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November 2019 Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

November 2019 Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

      While the November Sales and Use Tax collected in December showed a strong gain at 7.55%, the YTD collections for the year were off 1.5%. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up $22,929 against last year with collections for 2018 at $303,556 and 2019 was $326,485. City Sales Tax for November […]

CSP Investigating Three Vehicle Crash in Bent County

CSP Investigating Three Vehicle Crash in Bent County

    On Thursday, January 2, 2020 at approximately 22:00 hours (10pm), a green Honda Element, driven by 47 year old Seanon Stracener of Lamar, Colorado, was westbound on Colorado 50 near milepost 423, which is located approximately eight miles east of the town of Hasty. The Honda Element crossed the roadway and collided with […]

Colorado Employment Situation - November 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 4,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from October to November for a total of 2,796,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,100 and government increased 1,000. October estimates were revised up to 2,792,700, and the over the month change from September to October was an […]

Lamar City Administrator Finalists Meet the Public

Lamar City Administrator Finalists Meet the Public

    The two candidates for Lamar City Administrator remain from the 29 first considered for the position. They are: Erik Hansen and Steve Kill. Candidates from 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas were offered by a commercial recruitment Firm (SGR), which was hired […]

TBK Bank Donates Building to Granada School District No. RE-1

TBK Bank Donates Building to Granada School District No. RE-1

  TBK Bank, SSB, donated its building, located at 205 E. Goff Avenue, to the Granada School District No. RE-1 in a key handing ceremony this past Thursday morning, December 12th. The building will be converted to the new location for the Amache Museum, which is dedicated to conserving the Amache site and its World […]

Lamar Driver License Office Moving to New Location; Expanding Service Days

Lamar Driver License Office Moving to New Location; Expanding Service Days

  DENVER, Friday, DECEMBER 6, 2019 — In an effort to better serve Coloradans, the Lamar Driver License Office is moving to 3505 S. Main St. with service at the new location starting Tuesday, Dec. 17.   The current Lamar office at Village Shopping Center #10, will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, […]

New Members Join the City Council Line-up, New Concrete Work Planned for South Main Street

New Members Join the City Council Line-up, New Concrete Work Planned for South Main Street

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority ratified a December 6th phone poll approving the submission of a letter of support to the City of Lamar. The letter will be included in a Brownsfield Grant application to help defray costs with the abatement, demolition and removal of the former Troy Manor Motel which is located just south […]

Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

    Manual Tamez and Joe Gonzales attended their first Lamar Council informal breakfast as new members this past Wednesday, December 4th, as well as Kirk Crespin as newly elected mayor. The council has recently made an effort to engage residents in the monthly meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at rotating […]

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is employing a marketing firm, VistaWorks to help increase overnight visitors to the county by highlighting year-round attractions beyond one-time, annual events. To help clarity the practice, the Lodging Panel is mailing past and future recipients with a letter that addresses the new policy which states, “Dear […]

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey […]

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

  Two Lamar City Council meetings were held Monday, November 11th. The first, conducted by the outgoing council detailed the city sales and use tax report and accepted a 25th Anniversary Plaque presented to the City by the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association. In closing remarks regarding his municipal service, Mayor Roger Stagner offered thanks to […]

Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

    Michael Tanner, who hails from Arkansas, accepted the offered position of administrator for the Town of Holly following final discussions among the Trustees and interim administrator, Steve Rabe who oversaw the search and hiring process. Rabe said Tanner will be in Holly on Tuesday, November 12th to begin his duties during the Trustees […]

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Kirk Crespin was elected Mayor of Lamar following Tuesday’s general election on November 5th. The vote was 1,046 defeating his challenger, fellow city councilman, Bev Haggard who had 699 votes for the office. Crespin will take his oath of office on Monday, November 11th during two city council meetings. Current Mayor Roger Stagner, who opted […]

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

  On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 08:50 hours, Deputy Stump, of the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make contact with a vehicle for travelling at 121 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. The vehicle was southbound on highway 287 south of Eads. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was […]

Police Chase Ends in Crash

Police Chase Ends in Crash

    Details are still sketchy regarding a high speed police chase at around 9:30am Thursday morning, October 31st, which ended with the alleged suspect’s car apparently clipping the southwest corner of the Thai Spicy Basil Restaurant on North Main Street in Lamar and stopping after hitting a metal power pole just feet away on […]