RSSArchive for October 1st, 2020

Birth Announcements:   Lopez-/-Maldonado-/-Hardy-/-May

Birth Announcements: Lopez-/-Maldonado-/-Hardy-/-May

      Destiney Ramos and Heraclioluis Lopez of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Yamila Kehlani Lopez at 10:49pm at Prowers Medical Center on September 24, 2020 with Dr. Stearns attending. Yamila weighed eight pounds and 12 ounces. Brothers/Sisters: Isabel, Ignacio and Izaiah Lopez. Grandparents: Andres Ramos, Maria Ramos, Renee Lopez.   […]

Letter to the Editor: Another Economic View of Private Prisons

Letter to the Editor: Another Economic View of Private Prisons

  Mr. Crowder makes a good case for not closing private prisons, and I understand completely how much the money is needed in the communities, but he does not address the reason this law was proposed. The choice is to either close the private prisons or find some way to hold them accountable. The efforts […]

Applications Sought for Redistricting Commission

Applications Sought for Redistricting Commission

  The Prowers County Commissioners are encouraging interested citizens to apply for the newly formed Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions. Colorado is among 14 states that have Redistricting Commissions to assist in the development of boundary maps for congressional and state legislative districts. In 2018, more than 70% of voters approved the formation of these independent […]

Letter to the Editor:  A Chance to Serve Southern Colorado

Letter to the Editor: A Chance to Serve Southern Colorado

  How many times have we heard that Southern Colorado doesn’t have a say in what happens in our state, especially when it comes to politics? We hear time and time again that Southern Colorado doesn’t have a voice and that our rural communities are ignored. We hear complaints that the Metro area dictates what […]

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

  New Bipartisan Law Gives Governor Authority to Issue Pardons     DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today signed an Executive Order granting pardons to those who have been convicted of possessing one ounce or less of marijuana. In June, Gov. Polis signed the bipartisan H.B. 20-1424, sponsored by Rep. James Coleman, Sen. Julie Gonzales […]

Letter to Editor:  Re: Impact of Closing of Private Prisons of S.E. Colorado

Letter to Editor: Re: Impact of Closing of Private Prisons of S.E. Colorado

  Dear Editor:  In the past legislative session HB20-1019 was introduced and passed to find ways to close private prisons in Colorado. Due to the pandemic shutdown this was placed on hold with just a study to commence.   Crowley County relies on their private prison to furnish 54% of the tax base while Bent […]

Polis Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Requesting Emergency Relief

Polis Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Requesting Emergency Relief

  To: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue From: Jared Polis, Governor, State of Colorado Date: September 28, 2020 RE: Emergency Relief Needed for Colorado Producers Dear Honorable Secretary Perdue, Farmers and ranchers in Colorado are suffering deep financial losses due to persistent drought conditions, extreme weather events, and compounding disasters. Our state’s producers report […]

Get Ready to Vote, Election Ballots are Being Mailed Soon

Get Ready to Vote, Election Ballots are Being Mailed Soon

    2020 General Election ballots will be automatically mailed to each eligible elector during the week of October 12-16, 2020. You can check your voter registration record, do a change of address, and register to vote for this 2020 General Election at: www.govotecolorado.gov or contact our Clerk and Recorder’s Office at: 719-336-8011 or e-mail […]