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Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA (Detailed Article on Council Meeting)

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA (Detailed Article on Council Meeting)

Following a half hour executive session, the Lamar City Council Tuesday night, July 8, took some firm steps with regard to ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, and that organization’s options for the Lamar Repowering Project.  The council voted unanimously to direct its two ARPA representatives, Garth Nieschburg and Houssin Hourieh, to vote No on decommissioning […]

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA

For all of their two votes at the ARPA membership table, the Lamar City Council authorized their representatives to vote no on approving a resolution to reaffirm the organic contract with the Arkansas River Power Authority and revenue bond insurer, Syncora.  Lamar City Attorney, Garth Nieschburg and Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, were also […]

LiveWell Prowers County to Host Community Conversations on Children's Health

LiveWell Prowers County to Host Community Conversations on Children’s Health

As a coalition LiveWell Prowers County has committed to working hard to make sure healthy choices are easy choices in Prowers County. The organization has made progress and has had many successes to celebrate! However, there is still important work to be done. LiveWell Prowers County, Prowers County Health Alliance, and Civic Canopy (the experts the organization […]

Manly Petitions Onto November Sheriff Ballot

Manly Petitions Onto November Sheriff Ballot

The Prowers County Clerk & Recorders Office received an Unaffiliated Candidate Petition for the Prowers County Sheriff’s race by the July 10, 2014 deadline, from candidate Ronald E. Manly. It was determined by the County Clerk’s Office that Ronald E. Manly submitted enough numbers of valid signatures to quality for placement on the 2014 General […]

Decision Time for Lamar City Council on ARPA

Decision Time for Lamar City Council on ARPA

As ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, representatives weigh their options on whether to place the Lamar Repowering Project in cold standby status or decommission the coal plant, the Lamar City Council sought suggestions for their next steps from residents during a public meeting Wednesday, July 2.  The ARPA board will meet to ponder and perhaps […]

Colorado Teen Birth Rate Plummets

Colorado Teen Birth Rate Plummets

  DENVER — Thursday, July 3, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the teen birth rate in Colorado dropped 40 percent from 2009 through 2013, driven by a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment initiative that helps low-income women get long-acting reversible contraceptives. “Unintended pregnancies, especially among teenagers, carry health risks for mother […]

Cook and Zordel Win the GOP Prowers County Primary

Cook and Zordel Win the GOP Prowers County Primary

An unofficial vote count from the June 24 Primary election for Prowers County Commissioner for District 2 shows that the challenger, Ron Cook, has defeated incumbent Joe Marble by a vote of 1153 to 570.  As there are no other candidates for the position, Cook will assume the position, joining Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Henry Schnabel […]

Med Students Get a Taste of Rural Life in Lamar

Med Students Get a Taste of Rural Life in Lamar

  A Rural Immersion Week for 14 students from the University of Colorado-Denver wrapped up activities this past Friday morning, June 20, at Lamar Community Building.  The students, mostly in their early to mid 20’s, took a week-long tour of Lamar and other sites in Prowers County, getting a first-hand look at everyday life is […]

Latest Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Latest Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

  Spring thunderstorms across the area brought some spotty but beneficial moisture to portion of the southeast Colorado plains over the past few months.  This moisture, however, was not widespread enough to put a dent in the severe to exceptional drought that has gripped portions of the southeast Colorado over the past few years. With […]

Colorado Employment Situation - May 2014

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2014

  Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 9,100 over the month from April to May to 2,443,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,700 and government increased 400. Colorado has had 31 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two tenths […]

Prowers County Commissioners Review ARPA /Repowering Project Scenarios

Prowers County Commissioners Review ARPA /Repowering Project Scenarios

The public has a choice of two meetings to learn about developments relating to the ARPA Lamar Repowering Project and the two basic choices Arkansas River Power Authority board members may take to determine the outcome of the coal-fired plant in Lamar.  Meetings will be held on June 25 and June 30, at 7pm, both […]

ARPA Hosts Public Meetings on Lamar Repowering Project

ARPA Hosts Public Meetings on Lamar Repowering Project

  You are cordially invited to attend two public meetings in Lamar hosted by the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) in which ARPA will provide an update on the status of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Consultants that performed economic and engineering analysis on the Project will present the results of their studies. The meetings will […]

There’s a New BIG DOG in Town!

There’s a New BIG DOG in Town!

  Southeast Colorado has an abundance of unwanted and homeless dogs. We have seen them running alongside the highway, eating from dumpsters, loitering around schools, and wandering streets and neighborhoods. Some of these become homeless due to their changed family situation, some show up at homes with other dogs, seeking a home and family where […]

June 24 Primary Election Information

June 24 Primary Election Information

  Jana Coen, Prowers County Clerk & Recorder issued a reminder for active registered voters that all ballots have now been mailed to either their street address or Post Office Box.  If you have not yet received your ballot, come to the Prowers County Clerk’s Office at 301 South Main Street to request a replacement, […]

PMC Immersion Week Underway in Lamar

PMC Immersion Week Underway in Lamar

  Prowers Medical Center is hosting 14 health professional students and two faculty members from the University of Colorado Denver the week of June 16.  The students will learn about various aspects of living in a rural community, as they have expressed an interest in future rural practice locations once they’ve completed their initial medical […]

Canyons & Plains Plans Informational NHA Meetings Scheduled

Canyons & Plains Plans Informational NHA Meetings Scheduled

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado invites the public to attend a series of public meetings to discuss the facts associated with National Heritage Areas. National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are landscapes where the natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources are considered uniquely representative of the American experience. NHAs are designated by Congress. NHAs span public […]

Discussions on Repowering Project Get Heated During First Public Hearing

Discussions on Repowering Project Get Heated During First Public Hearing

  Looking for responsibility, looking for blame, looking for a way out summed up the questions and mood of the 70 to 80 residents who were on hand for the first of three public information meetings, hosted by ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, regarding that board’s two main options for the future of the Lamar […]

Holly Student has Life Changing Experience at HOBY

Holly Student has Life Changing Experience at HOBY

LAKEWOOD, CO – Empower. Lead. Excel. Those are the three words the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) uses as a motto for their participants. HOBY brings juniors-to-be together in state conferences across the nation each summer. The Colorado conference was held June 6 -8 at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood. Grant Thompson was able […]

Lamar Utility Board Notes Slight Revenue Drop, Customer Base

Lamar Utility Board Notes Slight Revenue Drop, Customer Base

The Board’s monthly System Operating Report notes that sales of electricity throughout the month of May have declined 2% and revenues have increased by 2.35%.  The customer base of Lamar Light and Power showed that there has been a reduction of 37 accounts.  That change is reflected on all rate classes when compared to the […]

Outdoor Warning Siren Test this Thursday, June 12

Outdoor Warning Siren Test this Thursday, June 12

Prowers County Office of Emergency Management - Media  Release Prowers County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Lamar Fire Department and Wiley Fire Department will be conducting a unified test of the outdoor warning sirens on Thursday June 12th from 10:00am thru 12:00 noon.  This will include the 7 sirens in the City of […]

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