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Holly Trustees Review Impact of ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

Holly Trustees Review Impact of ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

  A special event liquor permit was granted by the Holly Trustees to the Holly Volunteer Fire Department following a public hearing at the town depot on Wednesday, June 6th.  The permit allows alcoholic beverages to be served during a car show and concert event from 10am to midnight on Saturday, September 29th. The Holly […]

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

  Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, suggested board members consider inviting groups or individuals to meet with prospective business developers for potential financing. Leiker explained the idea during the monthly board meeting held in Granada this past Tuesday, June 5th.   He said the group would be similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank” and would […]

Lamar Honkers Welcome New Locksmith Business

Lamar Honkers Welcome New Locksmith Business

  Lamar Chamber of Commerce directors and Honker members welcomed E & D Locksmith to the area. The locksmith service, owned and operated by Eric George and Denise Carder, will provide on-call 24/7 response at 719-691-4726. Formerly Mikey’s Locksmith, George and Carder recently assumed the operation and may also be reached at edlockslamar@gmail.com. Photo:  Ashley […]

TBK Bank Employees Donate to Sparrow House Ministries

TBK Bank Employees Donate to Sparrow House Ministries

    “TBK Bank employees have been donating some of their time through May, working at the food bank at Sparrow House Ministries,” said Brenda May, TBK Business Development Officer, adding that their experience has been very eye opening. May said the bank’s employees donated $250 of their own money to the food bank which […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

      System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability of Natural Gas Service   LAMAR, Colo. (May 30, 2018) –Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system. Beginning Monday, June 4, 2018, these pipe replacement efforts will […]

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

    The Colorado State Patrol’s Lamar Port of Entry invites you to join in for Harvest Time. During the week of May 28-31, the CSP will be in Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties to ensure safety and compliance during harvest season. The CSP will be in Kiowa County at milepost 193 on Highway 96 […]

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

  In order to respond to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018 , in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, […]

H. Manning Co Sold to Wagner Equipment

H. Manning Co Sold to Wagner Equipment

Wagner Equipment Co. purchases Ag Equipment location in Lamar Colorado Monday May 21st, 2018,   Lamar Colorado, Wagner Equipment Co. will be the new AGCO and Ag allied products dealer, serving customers in the Lamar area.  H. Manning Co., after many years of dedicated service in the Lamar area, has chosen to sell their business assets […]

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pueblo, CO — A documentary film about the value and importance of the Arkansas River will debut on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, May 31st at 8:00 PM. The Arkansas River: from Leadville to Lamar explores the economic and social importance of the river including its recreational, municipal, and agricultural value. […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,717,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,300 and government increased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from March to April […]

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

    Prowers County voters will decide to approve or deny a quarter per cent county sales tax increase to fund future emergency ambulance services. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the resolution placing the question on the ballot for this November’s general election during their May 16th meeting.  The sales tax comes to twenty-five cents […]

Steady Forward Progress on Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue

Steady Forward Progress on Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue

      Money is being spent in Lamar as figures for the March Sales and Use Tax report indicates healthy revenues. The 3% City Sales Tax is up 10.21% over this time last year for a gain of $28,741.  Collections for 2017 were $281,626 while this year was $310,368.  Use Tax collections are up […]

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

  The Lamar City Council covered a lot of territory during their May 14th meeting this past Monday. In a related article highlighted in The Prowers Journal, the council approved an ordinance on first reading for a Power Purchase Agreement between the City and Tri-State G & T and terminating the Power Supply Agreement with […]

Council Approves ARPA Bond Sale Ordinance

Council Approves ARPA Bond Sale Ordinance

  The Lamar City Council approved, on first reading, the Power Purchase Agreement between the City of Lamar and Tri-State G & T and the termination of the Power Supply Agreement between the City and Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA). As part of the agreement, the city approved ARPA’s execution of the Defeasance Funding and […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2018

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2018, is forecast at 83.60 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 4 percent below last year’s production of 86.86 million […]