Haswell's Historic Claim: Housing the Nation's Most Pint-Sized Penitentiary
Tucked away in the small town of Haswell, Colorado, stands a remarkable piece of history – the smallest jail in the United States. This quaint concrete structure measures just 12 feet by 16 feet and has been a fixture of the community since 1911. The Haswell Jail, though diminutive, boasts a rich heritage that is deeply interwoven with the town's identity. With two cells designed to accommodate up to four prisoners, this jail has seen its fair share of small-time criminals and local miscreants.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Ordway as of 2023-11-28. Find the available station near you.
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Arlington: A Historical Tapestry of Remembrance and Community
The town of Arlington, nestled just six miles northwest of Boston, is a community where history and remembrance intertwine with a local touch. Originally known as Menotomy from its 1635 settlement, the town evolved through various names, becoming West Cambridge in 1807. However, it was in 1867 that the town found its lasting identity as Arlington, a name chosen in honor of Arlington National Cemetery's fallen heroes and as a tribute to a local resident's Massachusetts roots, crucial to the town's development.
Boggsville Historic Site: A Portal to Colorado's Pioneering Past
Just two miles south of Las Animas, the Boggsville Historic Site offers a window into the vibrant tapestry of Colorado’s early days. Established by Thomas Boggs in the 1860s, this adobe settlement was a key player in the Southern Colorado trade route, connecting the American frontier with New Mexico. Boggsville's strategic location on the Santa Fe Trail made it a nexus of cultural exchange and economic growth, where Hispanic, Native American, and Anglo-American influences intertwined within a thriving cattle and sheep industry.
Cheraw's Historic Downtown: Echoes of the Cotton Empire
Cheraw's historic downtown district serves as a living testimony to the town's vibrant past, steeped in the legacy of the cotton trade. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, this area is a patchwork of architectural styles, from Classical Revival to Victorian, each building whispering tales from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The meticulous efforts of the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) ensure the preservation of these historic treasures, as they oversee modifications that honor Cheraw's storied past.
Unveiling the Layers of History at Crowley County Heritage Center
In the heart of southeastern Colorado, the Crowley County Heritage Center offers a profound glimpse into the region's storied past. Situated at 300 Main Street in the quaint town of Crowley, the museum is more than a collection of artifacts; it is the living narrative of a community's resilience and transformation. Beginning as the 'Garden of Eden' in the early 1900s due to its thriving agriculture, Crowley County has witnessed waves of diverse immigrant groups, each shaping its identity. The Heritage Center, once a 1914 schoolhouse, now recounts the region's history through its agricultural, ranching, and industrial developments.
Fort Lyon: A Historical Beacon in Colorado's Southeastern Frontier
In the southeastern reaches of Colorado, where the Arkansas River winds through the landscape, the historical narrative of Fort Lyon unfolds. Established in 1867 as Fort Wise and later renamed in honor of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, the post stood sentinel over the perilous Santa Fe Trail, offering protection to settlers against the uncertainties of the West. The fort's strategic location and its role in events such as the Sand Creek Massacre weave a complex tapestry of America's expansionist era, highlighting the fort's significance beyond its military beginnings.
Karval Plover Festival: A Celebration of Conservation and Community
In the semi-arid landscape of Karval, Colorado, the annual Karval Plover Festival rises as a beacon of conservation and community spirit. From April 29th to May 1st, this cherished event marks the return of the Mountain Plover, a near-threatened bird species, to its spring nesting grounds. Birdwatchers and nature lovers from across the country gather to witness the 'Ghost of the Prairie' in its natural habitat, partaking in a celebration that intertwines wildlife appreciation with agricultural heritage and local customs.
Arlington, Colorado: A Portrait of Small-Town Resilience and Tradition
In the vast plains of Kiowa County, Colorado, the tiny town of Arlington stands as a testament to the enduring charm of small-town America. With a population of less than 100, this close-knit community is a snapshot of life where everyone knows your name, and the median age of 72.5 years tells of a place steeped in tradition and wisdom. Arlington's residents find strength in their modest roots, with an average household income of $57,500 and a commitment to education that's reflected in their high school and college graduation rates.
Today the gas price is close to $3.64 in Las Animas as of 2023-11-15. Find the available station near you.
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Group seeks to adorn military gravesites with Christmas wreaths
DENVER — A Colorado-based nonprofit is asking for donations to honor veterans during the holiday season. Senior Veterans, Inc. is asking people to donate $17 wreaths to be placed on graves at the three VA national cemeteries across the state: Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs and Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas.
Veterans Day Ceremony Honoring Past President Kathen Tomy with Las Animas VFW Post #2411 Auxiliary
Join the Veterans Day Ceremony with Las Animas VFW Post #2411 Auxiliary, as they honor past president Kathen Tomy and all veterans. Experience the community's dedication, the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, and a heartfelt invocation in this touching tribute.
Donkle Now a FFA Legendary Owl
Description: Chuck Donkle is congratulated by former student Matt Sinclair, who nominated him for the FFA's Legendary Owl award at a celebration this fall. Sinclair received the award several years ago. Photo courtesy Colorado Ag Foundation. Donkle Now a FFA Legendary Owl. BY SUE KEEFER. Anyone who has spent much...
Birth Announcement Zamiah Monique Cora Aragon
Description: We welcome Zamiah Monique Cora Aragon to the Southeast Colorado Community... Congratulations to her parents, family, and loved ones... Monique Nikki Padilla of La Junta, Colorado and Jesse David Aragon of Las Animas, Colorado are excited to announce the birth of their Daughter Zamiah Monique Cora Aragon born on August 28, 2023 at 1:44 pm. Weighing 8 lbs. 4.6 oz. and measuring 18 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Peddle and Dr. Rittmueller at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado.
On to State! The Cats and the Birds Headed to Denver
The Hi-Plains League is sending three teams to the 1A Colorado State Volleyball Tournament including McClave, Kit Carson, and Cheraw. The McClave Lady Cardinals (22-2) have been ranked in the top three all season and will enter the state tournament as #3 in the bracket after defeating Sangre de Cristo in the Region 3 tournament last weekend.
About Town – November 6, 2023
Different types of Halloween and fall fun activities happened around the county in each community. In Haswell there have not been “many trick or treat” children for several years. The older young adults remember with great relish the fun nights at Vigil and Wanda Lessenden’s ranch Quonset, where they had games and haunted places to explore, plus bobbing for apples and good foods. So, in an attempt to get more entertaining times back for the locals and the “new” people who have moved in to town, Town Secretary Pam Lessenden rallied the people to make “Haswellites to fix treats and then to turn on their house lights.” Plus, she advertised in Eads. One of our sweet nurses took her four little children over even though she just didn’t know anything about Haswell. There was a great turnout of people Sunday night. Also, over at Sheridan Lake where it was equally as frigid, there was the Harris Pumpkin Farm activities that carried on with a hayride into the Sheridan Lake Bible Church for a chili cookoff and tasty desserts. Prairie Pines Assisted Living Community in Eads hosted their great “Trunk or Treat” and the 5K run. The residents enjoyed painting pumpkins from Crow’s Stop ‘n Shop, which Jaton Wallace placed on the circumference of the flower pond. Earlier in the week, she had no doubt spent hours and hours with her hand tools to cut, sand, and paint two large boards about 18x24” that she painted black. It was great for the Weisbrod resident’s to watch their little third grade adopted grandchildren trace the shape of one hand, which became a ghost gown - they added eyes, designs, and color with colored chalks. Jaton set the boards out in the patio for decorations. The residents really did enjoy watching Chalene Gifford’s third grade children and interacting with them. This is a valuable and memorable program for all the people involved. Afterward, when we were reflecting on what a grand afternoon it was to see and watch the vibrant polite little third graders, Bob Miller said, “You know, we need to pray for the little children.”
Today the gas price is close to $3.49 in Ordway as of 2023-11-14. Find the available station near you.
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John Martin Dam Celebrates 75 Years
Another fall day marked an important moment in the history of the John Martin Dam. On October 21, with temperatures in the 80’s, approximately 1,000 people attended the 75th anniversary activities planned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Just like in 1939, on a similar fall day, 11,000 people celebrated the bill signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to fully fund the construction of a dam in southeast Colorado.
Today the gas price is close to $3.93 in Las Animas as of 2023-11-08. Find the available station near you.
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Video Report: Stalled Crowley County School Bus on US Hwy 50 in La Junta on Oct 26, 2023 - no injuries or damages
Catch the on-scene report of a stalled Crowley County school bus on US Highway 50 in La Junta. Experience the high winds and witness the efforts of Colorado State Patrol, Lun Police Department, and SE dot to manage the situation. Thankfully, no injuries or damages reported.