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Holly Electric Rates to Remain Unchanged

Holly Electric Rates to Remain Unchanged

    Holly Mayor, Calvin Melcher, cast the tie-breaking vote for Ordinance 530 to prevent the raising of rates and tariffs for municipal electric customers. The four to three split had Trustees Corey Stephens, Jacob Holdren and Joshua Reinert in favor and Larry Sitts, Anthony Moldenhauer and Rod Swisher opposed. The tie was ended with […]

2019 Year in Review - SEPTEMBER

2019 Year in Review – SEPTEMBER

The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year.   Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased Advanced Treatment Center at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar, owned by Doug Carrigan, held a by-invitation open house for those associated with the corrections […]

2019 Year in Review - AUGUST

2019 Year in Review – AUGUST

    The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year.   Boxley of Lamar – 2019 Governor’s Service Awards Recipients Announced DENVER —Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera presented the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards, presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community […]

Economic Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Colorado’s Economy

Economic Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Colorado’s Economy

    The Office of State Planning and Budgeting has released the December economic forecast showing continued growth in Colorado’s economy.   “Colorado’s economy remains strong with low unemployment, and we must continue to ensure our agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and other critical industries remain on the right path,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We want every […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Announces 2019 Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

Colorado Department of Agriculture Announces 2019 Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

    Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has approved four new industrial hemp seed varieties, bringing the total number of approved industrial hemp seed varieties in Colorado to 17. Following a year-long, statewide THC validation and observation trial period, the newly approved industrial hemp seeds are now eligible to be grown […]

Council Begins Community Improvements for 2020

Council Begins Community Improvements for 2020

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority voted to table a request for $5,105 in additional funding for Wild West Athletics during its December 23rd meeting. The funding is intended to cover unanticipated exterior work at Wild West Athletics at 110 North Main Street in Lamar. The LRA had earlier approved a request for $8,920 for […]

CPW Celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

CPW Celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

  DENVER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act this month. NAWCA, signed in December 1989, provides financial support for waterfowl habitat that also supports a multitude of other wetland-related wildlife species. NAWCA provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, […]

ARPA December 2019 Business Operations Summary

ARPA December 2019 Business Operations Summary

ARPA Board Adopts 2020 Budget. At its December meeting, the ARPA Board approved its operating budget for 2020 in the amount of $26,412,190. The 2020 Budget supports the Board’s ongoing plan to accumulate sufficient cash to retire 2010 bonds when they become callable in 2020. The Budget will ensure funding for operations including adequate revenue […]

Colorado Employment Situation - November 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 4,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from October to November for a total of 2,796,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,100 and government increased 1,000. October estimates were revised up to 2,792,700, and the over the month change from September to October was an […]

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution setting the 2020 county budget at $31,811,431 this past Tuesday, December 10th following a public hearing. The mill levy was set at 27.17 mills upon each dollar of the total valuation for assessment of all taxable property in the county for 2020. That amount is $138,234,274 […]

Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

    Colorado Green Holdings, LLC received permission from the Prowers County Planning and Zoning Commission for an amended Special Use Permit on Wednesday, December 11th. The permit will allow the company to reduce the number of turbines from 108 to 100 over the next several months and was granted following a public hearing. Avanagrid […]

New Members Join the City Council Line-up, New Concrete Work Planned for South Main Street

New Members Join the City Council Line-up, New Concrete Work Planned for South Main Street

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority ratified a December 6th phone poll approving the submission of a letter of support to the City of Lamar. The letter will be included in a Brownsfield Grant application to help defray costs with the abatement, demolition and removal of the former Troy Manor Motel which is located just south […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Report

City of Lamar Sales Tax Report

      City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue for October, collected in November showed a gain of 11.88% this year over 2018 for a net of $31,393. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were also up 6.57% for a gain of $19,102 over the previous year. Collections in 2018 was $290,705 compared to 2019 […]

USDA Conducting 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties Survey

USDA Conducting 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties Survey

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – December 5, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2019 Census of Horticulture Specialties this winter to provide a comprehensive picture of the U.S. horticulture industry. Survey codes will be mailed this month to almost 1,500 horticulture producers in the mountain regional […]

Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

  Michael Tanner, Holly’s newly hired city administrator, attended his first Trustees meeting on Wednesday, December 4th and got right into the mix of an agenda that covered the town’s 2020 budget and mill levy, discussion of the need for a personnel policy manual, appointments to the ARPA board following the resignation of David Wilhite […]