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Historical Significance of District Thunder Stadium Weighed for Renovations

Historical Significance of District Thunder Stadium Weighed for Renovations

    The Lamar Re-2 School District has been approached by local citizens concerned about a potential historical loss to the community with the planned renovation work for the former Savage Stadium, now known as Thunder Stadium. Portions of the structure have been deemed structurally unsafe and for just over a year, the District and […]

Annual Tri-State Tribute Holds 10th Event

Annual Tri-State Tribute Holds 10th Event

    While a misty, rainy Saturday morning may have deterred some from attending all the events for the 10th Annual Tri-State Tribute, there were still plenty of area residents on hand to acknowledge former and current military service people and first responders this past Saturday, September 10th.  This year’s event coincided with the 21st […]

10 Year Observance of 9/11 Tribute Set for September 10th   

10 Year Observance of 9/11 Tribute Set for September 10th  

  A decade ago, several dozen people came together on the north steps of the Prowers County Courthouse at an invitation from veteran, Doug Harbour, to reflect on the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and to honor our military veterans, first responders and the memory of those who perished on that day.  Harbour has continued […]

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes to Present Their Perspectives on the Sand Creek Massacre in a November Exhibition at the History Colorado Center

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes to Present Their Perspectives on the Sand Creek Massacre in a November Exhibition at the History Colorado Center

  Three Tribal Nations and History Colorado Partner to Give an Authentic Representation of Atrocity’s Impact   DENVER – On November 19, 2022, a new exhibition “The Sand Creek Massacre: The Betrayal that Changed Cheyenne and Arapaho People Forever,” opens at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The exhibition will recount the deadliest day in […]

12 Centennial Farms and Ranches Including S.E. Colorado, Recognized by History Colorado and CDA

12 Centennial Farms and Ranches Including S.E. Colorado, Recognized by History Colorado and CDA

  Tatsunosuke Hirakata, pictured here holding Gene Hirakata and standing alongside family members Toki and Keiji Hirakata and Suiko Kumagai, began farming south of Rocky Ford in 1915.  (Courtesy of the Hirakata Family). History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture have expanded their annual Centennial Farms and Ranches commemoration to include categories that now […]

Alfred Adame Receives Quilt of Valor

Alfred Adame Receives Quilt of Valor

  During the September 11 Tribute, 2021, Quilt of Valor Foundation members were privileged to award Mr. Alfred Adame a Quilt of Valor in honor of his service to the United States of America.  Mr. Adame volunteered for the U.S. Army in October 1963 and was honorably discharged in 1966. He served those years in […]

Don Reyher and Harry Spitzer Recipients of Quilt of Valor Award

Don Reyher and Harry Spitzer Recipients of Quilt of Valor Award

    Don Reyher On September 11, 2021 local members of the Quilt of Valor Foundation awarded Mr. Don Reyher a Quilt of Valor for his service and dedication to the United States of America.  Mr. Reyher received his draft notice and answered the call of duty in October of 1951. He served valorously in […]

Lamar Rotary Highlights Community Service/History by the Eaton Family

Lamar Rotary Highlights Community Service/History by the Eaton Family

  The Lamar Rotary began its “Still Standing” series this past Thursday, July 28th, for the new Rotary year with the Eaton’s as our featured guests.  As a special treat, we had grandson Braxton, who is Dawni and Shannon O’Bryan’s son, tell us about his recent experiences in the National High School Rodeo finals in […]

Bennet Requests Funding to Support the Amache National Historic Site in Granada, Colorado

Bennet Requests Funding to Support the Amache National Historic Site in Granada, Colorado

  Bennet’s Bill to Protect Amache Became Law in March Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet requested funding for the Amache National Historic Site in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. In March 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Amache National Historic […]

Camp Amache Open House for July 2nd

Camp Amache Open House for July 2nd

    The DU Amache Project invites the public to join them for an open house on Saturday, July 2nd for a day of historical and educational projects.   The University of Denver (DU) Amache project focuses on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of the WW-II-era Japanese-American incarceration camps.  This […]

Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

  ARVADA, Colo. – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, Colo. with over 500 people in attendance throughout the event.  To start the day off Tuesday, CCA hosted the fifth annual Ranching Legacy Symposium. This year’s symposium began with […]

Lamar Lions Club Centennial Celebration, June 11, 2022

Lamar Lions Club Centennial Celebration, June 11, 2022

  Members and family of the Lamar Lions Club celebrated their 100th anniversary at the Lamar Elks Club this past Saturday, June 11th.  The organization came into existence in Lamar in September, 2021 and received its charter the following year. The ceremonies were officiated by Lion Garth Nieschburg which included a review of the history […]

Memorial Day Observance at Fairmount Cemetery (Corrected Article)

Memorial Day Observance at Fairmount Cemetery (Corrected Article)

The American Legion Post #71 and Holly V.F.W. Post #4281 Honor Guard officiated at Memorial Day observances this past Monday in Hartman, Coolidge and Holly as well as the veterans’ section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Despite the windy conditions of the afternoon, several dozen attendees paid their respects with speakers including Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

    You can only plan around the weather here in southeast Colorado.  That’s what the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Rod Run organizers, parade entrees and various vendors had to do in light of the forecast for this past Friday and Saturday for Lamar Days, 2022. But, no matter the weather, folks turn out!  The […]

Historic Amache Pilgrimage

A rainy, chilly Saturday didn’t deter visitors from attending the annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage in Granada this past Saturday, May 21st, following a two-year gap due to the Covid pandemic.  The recent passage of the Amache National Historic Site Act by President Biden and an opportunity for an in-person visit, brought a strong attendance of […]