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Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Power Agreement

Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Power Agreement

Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Twin Buttes II Wind Project to Supply Clean, Competitively-priced Power PORTLAND, Ore. – Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 25-year contract to supply Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) – a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives and public power […]

Granada Landfill Fees Raised for Out of Town Users

Granada Landfill Fees Raised for Out of Town Users

  The Granada Town Trustees voted unanimously this past Wednesday, January 8, to raise the fees for non-residents who dump refuse at the town landfill.  The measure was taken to help defray the expenses of state mandated improvements at the landfill.  Last year, the state health department served notice that over a dozen violations had […]

Granada Residents Discuss SECPA Utility Sale

Granada Residents Discuss SECPA Utility Sale

Granada residents will decide in a special election next April, whether they wish to sell their electric utility system to SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association. Currently, the town purchases its power from SECPA and resells it to local customers. Selling the system back to SECPA would eliminate the town as a middle man. Richard Wilson, […]

PCDI Discusses Rental Option on Big R Property, Nolder Replacement

PCDI Discusses Rental Option on Big R Property, Nolder Replacement

  The past two executive sessions held by board members of Prowers County Development, Inc. have dealt with negotiations regarding the Big R warehouse and office space on Washington Street in Lamar.  The most recent discussion held during the monthly board meeting Tuesday, April 30 covered that as well as personnel matters.  Executive Director, Lisa […]

ARPA, LUB Reps Traveling to Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA, LUB Reps Traveling to Boiler Manufacturer

Rick Rigel, ARPA General Manager, Virgil Cochran, Lamar Light Plant Compliance Officer and several local consultants are visiting the boiler manufacturer, Babcock & Wilcox  at their company headquarters in Barberton, Ohio the week of March 19, to review the modifications being made to their boiler at the Lamar Repowering Project.  Rigel discussed the need for […]

ARPA Update for Lamar Utilities Board

ARPA Update for Lamar Utilities Board

Rick Rigel, former superintendent of Lamar Light and Power, and the new general manager for Arkansas River Power Authority, briefed members of the Utility Board on the current problems the Repowering Project faces and the steps the boiler manufacturer is making to bring the coal fired plant back on line.  Rigel commented that he has […]

LUB Wants Updates from ARPA

LUB Wants Updates from ARPA

The Lamar Utility Board voiced their need for updates on information from ARPA, Arkansas Valley Power Authority and Babcock and Wilson, designers of the boiler used in the Repowering Project. Boiler problems at Lamar Light and Power have been on-going to the point at which the plant will now remain offline until sometime this summer. […]

Prowers County Backs Tri State Transmission Project

The Prowers County Commissioners joined with several other counties this past week, offering a resolution of support for the Tri State G & T, Tri State Lamar-Front Range Transmission Project.  The project will develop a high voltage electricity transmission system by 2018 across eastern and southern Colorado.    Fourteen counties in eastern Colorado, including six in […]