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Trump Announces E15 Year-Round

    Oct. 10, 2018 — Yesterday evening, President Trump directed the EPA to being the rule making process to allow for the sale of E15 year-round. This announcement is welcome news to corn country and the biofuels industry. Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) applaud President Trump for keeping […]

LUB Sets 2019 Budget, Approves Annual Uncollected Fees

    The Lamar Utility Board approved the budget for 2019 and approved the write-offs for uncollected fees for 2017 during their October 9th board meeting. The budget includes total revenues in excess of $16.9 million, $15.8 million from retail electric sales and the balance primarily from wind turbine production. Total operating expenses of almost […]

Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

    The Granada Trustees were informed the community has been approved for a $5,000 grant for a water study and a grant for $20,000 for water storage. Town Clerk, Jackie Malone, said she would find out the next steps needed to secure the funding. The Trustees will make a determination at next month’s meeting […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Christmas Holidays

  Holly Commercial Club members met Wednesday, October 3rd, to discuss activities for the approaching holiday season. It was announced the Holly Library will hold a ‘Drawing for Christmas’ on Saturday, December 15th and additional details are available on their facebook page.  There was discussion for Club members to host Christmas drawings, reminiscent of older times.  […]

City Sells Land, Buys Vehicles

        The Lamar City Council approved two lease agreements during their regular meeting, October 8th. One was with Frontier Bank for the lease-purchase of a new Fire Truck.  The agreement is for ten years with a first payment of $43,223.24 due this year and a fixed interest rate of 3.95%.  A second, […]

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

    Voting was held in the Holly Fire and Ambulance District Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to determine the top five vote-getters who will receive a seat on the District Board and will be selected to serve a two year or four year term. That board will also appoint a representative to serve on a […]

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  • UPDATED INFO: Michael C. Pacheco…January 25, 1999 – October 7, 2018

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