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Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

  The City of Lamar received a $4,000 donation from the Burlington, Northern Santa Fe Railroad which will help defray the cost of the shade structures for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. This past October, City Administrator, John Sutherland, sent a letter to the regional public affairs director for BNSF requesting the funding which […]

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

  Prowers County Impact: 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County.  The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated to be able to […]

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

    American Civil Constructors released updated information concerning roadwork on Main Street in Lamar as the third and fourth phases of the project move forward. The press release states that Phase III  and the west side of Phase IV will be completed within the month of November and move on the east side of Phase IV which […]

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

  It’s that time of year again, which means snow storms are on the horizon. Bad weather isn’t all that bad, because with it comes all of the fun activities we like to do in Colorado such as skiing, sledding, skiing, hiking, and skiing/snowboarders. I joke about the ski season, but when we see a […]

Applications Open for Annual Parade of Lights Entries

Applications Open for Annual Parade of Lights Entries

    The theme for the November 30th Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights is, ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ and entries are being accepted through the Chamber  at 109A East Beech Street, or call the office at 719-336-4379 for more information. The parade route will be the same as last year, per the Colorado […]

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

    The Lamar Loop, an eight mile hiking path that will encompass a major portion of the community, is making progress with recent construction efforts. This past summer, city crews improved a dirt and gravel pathway running eastwards along the canal which leads from Willow Creek Park across from the public tennis courts, following […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

Council Reviews Budget Expenditures/Income Potential for Ambulance Services

Council Reviews Budget Expenditures/Income Potential for Ambulance Services

    The Lamar City Council, City Treasurer Kristin McCrea and City Administrator John Sutherland discussed Ballot Issue 1A, the .025 percent county sales tax which is on this year’s November 6th general election, during their October 22nd meeting. The discussion stemmed from other economic issues as well as the council’s vote to support the […]

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

  A display of simple playground equipment was hosted by Radian and Lamar Parks and Recreation this past Saturday, October 27th east of the ballfields near Savage Avenue. The equipment, according to Rachel Hultin of Radian Company, was designed from ideas contributed during the Lamar community’s “Inspired Play” from this past August during the grand […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today (October 26, 2018) released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In […]

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

    A warm October evening and a variety of new presentations helped bring a large gathering to downtown Lamar for the annual Retail Merchants, Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 25th.  This year’s theme was ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The Shore Arts Center Pocket Park was filled with relatives and attendees who watched several dance routines […]

Lamar Police Conduct Multiple Drug Arrests

Lamar Police Conduct Multiple Drug Arrests

During the past week, officers from the Lamar Police Department have executed multiple search warrants in relation to the distribution and possession of illegal narcotics. During the course of the investigations, officers have seized heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medications.  Officers made multiple arrests during the course of the investigations. Kyle Monson, 25, of Lamar […]

High Plains to Form Patient Advisory Council

High Plains to Form Patient Advisory Council

    High Plains Community Health Center is adding an opportunity for patients and families to provide feedback about their patient experience. Applications are currently being accepted from active patients for membership on a Patient & Family Advisory Council.  We want to make sure that our patient’s point of view, perspective and experience are not […]

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence - Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence – Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

    Victim-Blaming Makes Survivors Afraid: It took one victim 12 years after leaving her abuser to identify as a survivor. “I was afraid of being shamed and judged,’ she says. ‘There’s still this stigma…a reluctance to believe women’s stories. And I think that hasn’t changed. We need to believe women when they tell their […]

Redevelopment Authority Okays Payment, Council Approves Brownsfield Study Grant

Redevelopment Authority Okays Payment, Council Approves Brownsfield Study Grant

    The Lamar City Council, acting as the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, approved 50% of the Prowers County portion of real property taxes assessed on the Lamar Holiday Inn Express during their meeting, Monday, October 22nd.  Historically, the City of Lamar adopted Resolution LRA 11-09-01 on September 12, 2011 which stated that the URA, Urban […]