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Letter to the Editor:  RE:  Roe – Wade Ramifications

Letter to the Editor:  RE:  Roe – Wade Ramifications

  With 13 states (Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) with trigger laws, and the Supreme Court overturning Roe, embryos are constitutionally protected human beings. It seems that someone who really believed embryos were people would object to them being frozen and “stored” indefinitely, such […]

Letter to the Editor:  Marijuana Viewpoint

Letter to the Editor:  Marijuana Viewpoint

  They’re coming for your children.  According to SAMSHA, “young adult marijuana use outpaces other age groups in the United States”.  Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area states that these trends are significant in states that have legalized marijuana. The use of marijuana by youth leads to severe consequences and sometimes irreversible harm.  However, […]

Letter to the Editor:  Gaines Announces Candidacy to PMC Board

Letter to the Editor:  Gaines Announces Candidacy to PMC Board

  I, Kelli Gaines, am announcing my candidacy for the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors. It is my belief that service in our communities is a responsibility that we all share.  I am well qualified for the role and can and will serve the citizens in Prowers and Baca Counties to the best of […]

Letter to the Editor:  Costs of Marijuana

Letter to the Editor:  Costs of Marijuana

Does the City of Lamar want marijuana dispensaries in our community? Colorado ranks number 4 in the nation for drug abuse, addiction. However, drug treatment and therapies in this state are limited. Only 3% of the people with addiction issues are able to find the help they need. Colorado ranks #6 in the nation for […]

Letter to the Editor: Brooke Announcement for PMC Board Election

Letter to the Editor: Brooke Announcement for PMC Board Election

    Dear Editor Baldwin, I, Jay Brooke, present myself as the best qualified candidate to represent this great community on the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors.  This claim is backed up by 50 years of experience in the healthcare arena, including as a clinician, supervisor, and High Plains CEO.  Along the way, I […]

Letter to the Editor:  Kee Announcement for PMC Board Election

Letter to the Editor:  Kee Announcement for PMC Board Election

  My name is Kristin Kee, and I am proud to announce that I am running for a seat on the Prowers County Hospital District Board of Directors on May 3, 2022, and I am asking for your vote. My family and I moved to Lamar in 2009, and this is where my healthcare background […]

Letter to the Editor: Recommended Closure of Lamar VA Clinic

Letter to the Editor: Recommended Closure of Lamar VA Clinic

  Veteran’s Assemble!  Help Keep Lamar and Other Rural VA Clinics Open An independent evaluation was completed on all VA clinics in the Nation. Rural Clinics with a low number of veterans enrolled in healthcare were recommended for closure. This includes Lamar. We need all veterans in Southeast Colorado to enroll in VA healthcare at […]

Letter to the Editor:  Ukraine History of Resistance

Letter to the Editor:  Ukraine History of Resistance

A Ukrainian colleague suggested I watch “Winter on Fire”, a documentary on Netflix of the peaceful resistance of Ukrainians during the attempt at destruction of their democracy in 2013. She thought it captured the heart of Ukrainians. I am utterly inspired by the people in Ukraine and their unwavering courage in pursuit of democracy. The […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:  Sports, Referees, Spectators

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sports, Referees, Spectators

  On Tuesday 2-15-2022  I, Diana Tixier, the Grandmother of two of the varsity basketball players who play for Wiley High School and great Aunt to one of the Varsity girls, attended the basketball games in Granada, Colorado to watch them play.  The games were between the Granada/Wiley Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys. I arrived […]

Invitation to Community Leaders and Veterans Regarding VA Benefits/Care

Invitation to Community Leaders and Veterans Regarding VA Benefits/Care

  I appreciate the opportunity to meet with you about Veterans in your area, and how we may work effectively together to ensure that all eligible Veterans get timely, world-class health care and their families access the benefits they earned.  It will be great to hear from you about community needs, ideas and initiatives that we can […]

Another Successful Snow Goose Festival

Another Successful Snow Goose Festival

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival saw another successful event February 3-6. We had over 100 people join us in attendance on our paid tours. We saw over 150 people come to enjoy the free programs, tours, trade show / craft fair, and silent auction. We heard from an amazing keynote, Jonathan Reitz, an […]

Letter to the Editor from Jay Brooke

Letter to the Editor from Jay Brooke

  I have proudly served on the Board of the Domestic Safety Resource Center for the past thirty-five years.  As you may or may not know, the Center provides crisis intervention and support services for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking in Baca, Prowers, Kiowa and Cheyenne Counties. We recently experienced a […]

The Prowers Journal Letter to the Editor Guidelines

The Prowers Journal Letter to the Editor Guidelines

  Letters should not be copies of letters to someone else or “open letters” to a third party.  The letter should not reply to an earlier letter that was itself a reply to another writer. A writer or household may be represented in the column only once in 30 days. Letters must be submitted with the […]

Letter to the Editor:  Sam Zordel

Letter to the Editor: Sam Zordel

To the Citizens of Prowers County, It has been a great pleasure serving as the Sheriff of Prowers County, this term. This job hasn’t always been the easiest, but it has been the most rewarding, being able to interact and serve the citizens of Prowers County, my employees and with the other offices of this county. I […]

Letter to the Editor:  From Eric Niemeyer

Letter to the Editor:  From Eric Niemeyer

  “About three weeks ago I announced my retirement from High Plains Community Health Center. I did this with a heavy heart, having come to love my coworkers, our patients and many friends. My retirement will allow my family to focus on its personal needs and to be closer to extended family in another state. […]