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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 […]

And They’re Off and Running on Video at the Cow Palace Inn

Off the track betting is coming to Lamar and should be ready to go by mid May.  Lamar businesswoman, Becky Schwartz will operate the franchise from the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, according to motel owner, Doug Thrall.  The operation will be set up in the motel and the public will be able to watch simulcast […]

New Economic Development Directions for PCDI?

  What is Rural Economic Development, what is its purpose and how does it influence economic change in a community?  Those were topics addressed by Kari Linker, Economic Development Director for Morgan County.  Linker was invited by Prowers County Development Incorporated to host a program called Economic Development 101, geared specifically for economic development in […]

Thrall Joins Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board officer line-up was reorganized following the swearing-in of Doug Thrall to the board on Tuesday, September 30, by Judge Larry Stutler. Thrall’s appointment was confirmed the night before by the Lamar City Council for a full, five-year term. There were no changes in the actual line-up as Mike Bryant […]

Thrall Gets Nod from Lamar Utility Board

Lamar businessman, Doug Thrall, received a unanimous vote of recommendation to become a board member from the Lamar Utilities Board, during their Tuesday, September 9 meeting.  The recommendation will be forwarded to the Lamar City Council for action during their September 29 meeting. Thrall appeared before the board to answer questions regarding a potential conflict […]

Lamar Utilities Board Reviews Insurance Contracts, Board Member Application

Lamar Utilities Board members voted to continue insurance coverage for its 29 mile gas pipeline.  The coverage with IMA Kansas Inc. routinely renews on September 3 and was initiated in 2005.  Other insurance carriers for the city, such as CIRSA or Traveller’s, covers the power plant substations and wind turbines, but not for the pipeline.  […]

City of Lamar Joins Citizen Lawsuit Against ARPA, Nieschburg Resigns from ARPA Board

The Lamar City Council last night, July 14, approved a resolution to join a citizens’ lawsuit regarding the electrical energy rates charged by the Lamar Electrical Department and Contractual Relationships between member cities and ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority and the bond holders or insurers (Syncora Guarantee, Inc.) of the Lamar Repowering Project.  The resolution […]

Decision Time for Lamar City Council on ARPA

As ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, representatives weigh their options on whether to place the Lamar Repowering Project in cold standby status or decommission the coal plant, the Lamar City Council sought suggestions for their next steps from residents during a public meeting Wednesday, July 2.  The ARPA board will meet to ponder and perhaps […]

Discussions on Repowering Project Get Heated During First Public Hearing

  Looking for responsibility, looking for blame, looking for a way out summed up the questions and mood of the 70 to 80 residents who were on hand for the first of three public information meetings, hosted by ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, regarding that board’s two main options for the future of the Lamar […]

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 […]

Business of the Week – Rodeway Inn Cow Palace

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 the Rodeway Inn Cow Palace located in Lamar. Call them at: 719.336-7753 Cow Palace Inn was opened in 1972 by […]

Lodging Panel Funds Okotoberfest Car Show/Rod Run

The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved a $1,000 funding request from Ron and Lana Cook for a Car Show/Poker Run during this year’s Oktoberfest in Lamar.  The money will be used to advertise the car show for regional participants and the registration proceeds from the event will be donated to the annual, local Toys […]

Primary Victory for Andrade, Hixson and Schnabel

Prowers County Unofficial Primary Results Early voting and tabulation helped speed the June 26 primary vote count for Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen and the election judges. Shortly after the polls had closed, by 9:25pm, the unofficial results were made available to the public. For District 1, Democrat challenger Don Seufer of Holly […]

Precinct Voting is Underway in Prowers County

Over 2,000 mail-in ballots have been sent out to Prowers County registered voters for the June 26 primary. Those voters who are not receiving theirs through the mail may stop in this week to precincts in Lamar, Granada, Holly and Wiley to cast their ballots in person. Early voting is open June 18 through the […]

Voices of S.E. Colorado Hosting May 31 Commissioner Candidate Forum

A candidate forum will be hosted by Voices of Southeast Colorado on Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Lamar Community Building, dance practice room. All candidates running for a County Commissioner’s seat, whether opposed or unopposed, have been invited to participate. This forum is to provide an opportunity for […]

Prowers County Democrats Select Candidates at Saturday Assembly

  The Prowers County Democratic Party held their county assembly this past Saturday, March 31 at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, in Lamar. Donald Seufer, the democratic challenger for the District I County Commissioner seat held by incumbent republican Henry Schnabel, received 97% of the delegate votes. Suefer was the single democratic entry for that […]

Prowers Democrats Hold County Assembly this Saturday

Prowers County Democrats will hold their Assembly, March 31st, 2012,   2:00 – 4:00 pm, at the Cow Palace Inn, Lamar, Colorado.   All registered Democrats are invited to attend.     The Assembly agenda will include delegates, determined at the March 6th caucus; to vote on:     1)  Nominations and ratification of the Democrat candidates for Prowers County Commissioner.      […]

PCDI on Big R Property

   The majority of the PCDI monthly meeting focused on the Washington Street property, donated by Big R last year.  The property has been listed locally, and for the past four months with Hancock Realty, which lists properties along the Front Range.  Prowers County Development Incorporated wants to sell the warehouses and office space so […]

Doug Thrall Declares Commissioner Candidacy

  Lamar businessman Doug Thrall is entering the Prowers County commissioner’s race, declaring his candidacy for District III on the Democratic ticket.  His entry will put that district into a four way race among two Republicans; Roger Stagner and Wendy Buxton-Andrade and two Democrats, Jillane Hixson and Thrall.  Commissioner Gene Millbrand is not running for […]

Cow Palace Inn Kitchen Set to Cook

The Cow Palace Inn recently turned another corner in the motel’s comprehensive renovation project. The long awaited kitchen equipment has been installed. Manager Doug Thrall said Friday, February 10, “We’re waiting for a final inspection from the county health department and we hope that will happen this Wednesday. If we get the green light, we’ll […]