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Colorado Abandoned on Display

Colorado Abandoned on Display

    Lex Nichols and Vincent Gearhart will showcase their book, “Colorado Abandoned – Capturing the Beauty of the Forgotten”, Saturday, November 2nd from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar. A previous showing and book signing was held this past weekend at Brew Unto Others. For those persons who enjoy a […]

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

    Lamar trick or treaters were on the prowl for cats during Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 24th. This year’s theme was “Eat, Drink, Shop and be Scary” and included a cat hunt for prizes at participating merchants. Other events included a traditional Trunk Street for goodies in the Enchanted Forest just before and after […]

Blessings for Pets (and Their Humans)

  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of Fourth and Parmenter, offered atraditional Blessing of the Animals on October 23. The event was held at the front entrance of the church on Parmenter Street. The practice of blessing animals in October is grounded in the legends and life of St. Francis of Assisi, whose […]

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 […]