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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

State Water Plan Reviewed at Crop Production Clinic

  John Stulp, former State Agriculture Secretary, Prowers County Commissioner and current Special Policy Advisor to Governor Hickenlooper for Water issues, was one of eight speakers at the January 6th Crop Production Clinic held at Lamar Community College. Stulp provided an update on the Governor’s State Water Plan which was presented to Hickenlooper last month. […]

Council Reviews Final Water Rate Increases

Water rates will increase early this year for City of Lamar customers as the council is expected to approve the resolution at the next city council meeting on January 11th.  The council held a multi-purpose work session on the 4th to provide a final review of the rate increases for residential and commercial customers.  The […]

New Dorm for LCC Approved by State Board

(Lamar, Colorado; January 4, 2016) The Lamar Community College Foundation is still chipping away at the College’s $1.25 m goal for the residence hall project. Beyond fundraising, the College and Foundation have made strides toward beginning the project in early 2016. On December 9, the State Board for Community Colleges & Occupational Education voted to […]

Parade of Lights Goes a Little Bit Country

“A Tumbleweed Country Christmas” was this year’s theme for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights, held along Main Street in Lamar on Friday, December 4th.  Chilly southerly winds kept the crowds bundled up along the parade route while others ducked into stores for an early shopping bargain, or sampled some of the […]

Holiday Festivities in the Enchanted Forest

    Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and several local organizations will celebrate this holiday season with family festivities in the Enchanted Forest beginning this Saturday, December 5th. To kick off this year’s family fun, the Lamar Police Department, Lamar Fire Department, and Lamar Community College will host the Enchanted Forest from […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 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

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 […]

Rural Connections Concept Discussed at PCDI Meeting

Several hundred seniors graduate from southeast Colorado high schools each year. If they aren’t attending college in Lamar or La Junta, what does the local job market hold for these graduates?  How prepared are they to enter into the business world available to them? Julie Worley of “Rural Connections” in La Junta broached those questions […]

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 […]