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City of Lamar Memorial Day Schedule, City & Cemetery

City of Lamar Memorial Day Schedule, City & Cemetery

  All City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Building will also be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018.  The Public Library will be open Saturday, May 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed Sunday, May 27th and Monday, May 28th, […]

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

    Prowers County voters will decide to approve or deny a quarter per cent county sales tax increase to fund future emergency ambulance services. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the resolution placing the question on the ballot for this November’s general election during their May 16th meeting.  The sales tax comes to twenty-five cents […]

LUB Passes Resolution Providing for Power Purchase Agreements, Announces Scholarship Winners

LUB Passes Resolution Providing for Power Purchase Agreements, Announces Scholarship Winners

    The Lamar Utility Board passed Resolution 18-05-01 during their meeting Tuesday, May 15th, which acknowledges the authority of the board to negotiate and enter into power purchase agreements with Southeast Colorado Power Authority (SECPA). The action was taken following an executive session conducted by the board. The resolution acknowledges that SECPA, as a […]

Public Comment Sought by Council on ARPA Power Purchase

Public Comment Sought by Council on ARPA Power Purchase

  There will be a special City Council work session on Monday, May 14, 2018 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Cultural Events Center. This meeting will be a public discussion of a possible purchase power agreement with Tri-State Generation and Transmission and SECPA, and the continuing relationship with ARPA. Citizens are urged to attend.  […]

Lamar Receives EPA Brownfields Grant

Lamar Receives EPA Brownfields Grant

  Lamar is one of four Colorado communities set to receive a share of a $1.1M grant to advance environmental assessment and property redevelopment. The other three are Canon City, Florence and Pueblo.  Lamar’s share of the grant is $300,000 to assess properties along the city’s downtown core, including sites along the Arkansas River and […]

City Clean-Up into Day Two

City Clean-Up into Day Two

    There’s a lot of junk and unused items out there, so much so, that the City of Lamar work crews started their Monday with the second round of refuse round-up. Volunteers and city workers spent most of this past Saturday, April 28th from 7am to 4pm collecting mounds of trash, tree limbs, debris, […]

Lamar Fire and Police Receive Funding for Equipment

Lamar Fire and Police Receive Funding for Equipment

  The Lamar Police Department received the go-ahead to apply for a Bulletproof Vest Program which will provide 50% funding for the vests the officers wear while on duty. The five vests cost $2,250 and with tax and handling of another $20, the total is $2,270.  The approved grant will half that cost to $1,135.  […]

Lamar Library and Heritage Defenders to Work to ‘Clean Up’ Internet Homework Helplines

Lamar Library and Heritage Defenders to Work to ‘Clean Up’ Internet Homework Helplines

Belinda Groner, representing a local group known as Heritage Defenders, asked the Lamar City Council on Monday, April 23rd, to take action to force homework helpline websites to filter pornographic materials and related advertisements to school age children in the community.  Groner provided documentation from various groups that have followed the money to a company […]

New Power Purchase Agreement Will Mean Electric Bill Savings

New Power Purchase Agreement Will Mean Electric Bill Savings

    ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, and its six member communities, has been in negotiations to end a Power Purchase Agreement with Twin Eagle in favor of a newer, lower cost agreement with Tri State G & T. The Lamar City Council decided in favor of engaging the Polsinelli law firm to represent the […]

City of Lamar Enjoys a Continuing Sales Tax Revenue Increase

City of Lamar Enjoys a Continuing Sales Tax Revenue Increase

  The February 2018 Revenue Report for the City of Lamar shows collections for Sales and Use Tax increased 11.05% over this same time last year. City Sales Tax was up 12.15% for a $28,052 gain over February 2017 and Use Tax was up a slight 1.85% over last year.  Combined, that makes for a […]

City Council Continues Option for Business Development with Buxton

City Council Continues Option for Business Development with Buxton

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved an application for a DOLA REDI grant of $30,000 to finance the on-going efforts of Buxton group to provide marketing strategies for the City of Lamar’s retail development programs. City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted that the reports from Buxton have served as an information asset to Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community […]

Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

  The Lamar City Council, following an hour long executive session Monday night, March 19th, approved resolution 18-03-01 which will issue refunding bonds by ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  The vote was five to one in favor with the dissenting vote cast by councilmember, Anne-Marie Crampton. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner called for the special meeting during […]

Roof Goes Up, Tree Comes Down

Roof Goes Up, Tree Comes Down

    Signs of warmer weather are apparent in town. Several Lamar City work crews were taking down two trees in Willow Creek Park on Wednesday while our winds weren’t as strong as they have been recently.  One crewman on the ground said the two trees, one on either side of the creek, are about 85% […]

Lamar Council Approves EMS Funding, Animal Shelter Funds

Lamar Council Approves EMS Funding, Animal Shelter Funds

Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, provided a recap of the recent annual meeting, similar to those he has offered to the Granada and Holly town councils.  Both of those reports were detailed in earlier articles in The Prowers Journal.  Depperschmidt said the PEP offices are now in the administration building of […]

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

    The core commercial area for downtown Lamar along South Main Street, between Oak and Beech is now impacted by the road and water main construction performed by American Civil Constructors. Now that their first phase of road work between Park and Oak has been completed, they’ve moved on to the second phase which […]