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TBK Band Donates Building to Granada School District NO. RE-1

TBK Band Donates Building to Granada School District NO. RE-1

  Building to Become New Location of Amache Museum On Thursday, December 12, 2019 representatives from TBK Bank, SSB will formally donate its building, located at 108 E Goff Avenue in Granada, Colorado to the Granada School District No. RE-1 in a key handing ceremony. The building will be used by the Amache Preservation Society […]

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

      The parade theme, “Christmas through the Eyes of a Child”, hit all the right notes for this past Friday’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. The public enjoyed a crisp evening with hardly a breeze and temperatures in the low 30s, Friday, December 6th. Folks lining Lamar’s Main Street sampled […]

Big Game Processing Classes Offered by CPW in Lamar

Big Game Processing Classes Offered by CPW in Lamar

  Ever wanted to learn how to process the big game you hunted? Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a free class to residents of Southeast Colorado in December. The class is Big Game Processing 101 and it is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the CPW Area 12 office in […]

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife today ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir north of Springfield due to declining water levels.   Two Buttes Reservoir is in imminent danger of a catastrophic fish kill due to extremely low lake levels. Hoping to avoid the loss of a large number […]

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is employing a marketing firm, VistaWorks to help increase overnight visitors to the county by highlighting year-round attractions beyond one-time, annual events. To help clarity the practice, the Lodging Panel is mailing past and future recipients with a letter that addresses the new policy which states, “Dear […]

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

The council approved the 2020 budget for the City of Lamar, passing Ordinance 1234 which provides for the appropriation of revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The general fund is $8,681,941 and the sales tax fund is listed at $3,921,246. Other areas covered include E-911 Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Sanitation, Water & Sewer and […]

Trailblazer Theatre Announces its 2020 season

Trailblazer Theatre Announces its 2020 season

    The Trailblazer Theatre Company is performing three shows in the 2020 Season, the Lamar community theatre group announced on Monday. Season tickets will go on sale this week. In April, Lamar Community College Professor David Frankel will be directing Our Town: Lamar, Colorado. This is an adaptation by Frankel of the Thornton Wilder […]

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey […]

Holly Commercial Club Update

Holly Commercial Club Update

    Eight members attended the November 6th Holly Commercial Club meeting. Members discussed how to use Pedal the Plains/Viaero grant funding, including a historically-oriented kiosk to be located at the corner of Main and Highway 50. The annual Old Fashioned Christmas celebration is set for Tuesday, December 3rd from 5pm to 7pm. Businesses will […]

Fall Weather Summary from NWS for Southern Colorado

Fall Weather Summary from NWS for Southern Colorado

  October of 2019 was the polar opposite of September, with several unseasonably strong and cold systems moving across Colorado bringing early season record cold temperatures as well as the season’s first snowfall for many locales. For the month of October as a whole, well below normal temperatures were experienced across all of Colorado. Precipitation […]

Michael Martin Murphey To Chair Santa Fe Trail 200

Michael Martin Murphey To Chair Santa Fe Trail 200

    The Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) has announced that legendary singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey will be the honorary chair of Santa Fe Trail 200. “The SFTA is extremely proud to have Murphey as the honorary chair,” said SFTA President Larry Short. “Murphey is a strong proponent of the Santa Fe Trail and will […]

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

  DENVER– The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $54,000 conservation excellence grant to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado while reducing costly wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs). In Colorado, nearly 4,000 vehicle crashes involving wildlife are reported each year, […]

September 2019 Drought Update from CWCB

September 2019 Drought Update from CWCB

      August and September to date have both been warm, although the water year as a whole is the coldest since 2010. Above normal temperatures are predicted to continue in October. Recent months have also been dry although for the water year as a whole, precipitation ranges from average to above average statewide. […]

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

  DENVER, Colo. — Acting National Park Service Regional Director Chip Jenkins announced the selection of Stuart West as the new superintendent for High Plains Group of parks in Colorado and New Mexico. The High Plains Group includes Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument and Sand Creek National Historic Site. West […]

Bent's Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

Bent’s Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

      On Saturday, October 19, Bent’s Fort Chapter members will gather at 9:30am at Bent’s New Fort. Bent’s New Fort is located 11 miles east of Lamar, CO off Hwy 50. Pat Palmer will give a presentation beginning at 10 am. After his talk the group will travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National […]