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Justin Young Presents Program at Big Timbers Museum

Justin Young Presents Program at Big Timbers Museum

  Prowers County Historical Society welcomes Justin Young to present the program at Big Timbers Museum Thursday, July 19 at 7 PM. This quarterly program is free and the public is welcome. Justin is a local artist and is very well known for three sculptures in Lamar; “Short Fuse on a Slack Rope” located at […]

Lamar Elks Lodge Contributes to 9/11 1st Responder Memorial

Lamar Elks Lodge Contributes to 9/11 1st Responder Memorial

    Several Past Exalted Rulers from the Lamar Elks Lodge #1319, presented Doug Harbour with two checks totaling $2,200 to help finance the 9/11 First Responder Memorial currently under construction at the Big Timbers Museum. PERs Jared Crabtree, Oscar Riley and Cary LaCost were on hand to present Harbour with their donations. La Cost […]

Sometimes More than Just a Flag

Sometimes More than Just a Flag

  The following message from Albert Moreno was sent to The Prowers Journal this week. I hope everyone will take a few moments to read it.  Construction activities at the 9/11 First Responders Memorial at Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 is gaining ground.  The committee continues to raise funds and seek out volunteers to […]

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

  Thursday, February 22nd, was a raw, cold and windy day for any kind of outdoors work, but it wasn’t much of a hindrance for about 10 students from Lamar High School who volunteered to help place the brickwork which creates the base of the 9/11 Memorial being constructed at the southern edge of Big […]

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

  Earth-moving equipment is beginning to lay the foundation for the planned 9/11 Memorial at the Big Timbers Museum site. 9/11 Tribute organizer, Doug Harbour brought the Prowers Commissioners up to date on the next steps for the construction plans. “We’re expecting some road base to arrive to top off what’s already been spread around […]

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover...Traffic Accidents for Lamar

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover…Traffic Accidents for Lamar

    Two traffic accidents came to note in Lamar since this past Saturday, December 16th.  Saturday around 1pm, a vehicle, jumped the curb on the south side of the parking lot of Thai Spicy Basil at 10 South Main in Lamar and went east through the front window, into the dining area.  Fortunately no […]

County Lending Support to Historic Marker Upgrade-Properties Planned for Upgrades in 2018

County Lending Support to Historic Marker Upgrade-Properties Planned for Upgrades in 2018

    Julie Sumpter, of the Fort William Bent Chapter of DAR, Connie Jacobson and Big Timbers Museum Curator, Kathleen Scranton, met with the commissioners to discuss relocating the Santa Fe Trail Marker on Highway 287, about a quarter mile south of the Museum. Sumpter cited a number of reasons for the planned move to […]

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 […]

Historical Show and Tell Coming to Big Timbers Museum

Historical Show and Tell Coming to Big Timbers Museum

  Kathleen Scranton, Big Timbers Museum Curator, briefed the Prowers County Commissioners about museum activities during her quarterly report on Wednesday, July 18th.    The Prowers County Historical Society is hosting an Antiques Road-Show and Tell evening on Thursday, July 20th at 7pm.  The public is invited to the free event which will feature an opportunity […]

Students, Community to Explore the History of Lamar’s La Colonia

Students, Community to Explore the History of Lamar’s La Colonia

(Lamar, Colorado; May 12, 2017) This summer, Lamar Community College students will have the opportunity explore the rich history of Lamar through the stories of its citizens. Students and community members will carry out a local history project on La Colonia neighborhood on the north end of Lamar. This project will ultimately result in a […]

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 […]

Update at Big Timbers Museum

Update at Big Timbers Museum

Big Timbers Museum Curator, Kathleen Scranton, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with her monthly update on museum activities. Through March, the museum has seen 118 visitors. This compares to 2,204 visitors in 2016, 2,327 in 2015, 2,147 for 2014 and 2,052 for 2013.  Students from the Alta Vista Charter School recently held a field trip with […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial Committee Gaining Momentum on Funding

9/11 Tribute Memorial Committee Gaining Momentum on Funding

What was an idea several years ago is becoming more and more grounded in reality as contributions for the project continue to accrue. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual September First Responders Tribute event and parade, said recent donations are helping to reach a point where it’s all starting to come together. The most recent […]

History on Display at Big Timbers Museum

History on Display at Big Timbers Museum

History was being made while our past was being celebrated at the Big Timbers Museum in Lamar, Saturday, October 1st. Two occasions were noted; the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Prowers County Historical Society’s Big Timbers Museum and groundbreaking for the future Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial on the museum’s property. The two-part festivities included music […]

County Courthouse Upgrades Discussed

County Courthouse Upgrades Discussed

The HVAC system at the Prowers County Courthouse is in need of dire repairs or replacement. The Prowers County Commissioners discussed best-case scenarios with Kirk Powers, Operations Manager for the County, and a service representative.  Although the furnace was replaced two years ago, an aging pipe/conduit system for heated or chilled water as atop the […]