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Justin Young Presents Program at Big Timbers Museum

Justin Young Presents Program at Big Timbers Museum

  Prowers County Historical Society welcomes Justin Young to present the program at Big Timbers Museum Thursday, July 19 at 7 PM. This quarterly program is free and the public is welcome. Justin is a local artist and is very well known for three sculptures in Lamar; “Short Fuse on a Slack Rope” located at […]

Camp Amache Open House July 7

Camp Amache Open House July 7

    For several years, the University of Denver (DU) Amache Project has been focused on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of ten WWII-era Japanese-American internment camps. In 1942 the War Relocation Authority acquired 8,000 acres of land (the site would grow to 12,000 acres) in southeastern Colorado.  The camp […]

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent's Fort

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Wednesday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2018 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 […]

Elks Honor Flag Day and Veterans

Elks Honor Flag Day and Veterans

                                                 Americanism is one of the Elks primary missions. The Lamar Elks #1319 want to show how the Order cares about this great country and everything it represents. Since 1905, the Elks have performed Flag Day ceremonies to appreciate the nation’s history, values and diversity. The Lamar Lodge works with the VFW, American Legion and […]

UPDATE for LOCAL/REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS-Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

UPDATE for LOCAL/REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS-Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Loveland, Colo. with over 400 people in attendance.  To start the day off Tuesday, CCA hosted the first annual Ranching Legacy Symposium as part of their preview to the re-introduced Ranching Legacy Program; a certification […]

State's Revenue Forecast:  Stable and Expanding

State’s Revenue Forecast: Stable and Expanding

State’s economic and revenue forecast spotlights stability with continued expansion   DENVER — Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic and revenue forecast. The June forecast for General Fund revenue is similar to the March revenue forecast. Revenue is projected to increase at […]

Raymond and Toni Mauch, 2018 Wiley Hay Days Royalty

Raymond and Toni Mauch, 2018 Wiley Hay Days Royalty

  The Mauchs have lived in the Wiley and Lamar area all their lives. Raymond grew up on the family farm north of Lamar and attended Wiley school.  Toni grew up west of Lamar and attended Lamar schools.  The couple married in 1967 and celebrated their 50th anniversary last summer. Raymond and Toni have been […]

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Santa Fe Trail Weekend at Bent’s Old Fort

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Santa Fe Trail Weekend at Bent’s Old Fort

The busy days of the Santa Fe Trail will come back to life the weekend of June 8 –10 as Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site hosts an encampment and trail caravan. Over 70 living history interpreters will inhabit the fort and surrounding camps on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 demonstrating life along […]

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

  In order to respond to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018 , in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, […]

H. Manning Co Sold to Wagner Equipment

H. Manning Co Sold to Wagner Equipment

Wagner Equipment Co. purchases Ag Equipment location in Lamar Colorado Monday May 21st, 2018,   Lamar Colorado, Wagner Equipment Co. will be the new AGCO and Ag allied products dealer, serving customers in the Lamar area.  H. Manning Co., after many years of dedicated service in the Lamar area, has chosen to sell their business assets […]

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pueblo, CO — A documentary film about the value and importance of the Arkansas River will debut on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, May 31st at 8:00 PM. The Arkansas River: from Leadville to Lamar explores the economic and social importance of the river including its recreational, municipal, and agricultural value. […]

Annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage Held in Granada

Annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage Held in Granada

  This packing slip was what was issued to Japanese-Americans, informing them they would soon be transported to a detention camp. A tradition that has been maintained for over 40 years was observed again this weekend at Camp Amache in Granada. Over 100 attendees visited the Japanese-American internment camp which was originated in 1942 this […]

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

      Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in commemoration of the Memorial Day Holiday with a free guided walk on Saturday, May 26, at 10 am. The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in […]

Council Approves ARPA Bond Sale Ordinance

Council Approves ARPA Bond Sale Ordinance

  The Lamar City Council approved, on first reading, the Power Purchase Agreement between the City of Lamar and Tri-State G & T and the termination of the Power Supply Agreement between the City and Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA). As part of the agreement, the city approved ARPA’s execution of the Defeasance Funding and […]

PMC Foundation Observes Hospital District Golden Jubilee

PMC Foundation Observes Hospital District Golden Jubilee

    The creation of the Prowers County Hospital District in 1968 was celebrated this past Friday, May 11th, at the Prowers Medical Center campus, with a gala jubilee.  The district was formed a half century ago in order to expand services and provide better and continuing healthcare to the residents of southeast Colorado. PMC […]