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Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

    The Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 6,083.10MWH’s of electricity at an average capacity factor of 30.57% which is about 11.33% lower than the same period last year.  T-3 turbine has generated more than the other two turbines.  T-4, ARPA’s unit, ranked 4th in MWH generation.  The Springfield turbine has generated […]

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

    The housing shortage in southeast Colorado is critical and a center point for future economic development in this region.  Without adequate housing, prospective employers will pass on a community where there are no homes or apartments for employees. SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development Incorporated have joined […]

Granada Moving Forward on Housing Project

Granada Moving Forward on Housing Project

    The Granada Trustees approved a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow a housing construction program for the community to move forward, one of several similar programs being undertaken in southeast Colorado.  The trustees met with Michael Yerman of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Meter Use, Recaps LPR Clean-Up

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Meter Use, Recaps LPR Clean-Up

      Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, brought the Lamar Utility Board up to date on a brief history of tracking numbers for customer meters which has been performed every month of May since 1999.  That month, there were 5,778 connected meters for 4,056 customers with a high in 2003 of 5,836 connected […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Meeting with the Mayor:  Charter Communications

Meeting with the Mayor:  Charter Communications

    From time to time, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin and The Prowers Journal will get together to discuss and review developments of interest to Lamar residents and the surrounding community.  The hope is, the better informed a community is on matters that pertain to them, the more involved they can become with their local […]

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, following a public hearing on June 28, 2021 regarding the use of FPPA ‘Old Hire’ Pension Funds for fire department retirees, approved using the funds to help fund construction of a future public safety building for the City of Lamar.  The governing board for the fund has been inactive […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Favorable Court Decision in SECPA Lawsuit

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Favorable Court Decision in SECPA Lawsuit

    The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session Tuesday, June 29th to discuss the Public Utility Commission’s decision to affirm the recommended decision of Administration Law Judge, Conor Farley, in favor of LUB in its lawsuit against Southeast Colorado Power Association. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted the PUC affirmed all key parts […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

    Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Prowers Economic Prosperity for 2021, invited the audience attending the organization’s annual meeting this past Thursday, June 17th, and encouraged them and area residents in general, to take a more active role in moving economic growth forward in Prowers County. “Compare what the accomplishments of the past year […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – June 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – June 2021

  ARPA Board Holds its Annual Election of Officers: The ARPA Board of Directors held officer elections at its meeting on April 29. Board Members elected to serve as officers through April 2022 include Lorenz Sutherland (La Junta), President; Calvin Melcher (Holly), Vice President; Gary Cranson (La Junta), Treasurer; and ARPA staff member, Arvenia Morris, […]

Electric Sales will Begin to Peak with the Heat

Electric Sales will Begin to Peak with the Heat

        Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the Lamar Utility Board during its June 15th meeting that sales of electricity through May 2021 are down 0.59% compared to this period last year.  Residential sales were up 4.2%, irrigation sales were down almost 40% and commercial/industrial sales were down approximately 1.13%.  These […]

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, under the Consent Agenda, passed on second reading, the modified Ordinance No. 1245 establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar during its June 14th meeting.  The council is expected to set in motion the requirements for assembling the future board membership. City Treasurer, Kristin […]

Lamar Repowering Project Ends with a Crash

Lamar Repowering Project Ends with a Crash

  “By the end of June, all of this should be completely leveled and cleared.” That’s the estimate from a Jackson Demolition employee this past Monday, June 7th.  The company had been hired late last year to take down the portions of the Lamar Repowering Project that would be parted out for re-purposing or sold […]

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up May Meetings

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up May Meetings

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that on Tuesday, May 18th, the plant began supplying power to Las Animas and has been asked to do so until September.  The request was made by Arkansas River Power Authority, Black Hills Energy and Tri-State G & T as part of a line upgrade by […]

CDOT Begins Awarding New Revitalizing Main Streets Grants from Additional State Stimulus Funding

CDOT Begins Awarding New Revitalizing Main Streets Grants from Additional State Stimulus Funding

    STATEWIDE- The Colorado Department of Transportation continues to award Revitalizing Main Streets grants to help communities improve their roadways and community infrastructure, supporting strong economic activity and public safety. The Revitalizing Main Streets grant program began last summer in an effort to mitigate the negative economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. The continuation […]