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Granada Trustees Briefed on Housing Survey

Granada Trustees Briefed on Housing Survey

    Cheryl Sanchez, Director of Prowers Economic Prosperity, Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, sounded out the Granada Trustees ideas on how their organizations could assist in a housing development plan for the community. The Trustees have been approached by Emerald Management for potential housing construction in Granada, given that two […]

County Planning Commission Hears Plans for Housing Project, Holly Transfer Station

County Planning Commission Hears Plans for Housing Project, Holly Transfer Station

    The Town of Holly has settled on a course of action for dealing with refuse, establishing a Roll Off Transfer Station Waste Disposal System near the present landfill site. Holly Town Manager, Michael Tanner, along with Meagan Hillman, Director Prowers County Public Health and Environment, discussed the proposal for a Special Use Permit […]

LUB Taking Steps on Rate Study

LUB Taking Steps on Rate Study

    Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, outlined the Lamar Utility Board’s requests for the Board’s electric rates. The study, conducted by Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP), presented their findings to the board during the August 11, 2020 meeting. The protocols for any changes require a public hearing for any proposal. The schedule […]

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, briefed Lamar Utility Board members on wind turbine power generated for the first half of 2020 during its July 28th meeting. The three turbines have generated about 70.59% more power in 2020 then they did for the same period in 2019, he stated. The three generated 6,860.58 […]

LUB Notes Annual Meter/Customer Count, Welcomes Stagner as New Board Member

LUB Notes Annual Meter/Customer Count, Welcomes Stagner as New Board Member

    Roger Stagner, former Lamar Mayor, became the newest Lamar Utility Board member this past Tuesday, July 14th, filling a vacancy that had been left open. Stagner previously served on the board for ten years, acting as the City of Lamar’s liaison through his position as mayor. Jay Brooke, who has been a board […]

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

    The City of Lamar’s Water Distribution System Improvement Plan is nearing the end of Phase 3 which will complete the project designed to upgrade the water system running underneath South Main Street in the city. City Administrator, Steve Kil, informed the council during the July 13th meeting, that he and department heads will […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Gains Continue

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Gains Continue

    Sales tax revenue remains health for the City of Lamar as the May Sales and Use Tax report shows a 10.61% climb over last year for a $30,812 gain with Use Tax revenues up 26.35% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 11.50% for a gain of $35,782. Total collections for May […]

Trustees Working to Develop New Housing in Granada

Trustees Working to Develop New Housing in Granada

Lengthy discussion was held by the Granada Trustees during their July 8th meeting on a need for surveyed roads and property in town based on potential future business developments in the community as well as a small housing project. The Trustees held a workshop on July 6th with a developer as well as SECED Executive […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

  System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability While Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions LAMAR, Colo. (July 6, 2020) –Atmos Energy is about to embark on another round of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system as well as decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado. Beginning Tuesday, July […]

Lamar Stands to Receive $5M from State A.G. for Housing Rehab Project

Lamar Stands to Receive $5M from State A.G. for Housing Rehab Project

  The City of Lamar stands to receive $5 million from the state Attorney General’s office which will be used to either demolish or upgrade as many as 133 housing units within the city limits. City Administrator, Steve Kil, and Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Lamar Community College, provided details to the Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

Arkansas River Power Authority - BUSINESS OPERATIONS – JUNE 2020

Arkansas River Power Authority – BUSINESS OPERATIONS – JUNE 2020

ARPA Scholarship Program: In 2000 ARPA established a College Scholarship Program that awards a $1,000 scholarship to one high school senior in each of the high schools served by ARPA members. The Program is administered through the member municipalities of Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Las Animas, Springfield and Trinidad. The scholarships are funded equally between […]

Lamar Main Street Construction Underway

Lamar Main Street Construction Underway

  Lamar, Colorado – The City of Lamar is excited to announce the start of Phase II infrastructure improvements on South Main Street. The Waterline Project will replace the existing 70 year old water distribution system along Main Street/Highway 287. The waterline work will focus between Park and Cedar from June until the end of […]

LUB Notes Formal Suit Against SECPA, Develops Reimbursement Plan for Delinquent Accounts

LUB Notes Formal Suit Against SECPA, Develops Reimbursement Plan for Delinquent Accounts

    The Lamar Utility Board paid $794,852.17 in purchase orders for May and a portion of June, of which $780,792.86 required board approval. This included $653,244.45 for the estimated power purchase for June from Arkansas River Power Authority. Payment of bills amounted to $166,418. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained the bidding for line […]

LUB Holds In-Person Monthly Meeting, Will Work with Delinquent Accounts

LUB Holds In-Person Monthly Meeting, Will Work with Delinquent Accounts

    The Lamar Utility Board held an in-person meeting on Tuesday, May 26th but restricted attendance to ten persons in order to maintain social distancing protocols. Light Plant employees have been adhering to the “Stay at Home” and “Safer at Home” orders from the state and as of March 26th, shifts were modified to […]

CSU Extension Notes:  Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

CSU Extension Notes: Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

  When you have had a loss of income, it can be devastating. Now you face some very difficult financial decisions when your paychecks stop coming and you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses. Spending habits must change when income is reduced and prioritizing needs vs wants is going […]