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City Sales Tax January 2018 Revenue Report

City Sales Tax January 2018 Revenue Report

    City Sales Tax for the City of Lamar for January 2018 showed a slight increase of 1.24% or $2,914 over the previous year. Collections for 2017 were $235,142 compared to 2018 of $238,056.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 10.09% over the previous year with a gain of $25,630.  Collections for […]

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

  The Lamar City Council tabled Resolution 18-03-01 for the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority until additional contract information included in the Preliminary Official Statement can be reviewed. The council set March 19th as an additional meeting date to review the documents which will be sent to them as of […]

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

    The Holly Trustees approved Resolution 2018-3, acknowledging and approving the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority. A follow-up presentation of the refunding proposal was made to the trustees by ARPA General Manager, Rick Rigel, during their March 7th monthly meeting.  He outlined the plans for them during their February […]

Roof Goes Up, Tree Comes Down

Roof Goes Up, Tree Comes Down

    Signs of warmer weather are apparent in town. Several Lamar City work crews were taking down two trees in Willow Creek Park on Wednesday while our winds weren’t as strong as they have been recently.  One crewman on the ground said the two trees, one on either side of the creek, are about 85% […]

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

The second phase of US Highway 287 construction through downtown Lamar has been underway for about three weeks now and it seems to be moving at a quicker pace than the initial phase of roadwork between Park and Oak Streets. Crews recently installed a waterline on the south side of the railroad tracks to the […]

Commissioners Announce Openings on Deadman Drainage District

Commissioners Announce Openings on Deadman Drainage District

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County and who either own or lease property in the Deadman Drainage District to fill (2) two positions on the District Board.   One position holds a 6 year term which expires in August 2023. One position holds […]

Brief Meeting for Utility Board

Brief Meeting for Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session on Tuesday, February 27th to approve purchase orders totaling $173,377 and a payment of bills totaling $774,375.  The board approved a bid submitted to them by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh for pole mount and pad mount transformers. Hourieh said the low bid submitted came […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

  LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Atmos Energy has rescheduled its’ pipe replacement projects in Lamar, Colorado for June, 2018. The projects have been delayed until summer due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of its […]

Slow Burn on the Creek

Slow Burn on the Creek

    The Lamar Fire Department took advantage of the calm winds from Wednesday, February 14th, to burn off the growth of weeds in the Willow Creek Canal, east of the park. Although it has been a dry season, the creek still had a small supply of running water. Crews stood watch as clumps of […]

Solar Power Options Discussed at Utility Board Meeting

Solar Power Options Discussed at Utility Board Meeting

    The Lamar Light Plant and ARPA board members continue to explore solar power options. Hourieh said he and LUB president, Doug Thrall, met recently with Renewable Energy Sources representatives to discuss a power purchase agreement to ‘solar garden’ the service area.  Solar gardens are centrally-located solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that provide electricity to […]

Holly Preparing for April Municipal Election

Holly Preparing for April Municipal Election

  A resolution was passed during the Holly Trustees town meeting on February 7th, allowing Town Clerk, Megan Jara, to appoint election judges for the town’s regular municipal elections for the first Tuesday in April. There will be two candidates for Mayor, incumbent Tony Garcia and Derrell Bailey and there are five candidates for three […]

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

  The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors conducted their annual meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, at the Lamar Community Building. PEP President Rick Robbins and Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt capped the accomplishments of the revised economic development organization for 2017. Last year, the PCDI organization had been given new guidance by an economic focus […]

Lamar Street Projects and Crime Trends Discussed at Council Work Session

Lamar Street Projects and Crime Trends Discussed at Council Work Session

    The Lamar City Council received a two-fold briefing from Pat Mason, Public Works Director and Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller during an information-oriented work session this past Monday, February 5th. Mason gave an update on street improvement projects over the past five years, made available through the council’s budget for street, curb and […]

LCC Hosted 2nd Annual SCALE in Lamar

LCC Hosted 2nd Annual SCALE in Lamar

    Several dozen area farmers and ranchers, coupled with about a dozen ag-oriented exhibitors attended the second annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center on Friday, February 2nd. The expo offers information from noted speakers as well as demonstrations of ag-related products. Several different ‘breakout’ seminars were […]

Atmos Energy Begins Natural Gas Pipe Replacement Projects in Lamar

Atmos Energy Begins Natural Gas Pipe Replacement Projects in Lamar

    System Upgrades Ensure Safe & Reliable Service to Customers LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 01, 2018) – Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of our natural gas delivery system. In 2018, these pipe-replacement efforts will be focused in Greeley, Durango and […]