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Boating is Underway in Many Colorado Lakes and Reservoirs with Some Changes Expected

Boating is Underway in Many Colorado Lakes and Reservoirs with Some Changes Expected

Boating is underway in many Colorado lakes and reservoirs; some changes expected due to reduced funding for watercraft inspection stations to prevent invasive species DENVER – As ice comes off the lakes and reservoirs, many opened to boating on March 1 and several more will follow in April and May. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has […]

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

SoCo, a newly formed tourism promotion group, will hold its first meeting May 17th to the 19th.  Approximately 150 attendees from eleven counties will discuss ways to promote and increase tourist visits in the southern and central sections of the state including Prowers County.  Lodging Panel members approved a $1,200 request to promote the meeting which will […]

El Pomar Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Tribute Memorial

El Pomar Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Tribute Memorial

Additional funding for the first phase of the proposed 9/11 Tribute Memorial was realized with a $6,000 contribution from the El Pomar Foundation on Monday, March 20th.  The philanthropic organization donated the funds to the local Memorial Foundation through Rachael Patrick, Small Business Development Executive Director for southeast Colorado. Members of the committee were on […]

Buy Your Colorado 2017 Fishing License Now

Buy Your Colorado 2017 Fishing License Now

Coloradans can purchase a 2017 fishing license starting March 15 through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. An annual license is good starting April 1, 2017 through March 30, 2018. CPW provides a range of options for anglers from the annual fishing license to the one-day fishing license as well as educational opportunities for those new to […]

Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for March 22 in Denver

Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for March 22 in Denver

Food competition, celebration of state’s ag industry; one of the most popular events under the Golden Dome  A celebration of Colorado’s agricultural producers and agribusinesses is set for Wednesday, March 22, at the Capitol Building in Denver. The 48 ag organizations that make up the Colorado Agriculture Council will once again host Agriculture Day at […]

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association Annual Meeting April 1 in Lamar

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association Annual Meeting April 1 in Lamar

The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association donated $1,000 to the Northeast Colorado Fire Disaster Fund during its March board meeting. The disaster funds were an opportunity for local ranchers to help their fellow ranchers in Phillips and Logan counties needing assistance with fire recovery. The six-county board also voted to nominate Curtis Russell of […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Second Annual Photography Contest Winners

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Second Annual Photography Contest Winners

    The 2017 High Plains Snow Goose Festival, in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Southeast Colorado Arts Council and Boeken Trust, sponsored the 2nd annual High Plains Snow Goose Photography Contest that featured entries from many talented photographers from Southeast Colorado. This contest is open to the general […]

Lamar Chamber Merchant Networking Highlights Spring Season

Lamar Chamber Merchant Networking Highlights Spring Season

Lamar residents will see some minor changes for Chamber of Commerce activities this spring. Some small alterations are on the local menu for the annual Spring Fling, the Lamar Days Events and a new chamber enhanced membership benefits package was discussed during the merchants networking night, Tuesday, March 14th.  The monthly get-together is held the […]

LCC Hosts 9th Annual Girls in the Middle Event

LCC Hosts 9th Annual Girls in the Middle Event

  9th Annual Girls in the Middle encourages students to Outsmart, Outwork, Outshine (Lamar, Colorado; March 13, 2017)  On Saturday, March 4, middle school girls from Lamar, Granada, Holly, Wiley, McClave, Eads, Campo, and Pritchett schools attended the Girls in the Middle Conference held at Lamar Community College. The day was packed with fun-filled activities […]

Sand Creek Massacre Experiences Increased Visitation in 2016

Sand Creek Massacre Experiences Increased Visitation in 2016

Nationally the Park Service Certifies 2016 Visitation at 331 million Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) hosted 6,847 visitors in 2016, almost one thousand visitors more than the previous year. Visitation to the park has been increasing annually since 2011. Undoubtedly the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service increased the public’s awareness of […]

Bent’s Old Fort Has Banner Year in Visitation

Bent’s Old Fort Has Banner Year in Visitation

    In 2016 Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site hosted 31,948 visitors, an increase of 22% over the 2015 number of 26,219.  Visitation to the fort in 2016 was the highest since 1999. “Undoubtedly the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service increased the public’s awareness of their national parks,” said Chief of Interpretation […]

Holly Commercial Club March Update

Holly Commercial Club March Update

Members of the Holly Commercial Club discussed the possibility of being one of three host communities for the next ‘Pedal the Plains’ event during their March 1st meeting.  Jesse Frey reported that Holly is under consideration for the annual, three-day race which brings hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts to each community for a particular segment of […]

HOPE Center Features a Busy Schedule

HOPE Center Features a Busy Schedule

  Several different topics were covered during the Partners for HOPE Center Coalition meeting on Monday, February 27th.  Updates were presented for the One Step Up student group, Helping Hands clothing center at the former Lincoln School on North 10th Street, an update on progress in the Alternative School and a bullying prevention grant recently […]

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Visit Two-in-One Lamar Business

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Visit Two-in-One Lamar Business

With one stop, shoppers can visit either Black Wolfe Clothing Company or Uniquely Creative Designs, both owned and operated by Andy and Diana Woller at 108 North Main Street in Lamar. The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Honkers paid them a visit during their Grand Opening and special sales event day on Friday, February […]

Bent’s Old Fort Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park

Bent’s Old Fort Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site encourages all fourth graders to visit the park for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters. Visit www.everykidinapark.gov to download the […]