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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 […]

Train Depot Award Ceremony

Train Depot Award Ceremony

      The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot will be recognized Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Lamar Welcome Center (109 E Beech St, Lamar, CO 81052) as a result of its listing on the National Registration of Historic Places. A plaque will be presented at the Train Depot on behalf […]

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 […]

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

      There was good parade weather this past Saturday, September 7th ,sunny and cooler than usual, as the floats and entries lined the route beginning from Beech Streets and then along South 6th Street in Lamar. Just prior to the 10am start, small American flags were handed out to the crowds and shortly […]

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 […]

Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was officially listed on July 19th, 2019. The process to register the historic building has taken over a year through a nomination form that was submitted through efforts of the Lamar Historic […]

Big Timbers Museum Plans End of Summer Events

Big Timbers Museum Plans End of Summer Events

    The Big Timbers Museum in Prowers County has an active calendar for September. Kathleen Scranton, Museum Curator, told the Prowers County Commissioners, the Fort William Bent Chapter of the NSDAR will have a photo opportunity and mini dedication for their group on Saturday, September 7th.  The kiosks for the Santa Fe Trail Scenic […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

  A unanimous vote by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel helped pave the way for the return of the popular Lamar Community College Frontier History Encampment for September 27-28th.  The director, Kelley Emick, received $3,000 towards marketing for the event which has been held on campus every two years since 2005. Forty to sixty […]

Digital Age Record Keeping at County Courthouse

Digital Age Record Keeping at County Courthouse

    How long do you hang on to your private papers? Do you have IRS returns from 20 years ago, a sales receipt for a mattress you bought six years back?  How about an instruction manual for a dishwasher you replaced last year? Since 1889, past Clerk and Recorders have been storing various records […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

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 glimpse the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been 172 years ago at Bent’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail for our Military Encampment. 1847 was a year when things continued to go badly […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Seeks Input as they Look to Open Future State Parks

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Seeks Input as they Look to Open Future State Parks

      DENVER, Colo. – There are 41 state parks across Colorado offering access to some of the state’s most magnificent and diverse outdoor natural features, from mountain lakes to world class rock climbing, hiking and camping. Colorado’s state parks are drawing more visitors every year. On sunny weekends, state parks can have long […]

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 […]

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; […]