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Bent’s Fort Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting

Bent’s Fort Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting

  The Bent’s Fort Chapter Annual Meeting will be held on January 13th at the JW Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum in Las Animas (560 Bent Ave). The general meeting will begin at 11am followed by a catered lunch (cost $10).  The meeting will include the election of officers for 2018, announcement of the Member […]

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

  The various categories were: Traditional Christmas 1st Place:       Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:      Tony & Nellie Garcia Religious 1st Place:       Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:       Cynthia & Ted Simon Most Original/Unique 1st Place:       Teri & Randy Hetrick 2nd Place:       Mark & Linda Bagley and the Winners of our Drawing during the Old […]

Lodging Panel Seeking Directors for 2018

Lodging Panel Seeking Directors for 2018

    The Prowers County Lodging Panel ended their year with $27,973 in carry-over funds for 2018, three outstanding pledges for future events and three vacancies on the Panel Board. Pat Palmer, who has served as the Panel president announced at the November meeting that he will not seek another term, joining one other panel […]

One Step Up Kids Going Buggy!!

One Step Up Kids Going Buggy!!

    Lamar kids are becoming more connected to the great outdoors. Students from One Step Up and the HOPE Center at Lincoln School have been working to complete two long-range projects.  One is to see sod laid on the dirt playground at Lincoln School and the other is the completion of the skate park, […]

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 […]

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

Alta Vista Charter School students were happy to have some Halloween homework recently. The task was to create a pumpkin design based on a favorite character from various kid’s books and novels. Pumpkin ‘selfies’ were also allowed and 44 students put their creative energies to work.   “We wish we had the room to display […]

Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents:

Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents:

Roy and Rosemary – a piano and violin duo – pop and classical music. The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is pleased to present another wonderful evening of music on Tuesday, October 24th at the Lamar High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  Roy and Rosemary are known for their versatility, passion, musicianship and style and are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Night at the Museum, Courtesy of Prowers County Historical Society

Night at the Museum, Courtesy of Prowers County Historical Society

    This is not to be confused with the Ben Stiller movie from 2006, ‘Night at the Museum’, this is the Big Timbers Museum in Lamar playing host to an evening of entertainment and information on Thursday, September 14th. Kathleen Scranton, museum curator, and Linda Hawkins of the Prowers County Historical Society, said the […]

The Sky’s the Limit at HOPE Center

The Sky’s the Limit at HOPE Center

HOPE Center students and teachers took time for an ‘in-progress’ science class this Monday, August 21st as the sun’s eclipse was almost at its height in Prowers County at high noon.  Wearing specially provided goggles, similar to those of the days of 1950’s 3-D movies, the kids viewed the shadow’s transit over the sun as […]

Colorado Employment Situation for July 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for July 2017

Employers in Colorado added 3,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,648,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 100 and government increased 3,500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 2.4 percent. […]

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 […]