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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 […]

Building Permit Fees and Bridge Maintenance Issues Brought to Lamar City Council’s Attention

Building Permit Fees and Bridge Maintenance Issues Brought to Lamar City Council’s Attention

Two issues came before the Lamar City Council during the portion of the meeting which allows comments from the public on matters not listed on the agenda. Ed Jones, farmer/rancher, who lives in the county, asked the council about the pricing for  building permits issued by the city and the impact that has on the county. […]

Canyons & Plains 2016 Annual Report

Canyons & Plains 2016 Annual Report

Canyons & Plains-2016 Annual Report-Mission Statement Canyons and Plains’ mission is to grow a vibrant Southeast Colorado heritage economy by promoting our attractions and increasing the visibility of the region. The board of directors is as follows: President Chad Hart, Vice President Pat Palmer, Treasurer Pam Denahy, Secretary Carla Scranton, directors – Alexa Roberts, Richard […]

2016 Year in Review--November & December

2016 Year in Review–November & December

NOVEMBER City Projects Move Ahead The Lamar City Council acknowledged that the construction bid for the Pocket Park came in higher than anticipated, but decided to start work on the more affordable portions of the conversion and seek grants to pay for the balance of the costs next year. The project was estimated by the […]

Granada Trustees Approve Donation of Building to Camp Amache

Granada Trustees Approve Donation of Building to Camp Amache

John Hopper, of the Amache Preservation Society, approached the Granada Trustees with a request to relocate an historic building from the Camp Amache Detention Center from the town park back to the Amache site. Hopper said he has a pending grant from the National Park Service, but only a week or so to use it […]

Council Approves Ambulance Fee Rate Hikes

Council Approves Ambulance Fee Rate Hikes

In an attempt to shore up the city’s balance regarding unpaid bills for ambulance service, the Lamar City Council approved rate increases for seven different levels of service. Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart listed the current fees, the suggested range of increases considered by the council and the final fee schedule. Current Fee Proposed Rates […]