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Lamar Community College Seeks Comments from the Public on Quality

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Lamar Community College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit on October 15-17, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. Lamar Community College has been accredited by HLC since 1976.

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. 

Free Entry to Colorado Parks Monday

Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day Monday, August 6 by offering free entrance at all 41 state parks. Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Although the state commemorates its 142nd year on the first of the month, state parks recognize the occasion with free entrance on the first Monday of the month.

Drought Intensifies for Western Colorado, Slight Improvement for Southeast

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Despite a series of storms over the previous weekin eastern Colorado, only slight improvements in drought conditions were noted, mainly in Prowers and Baca counties, while drought intensified in western Colorado.

Central and western Prowers County saw extreme drought withdraw to just portions of the northwest and southwest corners, while severe drought retreated to the center of the county.

Gardner, Bennet Backed Amendment to Maintain Southwest Chief Train Services Passes Senate

PROMO 660 x 440 Politician - Senator Michael Bennet Cory Gardner

An amendment cosponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) to maintain Amtrak train services along the established, long-distance passenger rail route of the Southwest Chief, #3665, was included in the 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

About Town

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Revelation 3:20 "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in." Warner Sallman painted a lovely picture of Jesus knocking at a door. There was no door handle. It has been said that this is an example that Jesus doesn't push his way into your heart. One needs to open the door of his or her own heart to Him. One has a choice.

Storms Returning to the Eastern Plains Sunday, Flood Watch for Southeast Counties

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Another day of severe weather is in store for the eastern plains of Colorado, with a flash flood watch already announced for southeastern counties.

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected later in the day from Interstate 25 to the Colorado-Kansas border. Among the threats for northeast counties are tennis ball-size hail, wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour, and some potential for tornadoes.