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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 […]

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

October 20, 2020: The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is encouraging those that live, work, and play in Colorado to be aware of the current fire danger. Fire danger has increased throughout the state due to windy conditions and critically low relative humidity that will continue over the coming days. These weather […]

Funding Available for Various Lamar Municipal Projects

Funding Available for Various Lamar Municipal Projects

    The City of Lamar is moving forward with plans to develop recreational outlets for visitors and local residents. Recently Greater Outdoors Colorado informed the city it could use previous grant funding for capital improvement projects. The city now has $656,000 made up from GoCO, the city’s Conservation Trust Fund and Community Partnership contributors. […]

Motels are in the Works

Motels are in the Works

  As the Cow Palace Inn on the west side of North Main Street is currently being refurbished, plans are underway to build a new motel across from it on the east side of North Main, a Best Western Inn and Suites. And there could be another distant future motel project with the city council’s motion […]

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

    STATEWIDE — Fall is coming. And while the season of shorter days, cool nights, and colorful leaves is on the horizon, many Colorado fall festivities will look different this year. With the new season also comes increased DUI enforcement. Law enforcement will be on high alert during the Fall Fest DUI enforcement period […]

Amache Special Resource Study Receives Extension to December 15, 2020

Amache Special Resource Study Receives Extension to December 15, 2020

  The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a Special Resource Study (SRS) of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache. Located about a mile southwest of Granada, Colorado, Amache was one of 10 incarceration sites established during World War II under the War Relocation Authority to illegally detain Japanese Americans forcibly removed from […]

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

  Pueblo, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair has concluded a successfully reimagined 2020 season, thanks to the dedication and cooperation of thousands of on-site and virtual participants, volunteers, staff, local and state public health agencies, sponsors and community supporters. Colorado’s State Fair was one of only 15 State Fairs nationwide that took place in […]

The Weather is CHANGING

The Weather is CHANGING

Hazardous Weather Outlook-National Weather Service Pueblo CO-1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today […]