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Bent’s Fort Celebrates Holidays, 1840s-Style

Bent’s Fort Celebrates Holidays, 1840s-Style

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 4 and continuing all through the day on Saturday, December 5. Events begin with guided candlelight tours through the fort starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 4.  Groups depart at 15 minute intervals and are led […]

New Partnership Provides Additional Options to LCC Students

New Partnership Provides Additional Options to LCC Students

Antioch University and CCCS Partner to Provide Seamless Pathway to Higher Education (Yellow Springs, Ohio)  Antioch University and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) have partnered to offer Colorado students a new way to continue their education and earn bachelors degrees through an articulation agreement between the two institutions. Students who earn an associates degree […]

Park Observes the 151st Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre

Park Observes the 151st Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre

This year marks the 151st anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. On the morning of November 29, 1864 U.S. Volunteer Colorado Cavalry attacked a village of peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians encamped along the Big Sandy Creek. Over 200 men, women and children were killed and many of their bodies mutilated. Known today as the […]

Added to the Lamar Library Collection – Between November 2 and 19, 2015

Added to the Lamar Library Collection – Between November 2 and 19, 2015

ADULT NON-FICTION   The Brain Fog Fix: reclaim your focus, memory and joy in just 3 weeks by Mike Dow American W & Y planes: Volume I, Experimental aircraft to 1945 by Kev Darling Pacific: silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming         […]

LHS Tops LCC Knowledge Bowl, Members Win Scholarships

LHS Tops LCC Knowledge Bowl, Members Win Scholarships

Lamar High School’s A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at this year’s Knowledge Bowl, hosted recently at Lamar Community College. 33 teams from 19 area high schools participated in the competitive event.  Schools in attendance included Cheraw, Crowley County, Eads, Fowler, Genoa/Hugo, Granada, Holly, Karval, Kit Carson, Lamar, La Junta, Las Animas, Manzanola, […]

John Martin Reservoir to Offer Greater Access for Hunting and Boating This Winter

John Martin Reservoir to Offer Greater Access for Hunting and Boating This Winter

HASTY, Colo. – For the first time in a long time, John Martin Reservoir has enough water for the lane 19 Boat Ramp to remain open for the 2015-2016 waterfowl hunting season. In recent years around this time, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has had to close the reservoir and restrict public access on the reservoir’s […]

17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

The 17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7 a.m. Thursday, November 26, 2015, at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The run/walk is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) to honor the […]

Lopes Basketball Brings Back 3 W’s from the Road

Lopes Basketball Brings Back 3 W’s from the Road

The LCC Runnin’ Lopes took down three opponents during the Ambassador Classic Tournament held at Colby Community College. On Thursday, November 5, the Lopes defeated Colorado Northwestern Community College with a final score of 100-66 to start their tournament play.  They followed this win with other on Friday when they took down Sterling College with […]

PMC Auxiliary Members Meet Their 2015-2016 Recipients

PMC Auxiliary Members Meet Their 2015-2016 Recipients

Each year, the Prowers Medical Center Auxiliary raises funds to reinvest many worthy causes, most related to local healthcare.  The Auxiliary contributes four $1,000 scholarships for Level II Lamar Community College Nursing students annually.  PMC Auxiliary members and scholarship recipients met on Monday, October 26 to meet and make introductions. Auxiliary members took a break […]

Lex Nichols and Special Guests to Perform at Brew Unto Others

Lex Nichols and Special Guests to Perform at Brew Unto Others

Lex Nichols will be performing live acoustic guitar and Native American flute music off several of his albums on November 7th at Brew Unto Others Coffee Shop in Lamar. Lex will have CDs for sale at the show including the brand new album “Under A Monsoon Sky“. Lex will have special guests Daryl and Kloey […]

LCC Men’s Basketball Opens Season on the Road

LCC Men’s Basketball Opens Season on the Road

Lamar Community College Men’s Basketball started the season this weekend with a pair of road games in Goodland, Kansas.  The team first took on the Northwest Kansas Tech (NWKTC) JV team on Friday, followed by a game against their varsity on Saturday.  The Lopes returned with a 1-1 record. For their first game of the […]

LCC and CCCS Make Earning a Degree More Affordable Than Ever

LCC and CCCS Make Earning a Degree More Affordable Than Ever

13 Institutions of the Colorado Community College System Participate in American Council on Education Initiative to Help Non-Traditional Learners Affordably Gain College Degrees and Credentials The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) recently announced that its 13 institutions are now accepting a pool of roughly 60 online courses for credit from students seeking a degree or […]

CPW Commemorates Veterans Day, Nov. 11 with Free State Park Admission for Military, Veterans

CPW Commemorates Veterans Day, Nov. 11 with Free State Park Admission for Military, Veterans

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers all military men and women free admission to Colorado’s state parks on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. “CPW is proud to honor our veterans and military members this Veterans Day,” said CPW Spokesman, Matt Robbins. “Free access to Colorado’s State Parks is our way to say ‘thank you’, […]

CPW Issues Eastern Plains Pheasant, Quail Forecast

CPW Issues Eastern Plains Pheasant, Quail Forecast

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces the 2015-16 Eastern Plains pheasant and quail forecast just in time for opening weekend Nov. 14. The two seasons for pheasant and three seasons for quail vary in duration and location around the state. The forecast is encouraging, said Ed Gorman, CPW’s small game program manager. He reports […]

2015 Autumn Art Show Results

2015 Autumn Art Show Results

  The Southeast Colorado Art Guild presented its 46th Annual Autumn Art show October 22-24 at the Short Arts Center in Lamar, featuring 34 artists and 104 entries.  There were five different artistic mediums for presentation: Painting, Photography, Drawing & Prints, 3-Dimensional, and Artisan. Cash awards totaling $1,175 were presented at the Thursday night awards […]

LCC Softball to Host Skills Camp

LCC Softball to Host Skills Camp

Lamar Community College will be hosting its first Softball Skills Camp for ages 14-18 at Citizen’s Field on November 6th, 2015. This camp will include three individual softball skill clinics: Catching/Outfield, Infield/Pitching, and Hitting.  The catching/outfield work is first from 9:30-11:00am, followed by infield work to include pitching from 11:30am-1:00pm.  The final clinic of the […]

Lady Lopes Lose Heartbreaker to OJC

Lady Lopes Lose Heartbreaker to OJC

“Dig Pink” a Success, Raising Funds and Awareness for Breast Cancer On Thursday, October 22, the LCC Volleyball team hosted their “Dig Pink” night as they faced off with rival Otero Junior College.  The team played in their pink jerseys to support breast cancer awareness. Coach Brandon Stephenson commented, “Going into our Thursday match against […]

Spring Registration Opens Soon at LCC

Spring Registration Opens Soon at LCC

Registration for the Spring Semester at Lamar Community College will open on November 1, 2015. Lamar Community College continues to offer a wide range of career and technical education (CTE) programs including welding, historic preservation, renewable energy, and cosmetology/barbering.  These programs continue to grow in popularity because they provide hands-on learning experience while preparing students for […]

LCC Surpasses $1M Mark

LCC Surpasses $1M Mark

Lamar Community College and the LCC Foundation have hit a significant milestone on its journey to build a new residence hall… $1 million dollars raised.  Although they hope to raise funds beyond the college’s goal of $1.25 M, it is now only $187,158 from that objective. The construction project is due to be approved by […]

Youth Hunters Invited to a Guided Pheasant Hunt at Mike Higby State Wildlife Area

Youth Hunters Invited to a Guided Pheasant Hunt at Mike Higby State Wildlife Area

LAMAR, Colo. – Colorado public lands arguably provide some of the best pheasant hunting opportunities in the west. If you are, or know a young person who is interested in learning the sport, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be hosting a guided pheasant hunt for youths between the ages of 10 and 17 at Mike […]