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Roman Attains National Intercollegiate Rodeo Ranking

  Lamar Community College sophomore Melanie Roman is currently  fourth in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association national rankings as the spring rodeo season begins. National rankings compare regional leaders based on points garnered to date. The LCC team enters this semester with the women’s team in fourth place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as […]

When is a Sports Mascot Racist?

There have been some changes to team mascots in the sports world, from the pro ranks to high school, even though most have been viewed as being unintentionally racist. There have been two public discussions on the Lamar Savages mascot of recent note.  One took place this past September during Governor Hickenlooper’s town hall visit […]

PUMA, First Steps for Economic Development for Prowers County

Following welcoming remarks to the luncheon attendees and a general outline on PUMA’s plans for their initial visit, Prowers County Commissioner, Ron Cook, turned the proceedings over to Anna Jones, VP of Progressive Urban Management Associates and Senior Associate Erika Heller. This was the introductory meeting on February 29th with various community leaders where PUMA […]

Regional Science Fair Features Over 200 Student Projects

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 22, 2016)  On Wednesday, February 17, Lamar Community College’s Wellness Center was abuzz on with students from Alta Vista, Eads, Holly, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School, Parkview, Plainview, Springfield, Walsh, and Wiley as they competed in the annual Southeast Colorado Regional Science Fair.  The regional science fair featured 204 projects […]

Construction Underway for LCC’s New Dorm

  John Marrin, Lamar Community College President, standing a few yards from where the school’s newest dormitory will be constructed this spring and summer, welcomed dozens of guests to the February 16th groundbreaking ceremonies. “This will be a large building that will house 30 to 32 students and this will be the future of this […]

LCC to Break Ground on New Residence Hall

(Lamar, Colorado; February 11, 2016)  Lamar Community College and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce that the College will break ground on the College’s new residence hall on Tuesday, February 16, at 1:30pm just north of Todd-Burch Hall on the LCC campus. The public is welcome to attend the event. Parking for the groundbreaking […]

Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club to Honor Eads Football Team

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 3, 2016)  The Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club is set to honor the Eads Eagles football team on Tuesday, February 9, during the halftime of the LCC Men’s Basketball game.  The Booster Club will recognize the team and coaches for their successes this past fall and their 1A 6-Man State Championship title. […]

CSP Investigating Kiowa County Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 96, 2.5 miles west of Sheridan Lake, in Kiowa County. A 2010 Dodge Avenger driven by Brooke A. Pearce, age 23, of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, was traveling westbound on Colorado Highway 96 when the […]

Lodging Panel Entertains Requests from Two New Events

  Two of the five presentations made to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel are first-time events. The Panel met for the first time this year, January 19th and introduced a new board member, Chad Hart, the Executive Director of Canyons and Plains tourism group, which serves the southeast Colorado area.  The two new events […]

Lamar Will Host State High School and Jr. High Finals Rodeos

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to have the city host the May 2016/2017 Colorado State High School Rodeo Association and Junior High School State Finals at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved a $32,000 commitment to support the bid to become the host city for two years during their […]

LCC Pays Tribute to Employees of the Year

(Lamar, Colorado; December 17, 2015)  Lamar Community College is proud to recognize the following staff and faculty members who have been selected as Employees of the Year: Brian Harris, Administrator; Doug Cash, Faculty; Rita Horton, Classified Employee; and Terry Martin, Adjunct Instructor.  These individuals have made a true and lasting impact on LCC as a […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Approves Foundation By-laws, Considers LCC Funding Request

Representatives from Lamar Community College, President John Marrin, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, Kathy Henderson and LCC Foundation Director, Anne Marie Crampton, visited with the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors during their October 28 meeting, to request funds for the school’s nursing program for another year. The hospital granted last year’s request of […]

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 […]

School Board Candidates Explore Ideas During Zonta Political Forum

There are five contested and two uncontested candidates on the November General Election ballot for seats on the Lamar RE-2 District school board.   Elizabeth Whitham moderated a political form at Lamar Community College, hosted by the Lamar Chapter of the Zonta International organization this past Tuesday, October 20.  The audience listened to each of the […]

DHS Grant Finances New Outdoor Siren for Prowers County

Prowers County was recently awarded funds for an outdoor warning siren which will be set up in the area of the VFW Post on Memorial Drive, Spreading Antlers Golf Course and Quail Ridge and The Ridges acreage. Stefan Warn, Emergency Operations Manager for the county, recently told the Prowers County Commissioners the Department of Homeland […]

Living History Encampment at LCC

The campus at Lamar Community College displayed a vision into the past on Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd, offering a view of different segments from a century of development across the High Plains. The Living History Encampment is featured every two years at the college, organized by history professor, Kelley Emick. Volunteers and […]

New LCC Dorm One Year Out

  By this time next year, the first of three proposed dorm pods will be open to students at Lamar Community College. LCC President, John Marrin, told the Prowers County Commissioners the college is about $300,000 shy from the target price of $1,250,000 needed for construction. Marrin added, “We’re working with the city and the […]

PCDI Focus on Housing Market, Proactive Business Viewpoint

  Adequate housing has been a key factor in the list of economic development priorities in Prowers County. The need for construction of higher priced housing to match potential demand was discussed by the Prowers County Development Incorporated board during their monthly meeting on August 25. Interim Director, George Gotto, recapped a conversation initiated by […]

LCC Outlines Initiatives to Increase Enrollment

Five initiatives for increasing student enrollment at Lamar Community College were outlined by President John Marrin as he briefed the Prowers County Commissioners during their Tuesday meeting, June 16.  “Each of the five are very important to the school and will help develop us as a destination college,” he explained.  Marrin also said  the college […]

Roman to Compete at College National Finals Rodeo

(Lamar, Colorado; June 10, 2015) Melanie Roman from Lamar Community College will compete in barrel racing at the upcoming College National Finals Rodeo. The Finals will take place June 14-20 in Casper, Wyoming. Roman is from Golden, Colorado, and is a freshman at LCC. She finished the regular season in 2nd place in the Central […]