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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 […]

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 […]

Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Grand Junction, Colo. with over 600 people in attendance. On Tuesday morning, the Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer, Donna Lynne, accepted CCA’s Lifetime Member Award on behalf of the State of Colorado.  This year […]

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 […]

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Several decades ago, a Doonesbury cartoon character, Zonker, stated about marijuana, “It may not be right or wrong, but it sure is against the law!” The passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado changed that aspect for the new state industry and members of the PEP board, Prowers Economic Prosperity, discussed how some communities have prospered […]

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 […]

Only the Sign’s Been Changed

Only the Sign’s Been Changed

  The Lamar Area Hospice received some new, updated signage on the front of their building on West Olive Street on Tuesday, May 30th. It took only an hour or two to bring down the original sign and post the new one, consisting of individual lettering. The Lamar Area Hospice has been in service to […]

Cliff Boxley Recognized for Hours/Miles of Service to VA

Cliff Boxley Recognized for Hours/Miles of Service to VA

Lamar resident, Clifford Boxley, was presented with a certificate of appreciation Tuesday, May 30th from his efforts on behalf of local veterans.  The Prowers County Commissioners made the presentation to Boxley, with his wife, Barbara and County Veterans Service Officer, Gary Harbert, in attendance. Commissioner Ron Cook offered his appreciation on behalf of commissioners, Wendy […]

Balloons Commemorate Memorial Day at Fairmount Cemetery

Balloons Commemorate Memorial Day at Fairmount Cemetery

Clear blue skies and light winds from the north made for a perfect Memorial Day morning to launch balloons this past Monday from the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Peacock Funeral Home organized the event, which may, according to Clay Peacock, become an annual observance. Some 40 to 50 persons were on hand, […]

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 […]