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Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

  Michael Tanner, Holly’s newly hired city administrator, attended his first Trustees meeting on Wednesday, December 4th and got right into the mix of an agenda that covered the town’s 2020 budget and mill levy, discussion of the need for a personnel policy manual, appointments to the ARPA board following the resignation of David Wilhite […]

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

    The more trash you recycle, the less goes into your landfill, your water and your planet. A mix of state and local representatives gathered at the Lamar Public Works offices on North Second Street, Wednesday, August 14th, for a brief update on landfill status in Prowers County and the City of Lamar and […]

Year-Round E15, A Renewable Energy Win for Colorado

Year-Round E15, A Renewable Energy Win for Colorado

        May 31, 2019 – Presidents of Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Administrative Committee (CCAC) and Vice President of Front Range Ethanol issued statements regarding the final rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) allowing retailers to sell gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) year-round. This rule is a win for […]

Residents Weigh-In on Business Preferences in Brownfield Open House

Residents Weigh-In on Business Preferences in Brownfield Open House

  If your paint brush was economic development what kind of picture of Lamar’s downtown area would you create? Local residents were provided an opportunity, Monday, May 6th, to weigh-in on what type of business development they thought would have the most beneficial impact to the retail and service sector of Lamar. Keely Marsik, representing […]

Lamar Approves Grant Funding to Help Identify EPA Problem Areas

Lamar Approves Grant Funding to Help Identify EPA Problem Areas

    Ayres Associates from Cheyenne, WY, has been hired by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting to provide an EPA Brownfields Assessment known as the Prairie Crossroads Project for the City of Lamar.  The funding will be provided through a $300,000 grant awarded to the city this past fall, according to […]

Lamar Receives EPA Brownfields Grant

Lamar Receives EPA Brownfields Grant

  Lamar is one of four Colorado communities set to receive a share of a $1.1M grant to advance environmental assessment and property redevelopment. The other three are Canon City, Florence and Pueblo.  Lamar’s share of the grant is $300,000 to assess properties along the city’s downtown core, including sites along the Arkansas River and […]

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

  The Granada Trustees voted to use Frontier Bank as a second institution in which to deposit a majority of the town’s funds. This is a similar action that other communities have adopted in light of changes in fees for certain accounts which maintain a high level of deposits. The Trustees will put together a […]

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

  The City of Lamar will seek funds from the CDPHE 1306 Brownfields Cleanup Grant to tear down and remove the former Troy Manor Motel at 1101 South Main in Lamar.  The council believes tearing down the structure would be the first best step into developing the property for a potential commercial enterprise and rid […]

Utility Board Okays Electric Cost Adjustment

Utility Board Okays Electric Cost Adjustment

    The Lamar Utility Board, in their final meeting of the year, approved an Electric Cost Adjustment, ECA, as an action that will be carried into 2018. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained that the increase will be required to keep the plant from incurring a technical default with the bond covenant on the […]

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]

Denver Water Lawyer to Share Message of Cooperation

Denver Water Lawyer to Share Message of Cooperation

Water agreements are always tricky, a matter of give and take. Most importantly, they require cooperation. That’s the message Patricia Wells, general counsel for Denver Water, will bring to the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum when she kicks off the second day of the forum on April 27 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive, […]

County Democratic Meeting Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 in the Cow Palace, Colorado Room.

County Democratic Meeting Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 in the Cow Palace, Colorado Room.

This will be a night of action for Prowers County Democrats! We will discuss what’s going on in Congress and writing postcards to send to Ken Buck and Cory Gardner about important legislation. As we write postcards, keep these bills in mind. Feel free to add to this list. The American Health Care Act A […]

Radon: What’s the Hoopla All About?

Radon: What’s the Hoopla All About?

Radon, maybe a word that you have heard buzzing around; but do you know what it is, why radon is a concern, how to test for it, and how to fix it? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.  You cannot see or smell radon and the only way to […]

ARPA Wins Jury Trial Against Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA Wins Jury Trial Against Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, won a $4.2 million verdict against boiler manufacturer Babcock and Wilcox in U.S. District Court in Denver on Monday, November 21st.  Rick Rigel, ARPA General Manager said, “The eight person jury verdict confirms what we have maintained all along about the boiler; it was not efficient with regard to EPA standards […]