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Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

    The Lamar City Council held a brief, regular meeting on Monday, September 10th.  The council approved the risk advisory group (CIRSA) Worker’s Compensation quote of $5,000 for the deductible and premium for 2019.  The renewal quote for the city’s property/casualty contribution was also approved.  Although it was higher than the previous year, it […]

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

  Quizno’s Restaurant, at 113 East Olive Street in Lamar, occupies a building which has been in existence in the community for numerous decades, dating back to 1947 as the former Allen & DeLoach Tire Shop. The building, according to Angie Cue, Community Development Director, still contains single-pane windows on the east, south and west […]

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

    Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was finalized.  And there were dozens […]

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

  Just over 62% of local revenue in Lamar is generated from non-resident sources, while $5M is spent out of the county each year for health and personal care issues, accountable for an area of major dollar leakage for the community. Those were two of the facts presented to Prowers Economic Prosperity board members during […]

Council’s Work Session Covers Park Vendors, Preliminary 2019 Budget

Council’s Work Session Covers Park Vendors, Preliminary 2019 Budget

    The Lamar City Council held a work session Monday, August 6th to discuss the general direction for the approaching 2019 budget for the City of Lamar, and to discuss some of the pros and cons of having commercial vendors operate in the city’s parks. While there were no concrete amounts mentioned, Treasurer Kristin […]

August 11th Grand Opening for Skateboard Park

August 11th Grand Opening for Skateboard Park

  Pizza, prizes, music, Team Pain and more will be on hand Saturday, August 11th for the grand opening of Wheels Park, the skateboard park now in use at Willow Creek Park in Lamar. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director said the festivities will run from noon to 5pm on the 11th.  “We’ll […]

Developments Around Town

Developments Around Town

  They are not always recognizable at first, but plans for community development are taking shape at different stages through the Lamar community. Additional work is underway at the 9/11 First Responders Memorial on the southern end of the Big Timbers Museum property. Begun last year and financed through private donations and grants, the memorial […]

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

  Residents Can Expect Traffic Detours Through August 3rd LAMAR, Colo. (July 17, 2018) – Atmos Energy is asking residents in Lamar, Colorado, to please be on the lookout for traffic detours on Parmenter Street and Stewart Place through August 3, 2018. “We want to thank the community for your patience as we continue to […]

Lamar Sales Tax Collections Posts Continued Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Collections Posts Continued Gains

    May Sales and Use Tax revenues collected in June show a continued climb compared to previous months. City Sales Tax was up 6.64% for an increase of $18,536.71 with collections for 2017 at $279.310.05 and for 2018, $297.846.76.  Total Sales and Use Tax revenues were up 7.65% for a gain of $22,746.50.  Collections […]

Skateboarders Are Enjoying Wheels Park

Skateboarders Are Enjoying Wheels Park

    Ms Ashley Mayjoy, RN, BSN is involved in a capstone project researching a community health policy which could benefit Lamar as the city has opened the long-awaited Wheels/Skateboard Park and the proposed Lamar Loop. Her research involves the question of personal safety for residents who will use the facilities, specifically for safety headgear […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Figures Slow Up for April

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Figures Slow Up for April

    While the year to date collection revenues for the City of Lamar kept its health forward momentum for the past year, the April Sales and Use Tax collections slowed with a narrow advance. City Sales Tax collected for April dropped to a negative number, 0.30% for a loss of $762.50 comparing 2018 collections […]

LUB Approves Bid for Roof Replacement Project

LUB Approves Bid for Roof Replacement Project

    Last summer’s hail storm left a lasting impact on the area. Lamar Utility Board members voted to approve a bid from Camp and Currell Construction for repairs to damage to the main office and warehouse roof.  Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector, Craig Brooks attended the May 29th meeting to offer information pertaining to the […]

Council Confirms Resolution on ARPA Bonds, Air Show Planned for September

Council Confirms Resolution on ARPA Bonds, Air Show Planned for September

      The Lamar City Council, during its May 29th meeting, approved Resolution 18-05-01 which ratifies and confirms Resolution 18-03-01 approving the issuance of $143M refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority.  The funds are for the outstanding debt for construction of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Since March of this year, ARPA has […]

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 […]