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Letter to the Editor:  RE:  SDS

Letter to the Editor: RE: SDS

  As the executive director of Southeastern Developmental Services Inc. (SDS), I am writing to address the article released on March 29, 2019 concerning an instance of “Caretaker Abuse” at our agency. This response is to provide the community with some facts detailing our process and procedures when dealing with these types of situations. Due […]

Letter to the Editor:  Cold Justice Case in Lamar

Letter to the Editor: Cold Justice Case in Lamar

  March 22, 2019 We are writing regarding the murder case of Curly and Darlene Culbreth, the elderly couple that was murdered in Lamar in August 1991. We are lifelong friends of Cindy Bernhardt, Curly and Darlene’s daughter.  I say friend, but Cindy is more like a sister.  We have watched her have to live […]

Letter to the Editor: Red Flag Law – Suicide Prevention

Letter to the Editor: Red Flag Law – Suicide Prevention

  As a one-time state lawmaker who had an “A+” NRA rating and a former Republican candidate for governor, I’m strongly supportive of HB-1177—a bill that would provide extreme risk protection orders to temporarily remove firearms for those in the midst of a crisis. My perspective on this issue is personal. Our family was in […]

Letter to the Editor: HB 1177

Letter to the Editor: HB 1177

Sirs, I am very proud of the citizens of Prowers County for the stand taken regarding HB 1177. On March 11, they came to defend the Constitution of the United States from encroachment by the State of Colorado. HB 1177, as proposed, is another attempt to extend the power of the government over its citizens. […]

Letter to The Editor: From Bryant and Linda Will

Letter to The Editor: From Bryant and Linda Will

  Bryant and I (Linda) have lived in Lamar for the past 35+ years. While we loved our home, our friends, and Lamar, we made the decision to move to Amarillo, Texas so that we may be closer to our kids and grandkids. Therefore, we would like to invite all our friends in the community […]

Dear Editor, From Heritage Defenders

Dear Editor, From Heritage Defenders

    On behalf of Heritage Defenders, I would like to respond to some false accusations made by Eugene Hainer and John Sutherland regarding the stand that our group has made opposing the inappropriate sexually explicit content found in the homework help tabs in the EBSCO database at the Lamar Public Library. We have been […]

Letter to the Editor:  DSRC Thanks Tip-A-Cop Participants

Letter to the Editor: DSRC Thanks Tip-A-Cop Participants

    Domestic Safety Resource Center would like to thank everyone involved in Tip-A-Cop 2019. As always, the Hickory House staff graciously allowed officers to “help” serve patrons on Valentine’s Day while collecting “tips” for DSRC.  Lamar Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and Kiowa County officers brought their smiles and interacted with citizens in a […]

Dear Editor, Regarding EBSCO

Dear Editor, Regarding EBSCO

    Recently, a “newsletter” was circulated to businesses and organizations in Lamar by the Heritage Defenders (HD) stated that illicit content is being distributed through online resources available at the Public Library, mentioning that I and various Lamar residents are somehow complicit in this effort. Several HD members recently testified online during a hearing […]

Letter to the Editor:  Local Salvation Army Update

Letter to the Editor: Local Salvation Army Update

Dear Editor, Happy New Year to all in Lamar and in Prowers County! As a part of the Lamar Colorado Ministerial Alliance (LCMA), I wanted to take a moment and update people on the giving that took place throughout the Christmas season in the Salvation Army red kettles. As you may know, this is the […]

Letter to the Editor: 9/11 Memorial Contributions

Letter to the Editor: 9/11 Memorial Contributions

    We would like to thank the crew from the Men’s Study of the Lamar Christian Church and Big R of Lamar for their hard work in constructing the two new Picnic Structures at the 9/11 Memorial. These covered picnic tables will provide shaded seating for many visitors to the 9/11 Memorial and the […]

Senator Crowder on Downside for Proposed Water Sale

Senator Crowder on Downside for Proposed Water Sale

“The agreement with Colorado Springs Utilities will benefit many farmers in the Lower Arkansas River Valley” and “this will be a win-win for those in the San Luis Valley”. Both quotes appeared recently in the papers, one agreement from Denver and one from Colorado Springs. Talk about snake oil salesmen. To attempt to sell this […]

Letter to the Editor:  The Value of a Cross

Letter to the Editor: The Value of a Cross

I have been asked for the material value of the 290 crosses constructed and installed in the East Prowers Cemetery District for all the veterans buried in these cemeteries. My original thought was to give this person the material value of the cross plus labor, paint, and installation of the cross. The price I came […]

Letter to the Editor: Questions on Ballot Issue 1A

Letter to the Editor: Questions on Ballot Issue 1A

  To Whom it May Concern; In the Roman Empire it was bread (free hot dogs) and chariot races and gladiatorial races (constant “entertainment,” sports, etc….) that filled the belly and distracted the mind, allowing emperors to rule as they saw fit! Weird how that could apply to even a small rural town in Southeast […]

Letter to the Editor from PMC Hospital District Chair

Letter to the Editor from PMC Hospital District Chair

Prowers County Ballot Issue 7A seeks to eliminate the term limits set by the Colorado Constitution for the Prowers County Hospital District Board. These term limit restrictions were broadly applied to elected boards in the state to prevent a problem that truly does not exist. In our republic, we have a system of term limits. […]

Letter to the Editor-State Senator Larry Crowder

Letter to the Editor-State Senator Larry Crowder

As a ** year Army veteran and a proud Coloradan, I have spent much of my career standing up for those who have served. I am committed to making sure our brave men and women in the military have access to all of the services they have earned and that they are welcomed home with […]