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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; […]

PMC Foundation Gala Honors Frederick Esgar

PMC Foundation Gala Honors Frederick Esgar

    Frederick Esgar, a staunch supporter of Prowers Medical Center, was honored and remembered during the annual Foundation Gala this past Friday, May 11th. The event was two-fold, honoring a man who devoted his time between his family and his community by offering financial support for numerous activities for many years and to help […]

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

    Activities will run from about sun-up to way past sundown for this year’s Lamar Days Celebration beginning with an afternoon BBQ, Friday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm at the Lamar Comber of Commerce on East Beech Street.  Tickets are available at the Chamber for the burger BBQ as well as healthy and […]

Getting a Peek at the Past

Getting a Peek at the Past

    A portion of the green metal façade on the building owned by Al Sanders on South Main Street began to be peeled away this past Friday, May 10th.  Sanders has owned the corner building that houses Al’s Boot Repair and More and Vendor’s Gallery at the intersection of Main and West Olive Streets […]

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

    Las Animas, CO- The natural and cultural history of southeastern Colorado will be on display during the 14th annual Bent on Birding Festival and 22nd annual Santa Fe Trail Auto Tours, Thursday, May 16th through Sunday, May 19th in Bent County. The four-event centers on birding, wildlife-watching and the cultural heritage of the […]

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

    LAMAR – About 40 ranchers of all ages became certified in Beef Quality Assurance, with training held during the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association events on April 6th here. Scott Stinnett and Tianna Garcia, both of CSU Extension, served as instructors in the Colorado Beef Quality Assurance program, which focuses on providing […]

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

  DENVER – The seven Colorado River Basin States of Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming signed a letter to Congress today requesting legislation to implement a negotiated contingency plan that responds to the historic dry conditions and the effects of climate change on the Colorado River. “Water is the lifeblood of […]

Presentation on the Granada-Fort Union Military Trail

Presentation on the Granada-Fort Union Military Trail

  The Bent’s Fort Chapter will hold its next meeting on Saturday, March 9. The event will be held at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum, 560 Bent Ave., Las Animas, CO.  The meeting will begin at 11am followed by a catered lunch at 12 noon (cost $10). After lunch Lolly Ming will […]

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

    The Oxygen television network announced recently it will feature an episode at 4pm MST on Saturday March 9th, entitled “Golden Years Gone” which highlights the unsolved case of the shooting deaths of Curly and Darlene Culberth in Lamar in 1991. A press release details how the ‘Cold Justice’ investigator team travels around the […]

DAR State Regent to Visit Lamar

DAR State Regent to Visit Lamar

Jeannine Angle Dobbins, State Regent Colorado State Society, NSDAR will be visiting Southeast Colorado on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Third Street Nest in Lamar. The Fort William Bent Chapter and the La Junta Chapter along with invited guests will be in attendance to hear her program ‘Treasures in the DAR Basement’. The program […]

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

A Presentation by Dr. Henrietta Mann   Join us on Thursday, February 21st at 6 pm for a free presentation by Cheyenne elder and well-respected American Indian educator, Dr. Henrietta Mann, at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO.  Her informative presentation entitled “What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View” will focus on […]

A Presentation on Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara People

A Presentation on Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara People

    On February 7th, 2019, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) will host a free presentation by Loren Yellow Bird, Sr., at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO. At 6:00 pm, Mr. Yellow Bird’s presentation, “A Warriors Tale: Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara Tribe on […]

Full Operations Resume at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Full Operations Resume at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

    La Junta, CO – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site has resumed regular operations as of this morning, January 28th. Please visit www.nps.gov/beol for updated information about the park. Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site would like to thank our local communities, partners, and […]

CWCB January 2019 Drought Update

CWCB January 2019 Drought Update

As of January 22nd, exceptional drought, D4, continues to affect southern Colorado covering 2.8 percent of the state, extreme drought, D3, covers 19 percent of the state; severe drought 20 percent and 26 percent is classified as moderate drought. An additional 16 percent of the state is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Forecasters expect a […]