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Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

    Ida and Manuel Gonzales led the traditional Fiesta de Colores parade, Saturday, September 15th from the Granada High School to the town’s park as this year’s Grand Marshalls. The 10am parade featured six candidates for the queen and princess coronation as well as featuring two returning royalty members from 2017. Dee Melgosa, of […]

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 […]

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

    The Lamar City Council held a brief, regular meeting on Monday, September 10th.  The council approved the risk advisory group (CIRSA) Worker’s Compensation quote of $5,000 for the deductible and premium for 2019.  The renewal quote for the city’s property/casualty contribution was also approved.  Although it was higher than the previous year, it […]

Annual Fiesta De Colores Set for Saturday in Granada

Annual Fiesta De Colores Set for Saturday in Granada

The Granada community will host the annual Fiesta De Colores Celebration this Saturday, September 15th beginning with the 10am parade, beginning at the High School parking lot and continuing into the town park.  This year’s grand marshall’s are Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Gonzales. Other events include music provided by Fernando and the highlight will be […]

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) Horse Rescue Operations in Springfield, CO

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) Horse Rescue Operations in Springfield, CO

  Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) This is the third and final article in the series describing the work behind the scenes of the horse rescue and adoption facilities at the Blue Rose Ranch in Springfield, Colorado, owned and operated by Cheryl and John Webb since 2007. Since the first day of operation to current […]

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 […]

Climate Review:  Summer of 2018

Climate Review: Summer of 2018

    The start of “Meteorological Summer 2018” (June-July-August) was a very warm and generally dry across south central and southeast Colorado. A few weather systems, including the remnants of a tropical system moving north and east out of the Gulf of California, brought some beneficial rains and a brief respite in the hot and […]

Lamar Memorial Airshow and Fly-In Set for Sept 9th

Lamar Memorial Airshow and Fly-In Set for Sept 9th

  Eric and Tanya McSwan, managers of the Lamar Municipal Airport, have been at work on their airshow and fly-in since this past November. All the work should finally pay off on Sunday, September 9th between 8a and Noon when the free show gets underway.  The couple hosted a smaller airshow last September, featuring mostly […]

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 […]

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

  Quizno’s Restaurant, at 113 East Olive Street in Lamar, occupies a building which has been in existence in the community for numerous decades, dating back to 1947 as the former Allen & DeLoach Tire Shop. The building, according to Angie Cue, Community Development Director, still contains single-pane windows on the east, south and west […]

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 2)

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 2)

  This is the second part of an article describing the activities of the Blue Rose Ranch in Springfield, Colorado. A horse rescue and adoption operation, it is a non-profit facility which began in 2007 and is owned and operated by John and Cheryl Webb. Because of the expense of running such an operation, the […]

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

  Granada’s National Night Out was held at the Granada Town Park on Tuesday, August 7th. There were approximately 125 folks who enjoyed live D.J. music with Vic Coberly, good food, drawings for prizes, balloon/dart game, old fashioned sack races and musical chairs that the kids loved.  The officers gave an Eddie Eagle Gun Safety […]

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

  Activities around Prowers County are moving into the fall season as the county Lodging Tax Panel recently approved several activities set for September and October of this year. The Panel, meeting for their August session on Tuesday, the 21st, approved funding for the November 9th, Farm-/- City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, the […]

Blue Rose Ranch in Baca County, Over Decade of Service (Part 1)

Blue Rose Ranch in Baca County, Over Decade of Service (Part 1)

  Blue Rose Ranch in Baca County, just two miles north of Springfield along Highway 287, has been in operation as a non-profit foster care, adoption and horse rescue facility that has placed almost 300 horses since its beginning in 2007. Owners Cheryl and John Webb purchased two sites, one, along Bear Creek, is a […]

Prowers Partners for Progress Holds Lamar Car Show

Prowers Partners for Progress Holds Lamar Car Show

    This past weekend, August 17-18th saw the 1st Annual Downtown Custom & Classic Expo held in Lamar, put on by Trevor La Cost and Chris Duffy after more than a year of planning. There was great weather for a great turnout which offered a variety of music acts both days, vendors and vehicles of […]