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The Test is the Taste

The Test is the Taste

  There was a mix of aromas coming from Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers County Fairgrounds this past Thursday afternoon, August 10th. Passers-by noted the distinct bouquet of onions and garlic, sizzling in a pan heated over open charcoals; and that was just the beginning. The Santa Fe Dutch Oven Cooking Exhibition got underway at […]

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 the US Army found it necessary to create and supply a series of forts in the newly conquered southwestern territory. The Army also discovered new routes into the New Mexico territory…routes that shortened delivery times to vital forts such as Fort Union and were better suited to the […]

John C. F. Luzader to Talk on “Living History”

John C. F. Luzader to Talk on “Living History”

Long-time historian, John C. F. Luzader, will speak at the Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association monthly meeting on July 8.  The meeting will begin at 1 PM and be held at the Grand Theatre located at 405 S. Main St. in Rocky Ford, CO. Having participated as a living historian as […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 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 the […]

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

  Lamar artist, Jeremy Cooper, gathered with local officials and members of the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors for the presentation of the first piece of artwork that will grace the Pocket Park in downtown Lamar. Cooper’s sculpture is being donated by the board. Char Herrera, co-owner of the Home Store in Lamar, was also […]

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, said the Pocket Park is, “Coming along nicely,” during the Redevelopment Board meeting on June 5th.  “The pavers are going in and the color scheme is also pulling the structure together.” He said some artwork is being donated by the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors and Community Development Manager, Angie […]

Clare Dunn Headlines Sand and Sage Concert, Tickets are On-Line Now

Clare Dunn Headlines Sand and Sage Concert, Tickets are On-Line Now

Clare Dunn with special guest Corey Kent White To Kick-Off 2017 Sand and Sage Round-Up.Clare Dunn Sound and Sage Round Up Concert & Charity VIP Party tickets are on sale now. Country music star Clare Dunn kicks-off the Sand and Sage Round-Up on Saturday August 5, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Gates and beer garden open […]

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Trail Explorer – Online Statewide Trail Map

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Trail Explorer – Online Statewide Trail Map

DENVER — Friday, June 2, 2017 — The Colorado Trail Explorer – a comprehensive online statewide trail map and a key component of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful initiative – is now live and available to the public in celebration of National Trails Day on June 3. The Colorado Trail Explorer includes more than […]

15th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 9-11

15th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 9-11

The free Holly Bluegrass Festival gets underway at 6pm, Friday, June 9th with an evening barbecue and jam session at the park in Holly.  The main event, featuring five notable bluegrass bands, will be held Saturday, also at the park. Fans are encouraged to bring their lawnchairs and recliners and find a shady area close […]

One Step Up Students Host Fundraiser at Lincoln School

One Step Up Students Host Fundraiser at Lincoln School

  One Step Up Students were busy with a number of events this past Friday, May 12th at Lincoln School in Lamar.  The main event was a fundraising auction for needed supplies to seed the playground at the school on North 10th Street so students could have a grassy area for fun, exercise and outdoor […]

Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.

Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.

    The LPI façade squad will continue to list several more buildings in downtown Lamar for future painting. Members are also visiting with store owners to compile a list and get approval to take down any old and unused signage along Main Street. During the monthly meeting on April 26th, members selected May 11th […]

AVWPE Announces 19th Season Concert of Honor

AVWPE Announces 19th Season Concert of Honor

ARKANSAS VALLEY WIND & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE MAIN STREET RINGERS VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES 19TH SEASON CONCERT OF HONOR AVWPE, the premier and widely respected community band in Southeastern Colorado, celebrates it’s 19th season in 2017-2018.  To further celebrate the current concert season, a special CONCERT OF HONOR will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Lamar […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial Continues to Develop Donors

9/11 Tribute Memorial Continues to Develop Donors

Several recent, generous donations to the 9/11 Tribute Memorial have helped contribute to development of the memorial site, just south of Big Timbers Museum on Highway 50. The most recent donation, $10,000 from the Southeast Colorado Arts Council and the Anne Boken Trust, will be added to other contributions including a $10,000 donation from the […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Second Annual Photography Contest Winners

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Second Annual Photography Contest Winners

    The 2017 High Plains Snow Goose Festival, in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Southeast Colorado Arts Council and Boeken Trust, sponsored the 2nd annual High Plains Snow Goose Photography Contest that featured entries from many talented photographers from Southeast Colorado. This contest is open to the general […]

Courthouse Courtroom Renovations Completed

Courthouse Courtroom Renovations Completed

  The renovations for the third floor courtroom at the Prowers County Courthouse were given a public showing recently, during an open house attended by the public, Prowers County Commissioners, county employees and members of the 15th Judicial Court. The courthouse was built in 1929 and, with the added impact of some unfortunate water leakage […]