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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 […]

Letter to the Editor on Proposition 109

Letter to the Editor on Proposition 109

Dear Editor, Two ballot proposals this year address funding for transportation. Proposition 109 requires bonding for transportation without a tax increase, and 110 requires bonding paid for with a tax increase. Before you vote for 109, thinking there is enough money in the budget to fund transportation without a new revenue source, I would suggest […]

From Secretary of State Wayne Williams

From Secretary of State Wayne Williams

THE PROWERS JOURNAL People who write letters to the editor are certainly entitled to their opinion, but they are not entitled to make up facts. That’s what Susan Crites of Lamar did in a letter addressed to her “Prowers County neighbors” that appeared Oct. 15. She wrote that I was “one of only THREE Secretaries […]

Dear Prowers County Neighbors,

Dear Prowers County Neighbors,

Dear Prowers County Neighbors, This year’s ballots start heading our way on October 15th. Some people think “mid-terms” aren’t important elections, but that idea couldn’t be more wrong! Think of this as OUR chance to have the final say in who gets ‘hired’ for official state jobs that will absolutely affect our real lives. It’s […]

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Prowers County

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Prowers County

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on County Road SS, Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at approximately 1739 hours (5:39pm).  The crash was approximately three miles east of Wiley. 91 year old Thomas Gilbert of Lamar, Colorado was driving a 1980 John Deere tractor eastbound on Prowers County Road […]

Letter to the Editor: On 9/11 Tribute

Letter to the Editor: On 9/11 Tribute

    Today, Lamar, Colorado had their parade of memories of fallen heroes. As each American flag passed by I covered my heart with my right hand to show gratitude of those precious souls that lost their life for you and me.  We often forget that the service men who have fought and died did […]

Dear Editor:  Re-Ballot Issue 2A

Dear Editor: Re-Ballot Issue 2A

Dear Editor: July 19, 2018, Seven months have passed since the defeat of Ballot Issue 2A in the municipal election last fall. If the initiative, which would have created a room tax for the city of Lamar, had passed, there would potentially be approximately $100,000 dollars collected for the purpose of promoting our town. The […]

Letter to the Editor:  Dear Lamar Community Members,

Letter to the Editor: Dear Lamar Community Members,

Dear Lamar Community Members, I would like to apologize to the people and organizations in the community who financially and enthusiastically supported the efforts of Sage Brush Meadows to get a new and innovative nursing home built.  As you may or may not know, the Lamar City Council decided on July 9, not to vote […]

Letter to the Editor:  Re:  Nursing Home Public Hearing

Letter to the Editor: Re: Nursing Home Public Hearing

  Letter to the Editor The Prowers Journal June 18, 2018 Dear Prowers Journal Editor, The Sage Brush Meadows Board of Directors is requesting that the Lamar City Council refer a question to the November ballot asking city voters to support the construction of a new and innovative nursing home.  A public hearing and vote […]

Thank You from Lamar Lions

Thank You from Lamar Lions

  The Lamar Lions are announcing an immediate closure of their Ft. Lyon’s Project. No donations will be received until further notice. We have enjoyed the convenience and availability of a room generously provided for this project by the Cow Palace Inn for the past several years. It was so handy for collecting and storing […]

Letter to the Editor: from Heritage Defenders

Letter to the Editor: from Heritage Defenders

    Dear Editor: May 2, 2018 On behalf of Heritage Defenders in southeast Colorado, I would like to present some facts about a very important issue infiltrating our community. Heritage Defender’s goal is to be supportive to our community and held educate and inform fellow citizens about information that is relative to our community.  […]