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Thank You from the Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Foundation

Thank You from the Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Foundation

    The Tri-State Tribute Foundation would like to express their most heartfelt gratitude to Lamar and the surrounding communities for their support during the past year. Although COVID-19 curtailed our major event with the 9-11 parade, BBQ, Flag Retirement and formal ceremony, we were still able to recognize our first responders and military heroes. […]

Letter to the Editor:  Speak Up About the Silent Illness

Letter to the Editor: Speak Up About the Silent Illness

  5K Run/Walk in Memory of Anthony W. LaTour On October 19th, 2019 we had the first annual Anthony W. LaTour – Speak Up About the Silent Illness 5K Run/Walk at the Pocket Park in Lamar. Anthony was a 2013 graduate of Lamar High School and had a passion for running, earning a full ride […]

2020 Van Campen Memorial Scholarship Announced

2020 Van Campen Memorial Scholarship Announced

The Clifford Van Campen family is proud to award the 2020 Clifford Van Campen Memorial Scholarship to Caleb Dorenkamp of Granada. Caleb is the son of Casey and Jo Dorenkamp. Caleb plans to attend Lamar Community College and finish his Associates Degree where he has already completed several credits during high school. After completing his […]

Lamar Chamber Decides to Postpone Annual Oktoberfest to 2021

Lamar Chamber Decides to Postpone Annual Oktoberfest to 2021

I am sorry to tell you the Lamar Chamber of Commerce will not host an Oktoberfest event this year.  With everything that is going on, we thought it was best to just wait till next year and have a huge one. We encourage everyone to go and support your local retailers and businesses. Thank you […]

Commissioners Send Drought Letter of Concern to Ag Secretary

Commissioners Send Drought Letter of Concern to Ag Secretary

July 28, 2020 Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC   20250 (via USPS & email: agsec@usda.gov) Dear Honorable Secretary Perdue: The past three years have been devastating for Colorado farmers, due to extreme weather events; 2018 (drought), 2019 (freeze) and 2020 (drought) and, according to credentialed agronomists, […]

Dear Friends and Neighbors!

Dear Friends and Neighbors!

  Today I am thinking of you and your family. Going back to school is always an exciting time when our kids are growing. New school supplies. New classes, friends, and teachers. New opportunities to learn. Our schools and public health leaders are busy with planning amid COVID to be sure safety is in place […]

Letter to the Editor from State Senator Larry Crowder on Food Assistance Programs

Letter to the Editor from State Senator Larry Crowder on Food Assistance Programs

  Food assistance programs are important. One item on the issue of school re-openings that needs be considered are those programs offering free breakfast and lunch for students and the potential health problems through a lack of nutrition for those that do not have access to the programs.   Lack of food is a growing […]

Letter to the Editor:  Prowers County Citizens:

Letter to the Editor: Prowers County Citizens:

  Governor Polis has determined that a blanket facial coverings order is needed at this time for the State of Colorado, which includes Prowers County. This decision was based in part upon a concern regarding the rising number of COVID-19 cases throughout Colorado and a desire to avoid stretching some smaller hospitals’ ability to sufficiently […]

Letter to the Editor:  No Access

Letter to the Editor: No Access

As a 75 year old outdoor enthusiast I have watched while many of our recreational opportunities have diminished or totally disappeared over the last 50 years. Some changes were necessary but many seemed arbitrary. This generation of today has no idea how much they have been affected! I am sick of this continued nibbling away […]

Letter to the Editor from Sheriff Sam Zordel

Letter to the Editor from Sheriff Sam Zordel

July 20th, 2020 REF: Governor’s Executive Order Mandating the Wearing of Masks While I have never liked the saying often told to young children, in my presence, “You better be good or the Sheriff will arrest you”. This executive order feels very much the same. Addressing the Executive Order from Governor Polis that everyone must […]

Letter to the Editor: Colorado Mask Mandate

Letter to the Editor: Colorado Mask Mandate

  I am aware that people are upset over this mandate. I am also aware that one size does not fit all. Pueblo has reported low hospitalization to three patients and Alamosa has reported one patient. Other areas are not so fortunate. This is a 30 day mandate and if it will help move forward […]

Letter to the Editor:  Dear Friends and Neighbors!

Letter to the Editor: Dear Friends and Neighbors!

  Dear Friends and Neighbors! 7.11.20   I look forward to the cool evening and early morning hours to get outside. My salsa garden is thriving. Lately I have been camping out by my air conditioner during the day while I work with partners virtually who are also focusing on solutions to COVID. Of course, […]

Letter to the Editor-Needed USDA Safety Nets in SE Colorado

Letter to the Editor-Needed USDA Safety Nets in SE Colorado

  US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue US Senator Michael Bennet US Senator Cory Gardner RE: Drought Disaster in SE Colorado & FAILURE of USDA Safety Nets-Emergency Measures Needed Dear Secretary Perdue, Senator Bennet, & Senator Gardner, The past three years have been devastating for farmers in S/E Colorado, due to extreme weather events, that greatly […]

Editorial: A Message from the President of Lamar Community College Dr. Linda Lujan

Editorial: A Message from the President of Lamar Community College Dr. Linda Lujan

  (Lamar, CO) -Lamar Community College is open for business! While we were not “physically” on campus for the last couple months of the spring semester- we never stopped our instruction and service to our students. This summer we will begin a phased re-opening of our campus. As always, the safety of our students, faculty, […]

Letter to the Editor:  Hey Neighbors and Friends:

Letter to the Editor: Hey Neighbors and Friends:

      I don’t live in fear of the COVID virus. I act with measures I know will lessen the impact on you. When I am frustrated with adapting to COVID, I think of the health care workers, public health and emergency mangers who are working very hard on my behalf and yours. Inspiration […]