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Camp Amache Takes New Step to Become National Park

Camp Amache Takes New Step to Become National Park

  Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, introduced bipartisan legislation to designate Amache, a former Japanese American relocation center in Granada, Colorado as a National Park. The Amache National Historic Act (H.R. 2497) follows up on the Amache Study […]

Sand Creek Receives $400,000 Grant from NEH

Sand Creek Receives $400,000 Grant from NEH

Denver, Colo. (April 16, 2021) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced this week that it is awarding $400,000 to to support a new, long-term exhibition at the History Colorado Center that recounts the deadliest day in Colorado history—the 1864 atrocity known as the Sand Creek Massacre—with the voices of Cheyenne and Arapaho […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

    With some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in Prowers County, two annual events are making their way back to the calendar and requesting funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel. Cindy Bennet, representing the Sand and Sage Prowers County Round-up and BBQ received $3,000 for the event which will be held May 7th […]

US Highway 287 Lamar Resurfacing & Roadway Improvements Project

US Highway 287 Lamar Resurfacing & Roadway Improvements Project

  Project virtual open house online, February 22 – March 1, link in contact Prowers County — In early March, 2021, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to improve a portion of US 287 through Lamar. (The project will begin in the vicinity of Savage Avenue). The project will include concrete pavement overlay, […]

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

  Efforts Aim to Bring Visitors to Canyons & Plains Region   February 5, 2021 — Two hundred years ago, the Santa Fe Trail was America’s first international highway. Merchants traveled through what is now Colorado, including Prowers County, to trade goods between the United States and Mexico. Today, organizers of the bicentennial commemoration are […]

Colorado waters test free of invasive mussels; Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan approved

Colorado waters test free of invasive mussels; Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan approved

  Colorado has mandatory boating inspection regulations in place to help monitor that mussels do not cross state lines. DENVER – After three consecutive years of negative testing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has removed Green Mountain Reservoir in Summit County from the positive waters list for quagga mussels, a prohibited aquatic nuisance species (ANS). As […]

Nominations Sought for SFTA Board Positions

Nominations Sought for SFTA Board Positions

  Nominations are being accepted through April 1, 2021 for election to the Santa Fe Trail Association Board of Directors. Four members of the Board are completing their second consecutive four term and have created vacancies. This provides an opportunity for SFTA members of good standing with various back backgrounds and experiences to serve the […]

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

  Trees burned in the Hayman Fire of 2002 stand in stark, black contrast to the surrounding landscape in Teller County. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER – The 2020 wildfires in Colorado were historic. Before last summer, the Hayman Fire was, for 18 years, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history at […]

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

  The Lamar City Council finished business for 2020 with their final meeting of the year, Monday, December 21st with a reminder that city offices will be closed December 24th and 25th as well as January 1, 2021. City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted the Community Development Block Grant of $900,000 for the administration of funds […]

News from Bent's Fort Chapter Boggsville Settlement

News from Bent’s Fort Chapter Boggsville Settlement

  When the 2021 Symposium of the national Santa Fe Trail Symposium occurs at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and La Junta, Colorado, Sept. 22 – 26, 2021, a wide variety of informative and entertaining events are being planned to take place. Among these events are scholarly talks about the history of the 200 […]

Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

    La Junta, CO – Although the Traditional Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site was cancelled this year due to precautionary measures, the park staff wanted to reach out to our community and share the experience of one of the park’s most popular annual events. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at […]

Fall DUI enforcement results in 1,398 arrests

Fall DUI enforcement results in 1,398 arrests

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies statewide teamed up to conduct the Fall Fest heightened DUI enforcement period from Sept. 11 –Oct.28, resulting in 1398 DUI arrests. This is a decrease from the 1,534 arrests made during the same period last year. “While […]

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site has New Visitor and Education Center in Eads, CO

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site has New Visitor and Education Center in Eads, CO

  Eads, CO – Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will be opening its doors to the new Visitor and Education Center in Eads on Tuesday, November 10th. The Visitor and Education Center is in addition to the visitor contact station at our site location near Chivington and will provide an opportunity for people to […]

Holly Commercial Club Starts Holiday Planning

Holly Commercial Club Starts Holiday Planning

  The Holly Commercial club met Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The Holly Town Council approved setting a visitor’s kiosk at Gateway Park and construction will begin once Rod Swisher and Jess get the necessary supplies. The Commercial Club is moving forward with holiday events, pending what pandemic sanctions and safeguards will be in effect. Work […]