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Holly Trustees Reject Electric Rate Tariff Increase

  The Holly Board of Trustees unanimously voted not to pass an ordinance which would have modified the electric rate tariff schedules for the town.  Those trustees who spoke against it prior to the vote, Campbell, Jones, Lyons and Sitts, said they could not support the size of the increases which would have fallen to […]

KVAY Receives Urban Redevelopment Grant, Landfill Fees Explained

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority and Beacon Broadcasting finalized a Development Agreement needed for a grant for property rehabilitation at 114 South Main Street in Lamar.  KVAY Radio purchased the property, the former Main Café, to renovate into new business offices and broadcast studios.  The grant will cover about 50% of the rehabilitation work planned […]

City of Lamar Employees Getting Salary Adjustments

Half of the City of Lamar employees could see salary increases beginning next month. By a unanimous vote, the city council approved the recommendations of a five month salary and job description study by an independent consulting firm. The consultant, Matthew Weatherly, presented his synopsis for the council during the regular Monday meeting, March 25. […]

City Council to Discuss Water Upgrades and Health Improvement Issues

The Lamar City Council will hear a presentation from Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell this Monday evening on the Health Place Grant. The city could realize up to $1M in grant funding depending on the health needs of the community, as compliled through earlier community assessment meetings. Nieschburg will outline the scheduled April visit by representatives […]

County OKAYs Water Shares for Cemetery District, Monster Truck Show Gets Green Light

Rella Ann Steele and Joel Kalma, East Prowers Cemetery District Board members, had their request for 8 Prowers County LAWMA water shares for cemetery use approved by the commissioners.  The rate for the year was set at $100 per share.  Steele explained that the board and the new groundskeeper had made some real improvements at […]

City Closer to Accepting Valco Pond Acreage

The Valco property is almost but not quite ready to be transferred to the City of Lamar.  It had been hoped that the 100 acre-plus site could have been transferred before the end of 2012.  With the mayor’s signature on the mineral permit, the property and some of the reclamation responsibilities will fall to the […]

Decision Time for Prowers County Commissioner Voters

The Prowers Journal hosted a Prowers County Candidates forum for the local Commissioner’s race on Monday, October 15. Four candidates are vying for two positions available for District One and District Three. The District One race is between incumbent Henry Schnabel and challenger Don Seufer. District Three is an open race between Jillane Hixson and […]

Crum Confronts Criticisms Over Hartman Cemetery Funds

  Sharilyn Crum, CPA, an accountant for the past nine years for the East Prowers Cemetery District, defended her service in that capacity before the Prowers County Commissioners and several Hartman residents this past Thursday, November 10. Accompanied by her attorney, Don Steerman, Crum presented the commissioners with outlined financial accounts she’s kept for the […]

Water Deal, Benefit or Drawback?

Karl Nyquist How can taking water off the land be good for the agricultural economy in Prowers County and southeast Colorado? That was the question Karl Nyquist of GP Resources, LLC attempted to answer during a Q & A session at the Lamar Community Building Tuesday night, August 16. Nyquist told a full house, including […]

New: Lamar City Website; New Cultural Events Center Rates

Just three Lamar City Administrator Candidates will be on hand this Thursday, June 16, at the Cultural Events Center between 6pm and 7:30pm.  Mayor Roger Stagner reminded the audience during Monday’s city council meeting that the reception is open to the public, and residents are urged to visit the candidates vying for the administrator position […]

Granada Trustees Discuss XY Canal Right of Way

The Granada Trustees held an open session this past Wednesday evening, as the board was short one member of holding an official meeting. Mayor Baca said no formal action could be taken, but the meeting would stay open in respect to audience members who wished to address the trustees. Jr. Vasquez informed the board of […]