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Lamar Honkers, Keeping Busy

Lamar Honkers, Keeping Busy

  The Lamar Honkers have been at work, visiting several area businesses over the past week. Stops include Home and Season on South Main Street; Farm Credit of Southern Colorado on East Olive Street and the Cornerstone Resource Center also on East Olive. The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently regrouped their operations during the Covid pandemic […]

LUB Receives 2020 Power Sales Review

LUB Receives 2020 Power Sales Review

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the Lamar Utility Board members at sales of electricity through this past December 2020 were up approximately 1.14% when compared to the same period in 2019. Residential sales were up approximately 4.12%, irrigation sales were up approximately 7.78% and commercial/industrial sales were down approximately 1.69%. Those three […]

Council Approves Water Deal for Highway 287 Construction

Council Approves Water Deal for Highway 287 Construction

    Several weeks from now, CDOT and Scott Contracting will begin a road improvement project from Savage Avenue, south along Highway 287.  The 3.5-mile-long project will require 3 million gallons of water by the time it’s completed in July.  The construction company is building a batch plant north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course and […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Drought maintained its grip across the state, but seasonal moisture during February brought a little relief to areas and improved soil moisture, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, winter wheat benefitted from snow cover and received moisture was welcome throughout the district. […]

US Highway 287 Lamar Resurfacing & Roadway Improvements Project

US Highway 287 Lamar Resurfacing & Roadway Improvements Project

  Project virtual open house online, February 22 – March 1, link in contact Prowers County — In early March, 2021, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to improve a portion of US 287 through Lamar. (The project will begin in the vicinity of Savage Avenue). The project will include concrete pavement overlay, […]

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

    Prowers County is now operating at the Blue Level regarding the numbers of persons who may congregate at businesses or attend community or retail operations. The County managed to lower the number of related COVID-19 cases to a level in which the county made the official switch from Yellow to Blue Level as […]

Freezing Fire in February

Freezing Fire in February

  Shortly after 9am Saturday, February 13, Lamar Fire and Ambulance responded to a call of a structure fire at the southern end of South 10th Street in Lamar. A storage-type building, which shares the alley east of the Life Center Church, was in flames when the department responded. Details are not available on the […]

NWS Pueblo Issues Winter Storm Watch for SE Colorado

NWS Pueblo Issues Winter Storm Watch for SE Colorado

Winter Storm Watch URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE for Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County- Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- Fri Feb 12 2021 A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON… * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible. * WHERE…Kiowa, Bent, […]

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at approximately 5:00 PM. The crash occurred approximately 4 miles east of the town of Vilas on Colorado 160 in Baca County. A silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ivan Villa-Tarin (20-year-old male from Concordia, KS) […]

R-CALF Reports: Imports of Cattle and Beef Hit Historical High in 2020

R-CALF Reports: Imports of Cattle and Beef Hit Historical High in 2020

      For each 1-pound of beef and cattle exported in 2020, we imported over 1.5 pounds. Billings, Mont. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) recently released cattle and beef trade data for December provide the whole cattle and beef trade picture for the 2020 calendar year. According to R-CALF USA, the volume […]

LCC Announces Academic Honors for Fall 2020 Semester

LCC Announces Academic Honors for Fall 2020 Semester

    (Lamar, COLO.) – A total of 136 Lamar Community College (LCC) students have earned academic honors for the Fall 2020 semester including 77 named to the President’s List for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA). Each semester, Lamar Community College credits its top-performing students with three distinct honors: President’s List (GPA […]

New Testing Procedures Become Available:  COVID-19 PCPHE Update for February 10, 2021

New Testing Procedures Become Available: COVID-19 PCPHE Update for February 10, 2021

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department’s February 10, 2021 report notes 1,153 cumulative COVID-19 cases in the county with 61 hospitalizations and 22 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The county’s Positivity Rate for the past two weeks averages at 5.53% which is a fractional increase from last week’s […]

Public Hearing Set for GP Aggregates Permit

Public Hearing Set for GP Aggregates Permit

    The Prowers County Planning Commission set Wednesday, March 17th for a public hearing for a special use permit requested by GP Aggregates, LLC and GP Irrigated Farms, LLC for the West Farm Gravel Pit. The hearing will begin at 8am and will be held at the Home Economics Building at the Prowers County […]

Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations – Janury 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations – Janury 2021

  ARPA Retires its Power Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds Series 2010: ARPA directed UMB Bank, its bond trustee, to retire ARPA’s 2010 Bonds effective January 15, in the amount of $15,066,966. The retirement of the Bonds will reduce the Authority’s annual debt service by $1.23 million and was instrumental in ARPA’s ability to implement […]

Lamar Utility Board Receives Update on SECPA Legal Action

Lamar Utility Board Receives Update on SECPA Legal Action

      Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, provided an update for the board on February 9th, on the board’s legal action against SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association. On January 25th and 26th, Hourieh, board chairman, Doug Thrall, board attorney, Don Steerman and case attorney, Ric Fanyo attended a virtual hearing for the Public […]