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Guided Tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site

Guided Tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site

  On Saturday June 29, Park Guide Teri Jobe will present a free guided tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The 90-minute tour will begin promptly at 10 am at the lower parking area, and will follow the Monument Hill Trail, a distance of a half mile, before concluding at the Monument Hill […]

City of Lamar Received Award for Wheels Park

City of Lamar Received Award for Wheels Park

  STARBURST AWARDS 2019 DENVER June 17, 2019 – Lamar residents really know how to use their pedal power. The City of Lamar will receive a Colorado Lottery Starburst Award for building Lamar Wheels Park bike and skate park. The award will be presented at Willow Creek Park on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. […]

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

  The annual Youth Horse Camp at Blue Rose Ranch was held June 10th – 14th. Participants had a great week working with horses. Kids learned to groom and care for horses, how to lead horses and handle them on the ground, and they had extensive riding sessions each day. Our two guest riding instructors, […]

Fishing Heating Up at John Martin Reservoir, New Reservation System in Place

Fishing Heating Up at John Martin Reservoir, New Reservation System in Place

  HASTY, Colo. – A few weeks ago, staff at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s John Martin Reservoir State Park watched as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates on the massive 70-year-old dam for the first time since Nov. 1, 2019.  This is big news to anglers who covet fishing in the stilling […]

Council Approves Special Event Permits

Council Approves Special Event Permits

  The Lamar City Council, during the first hour of its June 10th meeting, approved requests for permits following public three hearings.   The Lamar Elks Lodge request for a special events permit for a beer garden at the Downtown Custom and Classic Expo Car Show was approved for August 16th and 17th.  A temporary Modification […]

Entertainment Set for Granada/Bristol Days

Entertainment Set for Granada/Bristol Days

    The 28th Annual Granada/Bristol Days activities have been set for Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th beginning with the Friday Alumni-Community Co-ed Wiffleball match-up at 6pm at the Granada Ball Field.  Cost is $5 per player and the Granada Rec Department will handle the concessions. Many of the traditional favorites from year’s […]

Wiley Hay Days 2019 Royalty - Allen and Janie Campbell

Wiley Hay Days 2019 Royalty – Allen and Janie Campbell

      Allen and Janie Campbell have lived in Wiley most of their lives. Allen grew up South of Wiley, Janie grew up in the Wiley area. Both of them went to Wiley School and graduated from Wiley School. They were married in 1973 and celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last summer. Allen bought […]

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 14 -15 2019

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 14 -15 2019

  The annual event begins with a 6pm Friday softball fundraising tournament on June 14th to honor Jenea Aguilera which is followed by Wiley Lions Bingo at 7pm and the King and Queen, Allen and Janie Campbell, will be crowned prior to the games. It’s also kid’s game night at the community center fireplace room […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

  The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been 170 years ago at Bent’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail. On Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8 the fort will host its “Living […]

HOLLY’S 17th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - JUNE 7, 8, AND 9

HOLLY’S 17th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL – JUNE 7, 8, AND 9

    In conjunction with the Holly Days celebration, which commemorates Holly’s recovery from the 1965 flood, the Bluegrass Festival will kick-off FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 7th at 6:00 p.m. with the Commercial Club Bar-B-Q and Open Jam Session in Gateway Park. All musicians are welcome to join in. Everyone is invited to come out and […]

SADDLE UP FOR FUN

SADDLE UP FOR FUN

    Blue Rose Ranch will be holding its annual “Youth Horse Camp” June 10-14, 8:00 – 12:00 daily. This fun filled camp for horse lovers is appropriate for kids 9 through teens.  Participants will be introduced to many aspects of horse care and will ride horses each day.    Haley Burch, award winning equestrian […]

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

    Since its inception, the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel has used a 2% pillow tax on motel room usage to fund advertising for specific events intended to draw visitors to the county for an overnight stay. This is a common practice used by almost every community in Colorado and neighboring states, although the […]

Lamar Days, 2019 – A Crowd Pleasing Event

Lamar Days, 2019 – A Crowd Pleasing Event

  You couldn’t buy a better day for this past Saturday’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2019 Lamar Days Event on May 18th.  The day brought mild temperatures, sunny skies and a spring breeze that wasn’t trying to pass itself off as a hurricane.  This year’s theme, “Springing the Community Together”, turned out to be a […]

Doug and Linda Harbour, Lamar Days Royalty, 2019

Doug and Linda Harbour, Lamar Days Royalty, 2019

  Doug and Linda Harbour settled in Lamar in 1974. They picked Lamar because Linda had grown up south of Granada and Doug had spent countless days hunting and fishing in the area with his Dad.  The couple loved the outdoors and appreciated the beauty of the Plains!  Both initially worked at Prowers Medical Center; […]

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off -2019 Contest Winners

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off -2019 Contest Winners

  “Twenty-eight contests signed up for this year’s Wild West BBQ Cook-Off this year and that’s one more than we had last year,” stated Cindy Bennett, one of the organizers of the event that has been held for the past fifteen years in Lamar. She added the contest needs a minimum of 25 entries in […]