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Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, announced that The City Council of La Junta cast a collective ‘no’ vote May 15th to approve the settlement agreement between ARPA and the City of Lamar.  Their counterparts in Trinidad, also an ARPA municipal member, decided to table their decision during their May meeting.  All six ARPA members, […]

Sunshine Prevails for Saturday Lamar Days Festivities

Sunshine Prevails for Saturday Lamar Days Festivities

It’s too bad there wasn’t a way to scoot the calendar around so this past Friday would have been sunny. The chilly rain that spread through Prowers County dampened the first-ever Lamar Chamber Noontime BBQ for Lamar Days, a change from the traditional Good Morning Lamar Breakfast.  Despite the weather, the board of directors served […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

The Porterfield’s moved to Wiley in 2008 after growing up in Holly and then living in South for over 40 years. Margaret Files and Robert Porterfield were married in the Holly Methodist Church in 1960 and chose to return to southeastern Colorado to be near Margaret’s Holly relatives after retiring from their jobs in Dallas/Fort […]

Sand Creek Massacre Observes Memorial Day Weekend with Special Evening Walk

Sand Creek Massacre Observes Memorial Day Weekend with Special Evening Walk

Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in observance of the Memorial Day weekend with a special evening walk on Friday, May 26, at 7 pm. Park staff will explore the night march of Colonel John Chivington and 675 troops of 1st and 3rd Regiments, Colorado (US) Cavalry, as they marched from […]

DeWitt’s are Lamar Days Royalty

DeWitt’s are Lamar Days Royalty

Life-long Lamar residents, Janet and Terry DeWitt have been selected as this year’s Lamar Days Royalty by the Lamar Zonta organization. The couple will lead the annual parade this Saturday morning, May 20th at 10am.  This year’s Lamar Days theme is, “Legends of the Wild West” and the parade route will be the same as […]

Students, Community to Explore the History of Lamar’s La Colonia

Students, Community to Explore the History of Lamar’s La Colonia

(Lamar, Colorado; May 12, 2017) This summer, Lamar Community College students will have the opportunity explore the rich history of Lamar through the stories of its citizens. Students and community members will carry out a local history project on La Colonia neighborhood on the north end of Lamar. This project will ultimately result in a […]

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

  Courtney Rosengrants submitted the application selected for the Walter Ely Scholarship of $1,000 for 2017 which was presented by the SDS Board of Directors on Monday, May 15th at the Southeastern Development Services offices on South 4th Street in Lamar. There was a change in criteria for this year’s award, a departure from the […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2017 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2017 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

 Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2017, is forecast at 72.15 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 31 percent below last year’s production of 105.12 million bushels and 11 percent below the 81.03 million bushel crop […]

Centennial Farms Program

Centennial Farms Program

In 1986 the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado), and the Colorado Department of Agriculture created the Colorado Centennial Farms program to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history and economic development. Nominees must meet the following requirements: Farms or ranches must have remained in the same family continuously for 100 […]

Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.

Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.

    The LPI façade squad will continue to list several more buildings in downtown Lamar for future painting. Members are also visiting with store owners to compile a list and get approval to take down any old and unused signage along Main Street. During the monthly meeting on April 26th, members selected May 11th […]

Livestock Producers Gather for Colorado Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Livestock Producers Gather for Colorado Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Greeley, CO – Over 250 producers, industry partners, students, government and agency representatives met at the Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration on April 5-6, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. CLA’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of livestock producers and trade show vendors in Colorado. CLA […]

78th Lamar Community College Commencement to be held on May 6

78th Lamar Community College Commencement to be held on May 6

(Lamar, Colorado; April 21, 2017) The 78th annual Lamar Community College commencement ceremony will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 6, at the LCC Wellness Center.  Over 200 degree or certificate-seeking students are eligible to walk in commencement, including fall 2016 graduates as well as spring and summer 2017 candidates for graduation. No tickets […]

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 […]

Saturday is Earth Day ... Don't Forget to Thank a Farmer

Saturday is Earth Day … Don’t Forget to Thank a Farmer

Corn farmers certainly have much to be proud of as Earth Day 2017 (April 22) rolls around. Some of the great work our farmers are doing is highlighted in the comprehensive 2012 Field to Market Report, which shows that from 1980 to 2011, U.S. corn farmers increased bushels per acre by 64 percent. But also […]

Sand Creek Massacre NHS Seeks Volunteers

Sand Creek Massacre NHS Seeks Volunteers

Do you enjoy learning and sharing history? Are you looking to enhance your public speaking abilities? Do you have a desire to work on behalf of the National Park Service? As the National Park Service enters its second century, sites around the country are looking to recruit more volunteers to meet increasing visitation. Sand Creek […]