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Governor Polis Announces New State Park

Governor Polis Announces New State Park

    DENVER – Governor Jared Polis recently announced that Colorado will work to establish additional Colorado State Parks. The first State Park under consideration includes the iconic 9,633-foot Fishers Peak, which is the highest peak in the United States east of Interstate 25. A diverse partnership, including the City of Trinidad, The Trust for […]

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

  DENVER, Colo. — Acting National Park Service Regional Director Chip Jenkins announced the selection of Stuart West as the new superintendent for High Plains Group of parks in Colorado and New Mexico. The High Plains Group includes Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument and Sand Creek National Historic Site. West […]

Colorado’s Fall Agritourism Activities Offer Fun for Everyone

Colorado’s Fall Agritourism Activities Offer Fun for Everyone

        Broomfield, Colo. – As the air turns cooler and leaves change color, the Colorado Department of Agriculture offers a wide variety of information and resources to help people across the state experience fun outdoor activities and agriculture this season. “Fall is a great time to experience Colorado agriculture,” said Wendy White, […]

Bent's Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

Bent’s Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

      On Saturday, October 19, Bent’s Fort Chapter members will gather at 9:30am at Bent’s New Fort. Bent’s New Fort is located 11 miles east of Lamar, CO off Hwy 50. Pat Palmer will give a presentation beginning at 10 am. After his talk the group will travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National […]

5th Annual Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show/Boggsville Days

5th Annual Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show/Boggsville Days

    Join in the fun and activities at the 5th Annual Boggsville Days and Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show, Saturday, October 12th. Located at the historic site 2 miles south of Las Animas Colorado, Boggsville was the home of John Prowers, Thomas Boggs, and Kit Carson. There will be a […]

Playground Closer to Completion

Playground Closer to Completion

    The Nature Play area on the western side of Willow Creek Park is almost ready for kids to enjoy and test their skills. In some ways it’s similar to other playground ‘jungle gyms’ or ‘monkey bars’ that were developed as early as the 1920s and used by several generations of kids. The road leading […]

Plenty to Do for Chamber Oktoberfest

Plenty to Do for Chamber Oktoberfest

    There are plenty of events and attractions for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 5th at the Lamar Chamber offices along East Beech Street. Food vendors will keep you from getting hungry with offers of BBQ, burgers, fries, ribbon fries, funnel cakes, corn dogs, pretzels, ice cream beads, kettle corn […]

8th Annual BBB Gearing up for Oktoberfest, Oct 5th

8th Annual BBB Gearing up for Oktoberfest, Oct 5th

    The 8th Annual Beers and Brats for Boobies 5K Race to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness will begin with registration at 9am on East Beech Street and the race will begin at 11am. Registrants 21 and older can opt for the bratwurst and beer run with a $25 entry fee, while younger participants can […]

Homecoming for Class of 1969

Homecoming for Class of 1969

    Approximately 40 of the 169 members of the Lamar High School Class of 1969 attended their 50th reunion this past weekend.  This had been the largest graduating class to that date and the first class to graduate from the current high school. Members took part in the homecoming parade Friday afternoon and enjoyed […]

Back, to the Past at LCC

Back, to the Past at LCC

    Southeast Colorado residents get to take a time trip ever two years when they visit the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College, now featuring its eighth incarnation on the acreage between the main dorm and main building. Visitors have two days, Friday and Saturday, to visit and view the historical sites, each […]

Time for the Annual Holly Gateway Fair

Time for the Annual Holly Gateway Fair

  There are a lot of activities and attractions for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair, running from Saturday, September 21st to the 28th. Beef weigh-in and barrel racing both begin at 7pm on Wednesday, September 25th followed by the 1pm Goat Show on the 26th and the Swine Show that afternoon at 6:30pm. More fun […]

Lodging Panel Funds YAKS and Farm-City Banquet

Lodging Panel Funds YAKS and Farm-City Banquet

    Keep your eyes on the skies this weekend as the Lamar Municipal Airport is hosting as many as 30 YAK Red Star airplanes, members of the Pilots Association YAK event. Airport manager, Eric McSwann told the Prowers Lodging Panel board of directors, approximately 60 people will be involved in this annual event which […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

U.S. Forest Service Offers Fall Tours of Picket Wire Canyonlands in September

U.S. Forest Service Offers Fall Tours of Picket Wire Canyonlands in September

LA JUNTA, Colorado – August 7, 2019 – The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Fall tours begin Saturday, September 7, 2019 and run through October 26, 2019. Tours take place on Saturdays during September and October. These primitive canyons are […]

Local Heritage Farm/Ranch Recognition

Local Heritage Farm/Ranch Recognition

The Seufer Farm in Prowers County is being honored as a Colorado Centennial Farm this year. Since 1986, the Centennial Farms & Ranches program has honored families working the same property for 100 years or more. Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) DeBus was born in 1888 in Geddes, South Dakota and moved with her family to Prowers […]