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Dear Editor, Salvation Army Bill Ringers Making Alteration this Year

Dear Editor, Salvation Army Bill Ringers Making Alteration this Year

  Wow! It’s been quite a year this year! And as we head into the last leg of it, we realize that we’re not quite done yet. As the result of our county’s COVID-19 numbers as well as the subsequent coin shortage, the Lamar Colorado Ministerial Alliance has decided to not hold the annual Salvation […]

Thank You: From Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder, District 35

Thank You: From Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder, District 35

  My eight-year term of office as your state senator is completed. I would like to thank you and humbly state that this has been a pleasure and an honor to serve the greatest senate district in Colorado. The Senate District 35 covers 16 counties in south central and south eastern Colorado and together we […]

Dear Friends and Neighbors; 10-18-20

Dear Friends and Neighbors; 10-18-20

  The haboob combed across our area last week, and as I gathered things in the yard that were not secured, I lost my mask that was hanging from my ear. The mask and words (X@!#) were carried away on the wind with the topsoil. More entertainment for the neighbors. Incredibly fortunate am I to […]

Letter to the Editor:  COVID19 Response

Letter to the Editor: COVID19 Response

  As a proud and new member of the city of Lamar, I am thrilled to see so much positivity in this community despite the impact of COVID19. The uplifting spirit and cooperative characteristics of the community members allow for anyone from anywhere to feel welcome. Although, as in any small town, there are always […]

Letter to the Editor:  Re:  Mask Precautions--Hello Friends and Neighbors!

Letter to the Editor: Re: Mask Precautions–Hello Friends and Neighbors!

After all the prayers for Melania and Donald, I wonder if anyone is praying for all the people they so recklessly exposed to COVID- 19? Nine months of denying COVID-19, stating it was a hoax and it would be over in April, goading anyone who wore a mask, suggesting Americans inject cleaning solution into their […]

Letter to the Editor: Another Economic View of Private Prisons

Letter to the Editor: Another Economic View of Private Prisons

  Mr. Crowder makes a good case for not closing private prisons, and I understand completely how much the money is needed in the communities, but he does not address the reason this law was proposed. The choice is to either close the private prisons or find some way to hold them accountable. The efforts […]

Letter to the Editor:  A Chance to Serve Southern Colorado

Letter to the Editor: A Chance to Serve Southern Colorado

  How many times have we heard that Southern Colorado doesn’t have a say in what happens in our state, especially when it comes to politics? We hear time and time again that Southern Colorado doesn’t have a voice and that our rural communities are ignored. We hear complaints that the Metro area dictates what […]

Letter to Editor:  Re: Impact of Closing of Private Prisons of S.E. Colorado

Letter to Editor: Re: Impact of Closing of Private Prisons of S.E. Colorado

  Dear Editor:  In the past legislative session HB20-1019 was introduced and passed to find ways to close private prisons in Colorado. Due to the pandemic shutdown this was placed on hold with just a study to commence.   Crowley County relies on their private prison to furnish 54% of the tax base while Bent […]

CSP Investigates Roll-over Crash on Hwy 196 in Prowers County

CSP Investigates Roll-over Crash on Hwy 196 in Prowers County

  On Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 05:48 am, a 1997 white GMC Suburban, driven by 19 year old Dakota Owens of McClave, CO, was eastbound on Prowers County Road 196, located west of Prowers County Road 5. Owens lost control of the vehicle and went off the left side of the roadway. The […]

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 […]