Once a recreational hot spot for families and fishermen, the 100-acre-foot lake for which the town was named has been largely empty for the better part of a decade.
Once a recreational hot spot for families and fishermen, the 100-acre-foot lake for which the town was named has been largely empty for the better part of a decade.

When Jeff Hulsmann bought O’Malley’s Steak Pub in 1986, the longtime local bar was just across Highway 105 from a healthy Palmer Lake. Now, the restaurant’s eastward-facing deck overlooks small patches of water scattered throughout an overgrown pasture — displaying few clues to its former life as a thriving body of water. Hulsmann heads the […]

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