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June 2017 Drought Update

May was characterized by wet and cool conditions, particularly in southeast Colorado. The first 20 days of June were a drastic change characterized by hot temperatures and little rainfall. In most parts of the state, streamflow forecasts throughout the summer season are projected to be near normal to above normal and reservoir storage remains high. […]

LUB Continues Metering Equipment Upgrades

    The Lamar Utility Board voted to extend an earlier agreement with AMI, Automated Metering Infrastructure, which was approved by the board in June, 2016 for a one-year pilot project. The more recent action was taken during the Tuesday, June 27th meeting which continued the agreement for two more years.  Last year, the board […]

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

    City Administrator, John Sutherland, provides periodic financial updates for the council during their bi-monthly meeting schedule and said that despite some lower numbers for the City Sales Tax Revenue, overall expenses are below budget so far this year. The May summery sheet outlined some of the more prominent financial features for the city […]

Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Residents of the City of Lamar will benefit from the $20,000 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Yoder Family. According to City Administrator, John Sutherland, the memorial gift will be used for an event or equipment at the Lamar Community Building, the Lamar swimming pool or a park or youth program sponsored […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the […]

Hot Fun in the Summertime

The weekend forecast calls for considerably cooler temperatures than what we’ve been experiencing the past several days, and that’s a great recipe for the Big Timbers Community Alliance, FREE Family Fun Day set for Willow Creek Park this Saturday, June 24th. Day-long activities have been planned including free swimming and a free dinner at 6pm […]

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