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Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

    Now that the two soccer fields at Escondido Park off North 14th Street in Lamar have been prepped, Timberline Construction employees began a final step today, September 15th, as roll after roll of sod in being laid out on both fields, due north of the parking lot. Official ground-breaking ceremonies were held at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CDOT US 287 Resurfacing in Lamar Project

CDOT US 287 Resurfacing in Lamar Project

    Construction Schedules: Subject to change based on weather/unforeseen circumstances and schedule changes. Project Information The Colorado Department of Transportation and Scott Contracting are resurfacing and improving the roadway on US 287 through Lamar in Prowers County. The project will include concrete pavement overlay, relocation of roadway lighting, removing and replacing medians, storm sewer […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, under the Consent Agenda, passed on second reading, the modified Ordinance No. 1245 establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar during its June 14th meeting.  The council is expected to set in motion the requirements for assembling the future board membership. City Treasurer, Kristin […]

Lamar Community College Foundation Awards Scholarships with More Available

Lamar Community College Foundation Awards Scholarships with More Available

(LAMAR, Colo.) — The Lamar Community College Foundation (LCCF) is proud to fund and administer numerous merit and need-based scholarships that benefit both graduating high school students and adult students. While Lamar Community College provides access to higher education in Southeast Colorado, LCCF assists students in making it an affordable reality through significant aid opportunities. “The […]

LCC Commencement Ceremonies for Class of 2020-2021

LCC Commencement Ceremonies for Class of 2020-2021

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) graduates from the class of 2021 and the class of 2020, which was unable to have an in-person ceremony last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, were recognized during the 82nd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 8. The ceremony was held outdoors to minimize risk and, with the […]

LCC Holding Commencement Ceremony on May 8 for Classes of 2021, 2020

LCC Holding Commencement Ceremony on May 8 for Classes of 2021, 2020

(Lamar, COLO.) – More than 220 students from two classes will be graduating from Lamar Community College (LCC) and will be recognized during an outdoor commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. on campus. Graduating students from the class of 2021 and class of 2020, which was unable to hold an in-person commencement […]

May 7th Nurse Pinning Ceremony Honoring LCC’s Graduating Nursing Students

May 7th Nurse Pinning Ceremony Honoring LCC’s Graduating Nursing Students

    (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) will honor its graduating nursing students on May 7 during the Nurse Pinning ceremony, a traditional rite of passage that signifies the completion of their studies and their ability to begin working professionally in the medical field. Nursing students from both the class of 2021 and […]

LCC’s Precision Agriculture Program Offers a Fresh Look at Farming Practices

LCC’s Precision Agriculture Program Offers a Fresh Look at Farming Practices

    (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Precision Agriculture students are learning the latest and greatest in agriculture education, all for a fraction of the cost that four-year universities charge. LCC offers a 28 credit hour certificate for its Precision Agriculture program, an approach to farming and animal agriculture that seeks to optimize […]

Summer and Fall Registration is now open at LCC

Summer and Fall Registration is now open at LCC

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Registration for summer and fall classes at Lamar Community College (LCC) is now open. Classes at the college are returning to in-person learning for fall 2021, following declining cases of COVID-19 and a green-light from state and local health authorities. A full listing of summer and fall classes is on the LCC […]