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Hickenlooper Community Forum Covers Rural Business Growth, Health, Marijuana

Governor Hickenlooper, accompanied by several state cabinet members, took questions from the Lamar audience and provided a general overview of Colorado issues during a Town Forum at the Lamar Community Building last Thursday, September 24. “Colorado is ranked as a state in the top-level of several categories across the country,” the governor remarked in his […]

Bryant Honored for Service to LUB, Board Member Faces ARPA Suit

A vacancy for a position on the Lamar Utilities Board is currently open with the end of the four-year term for Michael Bryant. Bryant had served as board chair for his final year and has been replaced in that capacity by Rick Beard. Bryant’s departure leaves one spot open which is currently being advertised in […]

Transitions: PCDI Executive Director Lance Benninghoff

PCDI Board  To Assess New Directions for Economic Development  A farewell reception was held for Lance Benninghoff, Prowers County Development Incorporated Executive Director last Friday, February 6.  Benninghoff, who became the director for the economic development organization in September, 2013, accepted an offer to supervise waste management departments for communities on the Colorado Western Slope […]

PCDI Holds Successful Business Seminar

Rick Robbins, Prowers County Development Incorporated President, said there were 65 participants in the fork lift certification seminar held earlier this month at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn.  “We had to have three shifts for the numbers that took part, but we now have 65 certified forklift operators in the county,” he told the PCDI […]

PCDI Plans Business Seminars

Several topics for future business seminar have been suggested by Prowers County Development Incorporated board members. Executive Director Lance Benninghoff and board president, Rick Robbins presented an overview for the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, October 27, highlighting a November 13 seminar for OSHA certification for forklift operators. The discussion among PCDI board […]

Council Approves 2015 Budget

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a resolution adopting the 2015 budget with revenues and expenditures at $116,700. These funds are generated by Tax Increment Funding from taxable improvements within the Redevelopment District in Lamar. They are set aside as grant donations to help develop new and existing business ventures through the year. On a […]

ARPA Files Motion to Dismiss City of Lamar/Lamar Ratepayers Lawsuit

Arkansas River Power Authority, in an August 10 news release, filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the southeast Colorado power organization regarding the Lamar Repowering Project: “Stating that the retail customers identified as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against ARPA in July are not parties to the ARPA contracts; and therefore, have no […]

Med Students Get a Taste of Rural Life in Lamar

  A Rural Immersion Week for 14 students from the University of Colorado-Denver wrapped up activities this past Friday morning, June 20, at Lamar Community Building.  The students, mostly in their early to mid 20’s, took a week-long tour of Lamar and other sites in Prowers County, getting a first-hand look at everyday life is […]

Lamar City Council Names New Member

The newest member of the Lamar City Council was approved to replace Skip Ruedeman’s Ward 2 seat following his resignation.  Following an interview, the council selected Gerry Jenkins to fill the remainder of Ruedeman’s term.  Jenkins has been employed by Rocky Mountain SER for a number of years as well as a member of Voces […]

We Can’t Continue with These Electric Rates

  Arkansas River Power Authority directors heard from three business owner/operators and a Prowers County Commissioner on how electric rates tied to the Lamar Repowering Project will stifle business growth.  The director’s monthly meeting was held in Springfield this past Thursday, May 30.  The meetings rotate among six ARPA community members.  Jim Miller, owner of […]

Commissioners, Businesses Continue to Push for ARPA Meeting

  People still want answers from Arkansas River Power Authority regarding the electric rate structure pertaining to the Lamar Repowering Project and the status and ownership of the bonds sold to finance the conversion of the Lamar natural gas facility to the coal generated plant. The plant has been offline since December before last. Construction […]

Great Spirits, Food and Company at Chamber Wine Tasting Night

Yellow Tail, Middle Sister, Purple Cowboy, Pro-mis-Q-ous and Cupcake were some of the brands of wine sampled during The Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual, “Wine Down and Un-cork”, wine tasting event held this past Friday.  The wine tasting, held this year at the Lamar Elks Lodge, featured plenty of delicacies and varieties of wines […]

Robbins, Lusher, Brase Elected to PCDI Board

  New board of director members to Prowers County Development Incorporated were elected during the economic development group’s annual banquet and meeting, Wednesday, February 27, at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. Lawrence Brase was re-elected as a board member and Larry Lusher of Farmer-Stockman Realty & Auction LLP and Rick Robbins of Colorado Mills were […]

Commissioners Hear Businessmen’s Concerns over Electric Rates

  Going to ARPA for Answers  Several of the county’s major commercial electric users addressed their concerns regarding the high cost of local utilities and its potential negative impact on new and current businesses to the Prowers County Commissioners during their Thursday, February 21 meeting.  Doug Morris of JBS Five Rivers,  and Rick Robbins of Colorado […]

Business of the Week – Colorado Mills

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight Colorado Mills. Give them a call at: 719.336-5882 Colorado Mills is located at 505 East Hickory Street with office […]

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Lamar

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 officers responded to Colorado Mills on a report of a series of burglaries which occurred in the late month of April and early May. Officers were assisted by Colorado Mills staff with the use of video surveillance to identify a suspect.  Officers and staff were able to gain a positive […]

Numbers Up for Local Fairs

More money was spent at the livestock sale at the Sand and Sage Round Up this year, and twice the number of open entries was noted for the Holly Gateway Fair, according to Lacey Mann, CSU S.E. Area Extension Agent.  Mann said this year’s livestock sale posed a 25% increase over last year and came […]