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Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA (Detailed Article on Council Meeting)

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA (Detailed Article on Council Meeting)

Following a half hour executive session, the Lamar City Council Tuesday night, July 8, took some firm steps with regard to ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, and that organization’s options for the Lamar Repowering Project.  The council voted unanimously to direct its two ARPA representatives, Garth Nieschburg and Houssin Hourieh, to vote No on decommissioning […]

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA

For all of their two votes at the ARPA membership table, the Lamar City Council authorized their representatives to vote no on approving a resolution to reaffirm the organic contract with the Arkansas River Power Authority and revenue bond insurer, Syncora.  Lamar City Attorney, Garth Nieschburg and Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, were also […]

ARPA Board Authorizes Filing of a Lawsuit Against Trinidad on Breach of Fiduciary Duties

ARPA Board Authorizes Filing of a Lawsuit Against Trinidad on Breach of Fiduciary Duties

Press Release  The Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) authorized its legal counsel to file a lawsuit against the City of Trinidad at a special board meeting held on August 7, 2012. The Complaint asserts that Trinidad breached its fiduciary duties and acted in bad faith assisting the environmental group WildEarth Guardians (WEG) with its lawsuit […]

Lamar Council Authorizes Letter of Support for ARPA, New Library Van Arrives

Lamar Council Authorizes Letter of Support for ARPA, New Library Van Arrives

  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, signed a letter of support as requested by the City of La Junta, asking the City of Trinidad, an ARPA member, to reconsider its lawsuit against Arkansas River Power Authority. The letter also asks that efforts be made by ARPA and member cities, to find mutually acceptable solutions to the […]

Position Statement from City of Trinidad Re: ARPA Mediation

Position Statement from City of Trinidad Re: ARPA Mediation

ARPA Wants More Money and More Time— ARPA Management and Some Board Members Want 18 More Months of Conversion to Natural Gas  April 24, 2012 Denver, Co. – Two days of mediation with a Court-appointed mediator ended Friday, with no resolution for the Lamar Repowering Project (LRP) that has yet to produce electric power in […]

ARPA Bond Rating Lowered

ARPA Bond Rating Lowered

The following is a News Release issued by ARPA which supplies wholesale power to Holly, Lamar, Springfield, Trinidad, Las Animas and La Junta.