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Camp Amache - New National Park is part of Prowers County History

Camp Amache – New National Park is part of Prowers County History

A mere 17 miles east of Lamar is a site that, were it not for the brown wooden sign reading “Amache Japanese-American Relocation Center”, could easily remain unnoticed to anyone passing by.  The sign, at the intersection of County Rd. 23.5 and Highway 50, points to one of our nation’s darkest pockets of history.  Growing […]

Amache Now an Official National Historic Site

Amache Now an Official National Historic Site

FEBRUARY 15, 2024 STATEMENT THE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATIONS ASSOCIATION: The National Park Service shared a press release about the formally established Amache National Historic Site in Colorado. Sec. Deb Haaland signed the park’s activation memo, a formal process that authorizes and establishes the park site. That means the site will have a budget, national park signage, dedicated park service […]

Lamar Tractor Supply Company makes large donation to Tri-State 9/11 Foundation

Lamar Tractor Supply Company makes large donation to Tri-State 9/11 Foundation

  Lamar’s Tractor Supply Company made a generous donation of a Pit Boss grill to the Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Foundation on Feb 9, 2024.  Jaime White, manager of the store, presented the Foundation with the grill, which uses pellets or charcoal and is valued at approximately $700. I spoke to Doug Harbour of the non-profit […]

Ft. Bent Chapter of DAR honors 5 area students

  Good Citizens Honored Five area students were honored on Saturday, January 6, 2024, by the Fort William Bent Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Lamar at the Historic Cow Palace, Tavern 1301. They received recognition, a Good Citizen Pin and certificate along with a delicious breakfast buffet. The DAR Good Citizens […]

December 2023 Year in Review

December 2023 Year in Review

  City of Lamar Begins Search for New Police Chief Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, is ending his position with the City of Lamar and as such, the council awarded the bid for recruitment services to KRW Associates, LLC which provided the lowest overall cost and had the desired staff and qualifications as requested by […]

August 2023 Year in Review

August 2023 Year in Review

    Nominating Ballot Petitions Indicate a Crowded Candidate Field for Lamar Council There may be a crowded field for Lamar City Council elections this November as evidenced by the record request for petitions to be placed on the approaching ballot.  City Clerk, Linda Williams, said out of the fourteen application requests, twelve had been […]

July 2023 Year in Review

July 2023 Year in Review

  Regional Talent, Local Support to Help Duvall Family Rebuild Johnny and Myrna DuVall lost everything they owned, including all barns, corrals, equipment, vehicles, some livestock and eight of their nine dogs when the tornado traveling at approximately 155 mph touched down on the outskirts of their Granada farm. Country singer Clare Dunn will headline […]

2023-2024 Winter Park Hours at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

2023-2024 Winter Park Hours at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

  La Junta, CO – Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site has new winter hours. Starting on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, the fort will be open weekly Friday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This winter schedule will be in effect through March 17, 2024. During this time, park trails and grounds will […]

New Santa Fe Trail National Byway On-Line Site Launched

New Santa Fe Trail National Byway On-Line Site Launched

    La Junta, CO – The Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce (C&P), with funding provided by the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), recently debuted a new on-line site with complete information on the Santa Fe Trail National and State Scenic Byway. The micro-website, located under the main Canyons & Plains website, was funded through […]

9/11 Tri-State Memorial Committee Hosts Veterans Day Observance

9/11 Tri-State Memorial Committee Hosts Veterans Day Observance

  Over 150 persons attended the November 11th Veterans Day Remembrance at the 9/11 Memorial Site north of Lamar.  Ty Harmon served as master of ceremonies which included a moment of prayer, led by Pastor Jeff Alexander.  The American Legion/VFW presented the colors, with the Venture Scout group raising and lower our nation’s flag.  Clare […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Okays Ron Austin Grant Application

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Okays Ron Austin Grant Application

    Cameron Austin received approval from the Lamar Urban Redevelopment Authority for funding to make improvements to his business, Ron Austin Repair Shop at 400 North Main Street.  The project includes building upgrades and façade improvements such as painting and rebuilding the storefront, mortar repair on brickwork, front and back door improvements and painting […]

Bent’s Old Fort Hosting Historic Themed Christmas on Saturday, December 2

Bent’s Old Fort Hosting Historic Themed Christmas on Saturday, December 2

    La Junta, CO – The sights, sounds, and smells of what the Holiday Season may have been like at Bent’s Old Fort in the 1830s and 1840s will be on full display for park visitors to enjoy on Saturday, December 2. There will be ongoing programs throughout the day where visitors can listen […]

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Committee Hosting Veteran’s Day Program

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Committee Hosting Veteran’s Day Program

    This Saturday, November 11th, most Americans will set aside some time to reflect, remember and honor this country’s veterans who bravely served their country. The Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Committee is hosting a special Veteran’s Day program and flag retirement ceremony beginning at 10:30am and following with the veteran’s program at 11am at the […]

Colorado’s 150th-Anniversary License Plate Breaks Sales Records

    LAKEWOOD – October 2023 — The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) proudly announces that one of the state’s 150th-anniversary license plates has set an unprecedented record as the fastest-selling plate in state history. In a tribute to Colorado’s history and spirit, residents have rushed to display the “Pikes Peak or Bust” plate […]

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Committee Host Sculpture Unveiling

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Committee Host Sculpture Unveiling

    It has been 22 years since the fall of the Twin Towers in New York City and 2023 marks the 12th anniversary of the annual Tri-State 9-11 Tribute consisting of a morning parade and various events at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The September 7th program at the 9-11 Memorial on US Highway 50 […]