Straddling Highway 24 halfway between Colorado Springs and Limon is the "Highest Non-Mountain Town in the United States," Calhan, Colorado.  Depending on your map, you may need a magnifying glass to find us.   We have no stoplights, no parking meters and a traffic jam is two pickups pulled up door-to-door passing the time of day.  Out here when you wave at another driver, you use your whole hand, not just one finger. 

Calhan is a close-knit community and the Lions are an important part of civic life.  We sponsor a community Easter Egg Hunt and host the community Christmas party.  We also take an active part in the community Halloween party.  We adopted Highway 24 for one mile on either side of town and in the spring and fall we have a Fun Run In the Sun which usually is a tiptoe through the raindrops and sailing contest as the wind catches the big orange bags.  Some days you can pick up the same trash several times thanks to the wind.

 The Calhan Lions Club was formed on September 27, 1939.  Our club has produced many strong leaders.   Bob Selle was Council Chair for 2012-2013.  Three District 6-SE Governors have called Calhan their home club, Bob Selle--2011-2012, Monty Whitney--2007-2008 and John "Nap" Pieper--1985-1986. 

We meet the first Tuesday of each month at Swink Hall on the El Paso County Fair Grounds.  In 2019, we meet on February 5th, March 5th, April 2nd, May 1st, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 6th, and December 3rd. 

Please contact our Membership Chair, Monty Whitney at, or President, Steven Herndon at 719-499-4037 if you are interested in checking us out.


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