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Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

    There should be ideal weather this Saturday, September 22nd for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest and the 7th Annual 5K run/walk fundraiser for BBB, both taking place along East Beech Street in Lamar. If you should see about 300 persons wearing pink tee shirts and tutus, men and women of all […]

Celebración en el Fuerte! - Hispanic Heritage Day at Bent’s Old Fort

Celebración en el Fuerte! – Hispanic Heritage Day at Bent’s Old Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Saturday, September 15 to celebrate the Hispanic heritage of this reconstructed trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. The event will feature living history, presentations on Hispanic merchants and cowboys, and an 1840s-style fandango in the fort plaza.     Philip […]

Southeast Colorado Farms Presented with Awards at State Fair

Southeast Colorado Farms Presented with Awards at State Fair

    Centennial Farm awards were held recently at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Six recipients from south central and southeastern Colorado were presented their awards. Bond Metz Farms Inc 1917-Monte Vista, Dale J and Denice Seufer Farm 1918- Prowers County, Harold G Vickerman Ranch 1917 Westcliffe, Sporleder Ranch 1915-Walsenburg, Vigil Farms 1876-Capulin Windy […]

New Look at Historic Boggsville Site

New Look at Historic Boggsville Site

  Thanks to two grants from the Gates Family Foundation, high quality interpretive signs were recently installed along the walking paths at Boggsville Historic Site. The new signs are designed to blend with the natural landscape and withstand the harsh Southeast Colorado sun and wind. The former trail signs were a mishmash of markers installed […]

Popularity of Dutch Oven Cooking Continues at Fair

Popularity of Dutch Oven Cooking Continues at Fair

      Back for their second year, five teams of volunteer Dutch Oven cookers prepared a ground beef dinner for free sampling this past Thursday, August 9th at Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Organizer Chad Hart said the rules remained the same as last year. All the teams are given their ingredients […]

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 […]