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LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

    The Lamar Utility Board held its first meeting of 2020 and approved $707,237.61 in purchase orders from a total of $734,496.38 submitted for payment. Of that the ARPA power estimate for December was $647,508.04. Repairs for the gear box on wind turbine #4 were $17,110.22. Total payment of monthly bills amounted to $1,029,105.05. […]

ARPA December 2019 Business Operations Summary

ARPA December 2019 Business Operations Summary

ARPA Board Adopts 2020 Budget. At its December meeting, the ARPA Board approved its operating budget for 2020 in the amount of $26,412,190. The 2020 Budget supports the Board’s ongoing plan to accumulate sufficient cash to retire 2010 bonds when they become callable in 2020. The Budget will ensure funding for operations including adequate revenue […]

Lamar Utilities Board Sets ECA Rates for 2020

Lamar Utilities Board Sets ECA Rates for 2020

      Members of the Lamar Utility Board attended their final meeting of 2019 to consider approval of a 2020 Electric Cost Adjustment to customer’s utility bills as well as approve a resolution adopting a modification to the annual charger appropriation adjustment tariff which is paid to the City of Lamar each year. An […]

ARPA Business Operations – November 2019

ARPA Business Operations – November 2019

      ARPA- 40 Years and Counting: In the early 1970’s managers of southeastern Colorado municipal electric generating systems came together and began discussing the most immediate problems facing their electric utilities, price and availability of fuels. The managers eventually formed a combined utility organization called the Arkansas River Municipal Systems (ARMS), to work […]

LUB Reviews Current Finances

LUB Reviews Current Finances

    The Lamar Utility Board’s final October meeting was brief this past Tuesday, October 29th it was also the final meeting for Roger Stagner, who as Mayor of Lamar, acted as the LUB liaison for the city council. As he will no longer be mayor after November 11th, the council has the option of […]

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority - Business Operations Summary, October 2019

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations Summary, October 2019

        Future Power Supply Considerations: During the legislative session of 2019, the State legislature passed a handful of new bills that will most certainly have an impact on future power supply options and cost. The legislation included goals to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) by 26% by 2025 and 50% by 2030. […]

Arkansas River Power Authority BUSINESS OPERATIONS – SEPTEMBER 2019

Arkansas River Power Authority BUSINESS OPERATIONS – SEPTEMBER 2019

  ARPA Board Reviews Preliminary 2020 Budget: A preliminary budget was presented to the ARPA Board of Directors at its August 29 meeting that anticipates no rate increase for 2020. The budget includes total revenues of $30.9 million, power supply costs of $14.4 million, transmission costs of $3.25 million, and A&G costs of $1.96 million. […]

Lamar Utility Board Advised on 2020 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Advised on 2020 Budget

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that budget talks for 2020 are underway and Capital Outlay will include the scheduled 69KV breaker upgrade, distribution system upgrades, tree trimmings, wind turbine maintenance and safety and training education. An early estimate shows Capital Improvement projects at $985,000 and Operations and Maintenance at $527,500. Purchase […]

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board conducted a reorganization of the board, voting for and appointing members to specific posts during their regular August 13th meeting.  The action was called for due to a continued vacant seat for one board member and the re-appointment of Doug Thrall to the board after his regular term expired.  […]

July 19th was Light Plant Peak Energy Demand

July 19th was Light Plant Peak Energy Demand

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh presented the board with the June, 2019 financial report showing few significant changes to the balance sheet with cash down $81,026 from May and accounts receivable increased by $158,047. He attributed a portion of the decline to a cooler than expected June and lower irrigation usage. Despite the […]

Melcher Appointed as Holly Mayor

Melcher Appointed as Holly Mayor

    Calvin Melcher’s lone application for Mayor of Holly was unanimously approved by the Holly Trustees during their board meeting on Wednesday, July 17th.  Melcher will serve the unfinished term of five months, replacing former Mayor Tony Garcia who resigned this past May.  He will be eligible for two full terms at the start […]

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

    Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, announced his retirement plans to the Lamar City Council earlier this week. As it stands, Sutherland’s, last official day as Administrator will be Monday, July 29th. Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, told The Prowers Journal, Sutherland will be missed. “He has been an excellent administrator for the City of […]

Turbine Repairs Impact Power Generation

Turbine Repairs Impact Power Generation

    First quarter wind turbine data indicates that the Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 1.821.01 MWH’s of electricity with an average capacity of 15.98% so far in 2019. First quarter power generation is approximately 35.97% lower than the same time frame in 2018.  The T-1 wind turbine is still off-line and […]

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

    Three area students will receive $1,000 each in the 2019 Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Scholarship contest. They are:  Giselle Sanchez from Lamar High School, Blake Wilson from Wiley High School and Jordan Parker from McClave High School.  There were seven applications this year with three from Lamar and McClave and one from Wiley.  LUB […]

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

  Now that six months has almost past, the Lamar City Council has forwarded a contract extension agreement to the Prowers County Commissioners for the second half of an ambulance service contract which was approved this past December. After some negotiation the County agreed to pay the City of Lamar $60,000 for six months of […]