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National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER— The National Park Service invites the public to participate in one of three virtual public meetings regarding a special resource study of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache, to take place during the following dates and times: Thursday, July 16th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT (6:00 pm – […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Saturday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2020 Old-Fashioned 4th Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s.  The victory over the British in the War […]

Lamar Elks Celebrate Flag Day

Lamar Elks Celebrate Flag Day

      June 14th, 2020 Lamar Elks along with the VFW and the Boy Scouts of Troop 218 Celebrated Flag Day with the Pledge of Allegiance, a history and presentation of our Country’s flags and how they came to be. Flag Day: An Elks Tradition Patriotism has characterized the Benevolent and Protective Order of […]

NPS Grants $3.1 Million to Preserve & Interpret WW II Japanese American Confinement Sites

NPS Grants $3.1 Million to Preserve & Interpret WW II Japanese American Confinement Sites

      Colorado Preservation, Inc., will develop interpretive elements at the site to provide visitors with a better understanding of Japanese American incarceree living conditions during World War II. April 28, 2020 – WASHINGTON – The National Park Service is pleased to announce more than $3.1 million in Japanese American Confinement Sites grants that […]

New Tourism Website Showcases Prowers County

New Tourism Website Showcases Prowers County

  Discover Prowers County’s beauty, history, and outdoor recreation on its new tourism website www.VisitProwersCounty.com Lamar, Colorado, May 6, 2020 — The Prowers County Lodging Tax Board, a board of officials charged with promoting tourism in Prowers County in southeastern Colorado, announced the launch of its new website, www.VisitProwersCounty.com, the most comprehensive resource for anyone […]

CPW Seeks Public Input on Plan to Manage far Southeast Colorado Pronghorn Herd

CPW Seeks Public Input on Plan to Manage far Southeast Colorado Pronghorn Herd

  LAMAR, Colo. – Public input is being sought by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) about how it proposes to manage the Two Buttes pronghorn herd in far southeastern Colorado over the next decade. Big game populations are managed t​o achieve population and sex ratio objectives established for various herds. CPW staff spent months drafting […]

Landmark Coming Down

Landmark Coming Down

  The Gay Way, the Saloon, Opal’s…the establishment on the northern outskirts of Lamar had a number of titles and owners over the years, but still a honky-tonk by any other name. And you know what they used to say, “What happens at Opal’s gets talked about all around the town the next day!” Opal’s […]

Officials Detail Procedures for National Designation for Camp Amache

Officials Detail Procedures for National Designation for Camp Amache

      Qualifying to become registered as a national park is a laborious pursuit. Proponents to have Camp Amache in Granada attain that status met with Tamara Delaplane, Project Manager and Landscape/Architect for the National Park Service and several NPS associates at the Granada Complex this past Tuesday, February 11th. Interested citizens, Prowers County […]

NPS Hosting Public Informational Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

NPS Hosting Public Informational Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER—On Tuesday, February 11th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to participate in one of two informational meetings and open houses regarding the Amache special resource study. The first public meeting will be held at the Granada City Complex at 103 South Main Street […]

TBK Bank Donates Building to Granada School District No. RE-1

TBK Bank Donates Building to Granada School District No. RE-1

  TBK Bank, SSB, donated its building, located at 205 E. Goff Avenue, to the Granada School District No. RE-1 in a key handing ceremony this past Thursday morning, December 12th. The building will be converted to the new location for the Amache Museum, which is dedicated to conserving the Amache site and its World […]

TBK Band Donates Building to Granada School District NO. RE-1

TBK Band Donates Building to Granada School District NO. RE-1

  Building to Become New Location of Amache Museum On Thursday, December 12, 2019 representatives from TBK Bank, SSB will formally donate its building, located at 108 E Goff Avenue in Granada, Colorado to the Granada School District No. RE-1 in a key handing ceremony. The building will be used by the Amache Preservation Society […]

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Amache Status

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Amache Status

  Ian de Bono provided an update for Granada Trustees regarding a future visit to Camp Amache by representatives from the National Park Service during the board’s monthly meeting on November 13th.  He said the visit, which should take place by mid-December, would be similar in nature to past community-oriented visits to gather information about […]

Veterans are Honored for their Service at Lamar Eagles Lodge

Veterans are Honored for their Service at Lamar Eagles Lodge

    This past Veteran’s Day observance at the Lamar Eagles Lodge was held on an unseasonably cold day for another year, but despite low temperatures, rain or shine, community members came together to take part in the festivities. Following a presentation of the American Legion Honor Guard at the Lamar Eagles, area residents and […]

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Interpretation Ranger

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Interpretation Ranger

      Jess Mason is the newest member of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site staff. She grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. Growing up with two wildlife biologist parents, she has always had an interest in the outdoors, and a stewardship to public lands. She spent her childhood summers traveling […]

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 […]