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LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

The Lamar Utility board held a brief meeting on Tuesday, March 12th as they tabled a planned customer presentation regarding Solar Interconnect with Lamar Light and Power.  A group of citizens who use solar power to offset a portion of their electrical costs have approached board members in the past, seeking a clarification of the […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

Brief Agenda for Lamar Utility Board

Brief Agenda for Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board covered the basics in a brief meeting on Tuesday, November 27, with approval of purchase orders of $63,236.69 and payment of bills of $774,301.37 for the past month. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, provided the October 201 financial report showing cash is up $266,823 from September and accounts receivable […]

LUB Sets 2019 Budget, Approves Annual Uncollected Fees

LUB Sets 2019 Budget, Approves Annual Uncollected Fees

    The Lamar Utility Board approved the budget for 2019 and approved the write-offs for uncollected fees for 2017 during their October 9th board meeting. The budget includes total revenues in excess of $16.9 million, $15.8 million from retail electric sales and the balance primarily from wind turbine production. Total operating expenses of almost […]

Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored

Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored

    The two coal storage domes, an integral part of the Lamar Repowering Project, have sat empty and idle for several years north of East Maple Street. Per a settlement agreement, the City of Lamar owns them and they have been offered for sale.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, informed the city council, there has […]

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted that some of Lamar’s southside customers lost power at about 4:35pm last Tuesday, April 17th during a wind storm that swept across portions of Prowers County.  The major impact was along Savage Avenue when 10 power poles between 9th and 11th Streets were snapped by the […]

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

  Winds in excess of 60mph knocked down eleven power poles around Lamar with eight power poles located along Savage Avenue yesterday afternoon, April 17th at around 5pm, tripping off breakers in the vicinity and causing additional power outages in Lamar, stretching from Memorial Drive to 14th Street in the southern section of the town, […]

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

  The LUB budget for 2018 was passed on a unanimous vote by the board during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 10th.   Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, also presented the budget to the Lamar City Council the night before. The budget includes revenues in excess of $15.9 million, $14.8 million from retail […]

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utility board members of two instances of power theft during their September 12th meeting.  The Lamar Police Department noted the instances in their recent daily report: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM  10:29     1704782                SANGER, STEVE                Officer took a report of parties using stolen electricity in the 100 block […]

LUB Receives Proposal for Sale of Gas Gathering System

LUB Receives Proposal for Sale of Gas Gathering System

  The Lamar Utility Board is considering an offer from Strachan Exploration, Inc., to take over the light plant’s unused gas gathering system. The discussion centered on the status of the board’s pipeline system and Strachan’s shut-in gas wells south of Lamar. Stephen Strachan and several members of his business operation made the proposal to […]

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Leo Hernandez, Lamar Utility Board member, indicated he is stepping down from his seat, now that his term has expired. “I can attend some future meetings for a while,” he explained, but stated he is not considering an additional term.  The board will make arrangements to advertise the position to the area. Board members meet […]

Buying or Selling a House; How Much and Where?

Buying or Selling a House; How Much and Where?

Jennie Rodgers, from the Community Strategy Institute, toured Baca, Prowers and Kiowa Counties, discussing the current housing markets with municipal leaders as well as local realtors. Following a morning tour of the communities in Prowers County on Wednesday, July 12th, she met with interested parties, at the SECED offices along with Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director […]

Utility Rates Take a Personal Note

Utility Rates Take a Personal Note

As the legal process for the lawsuit between the City of Lamar and Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA, continues, the individual impact of high electric rates on private citizens/customers was brought before the Lamar Utilities Board during their regular meeting, Tuesday, May 9th. A mother and her adult son, residents relatively new to Lamar for […]

Spring Snowstorm Interrupts Power

Spring Snowstorm Interrupts Power

“Saturday wasn’t so bad, but Sunday brought a lot of power line interruptions to our area,” according to Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh. There were some scattered outages due to downed power lines on Saturday, but the brunt of the storm, as far as downed lines, occurred through Sunday with the eastern-most areas of […]

LUB Members Discuss Scholarship Trends

LUB Members Discuss Scholarship Trends

Members of the Lamar Utilities Board discussed the downturn in scholarship applications for the 2017 LUB/ARPA Scholarship program. This year, only two students, both from the same school, applied.  The scholarship, which is open to ARPA customers from McClave, Wiley and Lamar, is for a combined amount of $1,000. To be eligible, a student must […]