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GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

  DENVER– The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $54,000 conservation excellence grant to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado while reducing costly wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs). In Colorado, nearly 4,000 vehicle crashes involving wildlife are reported each year, […]

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

  DENVER, Colo. — Acting National Park Service Regional Director Chip Jenkins announced the selection of Stuart West as the new superintendent for High Plains Group of parks in Colorado and New Mexico. The High Plains Group includes Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument and Sand Creek National Historic Site. West […]

Bent's Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

Bent’s Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

      On Saturday, October 19, Bent’s Fort Chapter members will gather at 9:30am at Bent’s New Fort. Bent’s New Fort is located 11 miles east of Lamar, CO off Hwy 50. Pat Palmer will give a presentation beginning at 10 am. After his talk the group will travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National […]

5th Annual Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show/Boggsville Days

5th Annual Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show/Boggsville Days

    Join in the fun and activities at the 5th Annual Boggsville Days and Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show, Saturday, October 12th. Located at the historic site 2 miles south of Las Animas Colorado, Boggsville was the home of John Prowers, Thomas Boggs, and Kit Carson. There will be a […]

Plenty to Do for Chamber Oktoberfest

Plenty to Do for Chamber Oktoberfest

    There are plenty of events and attractions for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 5th at the Lamar Chamber offices along East Beech Street. Food vendors will keep you from getting hungry with offers of BBQ, burgers, fries, ribbon fries, funnel cakes, corn dogs, pretzels, ice cream beads, kettle corn […]

Homecoming for Class of 1969

Homecoming for Class of 1969

    Approximately 40 of the 169 members of the Lamar High School Class of 1969 attended their 50th reunion this past weekend.  This had been the largest graduating class to that date and the first class to graduate from the current high school. Members took part in the homecoming parade Friday afternoon and enjoyed […]

Back, to the Past at LCC

Back, to the Past at LCC

    Southeast Colorado residents get to take a time trip ever two years when they visit the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College, now featuring its eighth incarnation on the acreage between the main dorm and main building. Visitors have two days, Friday and Saturday, to visit and view the historical sites, each […]

Time for the Annual Holly Gateway Fair

Time for the Annual Holly Gateway Fair

  There are a lot of activities and attractions for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair, running from Saturday, September 21st to the 28th. Beef weigh-in and barrel racing both begin at 7pm on Wednesday, September 25th followed by the 1pm Goat Show on the 26th and the Swine Show that afternoon at 6:30pm. More fun […]

County Moves Forward with Energy Efficiency Programs

County Moves Forward with Energy Efficiency Programs

    The Prowers County Commissioners, during their September 17th meeting, approved a resolution concerning the authorization of the Colorado New Energy Improvement District to conduct the program, called Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) within Prowers County. ‘(C-PACE) is a financing tool that allows commercial and multifamily property owners to finance qualifying energy […]

Lodging Panel Funds YAKS and Farm-City Banquet

Lodging Panel Funds YAKS and Farm-City Banquet

    Keep your eyes on the skies this weekend as the Lamar Municipal Airport is hosting as many as 30 YAK Red Star airplanes, members of the Pilots Association YAK event. Airport manager, Eric McSwann told the Prowers Lodging Panel board of directors, approximately 60 people will be involved in this annual event which […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

    Lamar is joining with High Plains Community Health Center in a Memorandum of Understanding to research the feasibility of a partnership leading to a year-round covered swimming pool or aquatics center to serve Lamar and the surrounding area on an annual basis. The goals outlined in the MOU include:  the ‘low-cost’ study of […]

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

      There was good parade weather this past Saturday, September 7th ,sunny and cooler than usual, as the floats and entries lined the route beginning from Beech Streets and then along South 6th Street in Lamar. Just prior to the 10am start, small American flags were handed out to the crowds and shortly […]

Trooper Tips:  Traction

Trooper Tips: Traction

    It’s that time of year again, so we need to address snow storms and driving in them. This year there has been some confusion with the new traction laws that travelers will be facing.  So I’m here to help answer some of those questions. Most of the focus for the traction law has […]

Cow Palace Inn Closing Doors Pending Investor Restructuring

Cow Palace Inn Closing Doors Pending Investor Restructuring

    The Cow Palace Inn in Lamar has temporarily closed its doors, pending financing for a remodeling job under a new franchise. Owner, Doug Thrall told The Prowers Journal, a dozen employees were given notice on Thursday, September 5th as both the restaurant and the motel will be closed until further notice.  Following its […]