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From Sand Creek Massacre to Fort Marion, FL

Separated by 1,600 miles, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, in southeast Colorado and the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (Fort Marion), in St. Augustine, Florida, represent uncommon places linked through common bonds of turmoil and suffering, sadness and hope, death and survival. Join Park Ranger Craig Moore at Sand Creek Massacre National […]

LCC’s Marchant to Host Goat Tying Clinic

A unique learning opportunity will be coming to Lamar Community College in early April.  The LCC rodeo team is sponsoring the goat tying clinic, with their own Ashten Marchant teaching. Marchant will help young rodeo students learn or expand their goat tying skills in a two-day skill-building clinic to be held on April 1-2 in […]

CPW Reminds Boaters of Inspection Requirements

DENVER – As boating season approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds boaters once again to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Memorial Day weekend may officially kick off the 2016 boating season, but some lakes and reservoirs are slated to open as early as March 1. The best way to stop the spread of […]

CDOT Launches New “Contact Us” Feature as Part of its Enhanced, Multifaceted Customer Service Program

STATEWIDE – Today, March 2, the Colorado Department of Transportation will be launching the last phase of its multi-pronged effort to improve and streamline customer service to the general public:  the online “Contact Us” feature. The first change in CDOT’s new “customer service experience” upgrades was the launch of newly revamped web sites:  CDOT’s main […]

Prowers Conservation District Soil Health Presentation

SOIL HEALTH PRESENTATION HOSTED BY PROWERS CONSERVATION DISTRICT OFFERS PRODUCERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THEIR SOIL AS A LIVING ORGANISMS RATHER THAN AN INANIMATE OBJECT.           Producers that attended the February 17th workshop learned that every time you slice into the soil you release moisture and damage soil structure.  Guest speaker Ryan Hytree, Soil […]

Added to the Lamar Library Collection Week of February 20, 2016

Added to the Library collection week of February 20, 2016 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Covet #2, The Clann by Melissa Darnell The Novice #1, Summoner by Taran Matharu Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles collection by Marissa Meyer The Shadow Queen: A Ravenspire novel by C. J. Redwine A Shade of Dragon by Bella Forrest ADULT FICTION […]

Revamped Welding Program Provides Additional Opportunities

The Lamar Community College Welding program recently went through a facelift and redesign.   The facelift involved doubling the space of the state of the art welding shop that previously housed the program.  The welding shop now has sixteen self-ventilated welding booths with excellent equipment available for students to use in training. The program redesign involved […]

Added to the Lamar Library Collection Week of February 4, 2016

ADDED TO THE LIBRARY COLLECTION WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2015   DVD’S   401k Magic  –  Steve Mazda American Bear: an adventure in the kindness of strangers Glee. The final season – Ryan Murphy Glee. The complete 3rd Season – Ryan Murphy The Book of Manning – Andy Billman   CD’s (audio books)   Hidden […]

Two Deer Possibly Poached Near Hanover, Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information on a possible poaching incident near Hanover, Colorado, southeast of Fountain. Wildlife officers recently investigated a report of two dead deer that had been dumped along Hanover road in eastern El Paso County. During a necropsy the officers found signs that lead them to […]

Lopes Men’s Basketball Picks Up 2 W’s

The Runnin’ Lopes Men’s Basketball team had a great weekend, picking up two wins at home. On Friday, the Lamar Community College Runnin’ Lopes Men’s Basketball team beat the North Platte Community College Knights 79-75 in an important National Junior College Athletic Association Region IX South Sub-Region contest. The Knights jumped out to a 14-9 […]

LCC Cosmetology Salon Re-Opens for Spring

The LCC Cosmetology Salon will re-open its doors to the public for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 26. The salon’s hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00-5:00pm.  LCC students and community members alike can visit the salon to take advantage of discounted cosmetology services such as haircuts, colors, and styling as well as brow […]

Mason Pierce of Holly is a Student-of-the-Month at Northwest Tech in Goodland, Kansas

Northwest Tech chooses January Students of the Month GOODLAND, KAN., January 20, 2016: Congratulations to Northwest Kansas Technical College December Students of the Month. This program is an award system to recognize students who are doing particularly well in their division. There are four divisions: Construction, Health & Human Services, Information Technology, and Transportation. A […]

Added to the Lamar Library Collection – Week of January 12th 2016

ADDED TO THE LIBRARY COLLECTION WEEK OF JANUARY 12, 2016   ADULT NON FICTION   Not in God’s Name: confronting religious violence by Jonathan Sacks The Collapse of Parenting: how we hurt our kids when we treat them like grown-ups by Leonard Sax The Shred Power Cleanse: eat clean, get lean, burn fat by Ian […]

High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival Announces Keynote Author and Lecturer!

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains are excited to announce Rick Wright as this year’s keynote and guest speaker for the 14th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival that will be held February 18-21, 2016 in Lamar, Colorado. Rick Wright will […]

LCC Men’s Basketball Picks Up Two Wins

(Lamar, Colorado; January 11, 2016)  After three weeks of break between fall and spring semesters, Lopes were back in action with two home games this past weekend.  LCC picked up two wins from the weekend when they played Eastern Wyoming College on Friday and Western Nebraska Community College on Saturday. The Lopes faced Eastern Wyoming […]

Wolf Resolution Considered by Parks and Wildlife Commission at January Meeting

DENVER – In November 2015, the Parks and Wildlife Commission (PWC) returned to the discussion of wolves with a draft resolution to oppose the active introduction or reintroduction of wolves into Colorado. The discussion is slated to continue at 4 p.m.,Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting in Denver. More than ten years ago, the […]

Online Scholarships Available at LCC

Online students at Lamar Community College may be eligible for $1000 in scholarship funds to help them pursue a degree.   Applicants for the Online Scholarship must be degree-seeking students enrolled in at least twelve online credit hours. LCC offers a wide range of online courses through a partnership with the Colorado Community College System and […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 1st Annual Photography Contest!

The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 1st annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are being accepted from now until February 12, 2016. This contest is open to the […]

Bent’s Fort Chapter Annual Meeting January 9th

The Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will hold its Annual Meeting on January 9th at the JW Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum in Las Animas, CO.  The Museum is located at 560 Bent Avenue (corner of Hwy 50 and 5th St.).  The general meeting will start at 11 AM.  At 1 […]

Colorado Marsh Mallards Selected for Top Prize in Waterfowl Art Competition

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife  and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation are pleased to announce winners of the 2016 Waterfowl Stamp Art Competition. Five judges from the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee carefully analyzed 20 entries on display at the Denver Country Club, Dec. 9, 2015. The committee selected Guy Crittenden’s original art entitled Colorado […]