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To the Citizens of Prowers County: Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

To the Citizens of Prowers County: Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

  To the Citizens of Prowers County: Prowers County Clerk & Recorder I just want to express that I am so very grateful and appreciative of every citizen’s vote that I received in the 2022 General Election. I also want to assure the citizens that I will continue to do the best job I can […]

Dear Editor and Lamar Community,

Dear Editor and Lamar Community,

  We have all been through a very difficult and different last few years. It has been a time of loss and hardship for many people in our area. Often times we want to help those in need, but we are not sure of the best way to help or who we should help. One […]

Letter to the Editor:  Thanks for 2022 Moonlight Madness Assist

Letter to the Editor:  Thanks for 2022 Moonlight Madness Assist

  We need to recognize and thank a few business owners and individuals for their help on Moonlight Madness on October 27th.  Our businesses get asked for help for so many events in the community during the year.  Big or small they always come through for us!  So, let’s remember them when we are in […]

Thanks to All Our Supporters for the Hartman Oktoberfest

Thanks to All Our Supporters for the Hartman Oktoberfest

    Our Hartman Oktoberfest went over without a hitch!  Golden Plains Insurance sponsored the cornhole tournament with winners:  First Place-Saffron Spray Services, Second Place-Team La Junta and Third Place-The Wolfpack.  Thanks to all the folks who came out and played in the tournament. Thanks go out to all our sponsors: Reyman’s, Vasquez Alliances, Country […]

Letter to the Editor: From Colorado

Letter to the Editor: From Colorado

Colorado is amazing and so are the people who live, work and play here. As the Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, I have the honor of leading a statewide law enforcement agency that provides many services and program in an effort to make our communities safe, particularly our roadways. Every two years we launch […]

Letter to the Editor:  Re: McClave School Vote

Letter to the Editor: Re: McClave School Vote

  Dear McClave School District Voters, Please join us in voting yes on the McClave School District bond measure for the upcoming November 8, 2022 election, which will cover approximately 11% of the cost of a school replacement project.  If this bond measure is successful, the McClave School District will then seek financial assistance from […]

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 […]