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Update at Big Timbers Museum

Update at Big Timbers Museum

Big Timbers Museum Curator, Kathleen Scranton, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with her monthly update on museum activities. Through March, the museum has seen 118 visitors. This compares to 2,204 visitors in 2016, 2,327 in 2015, 2,147 for 2014 and 2,052 for 2013.  Students from the Alta Vista Charter School recently held a field trip with […]

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 […]

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 […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial Committee Gaining Momentum on Funding

9/11 Tribute Memorial Committee Gaining Momentum on Funding

What was an idea several years ago is becoming more and more grounded in reality as contributions for the project continue to accrue. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual September First Responders Tribute event and parade, said recent donations are helping to reach a point where it’s all starting to come together. The most recent […]

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 Historical Society, Remembering the Holly Tornado

Holly Historical Society, Remembering the Holly Tornado

Holly Historical Society Press Release, March 7, 2017 March 28, 2017 is the tenth anniversary of the Holly Tornado. In remembrance of that night, the Holly Historical Society Is presenting “The Holly Tornado – Ten Years After” at the Holly Theater on March 28 at 7:00 p.m.  This program is free to the public, but […]

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

“Last week Prowers Medical Center was listed as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation which puts us in the top 7.5%,” stated hospital CEO, Craig Loveless. He was briefing the Prowers County Commissioners on an update of events at the hospital on Tuesday, February 21st.  Loveless explained that there are […]

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 […]

LCC Seeks to Recognize Outstanding Alumni

LCC Seeks to Recognize Outstanding Alumni

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 1, 2017)  Lamar Community College is currently accepting nominations for its 2017 Alumnus/Alumna of the Year. Nomination forms are available at www.lamarcc.edu/alumni-relations and must include the nominee’s name, complete contact information, summary of education & career, special interests, and any other information which would assist the selection committee to appraise the […]

Secretary Williams says Colorado Works to Prevent Fraud

Secretary Williams says Colorado Works to Prevent Fraud

    DENVER, Jan. 25, 2017 — Secretary of State Wayne Williams reiterated today that Colorado employs important safeguards to make sure its elections are as secure as possible. “In Colorado our clerks and our judges prevent the overwhelming majority of attempts to vote that are improper,” he said. “Voter fraud is rare but it […]

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Employee Teri Jobe

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Employee Teri Jobe

Teri Jobe joined the staff at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) on January 23, 2017, as an Interpretive Park Guide. Teri brings a growing passion for history and an expectation to further develop her skills as an effective employee of the National Park Service. Teri was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania (PA), a small […]

Good-Bye to Bob's Burgers/Coffee Cup

Good-Bye to Bob’s Burgers/Coffee Cup

Some residents knew it as the Coffee Cup while others were familiar with the name of Bob’s Burgers. Whatever you called it, the eatery at the corner of South 5th Street and West Oak came down in short order on Thursday, January 19th.  Construction crews leveled both the small diner and the small house located […]

LCC Encampment and Bent’s Old Fort featured at AHA Annual Meeting

LCC Encampment and Bent’s Old Fort featured at AHA Annual Meeting

(Lamar, Colorado; January 13, 2016) Lamar Community College historian Kelly Emick and Bent’s Old Fort Interpreter John Carson were featured on a panel sponsored by the Society of Western History at the American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting held January 5-8 in Denver, Colorado.  The yearly AHA event is one of the largest gatherings of […]

On the Horizon with Nolan Stone of CLA

On the Horizon with Nolan Stone of CLA

  Colorado Livestock Association President, Nolan Stone, shares his thoughts about the future of the livestock industry and of the Association. Nolan Stone, President of the Colorado Livestock Association, is a fifth generation Colorado cattlemen who was raised near Karval, 17 miles southeast of Punkin Center. For the past 17 years, Nolan has worked for […]