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Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

    Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre with a pair of free public programs on November 29, 2018. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site: At 10:00 am on Thursday, November 29, join Park Guide John Launius for a free guided walking tour. The program […]

Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

  “I tell you, Ned, it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized.” So wrote Captain Silas S. Soule in 1864, shortly after the national tragedy known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Two hundred and thirty souls – Cheyenne and Arapaho men, […]

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

      [Denver]— Today, officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving (CTFDID) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined together to spread the word about the dangers of drug-impaired driving and to remind all drivers that if they are impaired […]

Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

    The Granada Trustees were informed the community has been approved for a $5,000 grant for a water study and a grant for $20,000 for water storage. Town Clerk, Jackie Malone, said she would find out the next steps needed to secure the funding. The Trustees will make a determination at next month’s meeting […]

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

  The members of the Lamar Rotary continued their time-honored tradition of distributing hard-bound dictionaries to third grade students at Parkview School this past week. This week marks the 17th year the Lamar Rotary has been collecting donations to pay for the books for several hundred students.  For many of these students this is the […]

Patriotic House Display Wins Competition

Patriotic House Display Wins Competition

    Nikki McDowell, who resides on South 6th Street in Lamar decorated her home with a patriotic theme to honor the first responders and other participants in the September 8th 9/11 Memorial Tribute parade which passes along 6th Street in Lamar. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual event told The Prowers Journal, McDowell had […]

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 […]