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Bent's Old Fort Generates $2M in Economic Benefits

Bent’s Old Fort Generates $2M in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 29 jobs  in local economy LA JUNTA, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 31,948 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2016 spent $1,868,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 29 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to […]

Music Jams Approved for the Roost

Music Jams Approved for the Roost

The Buzzard’s Roost in Lamar was granted a Temporary Modification of Premise application for their two annual music festivals held June 17-18 for the Country Jam and on September 16-17 for the Road Jam. The Lamar City Council held a brief public hearing on the request during their regular meeting, April 24th.  A portion of […]

Minnick and Boero lead LCC to fourth place finish in Torrington

Minnick and Boero lead LCC to fourth place finish in Torrington

The Lamar Community College men’s golf team finished in fourth place this past weekend in Region IX play hosted by Eastern Wyoming College. The Lopes totaled a two-day score of 637, led by Jeremy Minnick and Facundo Boero. Minnick finished the tournament tied for sixth place with a score of 152 (80-72), just six strokes […]

LCC’s Hicks and Klassen place at Casper College Rodeo

LCC’s Hicks and Klassen place at Casper College Rodeo

Lopes Rodeo returns from weekend competition at Casper College with two top ten finishers, Kadyn Hick and Jalisa Klassen. Sophomore Kadyn Hicks led the men’s team with a second place finish in steer wrestling.   He finished with a time of 9.8, just .1 second behind the first-place finisher.  He moved to ninth place in the […]

Sand Creek Massacre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sand Creek Massacre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Superintendent Alexa Roberts and staff invite you to join in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS). The park was dedicated on April 28, 2007 in order to enhance cultural understanding by educating the public about the Sand Creek Massacre. A series of free events is scheduled to mark this milestone […]

2017 NWSS Catch-A-Calf Final Results Released

2017 NWSS Catch-A-Calf Final Results Released

A freshman at Wiley High School and Paw Pals 4-H club member, Wyatt Wollert, competed in the 2017 National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf program. This program was open to 4-H members ages twelve through nineteen. There were twenty-eight participants in this year’s 2016-2017 program. Contestants had to catch a calf during a NWSS rodeo performance […]

HOPE Center Plans for Spring Activities

HOPE Center Plans for Spring Activities

  HOPE Coalition members discussed events surrounding former Bronco Super Bowl Star, Vance Johnson’s attendance at a number of planned in events in Lamar on Thursday, April 27th.  Johnson, one of the Three Amigos, spends time leading motivational seminars which focus on various forms of addiction, from alcohol to drugs and the best means of […]

Lively Easter at Lamar Elks Lodge

Lively Easter at Lamar Elks Lodge

‘Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the Bunny Trail…’  Over one hundred youngsters and relatives were on hand this Easter Sunday, ready to collect all the Easter Eggs from three of the golfing greens at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Talk about hopping, one little girl could have given the rabbit some lessons as she scampered across […]

New Logo for Holly Commercial Club

New Logo for Holly Commercial Club

The Holly Commercial Club is now sporting a logo which can be viewed on their facebook page, according to Jesse Frey from the April monthly meeting. It was suggested that new members be allowed to pay their monthly dues under a payment plan instead of one lump sum.  The measure was seconded and approved. Rod […]

Sand Creek Massacre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sand Creek Massacre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Superintendent Alexa Roberts and staff invite you to join in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS). The park was dedicated on April 28, 2007 in order to enhance cultural understanding by educating the public about the Sand Creek Massacre. A series of free events is scheduled to mark this […]

AVWPE Announces 19th Season Concert of Honor

AVWPE Announces 19th Season Concert of Honor

ARKANSAS VALLEY WIND & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE MAIN STREET RINGERS VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES 19TH SEASON CONCERT OF HONOR AVWPE, the premier and widely respected community band in Southeastern Colorado, celebrates it’s 19th season in 2017-2018.  To further celebrate the current concert season, a special CONCERT OF HONOR will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Lamar […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial Continues to Develop Donors

9/11 Tribute Memorial Continues to Develop Donors

Several recent, generous donations to the 9/11 Tribute Memorial have helped contribute to development of the memorial site, just south of Big Timbers Museum on Highway 50. The most recent donation, $10,000 from the Southeast Colorado Arts Council and the Anne Boken Trust, will be added to other contributions including a $10,000 donation from the […]

LCC hosts hundreds for FFA Career Development

LCC hosts hundreds for FFA Career Development

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 11, 2017) On Wednesday, April 5, Lamar Community College welcomed nearly 700 high school students to campus for the FFA Career Development Day.  694 FFA members from 34 schools from across the state participated in the event.  This number is significant considering nine schools were unable to make the event due […]

Sand and Sage Beer Garden Set for August Concert

Sand and Sage Beer Garden Set for August Concert

The Prowers County Commissioners gave approval for this year’s beer garden, held during the annual Sand and Sage Fair. Fair Board member, Cindy Bennett, said this will mark the third year for the beer garden which is set for concert night at the fairgrounds on August 5th.  A second night will be held on August […]

Free Interpretive Program at Bent’s New Fort Site

Free Interpretive Program at Bent’s New Fort Site

After abandoning his old post near present day La Junta in 1849, famed trader William Bent eventually moved east and built a new trading post on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River in 1853. Bent’s New Fort, which played a pivotal role in shaping the American West, will be the topic of a free interpretive […]