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Near Misses for Power Disruptions for Light Plant

Near Misses for Power Disruptions for Light Plant

  The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session on Tuesday, April 13th and approved $786,572 in purchase orders of which $632,781.31 were from Arkansas River Power Authority for the March estimate of power consumed.  Total purchase orders were $808.312.46.  The board also approved payment of monthly bills amounting to $263,215.59. Two bids were solicited […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – APRIL 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – APRIL 2021

  Las Animas Municipal Light & Power was Honored with the National Award for Outstanding Safety Practices: Las Animas Municipal Light & Power has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020.The utility earned a first place award in the category for utilities with 15,000–29,999 worker-hours of […]

County Planning Commission Approves GP Aggregate Expansion

County Planning Commission Approves GP Aggregate Expansion

  The Prowers County Planning Commission voted to approve an amended Special Use Permit application for the West Farm Gravel Pit, to adjust the boundaries of their Department of Reclamation, Mining and Safety Permit during a public hearing held Wednesday, March 31st at the Home Ec Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  This will allow […]

Utility Board Meets with Brief Agenda

Utility Board Meets with Brief Agenda

    The Lamar Utility Board approved $42,466.83 in purchase orders during its brief meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd.  Total purchase orders amounted to $58,042.37; total bills approved for payment totaled $722,689.48 which included the monthly power purchase from Arkansas River Power Authority for $632,781.31. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board the plant […]

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

      The Lamar City Council is moving forward with purchase plans for the municipal airport, having negotiated a purchase price from the Fixed Base Operators, Eric and Tanya McSwan. The council decided the best course of action, in light of the McSwan’s announcement to end their contract with the city earlier this year, […]

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Packing Plant

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Packing Plant

    Curtis Tempel and Clint States provided updated information for the Granada Trustees on their plans to construct a packing plant west of the community, beginning sometime later this year. Tempel laid out his initial plans to the Trustees last year and secured the property adjacent to Camp Amache, west of Granada, off Highway […]

Lamar Utility Board Meets for Brief Agenda

Lamar Utility Board Meets for Brief Agenda

    The Lamar Utility Board held a brief meeting this past Tuesday, March 9th, during which time they approved $773,939.53 in purchase orders which included the February estimate for power purchased from Arkansas River Power Authority totaling $648,907.23. Total purchase orders amounted to $784,738.47. The board also approved payment of bills amounting to $517,281.81. […]

City Council Okays Water Distribution Projects

City Council Okays Water Distribution Projects

      Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted several areas of council interest on the calendar during the February 8th meeting, including improvements that had been planned for the Public Meeting Room in council chambers. The facelift includes a new sound system and council digital voting system for display. There is also new seating […]

Bridging the Past, Present & Future (Granada Bridge Included)

Bridging the Past, Present & Future (Granada Bridge Included)

  DENVER – The recent listing of 46 of the state’s bridges on this year’s list of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places is a proactive, future-oriented endeavor by the Colorado Department of Transportation to preserve and prioritize a unique aspect of the state’s history. In collaboration with Colorado Preservation, Inc., CDOT is undertaking an effort to […]

PMC Board Receives Review for 2020, COVID-19 Update

PMC Board Receives Review for 2020, COVID-19 Update

    The decrease in Covid cases coming in to Prowers Medical Center is corresponding to the latest decrease in the Positivity Test Rate for Prowers County, according to PMC Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant. The County is now designated at a Blue Level for cases and the Positivity Rate is currently under 1%, much […]

Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

  LAMAR, Colorado – Feb. 23, 2021 – Atmos Energy understands customer concerns that the recent extreme weather may affect their natural gas bills, so we want to assure customers that bills in the near term will not include any of the unusually high gas prices from the historic winter storms. Atmos Energy does not […]

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

    Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin and City Attorney Lance Clark are composing a letter of concern to officials at Charter Spectrum, the city’s cable and internet provider. “I’ve received quite a few calls and emails regarding Spectrum’s services which have been interrupted recently and most of the calls I’ve received in the past month […]

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 […]