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Lamar Police Plan to Adjust Number of Employees, Alter Salary Structure

Lamar Police Plan to Adjust Number of Employees, Alter Salary Structure

Noting the employee turnover among Lamar Police Department officers, Chief Kyle Miller presented plans to the Lamar City Council, to reduce the department by two employees, a detective and a street officer. The move is being made to help distribute those salaries among current officers and to curb the number of officers who leave the […]

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Leo Hernandez, Lamar Utility Board member, indicated he is stepping down from his seat, now that his term has expired. “I can attend some future meetings for a while,” he explained, but stated he is not considering an additional term.  The board will make arrangements to advertise the position to the area. Board members meet […]

Pike Tower Vandalism

Pike Tower Vandalism

Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner brought to the Lamar City Council’s attention, a recent act of vandalism that was done to the Pike’s Tower at the south end of Willow Creek Park. His remarks were made during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on Monday, July 24th. Stagner noted that someone or some persons had knocked over and […]

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

National Night Out and the traditional Lamar Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Social will be held on the east side of Willow Creek Park between the kiva and the playground on Tuesday, August 1st. Lamar Police Officer, Cory Forgue has been working to compile a number of events for family fun for that night including […]

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on July 23, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM and was discovered on July 24, 2017 at approximately 11:49 AM. The crash occurred on Highway 350 at milepost 70.5 in Otero County. A yellow 2014 Kia Soul was northbound on Hwy […]

Lamar Council Approves Mission Villanueva Expansion

Lamar Council Approves Mission Villanueva Expansion

    The Lamar City Council, Monday, July 24th, approved a request from Roberta Macias, owner of the Mission Villanueva Restaurant for a modification of licenses premises application. Macias intends to build an outdoor patio at her restaurant at 300 Savage Avenue, which would allow alcohol to be served to patrons taking their meal outside. […]

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately 3:00 AM a robbery was reported in the 1100 block of South Main Street, Lamar, CO. Officers responded, but were unable to apprehend the subject at the time. After an extensive investigation detectives of the Lamar Police Department, with assistance from the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, were […]

Lamarlins Host State Swim Meet August 4-6

Lamarlins Host State Swim Meet August 4-6

    The Lamarlins Swim Team is hosting approximately 350 competitors for the Scottie Aschermann Seasonal State Swim Meet, August 4th thru the 6th.  Several activities have been planned for the busy weekend including live entertainment on Friday, August 4th at the Pocket Park, downtown Lamar.  Local talent, Rhett Uhland will perform and a small […]

Firehouse Fun on a Saturday

Firehouse Fun on a Saturday

  The annual Firehouse Carnival, hosted by the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Department, got underway at 5pm on July 22nd, at BiCentennial Park, just south of the firehouse. Various games of skill were set up again this year for the small-fry, who could buy tickets and then try their hand at dunking a bucket of water on […]

Time for Repairs or Find Somewhere Else to Park

Time for Repairs or Find Somewhere Else to Park

Listing of Abandoned Vehicle Notifications from Lamar Police Department Report on July 19, 2017: 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:33     1703519                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 600 block of South 2nd Street. 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:44     1703520                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 300 East Pearl […]

Linda Kay Owen…August 1, 1950 – July 22, 2017

Linda Kay Owen…August 1, 1950 – July 22, 2017

Memorial Services are pending for longtime Lamar resident, Linda Kay Owen. Linda was born on August 1, 1950 at Goodland, Kansas to Marion Edward and Vera May (Butts) Hoss and passed away at her home in Lamar on July 22, 2017. She was 66. She was preceded in death by her parents. Linda is survived […]

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Employers in Colorado added 6,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,647,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government increased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from May to June at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Livestock Report Update for July 2107

Livestock Report Update for July 2107

All cattle and calves in the United States, as of July 1, 2017, totaled 103 million head. This is 4 percent above the 98.2  million head on July 1, 2015. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.9 million head, are 5 percent above the 39.8 million head on July 1, 2015. Beef  cows, […]

Lamar City Council Elections this November

Lamar City Council Elections this November

Candidates for Lamar City Council can pick up their petition forms for nomination on Tuesday, August 8th from the City Clerk’s Office.  The deadline for filing a petition with the Clerk is August 28th at 4pm. Each of the three wards in the city will have one open council seat, plus the Mayor-at Large. Ward […]

The Flag at the End of Town

The Flag at the End of Town

  The American flag is one of the most recognizable flags in the world, and the red, white and blue at Brad Semmens’ Country Acres and RV Motel Park stands out along Highway 287 as you enter or leave the southern section of Lamar. It’s big. There’s no denying that.  “It measures 25 by 45 […]