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Schaefer Selected as Interim Lamar Librarian

Schaefer Selected as Interim Lamar Librarian

  Todd Schaefer, a substitute teacher for Wiley middle and junior high school and a board member of the Lamar Library, has been appointed as a replacement for Debbie Reynolds, the former librarian.  Schaefer has been a board member for just over a year and has lived in Prowers County with his young family for […]

Honkers Welcome Arkansas Valley Paintball and AJM Repair

Honkers Welcome Arkansas Valley Paintball and AJM Repair

Lock and Load your paintballs!  The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently visited Arkansas Valley Paintball at their headquarters at 310 East Washington Street in Lamar.  Dustin and Amber Miller are available to set you and your group up with a paintball party indoors and coming soon, an outdoor range.  Admission prices are set for adults and […]

Honkers Welcome Newest Ed Jones Financial Advisor

Honkers Welcome Newest Ed Jones Financial Advisor

Members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers visited Theron Hammer, financial advisor with Ed Jones at his office at 800 South Main Street in Lamar.  Hammer will replace Bob Jarvis who is retiring.  “It is a gradual transition as Bob still comes in to the office to stay up to date on affairs,” explained Hammer.  He […]

PMC Holds Election of Officers, Rain Delays Construction

PMC Holds Election of Officers, Rain Delays Construction

The move to maintain the Prowers Medical Center board of directors in their same positions as last year was approved by unanimous consent during Wednesday’s monthly meeting.  Julie Branes will remain chairman and Ron Farmer as vice-chair with Connie Brase as secretary-treasurer and Amber Rider as recording secretary.  Attorney Joseph Bower was retained for another […]

Siemsen Replacing Mary Root in County Land Use Position

Siemsen Replacing Mary Root in County Land Use Position

The Prowers County Commissioners approved the appointment of Keith Siemsen, Environmental Health Manager for the county, as the Environmental Health and Land Use Manager, Prowers County Floodplain Administrator, and Prowers County Planning and Zoning Supervisor.  This move will consolidate two offices under one director in light of the retirement of Mary Root which takes effect […]

George Gotto Begins PCDI Interim Executive Director Duties

George Gotto Begins PCDI Interim Executive Director Duties

George Gotto, the interim Executive Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated, held his first monthly meeting, Tuesday May 26.  Gotto was recently hired by the economic development organization to replace the former executive director while the board members create a new job description for a permanent replacement. Gotto’s report to the board was brief, detailing […]

Interim Librarian Expected Shortly

Interim Librarian Expected Shortly

“The Lamar Library Advisory Board has been exceptionally helpful in providing a list of local candidates to act as the city’s interim librarian while we search for a full-time replacement,” explained Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, late last week.  The city had announced the retirement of Debbie Reynolds as Librarian for the Lamar Public Library […]

Comer and Lira Receive Walter Ely Scholarship Funds

Comer and Lira Receive Walter Ely Scholarship Funds

Amber Comer and Rey Lira, both students at Lamar High School, were selected by the SDS board of directors to receive $500 for the 5th anniversary from the Walter Ely Scholarship Fund.    The official presentation was held Monday, May 18, at the Southeastern Developmental Services offices on South 4th Street in Lamar. Each of the […]

ARPA/LUB Scholarships Announced; Exploration of New Power Source Continues

ARPA/LUB Scholarships Announced; Exploration of New Power Source Continues

The Lamar Utility Board held a brief general meeting before moving into executive session regarding the assets of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Prior to that, the December 2014 Financial Report was delivered which showed that cash was up $159,533 from November and accounts receivable increased by $155,456.  There was a gross operating loss for the […]

ARPA Board Signs Sales Agency Agreement for the Lamar Repowering Project

ARPA Board Signs Sales Agency Agreement for the Lamar Repowering Project

The Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) has entered into an agreement with International Process Plants (IPP) to assist with the marketing and sale of the Lamar Repowering Project power plant. IPP is a global asset recovery firm based in Princeton, New Jersey with offices and infrastructure in seventeen different countries. The contract with IPP follows […]

Turnaround Noted in Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue

Turnaround Noted in Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue

Tax Revenues collected by the City of Lamar for this past March have shown an overall increase.  City sales tax is up 9.52% for a $26,935 gain over the same time last year.  Use Tax and Other Tax collections, while traditionally smaller, noted a drop of about $14,000 combined, over the same period.  Totaled, the […]

Lamar Council Okays Funding to Support Southwest Chief Route

Lamar Council Okays Funding to Support Southwest Chief Route

Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller gave the oath of office to the city’s newest officer, Thomas Dunagan, who recently graduated from the Otero Junior College Law Enforcement Agency.  He began his orientation training in Lamar on April 30 of this year.  “With Officer Dunagan’s hiring, we’re now at our budgeted strength of 20 officers for […]

Las Brisas Upgrades Considered by Urban Renewal Authority, Taco Johns to Re-Open

Las Brisas Upgrades Considered by Urban Renewal Authority, Taco Johns to Re-Open

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board considered a request from Alfred Bergquist and Armando Bieza for funding to help remodel their restaurant, Las Brisas, at 300-302 South Main Street in Lamar this past Monday, May 11th. Bergquist wants to continue to make improvements to the property which he purchased in 2013.  Funds from the Urban […]

Holly Trustees Continue Administrator Search

Holly Trustees Continue Administrator Search

The Holly Board of Trustees had been close to finalizing a contract with a potential new City Administrator, but the candidate, Eric Duthie, indicated he would not be available for the position.  Jerry L’Estrange, the interim administrator, will continue to serve the city in that capacity.  Megan Jara, Holly Town Clerk said there is about […]

Gov. Hickenlooper names Irv Halter as Executive Director of Department of Local Affairs

Gov. Hickenlooper names Irv Halter as Executive Director of Department of Local Affairs

  DENVER — Tuesday, April 28, 2015— Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Irving “Irv” Halter, Jr., will be the executive director of the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) effective May 1, 2015. “Irv Halter has a distinguished career in the public and private sector. His vast experience and passion for good government will greatly benefit […]

Colorado Employment Situation | March 2015

Colorado Employment Situation | March 2015

Total nonfarm payroll jobs declined 3,900 from February to March to 2,504,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 4,600 and government increased 700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from February to March 2015 at 4.2 percent. The number of people actively participating […]

Taking an Informed Step to the Future

Taking an Informed Step to the Future

What do around 400 high school students have in common?  At one point, they all start to develop an interest and concern about how they’ll earn a living, what interests they have in the future job market, and what type of experience and education they’ll need to achieve their goals. Some of those questions were […]

Lamar Utilities Board Keeps Power Development Options Open

Lamar Utilities Board Keeps Power Development Options Open

Lamar Utilities Board Extends Green Castle Agreement The Lamar Utilities Board, following an executive session on Tuesday, April 14, voted for a third extension of the agreement with Green Castle to pursue development of a natural gas power plant for Lamar.  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained the energy development firm needs more […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Posts Another Monthly Gain

Lamar City Sales Tax Posts Another Monthly Gain

Total Sales and Use Tax Collections for the City of Lamar are up 6.18%, or $15,660, for the month of February.  Collections for the early year total $268,956 compared to the same time last year when collections were at $253,564.  City Sales Tax was up 7.81% for a $17,326 increase in that single category. Year […]

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Hold 145th Annual Banquet

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Hold 145th Annual Banquet

LAS ANIMAS – Industry updates, elections and a team sorting drew ranchers from throughout Southeast Colorado to the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association’s annual events on Saturday, April 11. The membership heard updates and had an opportunity to interact with State Sen. Larry Crowder (R-35) and numerous speakers. Updates were from brand commissioner Chris […]