Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

Lamar Light and Power Turbines



Three area students will receive $1,000 each in the 2019 Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Scholarship contest. They are:  Giselle Sanchez from Lamar High School, Blake Wilson from Wiley High School and Jordan Parker from McClave High School.  There were seven applications this year with three from Lamar and McClave and one from Wiley.  LUB and ARPA contribute $500 each to each winner to further their education.  The students have been contacted and their scholarship award will be presented in August with their college registration, according to LUB accountant, Lisa Denman.  Each year, applicants are asked to script an essay relating to some form of power production.

Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted that the T-1 wind turbine is still out of commission, but replacement parts are expected later this month. He noted that an advertisement for letters of interest to fill a recent vacancy on the board will soon be issued.  Hourieh told the board the Mayor of Las Animas said the town will pay the full costs for power restoration of equipment in the burn area between the city and Ft. Lyon from about three weeks ago.  He also note the next monthly ARPA meeting will be held May 30th in Springfield.

By Russ Baldwin

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