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Lamar Utilities Board Adopts New Resolution on Net Metering

Lamar Utilities Board Adopts New Resolution on Net Metering

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board of a recent development pertaining to a resolution the board adopted on March 9, 2010 for Resolution No. 10-03-02 which was based on the number of meters, not the number of customers of Lamar Light and Power.  Colorado House Bill 08-1160 was approved in […]

Lamar Utility Board Continues New Meter Installations

Lamar Utility Board Continues New Meter Installations

  Projects for the Lamar Light Plant for 2023 were reviewed by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh during the Utility Boards first meeting for the new year on January 10th.  He said the 4kv substation equipment will continue to be upgraded as well as upgrades to the plant’s SCADA system master radio and 4kv distribution […]

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

  Lamar Police Chief and Mayor Kirk Crespin officiated at the swearing-in ceremony for two new Lamar Police Department officers, Joshua Bourdreau and Liam Toomey at the outset of the January 9th council meeting. City Treasurer, Kristin Schwartz recapped the 2023 Department of Justice Safer Street Grants the city received at the end of 2022.  […]

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

KLMR radio, in Lamar, Colorado, originally signed on the air as an AM radio station in December of 1948.  Nearly 28 years later, KLMR-FM was added and signed on the air in November of 1976.  Both stations were destroyed by a microburst in July of 2022 and 25/7 Media, Inc. subsequently elected to shut the […]

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE - National Weather Service Pueblo CO

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO

  WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING   This alert pertains to regions of southeast Colorado including the six counties in the immediate region. * WHAT…Dangerously cold wind chills possible. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero. * WHERE… The I-25 corridor and the eastern plains. * WHEN…From Wednesday evening […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – December 2022

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – December 2022

    ARPA Board Adopts 2023 Budget: At its December meeting the ARPA Board of Directors approved its operating budget for 2023 in the amount of $25,487,853. Rates will remain unchanged and stable for the 2023 budget which includes: Revenues of approximately $31 million Power supply expense of approximately $15 million Transmission expense of approximately […]

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up 2022

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up 2022

    The Lamar Utilities Board approved Resolution No. 22-12-02 setting the Charter Appropriation Adjustment for 2023.  The rate will become effective with 2023 billing and will be $0.0154 per kilowatt hour.  The cost to customers is offset by $350,000 following a court decision regarding payments from ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, to be made […]

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

    Proposals to apply for two different grants to create new outdoor recreational outlets for Lamar and area residents were approved by the Lamar City Council during the December 12th meeting.  A grant request for $17,600 for an archery range north of North Gateway Park was approved.  The Shooting Range Development Grant had been […]

Highway 287 Lamar Project - Road Update

Highway 287 Lamar Project – Road Update

The US 287 Resurfacing and Roadway Improvements project in Lamar continues to make progress. Traffic continues to be reduced to single lane head-to-head configuration. Your patience is appreciated as we work to improve this section of roadway.  Work this week includes shoulder paving, curb and gutter paving, and ADA curb ramp paving. The following are […]

WATER Availability Summary

WATER Availability Summary

Water Availability Summary – Water Year 2022 as of November 15, 2022 Observed Temperature: Water year 2022 was the sixth warmest and 35th driest on record going back to 1896. At a national scale, Colorado was part of a southern and central plains drought over the Water Year 2022. The South Platte basin was much drier […]

Colorado’s Power Pathway from Excel Energy

Colorado’s Power Pathway from Excel Energy

  Transmission Line Routing Update Substation Siting Area: The Substation Siting Area in Crowley County has been eliminated from further consideration. The Substation Siting Area in Pueblo County continues to be evaluated and a site will be identified if determined to be needed. Permitting Activities: Land use permitting activities are underway for Segments 1, 2, […]

Lamar Utility Board Continues Meter Upgrades

Lamar Utility Board Continues Meter Upgrades

  The Lamar Utility Board had $207,925.47 in purchase order bills of which $197,704.37 required authorization.  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted this included $153,740.16 for new electric meters which are being installed to upgrade to the Light Plant’s Sensus FlexNet Automated Metering infrastructure.  A letter sent to customers states that the conversion will be […]

Lamar Public Works Department Quarterly Report

Lamar Public Works Department Quarterly Report

    Pat Mason, Lamar Public Works Director, presented the city council with the department’s quarterly report at their November 14th meeting. Mason said his department had to work around some of the problems that plague many areas of our daily life including staffing shortages, supply chain issues and increased costs for materials.  “We were […]

Lamar Utilities Board Finds Lower Cost Equipment Source

Lamar Utilities Board Finds Lower Cost Equipment Source

    Lamar Utility Board members ratified an earlier vote to cancel an agreement with one equipment provider when an earlier contract was bumped up due to rising production costs.  During its November 15th meeting, the board ratified a motion to cancel an order for pole mount and pad mount transformers with Stuart Irby and […]

Lamar Council Acts on Property Development

Lamar Council Acts on Property Development

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-11-01 which waives the liens attached to property located at 601-603 and 601.5 and 603.5 North 7th Street in Lamar.  The action was taken during the council’s November 14th meeting in an effort to keep properties throughout the city free of weeds, junk and debris as outlined […]