first class to graduate from the current high school. Members took part in the homecoming parade Friday afternoon and enjoyed […]

Back, to the Past at LCC

Back, to the Past at LCC

    Southeast Colorado residents get to take a time trip ever two years when they visit the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College, now featuring its eighth incarnation on the acreage between the main dorm and main building. Visitors have two days, Friday and Saturday, to visit and view the historical sites, each […]

Time for the Annual Holly Gateway Fair

Time for the Annual Holly Gateway Fair

  There are a lot of activities and attractions for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair, running from Saturday, September 21st to the 28th. Beef weigh-in and barrel racing both begin at 7pm on Wednesday, September 25th followed by the 1pm Goat Show on the 26th and the Swine Show that afternoon at 6:30pm. More fun […]

Walsh Student Awarded Frontier Bank Scholarship

Walsh Student Awarded Frontier Bank Scholarship

    Frontier Bank is proud to present this $1,000 check to our 2019 Frontier Bank Baca County Scholarship winner, Dakota Cook from Walsh Colorado. This is the 20th year for this scholarship. It is awarded to a Baca County Senior, who writes an exceptional individual essay and has a strong history of academic excellence […]

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

    Lamar is joining with High Plains Community Health Center in a Memorandum of Understanding to research the feasibility of a partnership leading to a year-round covered swimming pool or aquatics center to serve Lamar and the surrounding area on an annual basis. The goals outlined in the MOU include:  the ‘low-cost’ study of […]

A Walk on the Safe Side

A Walk on the Safe Side

    School is back in session and drivers should be paying attention to students crossing the main road through Lamar, especially at the Lamar Middle School. Three areas along Highway 287 are using crossing lights developed to heighten awareness of student crossings; near Lamar Community College near the ballfields, at the intersection of Parkway […]

New Playground Construction Underway at Willow Creek Park

New Playground Construction Underway at Willow Creek Park

    The eastern half of Willow Creek Park has undergone a lot of development over the past year with the addition of the skateboard facility and adjoining pavilions and now it’s time for an upgrade on the western side. Ground is now being cleared for construction of a Nature Play area on the western […]

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared the latest developments at the hospital with Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, August 20th. Loveless said the transition to the end of summer has been mostly routine, but there has been activity with the annual back-to-school vaccines and sports physicals. “This is […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

  A unanimous vote by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel helped pave the way for the return of the popular Lamar Community College Frontier History Encampment for September 27-28th.  The director, Kelley Emick, received $3,000 towards marketing for the event which has been held on campus every two years since 2005. Forty to sixty […]

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

    Lisa Thomas, coordinator of the Collaborative Management Program for Prowers County Department of Human Services, led a discussion of about the development of a Family Resource Center for Prowers County during an afternoon meeting at Brew Unto Others this past Monday, August 19th. “We’d like to begin a conversation about what a Family […]

Lamar Middle School/Lamar High School Class Schedule for all Classes to be Held at Lamar Middle School

Lamar Middle School/Lamar High School Class Schedule for all Classes to be Held at Lamar Middle School

  This schedule is being implemented because construction at the high school will NOT BE COMPLETED before the scheduled first day of school for all students. As of Wednesday, August 7th, we are notifying parents through our Alert System of our plan for the start of the school year.  Information will also be available on […]

Leadership Students Brief Rotary on Experiences

Leadership Students Brief Rotary on Experiences

    Several high school students from southeast Colorado, selected by the Lamar Rotary to participate in a leadership training event, related their experiences and impressions from the three day event held at Colorado Mountain College earlier this summer. The meeting took place at Las Brisas Restaurant in Lamar on Thursday, August 25th. The Lamar […]

LCC Foundation Receives Funding to Support a More Vibrant Future for Aging in Southeast Colorado

LCC Foundation Receives Funding to Support a More Vibrant Future for Aging in Southeast Colorado

  (Lamar, CO) – The Lamar Community College Foundation is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the recipients of a grant from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. NextFifty Initiative awards grants through a […]

Colorado Receives $12 million award to Expand Apprenticeships in Health Care

Colorado Receives $12 million award to Expand Apprenticeships in Health Care

    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis announced that Colorado will receive $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) to scale 5,000 health care apprenticeships in Colorado’s higher education system. The state has also secured $4.2 million in matching funds from health care partners across the state. Colorado’s program will seek to enroll […]