News Releases from the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail

conchobuttonSanta Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway-Mountain Branch CO receives $60,000 Grant for Byway museums and historic sites

conchobutton2011 FHWA Grants Announced

conchobuttonBent's New Fort Receives $43,533 Grant through Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Task Force (SECORT), JULY 25, 2011

conchobuttonNational Scenic Byways program in jeopardy. Please help us save America's Treasures by taking National Scenic Byway Foundation's survey. July 18, 2011

conchobuttonTrinidad History Museum summer activities at the museum and historic gardens. July 11, 2011

conchobuttonKoshare Indian Kiva News, June 2011

conchobuttonSanta Fe Trail Festival's First Ever King Coal Car Race! April, 2011

conchobuttonComanche National Grassland summer employment for youth Youth Conservation Corps Program. May 27, 2011

conchobuttonBents Old Fort Podcast 2011

conchobuttonTrinidad History Museum presents a New Book about Hispanos in Huefano Country Dec. 6th, 2010

conchobuttonFestival of Lights Parade on the Santa Fe Trail 2010

conchobuttonBoggsville Historic Site Podcast 2010

conchobuttonSanta Fe Trail Fur Trade Encampment at Bent's Old Fort. October 9, 2010.

conchobutton Santa Fe Trail Days Festival, June 11-13, 2010

conchobuttonArchaeological Excavations at Camp Amache - Lecture and Field Trip with Dr. Bonnie Clark.

conchobuttonKoshare Indian Museum Celebrates the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary

conchobuttonBent's Old Fort Celebrates it 50th Anniversary!

conchobuttonColorado Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway recieves prestigious AASHTO Award at National Scenic Byway Conference. September 1, 2009

conchobuttonRoberta Cordova receives AASHTO National Scenic Byway leadership award. September 1, 2009

conchobuttonGrand opening of Bent's Old Fort New Interpretive Trail to be held August 25, 2009.

conchobuttonGrand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at the Trinidad History Museum July 24, 2009, 4-6 PM

conchobuttonTOUR OF TRINDIDAD’S WORLD WAR II POW CAMP Saturday, June 27, 10 AM.

conchobuttonSanta Fe Trail Days 2009

conchobuttonFilmmakers headed to Trinidad for Drop City event

conchobuttonByway newsletterByway News Letter 2009

conchobuttonSoutheast Colorado receives National Park Service Partnership Award.

conchobuttonJohn Salazar receives appointment to House Appropriations Committee in Congress, holds a key seat overseeing Pinon Canyon. January 8, 2009.

conchobuttonLamar Days 2008 & Discount Lamar Days coupons

conchobutton Santa Fe Trail Days - Historic Reenactment of the Marking of the Santa Fe Trail .  In celbration of our National Scenic Byway 10th birthday for the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway, June 2008. Highlights & Reeanctments during the Santa Fe Trail Days Festival

conchobuttonLive Entertainment Among Highlights of Cinco de Mayo Celebration La Junta Colorado, May 2008.

conchobuttonByway Receives Marketing Grant from Colorado Tourism Office, March 2008

conchobuttonNational Historic Sites & Santa Fe Trail Byway Developments

conchobuttonHappy 10th Birthday Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway 2008

conchobuttonFederal Highway Administration announces FY 2007 Scenic Byway Awards

conchobuttonSanta Fe Trail CO Byway Coloring Contest 2008

conchobuttonColorado to Host 2009 National Scenic Byways Conference

conchobuttonTrinidad Las Animas County Passes Resolution opposing Army Expansion.

conchobuttonStreaming video from Channel 9 News Explore Colorado at the Trinidad History Museum Program.

conchobuttonByway newsletterByway News Letter April/May 2007

conchobuttonNational Trust for Historic Preservation will Explore Colorado featuring two of the Santa Fe Trail's most popular stops on Chanel 9 News Broadcasts.

Election Results for Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Board of Directors- April 23, 2007.

Byway Visions 2007

Andiamo!” Take a Bus Tour of Colorado's Italian Heritage, Begins in Trinidad Colorado on the Santa Fe Trail. Sunday, June 3, 2007.
Santa Fe Trail Days, Las Animas Colorado. April 27, 2007—April 29. 2007

The Colorado Senate HB 1069 (Pinon Canyon Expansion Bill) introduced by Rep. Wes McKinley, D-Walsh, and Sen. Ken Kester, R-Las Animas. Heard by Senate and passed on Tuesday, April 17th! Onto Governor Bill Ritter's Desk.

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Annual Meeting and Election of Board of Directors. April 23, 2007, 10AM.

A public event dedicating the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will be held at the site beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2007.

HB 1069 to be Heard by the Colorado House on 3-23-07, HB 1069 provides for the state to exercise its inherent constraint against the excess of the proposed take-over of ¼ of unspoiled Colorado by Rumsfeld’s Transformation Project. March 20, 2007.

Click here for Santa Fe Trail Symposium 2007 Schedule or a printable Registration Form , Sponsorship Form and Booth Registration. February 16, 2007

Colorado's most endangered places"Santa Fe Trail's Mountain Branch and Southeast Heritage Region- Colorado's Most Endangered Places" February 8, 2007.


Santa Fe Trail Mountain Branch Snow Goose festival. February 1, 2007.

Push for bigger Army affects Pinon Canyon, FORT CARSON - Five years of fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have driven home a lesson to Congress that the Army needs to be substantially larger - and that pressure is rippling down to the Army's desire to expand the Pinon Canyon ... The Pueblo Chieftain Online - Sunday January 28, 2007,

Feds Stonewall Public on Escalation of War Training. January 15, 2007

CTO $140 BillSanta Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway receives 15K Marketing Grant from Colorado Tourism Office January 5, 2007

"Pinon Canyon fairness' EDITORIAL THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN. December 14, 2006

'Too speculative' Questions fester following Army's Piñon Canyon" December 14, 2006, report by Michael de Yoanna

Michael de Yoanna's Article in the US Forest Service Employees Environmental Ethics "Forest Magazine." Wednesday Edition ... November 29, 2006
Save America's Treasures- Three Public meetings scheduled to reveal DEIS- Draft Environmental Impact Statements for transformational programs at Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Letters and comments are requested for final printing in the EIS by November 27, 2006. NOTE: Public review period for Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon is extended to Jan 11, 2007.

Bike with Pike Inaugral Ride, September 23, 2006.

Six Counties to Benefit from Development of a Southeast Colorado Heritage Tourism Marketing & Capacity Building Campaign, August 2006.

Caravan Returns to Santa Fe Trail, Saturday, May 13 beginning at 1 p.m. May 9, 2006

Visions 2006 for the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway, May 9, 2006

Colorado Historical Society receives $130,000 Preserve America grant to jumpstart Southeast Colorado Heritage Tourism Program. April 2, 2006

SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION HOLDS TRINIDAD RETREAT, Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25 2006.

Preserve America logoHistoric Preservation funds provided for six SE Colorado counties, Rep. Musgrave Thanks First Lady For Preservation Grant, March 9, 2006

U. S. Transportation Secretary Mineta Announces 22 million in Federal Grants for 207 Scenic Byway projects. March 6, 2006

Camp Amache designated National Historic Landmark, February 10, 2006.

Was Zebulon Pike just an explorer… or a government spy? You decide.

Trinidad DAR Chapter Formed and Organizing Regents appointed, meeting scheduled February 18,2006- December 27, 2005

Colorado Historical Society donates 25% discount to Heritage Tourism non-profits and their memberships. December 14, 2005.

Tour of Homes in Las Animas- December 10, 2005.

Book Signing- Brutal days of coal strikes depicted in Book

The Colorado Report an Impact Study of National Scenic Byway Designation

Trinidad Historical Society presents "Jack Thorpe, Songs of the Cowboy", November 4, 7pm

Stone Mansion B&B listed on the National Register of Historic Places - September 2005

Local DAR Chapter Forming in Trinidad, Colorado - October 29, 2005

Prairie Horizons Trail Dedication - July 1, 2005.

Southeastern Colorado Selected for International Cosmic Ray Observatory, Pierre Auger Observatory - June 20, 2005.

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Visions 2005 - May 2, 2005.

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway- Mountain Branch Officers, ambassadors and tour winners announced.

Premiere showing of "The Five States of Colorado" - a Telly Award-Winning documentary by filmmaker Jim Havey at Trinidad State Junior College's Massari Center. January 13, Thursday, 7pm- FREE screening!

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway- Mountain Branch Receives 3rd 25K Seed Grant Request- November 16, 2004.

Officers, Ambassadors and tour winners announced- November 10, 2004.

Join our new National Scenic Byways Foundation and Support the promotion of Americas Great Highways.

2004 Developments for the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Election meeting to be held on November 5, 2004, 9AM at the John's Building in Trinidad, CO. Agenda for the meeting.

Surviving Family members sought of WWII B-24 crash on the Santa Fe Trail See the Bomber Crash Site here. - June 21, 2004

Your Help has paid off! Colorado State Parks Colorado State Parks general funding restored, parks will remain open. Thank you Citizens! - April 16, 2004

URGENT! Need Help with Colorado State Parks Funding!! - March 11, 2004

Camp Amache is in the news! - March 7, 2004

Colorado State Parks holding Public Meeting for Long Range Master Plan - March 7, 2004

Mountain Branch announces it's incorporation as nonprofit entity - February 3, 2004

Mountain Branch receives grant for watchable wildlife signage - February 1, 2004

Whats happening with our funding - December 6, 2003

Scenic Byway funding Support - October 31, 2003

Santa Fe Trail Mountain Branch To Sponsor Premiere of Santa Fe Trail Rocky Mountain PBS special at Koshare Indian Kiva - September 2, 2003

Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway Funding in Jeopardy - August 12, 2003

Santa Fe Trail Mountain Branch Announce New Web Site and Brochures - July 28, 2003

Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway Hires Mountain Branch Manager - May 29, 2003

36 New National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads Named - June 13, 2002

Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway receives 25 K seed Grant - April 23, 2002

20 Million to Go to 38 States - April 22, 2002








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