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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 […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival a Large Success in 2024

High Plains Snow Goose Festival a Large Success in 2024

The High Plains Snow Goose Festival happened February 2-4 in Lamar, Colorado with amazing success. The festival brought over 200 participants into Lamar and the surrounding areas to see the astonishing number of snow geese. Participants had a great time on the tours, learned a lot from the various programs offered, scored some great items […]

Annual Snow Goose Festival set for February 2-4th in Lamar

Annual Snow Goose Festival set for February 2-4th in Lamar

    Pat Craig, noted for his work saving captive wildlife, is the Festival’s keynote speaker for Saturday, February 3rd at the Lamar High School, headquarters for a majority of seminars and events. Craig, from the Wild Animal Sanctuary, became involved in this activity at the age of 19 and was the first person who […]

Positions Open for Prowers County Lodging Panel

Positions Open for Prowers County Lodging Panel

The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill (2) positions to fill remaining terms that will expire in December of 2026 on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel. The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. Each director […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Wraps up 2023

Prowers Lodging Panel Wraps up 2023

    Members of the Prowers County Lodging Tax panel approved a funding request from Southeast Colorado All-Star Rodeo for its annual three-day competition set for the Prowers County Fairgrounds for April, 2024.  The group requested $6,000 and was funded for $3,000 for marketing expenses and contract fees. Final details for a visitor’s guide for […]

Lamar is One of Several Colorado Shooting Range Development Grant Programs Receiving Funding

Lamar is One of Several Colorado Shooting Range Development Grant Programs Receiving Funding

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $800,025 to ten shooting range projects across Colorado through the agency’s Shooting Range Development Program (SRDG). The funds will go toward developing new shooting ranges and upgrading existing ranges. SRDG supports the establishment, improvement and expansion of safe shooting facilities in Colorado and is one of […]

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 […]

Now Coloradans can add their Driver License, State ID to Google Wallet

Now Coloradans can add their Driver License, State ID to Google Wallet

  LAKEWOOD -— The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced recently that the Colorado ID can be added to Google Wallet, providing an easy, fast and secure digital version of their state-issued driver license or ID card. Coloradans can now choose to add their driver license or state identification (ID) card to Google Wallet, […]

County Seeking Applicants for Lodging Tax Panel

County Seeking Applicants for Lodging Tax Panel

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel.  The term will expire in December 2024. The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Kaye Hainer Honored for Years of Service in Tourism

    During the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference last week, awards were presented for Outstanding Tourism Efforts to honor individuals and organizations for their excellence in the Colorado Tourism Industry.   After the Dinner, and the Speakers, and for the grand finale to a gathering of over 600 representatives, there were amazing pictures of Lamar flashed […]

Chamber Oktoberfest Brings in Huge Crowd

Chamber Oktoberfest Brings in Huge Crowd

    A record number of area vendors, free pumpkins for kids, plenty of fair food, the final farmer’s market of the season, cold beer and a warm, sunny day, all contributed to a huge gathering for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest. Most of the vendors this year were located inside the Enchanted […]

Colorado State Patrol To Conduct Commercial Motor Vehicle Chain Law Checkpoint

Colorado State Patrol To Conduct Commercial Motor Vehicle Chain Law Checkpoint

  Eagle County Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol will be conducting commercial motor vehicle chain check operations along I-70 Friday, October 13th. The CMV check will be enforcement related with primary focus on chain possession violations and CMV education of the dangers of the Glenwood Canyon with variable speed limits and the right lane […]

Two Positions Open on Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel

Two Positions Open on Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel.  That term will expire in December 2024.  Another position is open on the Lodging Panel for a term which […]

Governor Polis Takes Action to Keep National Parks Open if a Federal Shutdown Occurs

Governor Polis Takes Action to Keep National Parks Open if a Federal Shutdown Occurs

  DENVER- Today, Governor Polis issued an Executive Order directing the Colorado Department of Natural Resources to develop a plan for continued operations and resource protection of Colorado’s National Parks and other federal lands in the event of a federal government shutdown. “Our state is proud to be home to world-class outdoors, including four national parks, that play […]