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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 […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Cancels Board Elections, Discusses Steps for Meeting with Indian Affairs Commission

Lamar Re-2 School District Cancels Board Elections, Discusses Steps for Meeting with Indian Affairs Commission

  The Lamar Re-2 School Board met for a special meeting this past Wednesday, September 1st to approve a resolution to cancel the November school board election by acclimation.  It was a unanimous vote derived in part because the number of applications equally matched the number of board openings, negating the need for a ballot […]

City Administrator Search Resumes, Troy Manor Property May Have a Buyer

City Administrator Search Resumes, Troy Manor Property May Have a Buyer

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, and the city council set an executive session for August 30th to meet with the city administrator search team representative, Larry Gilley of SGR, to discuss four new candidates available for the position.  “We can look at the new candidates and make a decision from that point, or we can […]

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

    A brief, ground-breaking ceremony took place at noon at Escondido Park this past Monday, August 23rd.  The event marked the development of two new regulation-sized soccer fields adjacent to the parking lot and the current practice fields. Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, noted the parks will be used for years to come and will […]

Bent County Students Can Receive Scholarship Funds at LCC

Bent County Students Can Receive Scholarship Funds at LCC

        (LAMAR, Colo.) — Bent County students getting ready for college have a scholarship that can help them pay for their education at Lamar Community College (LCC). The LCC Foundation plans to award more than $100,000 in Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) Scholarships in the 2021-2022 academic year, including more than $36,000 […]

Prowers Youth Council Outlines Goals

Prowers Youth Council Outlines Goals

  Matt Biszak from Prowers County Public Health and Abigail Ross, Lamar High School junior, described the goals of the Prowers Youth Council for the Lamar City Council recently. Biszak explained the organization, which operates in schools in Lamar, Wiley, Granada and Holly, is funded with state and federal dollars, administered by the Colorado Office […]

Granada Cheerleaders Honored for Excellence

Granada Cheerleaders Honored for Excellence

    The Granada Cheerleaders hosted the first annual NCA cheer camp on Aug 4 thru the 6th. McClave High school and Jr high attended as well. The Bobcat cheerleaders received the Technical Excellence award, the superior award in chants and band chants. All six girls were nominated for All American, and Elli Setleff received […]

Granada School Cheerleader Invited to Perform with All-American Team in Walt Disney Thanksgiving Day Parade

Granada School Cheerleader Invited to Perform with All-American Team in Walt Disney Thanksgiving Day Parade

  A cheerleader from Granada, Colorado has an amazing opportunity to showcase her talent, represent her hometown, and live a dream. Elli Setliff is a student at Granada School which overflows with Bobcat Pride from classrooms full of kindergarteners and high school seniors alike. Now she has an opportunity to represent her eastern Colorado town […]

Lamar Community College to Offer Classes in Baca, Kiowa and East Prowers this Fall

Lamar Community College to Offer Classes in Baca, Kiowa and East Prowers this Fall

  (LAMAR, Colo.) — Residents of Prowers, Baca and Kiowa counties will have access to a Lamar Community College (LCC) education without needing to travel to the main campus. LCC recently expanded its capacity to serve students by creating Distance Learning Sites in Eads, Granada and Springfield, lessening the distance and increasing access to higher […]

Lamar School District RE 2-Returning to School: Entry Plan 2021-2022

Lamar School District RE 2-Returning to School: Entry Plan 2021-2022

August 2, 2021 Governor Polis decided to end the remaining health emergency executive orders on July 8, 2021. Accordingly, as the school year is set to begin, information follows for the Lamar School District. No publication can be expected to address every question and it is important to recognize that such planning is subject to […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

  The Lamar School District Board of Education held a community forum on July 15th to provide information related to SB21-116 which prohibits the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools beginning June 1, 2022. The Board of Education notified the public of the following: The Board never voted to change or replace the mascot. […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2021-2022

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2021-2022

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, you can […]