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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 […]

Lamar Elks Lodge Contributes to 9/11 1st Responder Memorial

Lamar Elks Lodge Contributes to 9/11 1st Responder Memorial

    Several Past Exalted Rulers from the Lamar Elks Lodge #1319, presented Doug Harbour with two checks totaling $2,200 to help finance the 9/11 First Responder Memorial currently under construction at the Big Timbers Museum. PERs Jared Crabtree, Oscar Riley and Cary LaCost were on hand to present Harbour with their donations. La Cost […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 21 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,398 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2017 spent $1,509,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 21 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative […]

Holly Historical Society Holds Celebration

Holly Historical Society Holds Celebration

    The Holly Historical Society invites the public to a special celebration on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 11 a.m., to remember and honor the many people that have founded and continued the Historical Society and the Holly Museum. This will also begin the 2018 season for the Museum.  There will be special exhibits […]

Prairie Dutch Oven Cooking Brought to Life

Prairie Dutch Oven Cooking Brought to Life

Chad and Cheryl Hart of Lamar recently competed in the Lazy E Chuck Wagon cooking contest in Guthrie, Oklahoma with Mountain Trails chuck wagon team of Rye, Colorado, head cook, Dave Wade. Placing 6th overall out of 11 chuckwagons was good for the first event of the year.  As a result of last year’s events, […]

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

Planting Intentions Expected to be Down Slightly from Historic 2017 Record Year, USDA Reports WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.0 million acres of soybeans in 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics […]

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

    LA JUNTA, Colorado – March 23, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Spring tours begin Saturday,  May 5 through June 30, 2018. Tours take place on Saturdays during May and June. These primitive canyons are home to […]

USS Colorado Sets Sail

USS Colorado Sets Sail

    Groton, CT. The fourth naval vessel to operate under the USS Colorado name, was commissioned as SSN 788 Virginia Class attack submarine on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pier 6 at Groton Naval Yard in Connecticut.  The 377 foot submarine is capable of gliding 30 MPH at a depth of 800 feet below […]

Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

  The Lamar City Council, following an hour long executive session Monday night, March 19th, approved resolution 18-03-01 which will issue refunding bonds by ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  The vote was five to one in favor with the dissenting vote cast by councilmember, Anne-Marie Crampton. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner called for the special meeting during […]

Sometimes More than Just a Flag

Sometimes More than Just a Flag

  The following message from Albert Moreno was sent to The Prowers Journal this week. I hope everyone will take a few moments to read it.  Construction activities at the 9/11 First Responders Memorial at Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 is gaining ground.  The committee continues to raise funds and seek out volunteers to […]

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

  The Lamar City Council tabled Resolution 18-03-01 for the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority until additional contract information included in the Preliminary Official Statement can be reviewed. The council set March 19th as an additional meeting date to review the documents which will be sent to them as of […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

      The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for individuals to “step back in time” and experience life as it might have been 170 years ago at a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. On Saturday, March 17 the fort will host “Frontier Skills Day.” This one-day experience will allow adults […]

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

  Thursday, February 22nd, was a raw, cold and windy day for any kind of outdoors work, but it wasn’t much of a hindrance for about 10 students from Lamar High School who volunteered to help place the brickwork which creates the base of the 9/11 Memorial being constructed at the southern edge of Big […]