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Second Time for Cook on City Council

Second Time for Cook on City Council

Two separate city council sessions were held Monday, November 11, preceded by a work session to review the municipal Rates and Fees schedule for 2014.  A proposal noting some changes for the approaching year was tabled for an additional work session discussion because of the wide scope of services and fees that were covered.  Two […]

Lodging Panel Sets 2014 Budget, Approves New Board Member

Lodging Panel Sets 2014 Budget, Approves New Board Member

  The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel added Vincent Gearhart to their board member roster during the monthly meeting, August 20.  Gearhart is filling a vacant position and the term will expire in December 2014.  Board members also approved the annual budget for 2014, which is a close parallel to 2013.  Funding is set at $82,968 […]

Irrigation Decline Could Impact Light Plant Revenue

Irrigation Decline Could Impact Light Plant Revenue

Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, outlined the recent sales of electricity report for this past May during board members bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 9.  Year to date sales of electricity were 3.4% lower than this same time last year.  Residential customers were approximately 0.5% higher and Commercial and Industrial sales had decreased 5.7% […]

Lamar City Council Enacts Water Restrictions

Lamar City Council Enacts Water Restrictions

Acting on a recommendation from the Lamar Water Board, the city council voted in favor of implementing Stage 1 Mandatory Water Restrictions, effective Thursday, May 2.  The decision was based on current drought conditions and lack of ditch water, although the city’s well system is in good shape and has adequate supplies.  The restrictions state […]

Major Power Purchaser Voices Electric Rate Concern to LUB

Major Power Purchaser Voices Electric Rate Concern to LUB

“My electric bill last month was $15,000 and I and several other local business owners are considering our options on future power purchases from the light plant,” stated Jim Miller, President and sole proprietor of the Ports to Plains Travel Plaza located west of Lamar off Highway 50.  Miller voiced those concerns during the Lamar […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Customer Disconnect Policies

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Customer Disconnect Policies

  Most of the discussion during the August 29 Lamar Utility Board meeting focused on items not specifically on the agenda.   Lamar Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh discussed the rules and regulations pertaining to policies for re-connect and disconnect for electric service, mostly for residential customers.  The Light Plant follows at 70 page document set […]

Boiler Adjustment Plans Expected by September at Lamar Light Plant

Boiler Adjustment Plans Expected by September at Lamar Light Plant

  Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, said representatives from the plant’s boiler manufacturer, Babcock and Wilcox, may submit some design plans in four to six weeks time.  Hourieh shared the information with the Lamar Utilities Board during their meeting, Tuesday, July 24.  Babcock and Wilcox also had representatives to the light plant last week, […]

Lodging Panel Funds Okotoberfest Car Show/Rod Run

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 […]

Lamar Utility Board Rethinking ARPA Relationship

Lamar Utility Board Rethinking ARPA Relationship

Prompted, perhaps in part by questions about high electric fees from Colorado Beef representatives, members of the Lamar Utility Board have decided they’ve reached the point where they need to discuss options regarding their contract relationship with ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  The Lamar Utility Board sat down with Doug Morris and Jim Mullins from […]

Emicks and Austin Honored at Lamar Chamber Banquet

Emicks and Austin Honored at Lamar Chamber Banquet

Lamar Main Street Director, Shawna Hodge, emceed the 2012 Lamar Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, held this year at the Cow Palace Inn. A packed house of almost 180 persons were on hand in the inner courtyard for the annual awards and dinner ceremonies. Bill Wootten presented Honker of the Year to Vincent Gearhart; Jane […]

New Line-up at Lamar Utilities Board

New Line-up at Lamar Utilities Board

    Don Steerman became the new Lamar Utilities Board Chairman today, November 15, replacing Bob Schemahorn, whose term expired this past August.  Ron Cook was also sworn in during today’s board meeting as its newest member.  Cook had served on the Lamar city council for several terms.  A fellow former council member, Michael Bryant […]

Something ‘Fishy’ About Good Morning Lamar Breakfast

Something ‘Fishy’ About Good Morning Lamar Breakfast

Photos by Russ Baldwin & Molly Gearhart Residents kicked off their Lamar Days weekend with the traditional Wake Up’ breakfast of biscuits/gravy, eggs and bacon at the Lamar Elks Lodge, Friday, May 13. In honor of Lamar’s 125th anniversary, some elder Honkers produced a skit, reminiscent of older days when they were younger men. Bill […]