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LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted plant crews replaced the T-3 wind turbine’s main bearings and collector ring as well as the installation of five, man-lifts on all five wind turbines.  He said the devices will help improve efficiency and reduce stress on the wind turbine crew during the August 9th Utility Board […]

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

On Sunday, July 17, turbine T-3 tripped offline due to a generator fault.  The turbine was scheduled for generator main bearing and collector ring replacement and IPS Wind Turbine Services was on site as of Monday, July 25th to effect repairs and replacements. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh also reviewed the power loss from Tuesday, […]

County Planning Commission Sets Tri-State Public Hearing Date

County Planning Commission Sets Tri-State Public Hearing Date

    Representatives from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association provided the Prowers County Planning Commission board with a general outline for a 22-mile, above-ground 230-kV transmission line for a A-2 Non-Irrigated Zoning District.  One of the first steps is to hold a public hearing on the request for a Special Use Permit for the project.  […]

Colorado Public Utilities Commissioners to Hold Regional Outreach Meetings

Colorado Public Utilities Commissioners to Hold Regional Outreach Meetings

Denver, CO – Commissioners of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) are reaching out to statewide constituents beginning Thursday, July 21 regarding utility issues and future gas clean heat plans to be submitted by regulated utilities. Commissioners Eric Blank, Megan Gilman and John Gavan are inviting the public to attend these community meetings to discuss […]

LUB Notes Weather Impacts to Service, Annual Customer Stats

LUB Notes Weather Impacts to Service, Annual Customer Stats

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted the board has been tracking the total number of connected customer meters since 1999 every May.  He told the board this past Tuesday, July 12th, there were 5,777 connected meters for May 2022 for 4,063 customers.  The highest level was in 2003 with 5,836, and the […]

Lamar Utility Board Covers Finances on June Agenda

Lamar Utility Board Covers Finances on June Agenda

  The Lamar Utilities Board approved $37,608.28 in purchase orders this past Tuesday, June 28th, from a total of $48,432.54.  The board paid bills for May amounting to $895,434.58 of which $803,263 was for the monthly power purchase from Arkansas River Power Authority. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh told the board six bids were submitted […]

ARPA Business Update

ARPA Business Update

  BUSINESS OPERATIONS – July 2022 ARPA Holds Its Annual Pole Top and Bucket Truck Rescue Safety Training: ARPA member municipalities participated in the annual pole top and bucket truck rescue training in La Junta in June. The annual training brings together approximately 40 personnel from the six ARPA member systems. The training is one […]

Lamar Council Discusses Tiny Homes Regulations, Accepts Brownsfield Grant

Lamar Council Discusses Tiny Homes Regulations, Accepts Brownsfield Grant

  The Lamar City Council, under the June 27th consent agenda, approved Ordinance No. 1523 which amends the Lamar Municipal Code, encouraging the residents to enjoy and safely use North Gateway Park.  The body of the ordinance pertains to an off-leash area for dogs at the park and use of a future designated archery range.  […]

New Lamar Stadium Planned for RE-2 School District

New Lamar Stadium Planned for RE-2 School District

    The Lamar RE-2 District School Board heard a presentation from Nick Nemechek of GMCN Architects, from Garden City, Kansas as he outlined the steps required to begin plans for a replacement stadium for future sporting events for the district.  The board had discussed the need to either replace or repair the aging facility […]

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

  The third and final phase of the US 287/50 resurfacing project through the southern section of Lamar began in late May 2022.  Motorists and pedestrians have been witness to preliminary groundwork and survey teams on site along South Main Street up to Savage Avenue and north to Park Street.  The project will remove the […]

May Valley Water Addresses Rate Concerns to Lamar Utility Board

May Valley Water Addresses Rate Concerns to Lamar Utility Board

  Greg Colvin, President of the May Valley Water Association and Robert Fleming, board member, asked the Lamar Utilities Board what are the available rate schedules for May Valley’s potable water well and pumping facilities this past Tuesday, June 14th.  They also asked about the potential of the Lamar Light Plant swapping some out-of-territory customers […]

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-06-01 renaming South 11th Street to Thunder Drive to match the recent change of the Lamar High School’s mascot to Lamar Thunder during its June 13th meeting.  The street runs north/south connecting Savage Avenue to Yucca Drive.  The new, official mailing address for the high school will […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board Okays Partial Funding for Downtown Project

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board Okays Partial Funding for Downtown Project

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board met prior to the June 13th city council meeting to act on two proposals for upgrades on the commercial building at 120 South Main Street in Lamar.  Morgan Alba, Community Development Director, spoke on behalf of L&C LLC, (Dustin Langston and Jacob Chamberlain) who purchased the property to renovate […]

ARPA BUSINESS OPERATIONS – June 2022

ARPA BUSINESS OPERATIONS – June 2022

  2022 Integrated Resource Plan: The ARPA Board of Directors approved an Integrated Resource Plan and directed its submittal to Western Area Power Administration. The Resource Plan recommended 2-year and 5-year action plans. Two-Year Plan:   Work on the transition of partial requirements supply from Xcel Energy to Guzman Energy at the end of the existing agreement in […]

Lamar Utility Board Updated on Ft Lyon Power Feed

Lamar Utility Board Updated on Ft Lyon Power Feed

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the Lamar Utilities Board, a power feed to the burn area in Ft. Lyon was discontinued on Wednesday, May 11th due to a wildfire in that area which began on Pail 12th.  The fire, he said, burned 4 – 55 foot, class 1 wooden poles and […]