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Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

  “I tell you, Ned, it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized.” So wrote Captain Silas S. Soule in 1864, shortly after the national tragedy known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Two hundred and thirty souls – Cheyenne and Arapaho men, […]

Two Shot Festival Requests Lodging Panel Funding

Two Shot Festival Requests Lodging Panel Funding

    Rose Ann Yates, representing the Two Shot Goose Hunt, requested $20,000 from the Lodging Tax Panel to assist with marketing expenses for the approaching annual event, set this year for November 28-30th. Yates noted that this year will mark the 52nd annual event.  She estimated the cost for the year will be different, […]

Art, Craft & Food Festival returns to LCC on November 10

Art, Craft & Food Festival returns to LCC on November 10

      (Lamar, Colorado; October 8, 2018) Lamar Community College’s 44th Annual Art, Craft & Food Festival will bring a wide range of holiday shopping options to southeast Colorado on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  With nearly 60 vendors registered for the event, this is a great opportunity for people to shop local and support […]

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

      [Denver]— Today, officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving (CTFDID) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined together to spread the word about the dangers of drug-impaired driving and to remind all drivers that if they are impaired […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Christmas Holidays

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Christmas Holidays

  Holly Commercial Club members met Wednesday, October 3rd, to discuss activities for the approaching holiday season. It was announced the Holly Library will hold a ‘Drawing for Christmas’ on Saturday, December 15th and additional details are available on their facebook page.  There was discussion for Club members to host Christmas drawings, reminiscent of older times.  […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Discusses Incentive Agreements

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Discusses Incentive Agreements

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority, meeting prior to the regular City Council on Monday, October 8th, approved a memorandum of agreement with the DCI Colorado Community Revitalization Association.  DCI, Downtown Colorado Incorporated provides guidance for revitalizing the local economy of communities in the state, focusing on developing community-wide partnerships aimed at growing economic vitality.  Lamar […]

2018 Parade of Lights will Feature ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ Theme

2018 Parade of Lights will Feature ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ Theme

    The 2018 Lamar Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Parade of Lights at 6pm on Friday, November 30th this year and the theme will be, ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’, according to event director, Jerry Roseberry. He said discussions are still being held for this year’s route, either north along Main Street now that […]

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

    The Bent County Harvest Show began in 1942 as the Victory Harvest Show and has since become a long-time tradition to Bent County. Even at its start, the first Harvest Show was identified as a huge success with prizes totaling $110.00 and red, blue, and white ribbons distributed to about 100 winners.  Some […]

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

    Homestead Memories has been selected as the theme for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair which runs from Wednesday, September 26th through Sunday, the 30th. Each afternoon and evening offers an event or exhibition for every taste beginning with Barrel Racing Exhibitions on the 26th at 5:30pm to the actual competition which starts at […]

Galaxy Gallery is Open to the Public

Galaxy Gallery is Open to the Public

  Lamar, CO (September 18, 2018) – The Galaxy Gallery, located at 108 North Main in Lamar, has recently opened to provide a showcase for artists of different styles, media, and visions. The hours are from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday and weekends by appointment. Vincent Gearhart, one of the gallery curators said, “We […]

Patriotic House Display Wins Competition

Patriotic House Display Wins Competition

    Nikki McDowell, who resides on South 6th Street in Lamar decorated her home with a patriotic theme to honor the first responders and other participants in the September 8th 9/11 Memorial Tribute parade which passes along 6th Street in Lamar. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual event told The Prowers Journal, McDowell had […]

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

    Ida and Manuel Gonzales led the traditional Fiesta de Colores parade, Saturday, September 15th from the Granada High School to the town’s park as this year’s Grand Marshalls. The 10am parade featured six candidates for the queen and princess coronation as well as featuring two returning royalty members from 2017. Dee Melgosa, of […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Celebración en el Fuerte! - Hispanic Heritage Day at Bent’s Old Fort

Celebración en el Fuerte! – Hispanic Heritage Day at Bent’s Old Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Saturday, September 15 to celebrate the Hispanic heritage of this reconstructed trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. The event will feature living history, presentations on Hispanic merchants and cowboys, and an 1840s-style fandango in the fort plaza.     Philip […]

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

    The approaching November 7th E-Fair was one of two topics presented to board members of Prowers Economic Prosperity during their monthly meeting, held in the Holly Senior Center, Tuesday, September 4th.  The other presentation described the potential financial impact for state and local highway improvements should Proposition 110 pass in the November General […]