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LUB Discusses Solution for ARPA Repayment to Light Plant Customers

LUB Discusses Solution for ARPA Repayment to Light Plant Customers

  The Lamar Utility Board began their 2018 monthly meeting with the financial statements for November 2017 which showed that cash is up $326,438 from October and accounts receivable decreased by $233,471. The total operating revenue for the month was $1,097,657 with operating costs of $840,985 for a gross operating income of $256,672.  When the […]

PMC Update Presented to Lamar City Council

PMC Update Presented to Lamar City Council

Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer for Prowers Medical Center, provided an over-view of the past year’s activities at the hospital for the Lamar City Council during their first meeting of 2018. Loveless referenced six areas of interest: Quality, People, Service, Finance, Growth and Community where the hospital had designed goals for general improvement for the […]

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

    The Lamar City Council was provided with a Highway 287/Main Street construction update by a representative of American Civil Constructors, the engineering firm contracted for the highway upgrade during their January 8th meeting. “Once we get done with the east side between Park and Oak Streets, we’ll start on the median and that […]

Wyatt Declares Re-election Bid as Assessor

Wyatt Declares Re-election Bid as Assessor

    It is with great modesty, that I announce my decision to seek re-election to the office of Prowers County Assessor. I am indebted to the citizens of Prowers County for the trust and confidence they have placed in me in the past, and obligated to serving the property owners of Prowers County in […]

June Ausmus…April 22, 1931 – January 4, 2018

June Ausmus…April 22, 1931 – January 4, 2018

    A celebration of life for lifetime Two Buttes resident, June Ausmus will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Two Buttes Gymnasium with Pastor Terry Krayenhagen officiating. Interment will follow at the Two Buttes Cemetery. Visitation for June will be held at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar […]

LCC Hosting Forum for Vice President Finalists

LCC Hosting Forum for Vice President Finalists

    (Lamar, Colorado; January 4, 2018) With the retirement of Vice President Cheryl Sanchez, Lamar Community College will be hosting finalists for the position of Vice President of Academic and Student Services on January 18 and 19, 2018. LCC President Linda Lujan stated, “I am very grateful for VP Sanchez’s dedicated service and look […]

Holly Trustees Seeking New Building Inspector, Table Truck Parking Ordinance

Holly Trustees Seeking New Building Inspector, Table Truck Parking Ordinance

    The Holly Trustees will soon begin to advertise for a new building inspector, following the acceptance of a resignation letter from Bobby Ward, who has held the position for the town since 2013. Ward’s last day will be at the end of March of this year. The Trustees wanted another look at the […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

  LAMAR, Colo. (December 29, 2017) – Make your New Year’s resolution – Photography! The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 3rd annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are […]

PEP Searching for New Headquarters

PEP Searching for New Headquarters

  Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, is looking for a new office as their last day at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn will be Friday, January 5th.  Several locations have been considered, according to PEP President, Rick Robbins, during their January 2nd meeting at Las Brisas Restaurant.  He stated a facility that includes a conference room […]

Bieker Case Resolved in Prowers County District Court

Bieker Case Resolved in Prowers County District Court

  The cases involving People v. Skye Bieker (17CR119 and 17CR162) were held December 27th, 2017  for a plea and sentencing hearing in Prowers County, District Court. Case 17CR119 involving the alleged knife-point robbery of south Loaf N Jug in April 2017. Mr. Bieker pled guilty to Robbery, a class four felony, and Menacing, a class five […]

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

  The various categories were: Traditional Christmas 1st Place:       Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:      Tony & Nellie Garcia Religious 1st Place:       Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:       Cynthia & Ted Simon Most Original/Unique 1st Place:       Teri & Randy Hetrick 2nd Place:       Mark & Linda Bagley and the Winners of our Drawing during the Old […]

2017 Year in Review – December

2017 Year in Review – December

  Bustang Provides Bus Service to Pueblo Lamar will have a regularly scheduled bus run connecting the city to Pueblo, Monday through Friday, beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Julie Skeen of CIG, representing Bustang Outrider bus service from CDOT, told the council the bus service will run Monday through Friday with one trip per day, […]

2017 Year in Review NOVEMBER

2017 Year in Review NOVEMBER

    Lawsuit Resolved…City of Lamar and ARPA Reach Agreement The City of Lamar and Arkansas River Power Authority have been attempting to reach a settlement regarding the Lamar Repowering Project for several years and the Lamar City Council approved a resolution for the settlement agreement in principle with the power supplier. The city council […]

2017 Year in Review - OCTOBER

2017 Year in Review – OCTOBER

  Groundbreaking for High Plains Pediatric Clinic Expansion work is underway at the High Plains Community Health Center Pediatric Clinic. The construction, to add 2,000 square feet to the building south of the main clinic on Kendall Avenue, will take six months and cost $1M, according to High Plains Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer.   “The adjacent […]

2017 Year in Review - SEPTEMBER

2017 Year in Review – SEPTEMBER

  Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous […]