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Growing up in a household where Republicans, Democrats, Christians, Atheists, Jews, and people that did not speak English were welcome at the dinner table made for lively mealtimes. Arguing and debate was expected. Listening to perceptions, other than our own, was required. Questioning where you got your facts was anticipated. What was not tolerated were […]

Letter to the Editor:  9-11 Tribute Committee

Letter to the Editor: 9-11 Tribute Committee

  On behalf of the Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Foundation, we wish to extend a heart felt thank you to the many organizations, businesses and individuals that made this year’s Remembrance a success. Our goal of reflecting and honoring First Responders and Military has never wavered!  Their commitment, dedication and sacrifice for both community and country were brought into […]

November Ballot Measures 2A& 2B to Voters: Can Lamar Tax and Sell Regulated Marijuana

November Ballot Measures 2A& 2B to Voters: Can Lamar Tax and Sell Regulated Marijuana

  To The Editor: Did you know Lamar residents are funding education, recreation and infrastructure in other communities every time they drive to another jurisdiction to purchase legal marijuana?   Ballot Measures 2A & 2B ask voters to take money out of the hands of other jurisdictions and put it to work for the residents of […]

Crespin Announces Bid for Re-Election

Crespin Announces Bid for Re-Election

  Letter to the Editor: I am honored to announce my candidacy for re-election as the Mayor for the City of Lamar.  Since having been elected in 2019, many things have changed in our community. Shortly after my swearing in, the COVID pandemic hit our nation. Despite the challenges we faced during the COVID pandemic, the City […]

Letter to the Editor:  Successful Class Reunion

Letter to the Editor:  Successful Class Reunion

  Thank you to all who attended, participated and worked to organize the 50th year reunion of the Lamar High School Class of 1971. As we came together this past Saturday evening, July 31st, at the Shore Arts Center and Pocket Park, this truly was blessed.  That you also to those who prepared and brought […]

Search to Continue for Lamar City Administrator

Search to Continue for Lamar City Administrator

The City Council held interviews and hosted a community Meet and Greet for the new City Administrator on Friday, July 30th, 2021. The results of the interviews were discussed during a special Executive Session held on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. Following the Executive Session, I contacted the preferred candidate to discuss the opportunity. After some […]

Dear Editor:  Regarding Agriculture Environmentalism

Dear Editor: Regarding Agriculture Environmentalism

    If the country is serious about tackling climate change, we ought to be sure to include the original environmentalists: our farmers and ranchers. Senator Michael Bennet understands as much with the Growing Climate Solutions Act, of which he is a co-sponsor. The act enables the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide technical […]

Letter to the Editor:  Thank you for Community Assistance

Letter to the Editor:  Thank you for Community Assistance

  On behalf of the Tri-State 9.11 Tribute Foundation, I wish to express our gratitude to the many volunteers that helped on our workday held Saturday morning May 8th, 2021, at our site next to the Big Timbers Museum. Chad Sailors and Anthony La Tour brought over 20 young athletes from Lamar Middle and High […]

To the Editor:  Thank You to our Friends and Neighbors:

To the Editor: Thank You to our Friends and Neighbors:

    Our family went through a recent lengthy and devastating health crisis.  We could not have imagined the seriousness of Nick’s illness which began as a minor ailment and rapidly grew to a life or death situation in a span of a few days.  After three weeks of hospitalization, we received the news we […]

Letter to the Editor:  Regarding Herd Immunity

Letter to the Editor:  Regarding Herd Immunity

  As the wind howls, I am discussing herd immunity on the phone with someone who has formally studied it for many years and looking out my window to see a prized rosebush is still alive after our hard freeze in February. Data from various pandemics over time and the outcomes on the people who […]

Letter to the Editor:  Comment on Prop 16

Letter to the Editor: Comment on Prop 16

  To the Editor: I wrote this. It was adopted by the Rural Initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party. The only good thing about Proposition 16 – the PAUSE act – is that it has brought Democrats, Republicans, and Independents together to fight this extremist proposition. Prop 16, the PAUSE proposal, ignores important and accepted […]

An Open Love Letter to All Those Who Provide Our Food

An Open Love Letter to All Those Who Provide Our Food

  Dear Colorado Ag Producers:  We have once again been gifted an opportunity to express how much we value YOU. We commend YOU as those whom we rely on to make sure we have food to eat. We feel an intense sense of pride thinking about our Ag Community, and with good reason. Colorado Department […]

Letter to Editor from CO Ag Commissioner, Kate Greenberg

Letter to Editor from CO Ag Commissioner, Kate Greenberg

  The past year has been a very challenging one for our state and the world. We’ve had to reinvent the way we do things in order to save as many lives as possible and get out of the crisis that has been brought on by the pandemic. As livestock producers, you face challenges few […]

Letter from Prowers County Board of Commissioners:

Letter from Prowers County Board of Commissioners:

    RE: SB21-033 – Conservation Easement Reparations Dear Senators & Representatives: The Board of Prowers County Commissioners urges our Colorado lawmakers to vote in favor of SB21-033, to finally repair the restore land owners and tax credit buyers who acted in good faith, but were severely damaged by the Colorado Department of Revenue’s wrongful […]

Letter to the Editor:  Zonta Rose Day

Letter to the Editor: Zonta Rose Day

  We are contacting you to remind you about Zonta Rose Day. Each year this day is held in conjunction with International Women’s Day, which was established by the United Nations in 1977, to celebrate the rights of women and international peace. The Zonta Club of Prowers County will be sponsoring its 17th annual Rose […]