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Southeast Colorado Tourist Sites Reopening for Visitors

Southeast Colorado Tourist Sites Reopening for Visitors

    Canyons & Plains, the Southeast Colorado heritage tourism organization, is announcing that many of the major tourist sites in our area are reopening for visitation with the approach of Memorial Day weekend. From visiting Bent’s Old Fort to camping at John Martin Reservoir State Park, opportunities to recreate in southeast Colorado abound. As […]

Free Tour of Picketwire Canyon Thursday, October 17

Free Tour of Picketwire Canyon Thursday, October 17

  Canyons & Plains, the southeast Colorado heritage tourism organization, is offering a free tour for up to 25 people to visit Picketwire Canyon in the Comanche National Grassland on Thursday, October 17. Normally these tours, led by a U.S. Forest Service guide, cost $15 per person.  Canyons & Plains (C&P) will be covering that […]

Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting in Las Animas, Colorado

Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting in Las Animas, Colorado

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting on Thursday, September 7th, at Carmen’s Restaurant, 625 Carson Avenue in Las Animas at 10:00 a.m.  The presentation will be on Boggsville, given by Larry Bourne, and will feature the upcoming Boggsville Days on October 14th.  The Board of Directors meeting will follow the […]

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold their Regional meeting in Lamar, Colorado Thursday, June 8 at 10am at the Cow Palace hotel courtyard. The presentation will be about Boggsville. Larry Bourne, site manager, will update everyone on the efforts made for the recent months to get Boggsville a tourism ready site and also discuss […]

Canyons and Plains Meeting Set for Eads

Canyons and Plains Meeting Set for Eads

  Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will be holding their Regional meeting in Eads Colorado Thursday April 13 at 10am at the Cobblestone Hotel meeting room.  The presentation will be about tourism in Kiowa County, including Jackson Pond and Sand Creek Massacre site. There will also be an update about the upcoming meeting in […]

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

SoCo, a newly formed tourism promotion group, will hold its first meeting May 17th to the 19th.  Approximately 150 attendees from eleven counties will discuss ways to promote and increase tourist visits in the southern and central sections of the state including Prowers County.  Lodging Panel members approved a $1,200 request to promote the meeting which will […]

Canyons & Plains 2016 Annual Report

Canyons & Plains 2016 Annual Report

Canyons & Plains-2016 Annual Report-Mission Statement Canyons and Plains’ mission is to grow a vibrant Southeast Colorado heritage economy by promoting our attractions and increasing the visibility of the region. The board of directors is as follows: President Chad Hart, Vice President Pat Palmer, Treasurer Pam Denahy, Secretary Carla Scranton, directors – Alexa Roberts, Richard […]

Lodging Tax Panel Receives Timely, Hefty Payment

Lodging Tax Panel Receives Timely, Hefty Payment

Not that the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel was absent any funds, but their October payment from the state of $28,874 helped fund some recent requests and added to their contingency fund. “This is the largest payment we received from the state all year,” said Carla Scranton, Panel Business Manager, “we knew it was coming […]

PUMA Details 1st Phase of Economic Development for County

PUMA Details 1st Phase of Economic Development for County

Initial ideas for economic development within Prowers County were laid out for the Prowers County Commissioners during an informational meeting with PUMA representatives on Monday, April 11th.  “We’ve been developing ideas based upon the feedback we received from our conversations during our tour earlier this year,” said Anna Jones, PUMA, Vice-President of Progressive Urban Management […]