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Dear Editor:  Regarding Agriculture Environmentalism

Dear Editor: Regarding Agriculture Environmentalism

    If the country is serious about tackling climate change, we ought to be sure to include the original environmentalists: our farmers and ranchers. Senator Michael Bennet understands as much with the Growing Climate Solutions Act, of which he is a co-sponsor. The act enables the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide technical […]

Letter to the Editor:  Thank you for Community Assistance

Letter to the Editor:  Thank you for Community Assistance

  On behalf of the Tri-State 9.11 Tribute Foundation, I wish to express our gratitude to the many volunteers that helped on our workday held Saturday morning May 8th, 2021, at our site next to the Big Timbers Museum. Chad Sailors and Anthony La Tour brought over 20 young athletes from Lamar Middle and High […]

To the Editor:  Thank You to our Friends and Neighbors:

To the Editor: Thank You to our Friends and Neighbors:

    Our family went through a recent lengthy and devastating health crisis.  We could not have imagined the seriousness of Nick’s illness which began as a minor ailment and rapidly grew to a life or death situation in a span of a few days.  After three weeks of hospitalization, we received the news we […]

Letter to the Editor:  Regarding Herd Immunity

Letter to the Editor:  Regarding Herd Immunity

  As the wind howls, I am discussing herd immunity on the phone with someone who has formally studied it for many years and looking out my window to see a prized rosebush is still alive after our hard freeze in February. Data from various pandemics over time and the outcomes on the people who […]

Letter to the Editor:  Comment on Prop 16

Letter to the Editor: Comment on Prop 16

  To the Editor: I wrote this. It was adopted by the Rural Initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party. The only good thing about Proposition 16 – the PAUSE act – is that it has brought Democrats, Republicans, and Independents together to fight this extremist proposition. Prop 16, the PAUSE proposal, ignores important and accepted […]

An Open Love Letter to All Those Who Provide Our Food

An Open Love Letter to All Those Who Provide Our Food

  Dear Colorado Ag Producers:  We have once again been gifted an opportunity to express how much we value YOU. We commend YOU as those whom we rely on to make sure we have food to eat. We feel an intense sense of pride thinking about our Ag Community, and with good reason. Colorado Department […]

Letter to Editor from CO Ag Commissioner, Kate Greenberg

Letter to Editor from CO Ag Commissioner, Kate Greenberg

  The past year has been a very challenging one for our state and the world. We’ve had to reinvent the way we do things in order to save as many lives as possible and get out of the crisis that has been brought on by the pandemic. As livestock producers, you face challenges few […]

Letter from Prowers County Board of Commissioners:

Letter from Prowers County Board of Commissioners:

    RE: SB21-033 – Conservation Easement Reparations Dear Senators & Representatives: The Board of Prowers County Commissioners urges our Colorado lawmakers to vote in favor of SB21-033, to finally repair the restore land owners and tax credit buyers who acted in good faith, but were severely damaged by the Colorado Department of Revenue’s wrongful […]

Letter to the Editor:  Zonta Rose Day

Letter to the Editor: Zonta Rose Day

  We are contacting you to remind you about Zonta Rose Day. Each year this day is held in conjunction with International Women’s Day, which was established by the United Nations in 1977, to celebrate the rights of women and international peace. The Zonta Club of Prowers County will be sponsoring its 17th annual Rose […]

Letter to the Editor:  Introducing State Rep. Holtorf, District 64

Letter to the Editor: Introducing State Rep. Holtorf, District 64

  To whom it may concern, With the start of Colorado’s 73rd General Assembly, it is my pleasure in writing to you today, to inform to you that Representative Richard A. Holtorf, was sworn in on January 13th to represent House District 64. Representative Holtorf, brings strong conservative and veteran leadership to House District 64 […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the Holiday Parade of Lights and Holiday Schedule

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the Holiday Parade of Lights and Holiday Schedule

  The Lamar Chamber would like to thank everyone who participated in this years’ Parade of Lights. I know it was different, and hopefully we can get back to normal next year. A big shout out to Police Chief, Kyle Miller for putting the route together, and making sure the parade went smoothly. I would […]

Dear Editor, Holiday Donations

Dear Editor, Holiday Donations

  Christmas is a time to celebrate the God’s gift of love and life. It’s a time of giving and gratitude. We live in a great community where many of us work together to make our community a better place to live and I’m thankful for that gift. A few years ago, our ministerial association […]

Letter to the Editor:  Pandemic Duration

Letter to the Editor: Pandemic Duration

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This Winter Solstice, I am looking forward to Saturn and Jupiter becoming aligned to make the Christmas Star. This is an event that will not happen for another 800 years. I will be out star gazing on December 21st and will not want to miss the awe and wonder it will […]

Dear Editor and Lamar Community: Civility and Generosity

Dear Editor and Lamar Community: Civility and Generosity

This has been a year to remember or maybe a year to forget? I am still not sure which! Phrases that many of us have never used are now part of our everyday vocabulary. These phrases include pandemic, lockdown, stay at home order, flatten the curve, mask required, quarantine, zoom meeting, remote learning, protect your […]

Letter to the Editor: Will Be Dearly Missed

Letter to the Editor: Will Be Dearly Missed

Many of you may not have heard that our community is losing two vital residents. Dr. Jim Smith and his wife Carrie will be leaving Lamar after the first of the year. As a fellow Rotarian with Dr. Smith I have seen firsthand their quiet generosity to our community, whether it is donating items from […]