This holiday season, avoid the big city crowds and long lines and do your shopping here at home! Sterling sparkles this year with an Old Fashioned Christmas throughout the holiday shopping season.

IMG_3693Make sure you check out the beautifully lit Historical Logan County Courthouse when you are downtown. You’ll see why Sterling Sparkles!

 

 Watch the Parade of Lights HERE!

 

 

Shop Local – Win Big!    DEADLINE IS TODAY!!!

Play WORDS WITH SANTA for your chance to win up to $500*Cartoon_Santa_01

Game boards can be picked up at participating businesses or at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, 109 N. Front St. Customer will receive one game piece per transaction** at participating merchant beginning Nov. 27. Game boards must be turned in to Chamber before noon on Dec. 19, 2014. For additional information, call 522-5070.

 *Prize money will be in Chamber Bucks to be used at any Logan County business.
**No purchase necessary. Game pieces may be requested by mail to Logan County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1683, Sterling, CO 80751
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Purchase a commemorative ornament and the newest mystery book “Axed at the Annex.” Call 970-522-5070 for details.

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 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…….

                  at the Overland Trail Museum!

“A Cowboy’s Christmas on the Prairie” – December 23 from 5-7 p.m.

Stroll through the beautifully decorated courtyard and buildings lit up with thousands of lights! Enjoy some hot cider and cookies by the fireplace in the High Plains Education Center. Taste a roasted chestnut and warm up by the campfire. Listen to the beautiful carols of the season. This event is offered FREE to all visitors!

 

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Library parade of treesParade of Trees

You’ll delight in seeing the more than 100 decorated Christmas Tree inside the Sterling Public Library. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

 

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Welcome to Sterling, Colorado!

This land of prairie breezes is an artist’s dream. As you travel through this area, you’ll see native grasslands, majestic bluffs and rolling hills. You’ll delight in the serene qualities of the natural landscape and the friendly atmosphere of an agricultural-based community filled with hometown values. This City on the Plains – with 15,000 people – is two hours from any traffic jam and boasts 331 clear, sunny days a year! You’ll find Sterling offers local culture in a progressive setting which includes a premier two-year college and plenty of state-of-the-art industries.

The hub of northeast Colorado, Sterling was platted in 1887. It is located between Denver and the Nebraska state line, just off Interstate-76, which follows the same route as the Overland Trail along the South Platte River. Sterling is also a junction between Highway 14 (west), Highway 6 (east) and Highway 61 (south) as well as the old scenic Highway 138/Highway 6 roads that preceded the interstate. The old highways follow the South Platte River and the Union Pacific Railroad through northeast Colorado.

River channel at Overland

South Platte River channel at Overland Trail Recreation Area

The county seat of Logan County, Sterling is a dignified presence on the prairie – deemed both the “Mecca” and the “Crossroads” of the Plains. A drive through this town is an exploration of early western American architecture. Many of its historic buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Logan County Courthouse was built in 1910. The old library, now a private home, was built with the aid of a grant from the Andrew Carnegie

Historic Union Pacific Depot

Historic Union Pacific Depot

Foundation in 1918. The retired Union Pacific Depot, built in 1902, was relocated in 1984 and houses the Logan County Chamber of Commerce office in Downtown Sterling.

Logan County is home to Northeastern Junior College, one of the fastest growing colleges in the state and the country, and boasts Colorado’s first commercial ethanol plant in Sterling and one of the nation’s largest wind farms near Peetz. More than 400 wind turbines dot the landscape of northern Logan County where a drive across the plateau provides a scenic view of nature’s energy at work.

National Recording Artist Danielle Bradbery with Logan County Fair Royalty

National Recording Artist Danielle Bradbery with Logan County Fair Royalty

And don’t miss these attractions: North Sterling State Park, Logan County Fair & Rodeo, July Jamz Free Concert Series, Sugar Beet Days, Twilight Tuesdays Movies in the Park, Flatlanders Car Show, Indoor/Outdoor Pool & Water Park, Sterling Xpress Baseball and much more!Copy (2) of Angled cornfield

 

 

 

With all the historic and modern wonders here in this corner of Colorado you might just think you’ve found the “Perfect Life!”

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Contact us at 970-522-8962 or info@exploresterling.com

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