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Arkansas River Power Authority to Reduce Electric Rate for 2019

Arkansas River Power Authority to Reduce Electric Rate for 2019

      December 13, 2018. Lamar, Colo. – At its December meeting, the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) Board of Directors adopted its 2019 budget that included a 2% reduction in its wholesale energy rate. The rate decrease comes after several years of stable rates that have not seen any rate increases since 2011. […]

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

    The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meeting of the year, December 11th, to reduce utility rates to electricity customers.   Board members approved Resolution 18-12-03, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment Tariff and they approved a 2019 Electric Cost Adjustment.  Both actions will start to bring down the […]

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

    The Holly Trustees approved Ordinances 524, 525 and 526 this past Wednesday evening, December 5, 2018 adopting the town’s 2019 budget, appropriated sums of money totaling $2,463,191 and setting the mill levy as last year’s rate of 28.866.   The tax revenue from the levy is estimated at $77,448 to be used for general […]

Commercial Club Notes Great Turnout for Holly Holiday Events

Commercial Club Notes Great Turnout for Holly Holiday Events

The December meeting of the Holly Commercial Club was held on December 5, 2018. Two guests were present from the Small Business Development Center. The minutes and treasure reports were approved. The Holly Shopper Report was given by the Honorable John Golden (Golden Printing), and is showing a profit. President Jesse Frey (TBK Bank) raved […]

Lamar Police - County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

Lamar Police – County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, multiple vehicle break-ins occurred in the Lamar area as well as surrounding areas of Prowers County. The vehicles that were broken into were unlocked with the exception of one.  These cases are currently under investigation by the Lamar Police Department as well as […]

Lodging Panel Funds 2019 Requests

Lodging Panel Funds 2019 Requests

    A funding request for promotional materials from Spreading Antlers Golf Course was the only funding application to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel that wasn’t slated for 2019. Jack Van Hook and Ray Gilbert, representing the Golf Course, explained that the nine-hole course is leased from the City of Lamar for $1 per […]

Sanchez Returns to SBDC

Sanchez Returns to SBDC

The Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce the return of Cheryl Sanchez as a SBDC Consultant for Prowers, Baca, and Kiowa Counties. Sanchez served as both SBDC Director and LCC Business faculty in 2000 – 2001 before becoming a full-time faculty member. She eventually retired from LCC as the Vice […]

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 4,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,747,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government decreased 1,300. September estimates were revised down to 2,742,300, and the over the month change from August to September was a […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

      Old Business: Old-Fashioned Christmas will be December 4 from 5-7 P.M. Be looking for information on businesses that will be open that evening.  Santa will be visiting the library that evening as well. The Christmas lighting contest will be held on December 18. Prizes will again be awarded in three different categories:  […]

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

  Prowers County Impact: 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County.  The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated to be able to […]

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

  Wednesday, November 7th, was a win-win day for a lot of middle and high school students from the region participating in the first annual Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair in Lamar.  Working with Ogallala Commons, a non-profit community development network offering leadership and education to students around the region, 63 students from the 5th to […]

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

  It’s that time of year again, which means snow storms are on the horizon. Bad weather isn’t all that bad, because with it comes all of the fun activities we like to do in Colorado such as skiing, sledding, skiing, hiking, and skiing/snowboarders. I joke about the ski season, but when we see a […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Christmas Holidays

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Christmas Holidays

  Holly Commercial Club members met Wednesday, October 3rd, to discuss activities for the approaching holiday season. It was announced the Holly Library will hold a ‘Drawing for Christmas’ on Saturday, December 15th and additional details are available on their facebook page.  There was discussion for Club members to host Christmas drawings, reminiscent of older times.  […]

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

    Voting was held in the Holly Fire and Ambulance District Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to determine the top five vote-getters who will receive a seat on the District Board and will be selected to serve a two year or four year term. That board will also appoint a representative to serve on a […]

Holly Trustees Prepare for Strategic Planning Meeting

Holly Trustees Prepare for Strategic Planning Meeting

    The Holly Trustees will meet for a full day for a strategic planning retreat on Saturday, October 13th and will map out what they and local resident’s suggestions consider to be priority goals for the community.  The session will be led by Sheryl Trent of SBrand Consulting, LLC who has been involved in […]