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Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the […]

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Hot Fun in the Summertime

The weekend forecast calls for considerably cooler temperatures than what we’ve been experiencing the past several days, and that’s a great recipe for the Big Timbers Community Alliance, FREE Family Fun Day set for Willow Creek Park this Saturday, June 24th. Day-long activities have been planned including free swimming and a free dinner at 6pm […]

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

  The first day of summer, June 21, 2017, coincided this year with the annual Bike to Work day, held at the Lamar Community Building. Temperatures were already in the 70s by 7am, but perhaps people around Lamar like it hotter, as 76 persons walked or pedaled to the annual event to enjoy a free […]

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

For the past several years, Lamar has hosted the Colorado High School Rodeo Finals. The annual competition, held around the Memorial Day holiday, is usually given a two-year run for the community that makes a successful bid for the event.  And usually, the event is spread around various communities around the state and Lamar hosted […]

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

  Lamar artist, Jeremy Cooper, gathered with local officials and members of the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors for the presentation of the first piece of artwork that will grace the Pocket Park in downtown Lamar. Cooper’s sculpture is being donated by the board. Char Herrera, co-owner of the Home Store in Lamar, was also […]

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

  Jacob Holdren will replace Jerry Jones as a member of the Holly Board of Trustees. Jones submitted his resignation several weeks ago and Holdren took his oath of office during the June 7th meeting. On a similar matter of vacancies, the Trustees reviewed the job description for town administrator, but decided against any formal […]

CPW Solves 40-year Challenge to Protect World-Class Fishery at John Martin

CPW Solves 40-year Challenge to Protect World-Class Fishery at John Martin

CPW secures water for permanent pool in John Martin Reservoir For the first time in nearly 40 years, a new source of water is flowing into the fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. That pool, which has historically been minimally maintained through the purchase of Colorado River water, is intended to provide […]

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold their Regional meeting in Lamar, Colorado Thursday, June 8 at 10am at the Cow Palace hotel courtyard. The presentation will be about Boggsville. Larry Bourne, site manager, will update everyone on the efforts made for the recent months to get Boggsville a tourism ready site and also discuss […]

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, said the Pocket Park is, “Coming along nicely,” during the Redevelopment Board meeting on June 5th.  “The pavers are going in and the color scheme is also pulling the structure together.” He said some artwork is being donated by the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors and Community Development Manager, Angie […]

Clare Dunn Headlines Sand and Sage Concert, Tickets are On-Line Now

Clare Dunn Headlines Sand and Sage Concert, Tickets are On-Line Now

Clare Dunn with special guest Corey Kent White To Kick-Off 2017 Sand and Sage Round-Up.Clare Dunn Sound and Sage Round Up Concert & Charity VIP Party tickets are on sale now. Country music star Clare Dunn kicks-off the Sand and Sage Round-Up on Saturday August 5, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Gates and beer garden open […]

Busy Weekend for Lamar Area Hospice

Busy Weekend for Lamar Area Hospice

While the Back Yard Bash committee was putting together final plans for their Saturday, June 3rd event, fund-raising committee members for Lamar Area Hospice found time this past Friday afternoon to accept a $7,000 check from February’s ‘Pirate’s Night’ fund-raising event at the Buzzard’s Roost in Lamar. This marked the 4th year where people got […]

Bronc Riding Featured at Cowboy Up at the Wagons

Bronc Riding Featured at Cowboy Up at the Wagons

  If you took away the speaker system, and the automobiles or any modern convenience surrounding the End of the Line Arena in Camp Amache in Granada, it would be an easy sell to convince you the date was somewhere in the 1870s. The cook wagons from the Santa Fe Trail Cookers stood side by […]

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Trail Explorer – Online Statewide Trail Map

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Trail Explorer – Online Statewide Trail Map

DENVER — Friday, June 2, 2017 — The Colorado Trail Explorer – a comprehensive online statewide trail map and a key component of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful initiative – is now live and available to the public in celebration of National Trails Day on June 3. The Colorado Trail Explorer includes more than […]

15th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 9-11

15th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 9-11

The free Holly Bluegrass Festival gets underway at 6pm, Friday, June 9th with an evening barbecue and jam session at the park in Holly.  The main event, featuring five notable bluegrass bands, will be held Saturday, also at the park. Fans are encouraged to bring their lawnchairs and recliners and find a shady area close […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2 – 6pm, Jenea Aguilera Memorial Softball games; 7pm Wiley Lions Bingo/Kid’s game night @ Community Center  Saturday, June 3 – 7am, Wiley Hay Days 5K Run; 7:30-9:30 Breakfast at Rock School House; 10am Parade from Ward Street Line up; 10:30am Kid’s Carnival @ Park; 11:30 to 1pm Lions Club Sloppy Joe Lunch; […]