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Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 1, and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, December 2. The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1. Groups are led by lantern light through the rooms of the fort […]

Film Presentation on Sand Creek and Civic War this Saturday in Eads

Film Presentation on Sand Creek and Civic War this Saturday in Eads

  Sand Creek Massacre Commemorates November as National Native American Heritage Month In 1990, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. Every November since 1990, each president has followed with a proclamation encouraging Americans to honor and observe the history of the very first Americans and to remember the […]

Lamar Eagles Honor Local Veterans with Free Luncheon

Lamar Eagles Honor Local Veterans with Free Luncheon

      The Lamar Eagles Lodge paid their respects and a ‘thank you’ to area veterans with a complimentary lunch for all who served in the armed forces on Friday, November 11th.   Veteran’s Day, which was earlier called Armistice Day, celebrated the signing of a peace treaty marking the end of World War 1.  […]

Charles Goodnight, His Life and Legacy

Charles Goodnight, His Life and Legacy

      The Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will feature a presentation on Charles Goodnight, his life and legacy, on Saturday, November 11. The meeting will be held at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center located at 560 Bent Avenue, Las Animas, CO. Prior to the presentation members will hold […]

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Colorado corn farmers’ 2017 grain crop expected to break state record   Although weather has caused the state’s corn to mature slowly and harvest is behind schedule, the quality of the crop looks solid — enough so that the latest USDA forecast calls for Colorado farmers to haul in 184.15 million bushels this year. That […]

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

  This article offers additional information on the quality of the housing market in southeast Colorado, a housing needs assessment report prepared for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development by the Communities Strategies Institute. The assessment pulled data from various sources, ranging from the U.S. Census and economic development organizations, to statistics provided by realtors, lenders, […]

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

    Doug Harbour of the 9/11 Tri State Tribute and Memorial Committee, presented a certificate of appreciation to Kirk Powers, Prowers County Building Maintenance Supervisor and his crew, as a way of thanking them for their efforts during the annual Tribute event at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Harbour said the county staff never missed […]

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

    Annie Oakley or Little Sure Shot, as she was named by Chief Sitting Bull, was a new feature for the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College this past Friday and Saturday. The event, which is held every two years, has grown in scope and attendance with each display, featuring thirteen points of […]

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

For the past several years, Lamar Community College has combined the annual Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds with a reunion of alumni from the school; members of the rodeo team Livestock Judging and students from horse training and management. Almost 80 former classmates and guests spent the weekend in Lamar and other […]

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Granada Trustees held an informal town meeting, Wednesday, September 20th, to lay out the options of selling Camp Amache to the National Park Service or trying to maintain it as is. There were about two dozen residents at the Complex to learn more about the issue. Mayor Glenn Otto presided over the meeting and laid […]

SANTA FE TRAIL Route Added to Historic District

SANTA FE TRAIL Route Added to Historic District

  LA JUNTA, Colorado, September 20, 2017 – The U.S. Forest Service is delighted to announce the designation of the 210-acre Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route Trail – Iron Springs Vicinity National Historic District. It is located in Otero County, Colorado on the Comanche National Grassland and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. […]

9/11 Tribute Offered New Events and Views

9/11 Tribute Offered New Events and Views

The 6th Annual 9/11 Tri State Tribute featured some notable first-time inclusions on Saturday, September 9th.  The parade’s Grand Marshall, Colonel Charles Jones, a former Air Force Astronaut, was honored in memoriam this year. He was a passenger on Flight 11, the first of the two hijacked airplanes that were flown into the Twin Towers […]

Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

  Sharon Stiteler, AKA “BIRDCHICK” to Keynote the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival LAMAR, Colo. (September 15, 2017) – International speaker and author, Sharon Stiteler, also known as “Birdchick” is sure to be insightful and entertaining for the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival as the featured […]

History Comes Alive with LCC Encampment

History Comes Alive with LCC Encampment

Biennial event set to return to Lamar Community College September 29-30 (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017)  Travel back in time this fall at the Frontier History Encampment, set for September 29-30 at the Lamar Community College campus.  Visitors will see history come to life through expert first-person historic interpreters who create a walk-through immersion into […]

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

The 6th annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute will begin with the traditional parade at 10am with entrants lined along West Beech Streets, ready to begin their procession along South 6th Street and into the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The annual tribute began as a simple gathering at the Prowers County Courthouse to honor and remember the First Responders […]