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Lamar Utility Board Details Outage Prevention Measures

Lamar Utility Board Details Outage Prevention Measures

    Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, provided a systems update for board members in light of the recent power outages experienced by some local customers.  Hourieh said there have been three LAMSOA outages since the last board meeting on June 13th.  One was due to snakes inside the L2-25kv breaker which caused a […]

LUB Recaps Fire Impact on Power Pole Equipment

LUB Recaps Fire Impact on Power Pole Equipment

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utilities board about last week’s fire and high wind impact made on plant equipment.  Hourieh stated the power distribution was first impacted by high winds on the afternoon of March 22nd.  Around 3pm that afternoon, fire broke out at US Highway 50 which spread to the […]

May Valley Water Addresses Rate Concerns to Lamar Utility Board

May Valley Water Addresses Rate Concerns to Lamar Utility Board

  Greg Colvin, President of the May Valley Water Association and Robert Fleming, board member, asked the Lamar Utilities Board what are the available rate schedules for May Valley’s potable water well and pumping facilities this past Tuesday, June 14th.  They also asked about the potential of the Lamar Light Plant swapping some out-of-territory customers […]

PEP Board Receives Overview of DoLA for Southeast Region

PEP Board Receives Overview of DoLA for Southeast Region

    Tara Marshall, the Southeast Regional Director for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, was invited to brief the Prowers Economic Board of Directors on various financing programs made available to communities around the state. “Most states don’t have a DoLA department,” she explained during the February 28th monthly meeting, adding, “The Colorado Constitution […]

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

  Shortly before 9am, on December 15th, what had been a generally quiet morning abruptly changed when hurricane force winds tore across the high plains with a registered gust of 107mph in Lamar according to the Pueblo National Weather Service.  The storm system had been forecast by as much as a day beforehand, but response […]

County-/-City Discuss Areas of Common Concerns

County-/-City Discuss Areas of Common Concerns

Lamar Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem, Kirk Crespin and Anne-Marie Crampton met recently with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss some elements of mutual concern; the on-going 3 Mile Intergovernmental Agreement, shared costs to maintain Prowers Area Transit Service and the application of building permits. Historically, county customers receiving city services pay a rate double to […]

Lamar Light Plant Completes Sensor Replacement Project

Lamar Light Plant Completes Sensor Replacement Project

    The Lamar Utilities Board approved $344,287.20 in purchase orders out of a total of $358,642.78 during its October 26th meeting.  Of that, $338,220 was for Sensus meters, according to Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh.  Payment of bills was also approved, totaling $889,662.35.  Of that, $832,268.61 was from Arkansas River Power Authority for power […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operation Report - September 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operation Report – September 2021

  ARPA Board Reviews Preliminary 2022 Budget: A preliminary budget was presented to the ARPA Board of Directors at its August 26 meeting. The budget includes total revenues of $30.4 million, power supply costs of $14.3 million, transmission costs of $3.5 million, A&G costs of $1.4 million, and debt service costs of $8.3 million. This […]

Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Close Another Segment of Lamar Repowering Project

Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Close Another Segment of Lamar Repowering Project

    The Lamar Utility Board met Tuesday, September 14th and discussed a provision of the settlement agreement from February 2016 between Arkansas River Power Authority, the City of Lamar and the Lamar Utility Board. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh explained that ARPA has furnished a Corporate Surety Bond for $2M which named LUB as […]

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

  A special event permit for a beer garden requested by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Lamar City Council on Monday, September 13th, for the annual Oktoberfest event, set for October 2nd.  The beer garden will run from 10am to 11pm and be staffed by TIP certified hosts.  A public hearing […]

PUC Rules in Favor of LUB in Rehearing Bid from SECPA

PUC Rules in Favor of LUB in Rehearing Bid from SECPA

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted to the Lamar Utility Board during its August 10th meeting, an update from the Public Utilities Commission from Wednesday, August 4th.  PUC, he said, ruled in favor of the Light Plant and denied SECPA’s application for rehearing, re-argument or re-consideration of Decision No. 21-0368.  The Commission […]

Court Case Rules in Favor of Lamar Utility Board

Court Case Rules in Favor of Lamar Utility Board

  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, reviewed the utility board’s lawsuit again SECPA which had a ruling on April 16, 2021.  The three main take-aways from the judge’s decision were: Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA) shall cease and desist from providing service to well #7 which is owned and operated by May Valley Water Association. […]

Utility Board Meets with Brief Agenda

Utility Board Meets with Brief Agenda

    The Lamar Utility Board approved $42,466.83 in purchase orders during its brief meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd.  Total purchase orders amounted to $58,042.37; total bills approved for payment totaled $722,689.48 which included the monthly power purchase from Arkansas River Power Authority for $632,781.31. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board the plant […]

Time Line Laid Out for Lamar Repowering Project Demolition

Time Line Laid Out for Lamar Repowering Project Demolition

    The Lamar Utility Board was briefed on the pending demolition of the Lamar Repowering Project by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, during it’s November 24th meeting. He also projected a timeline for the lawsuit the board has had pending with Southeast Colorado Power Association. In a special conference call meeting, the ARPA board […]

Summary of ARPA Business Operations - November 2020

Summary of ARPA Business Operations – November 2020

ARPA Board Adopts New Wholesale Rate Tariff- Energy Rate Reduced 3.57%:  The ARPA Board of Directors adopted a new rate tariff that includes an energy rate reduction of 3.57% at its October meeting. The reduction in ARPA’s energy rate is a result of ARPA’s ability to retire its 2010 Bonds of $14.8 million early next […]