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Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Work crews are putting the finishing touches to the two lecture halls at Lamar Community College. According to Sean Lirley, Director of Facilities Management, The Bowman building construction was complete in 1968. This is the first renovation/improvement of the halls since 1968. Working with a grant of $642,815, the renovations including removal of all asbestos […]

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Not even 7 o’clock on a Monday morning and the power goes off!   Some residents in southern Lamar had to make other arrangements to their morning routine as a voltage transformer near the Lamar water tanks faulted when it developed a hairline crack.  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained that the outage lasted […]

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; March 24, 2017) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center. The town hall will feature remarks by […]

Depperschmidt Outlines New Project Ideas for PEP

Depperschmidt Outlines New Project Ideas for PEP

Eric Depperschmidt, the new Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, has attended a stream of meetings since he assumed his position with the county economic development organization on March 6th. He provided board members with an overview of his initial activities during the second PEP meeting of the month, March 21st.  Depperschmidt said he has made […]

New Lights for Main Street

New Lights for Main Street

Lamar residents are now noticing some changes along Main Street; new light poles placed along the sidewalks instead of the center median. The new LED lights will cut back on electrical costs while the old ones, situated along the center median, are to be stored at the Lamar Light Plant.  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum Seeks Nominees for Bob Appel Award

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum Seeks Nominees for Bob Appel Award

  Nominations are being accepted for the 13th Annual “Bob Appel – Friend of the Arkansas” Award that is presented each year at the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum. This year’s forum will be April 26-27 at the Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs. Reservations and information about the program are available at […]

Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for March 22 in Denver

Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for March 22 in Denver

Food competition, celebration of state’s ag industry; one of the most popular events under the Golden Dome  A celebration of Colorado’s agricultural producers and agribusinesses is set for Wednesday, March 22, at the Capitol Building in Denver. The 48 ag organizations that make up the Colorado Agriculture Council will once again host Agriculture Day at […]

Early Year Drop in Sales Tax

Early Year Drop in Sales Tax

Sales tax revenue for the City of Lamar declined for January 2017, according to February collections. City Sales tax was down 7.97% for a drop of $20,370 compared to last year.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were off 10.09% for the same period for a decrease of $28,491, comparing $282,450 collected in 2016 to […]

New Development in City of Lamar/ARPA Trial

New Development in City of Lamar/ARPA Trial

  A March 6, 2017 court date was vacated due to an agreement between both parties, the City of Lamar as plaintiff and Arkansas River Power Authority as defendant. A joint motion in Case 31 was issued in District Court to vacate the trial date of March 6-31 and to stay deadlines at the request of […]

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

The Granada Trustees are faced with two expensive issues that will impact the town’s residents in the future. The Trustees discussed their revenue options to upgrade the aging water lines in the community, a matter that is being carried over from last year; and how to afford to bring the town’s landfill into compliance with […]

Main Street Renovation Underway

Main Street Renovation Underway

Motorists are keenly aware that Main Street road construction has commenced in Lamar. The long-anticipated and discussed renovation project got underway on two fronts; the railroad crossing dividing North and South Main Street and what is termed Phase I between Park and Oak Streets. A drainage line is being constructed underneath the railroad tracks and […]

PEP Hires Executive Director

PEP Hires Executive Director

Eric Depperschmidt has been hired by the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board to serve as its new Executive Director. The unanimous vote was taken during a special PEP directors meeting on Friday, February 17th.  The hiring of an experienced director is pivotal to the future implementation of the Prowers County Economic Prosperity Plan. A western […]

Courthouse Rehab Project Gets Underway

Courthouse Rehab Project Gets Underway

Prowers County Courthouse employees are going to have to get used to some changes in the workplace while the HVAC and boiler system undergoes a complete top to bottom overhaul. Work is currently underway on the boiler complex and according to Lee Macke, construction manager of the project and Weston Gouger of 360 Energy, work […]

Council Takes Steps for Infrastructure Upgrades/Repairs

Council Takes Steps for Infrastructure Upgrades/Repairs

Following the council’s Monday night work session on February 6th, members decided to award a bid for a pool liner resurfacing project to RenoSys Corporation. The cost of installation of a PVC membrane lining for the entire pool is $101,816 which is considerably less than the $350,000 estimate from the firm currently doing business with […]

Granada Trustees Approve New Permit Fees

Granada Trustees Approve New Permit Fees

The Granada Trustees voted unanimously to increase the price of building permit fees from $15 to $25 effective immediately. The Trustees also wanted to make sure that the paper permit would be displayed at the place of construction once it had been issued.  The Trustees also voted to purchase computer backup software for the town’s […]