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Equipment Removal Underway at Lamar Light Plant

Equipment Removal Underway at Lamar Light Plant

    The process has begun for the eventual removal of the Lamar Repowering Project along North Second and East Maple Streets in Lamar. For the past two days, a crew has been breaking down the Light Plant’s gas turbine, a five-megawatt Merc 50 unit which was purchased by Quantum Power. They subcontracted the transport […]

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

      Prowers County Public Health & Environment announces their annual flu shot clinics for 2020. Due to the current situation of COVID 19 and to protect our staff and residents, only drive through flu clinics will be offered. Vaccine will be available for both children and adults including High Dose vaccine, for those […]

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment September 23, 2020 The cumulative total for Prowers County is now at 94 cases with seven hospitalizations and zero deaths. Kiowa County has just posted its first covid case, a sixty-plus year-old female who is under observation at home and is doing well. The Covid cases […]

VA Eastern Colorado Free Flu Shot Schedule

VA Eastern Colorado Free Flu Shot Schedule

The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is hosting free drive-thru clinics for Veterans across all sites of care. This year during the pandemic, it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. If a veteran is unable to attend a drive-thru clinic, they should speak with their patient aligned care team. Here […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

  Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined one and eight-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent. Other highlights from the […]

Lamar Utility Board Explores Rate Options

Lamar Utility Board Explores Rate Options

    The Lamar Utility Board spent the better part of their September 15th meeting discussing rate increase options with Andrew Ross, Director of Retail Utility Services and Member Relations from Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, the firm that conducted the rate analysis for a proposed rate increase to take effect January 1, 2021. The proposed […]

General Election Ballot Information

General Election Ballot Information

  Election Day – November 3, 2020   2020 General Election ballots will be mailed to “ACTIVE” registered electors (voters) during the week of October 12-16, 2020.   UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) ballots will go out no later than Saturday, September 19, 2020. (Military and Citizens living overseas during the election) […]

Prowers County Elections Ballot Trax Now Available to Voters

Prowers County Elections Ballot Trax Now Available to Voters

    Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold today announced that for the first time, voters in all 64 counties will be able to track the status only of their individual mail ballots for the 2020 General Election with a program offered by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Voters will be able to receive […]

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

  The Lamar City Council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution No. 20-09-01 which opposes a basic rate adjustment for Light Plant customers during their September 14th meeting. Prior to the Lamar Utilities Board public hearing on Tuesday, September 29th, regarding a proposed 1.4% electric rate increase for several classes of customers, including residential, the Lamar […]

Tax Revenues for Lamar Continue to Gain

Tax Revenues for Lamar Continue to Gain

      City Sales Tax collections for the City of Lamar for this past July increased by 4.82% for an increase of $14,491.47 and Use Tax collections were up 13.56% for a gain of $4,048.71. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 4.65% for a gain over last July of $15,376.54. Year to […]

Annual 9/11 Tribute Observed with Car Rally

Annual 9/11 Tribute Observed with Car Rally

    The current pandemic has caused numerous long-range plans to be curtailed and the annual 9/11 Tribute and Memorial Parade was among the events that had to offer a postponement until next year. Not to say that an observance wasn’t held though. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual event honoring law enforcement, our military […]

LCC Student Receives National Scholarship

LCC Student Receives National Scholarship

  Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) student Kristine May has been named a 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar. “Great news for Kristine May, whose recognition was postponed from last spring, but will now be celebrated this fall,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, President, LCC. “We are excited to have […]

Public Hearing for Street Name Change

Public Hearing for Street Name Change

    The Lamar City Council has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, September 14th, to discuss changing Ridge Trail to Trail Ridge. The meeting begins at 7pm in council chambers or through streaming resources. The current road connects to Sunset Ridge in the neighborhood south of town, off Memorial Drive, known as The Ridges. […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations-September 2020

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations-September 2020

  ARPA Board Reviews Preliminary 2021 Budget: A preliminary budget was presented to the ARPA Board of Directors at its August 27 meeting that anticipates a rate decrease for 2021. The proposed decrease in the energy rate for 2021 will reduce ARPA’s rate by approximately 3%. The budget includes total revenues of $30.4 million, power […]

9/11 Memorial Rally Planned for September 11th

9/11 Memorial Rally Planned for September 11th

    The annual 9/11 and First Responder Tribute Memorial Parade is not being held this year due to COVID-19 concerns for the health and welfare of local residents. It has been re-scheduled for September 12, 2021, but Doug Harbour, organizer of the yearly memorial activities, has announced that a motor rally and parade will […]