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Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

  The Lamar City Council tabled Resolution 18-03-01 for the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority until additional contract information included in the Preliminary Official Statement can be reviewed. The council set March 19th as an additional meeting date to review the documents which will be sent to them as of […]

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

  August 17-18 has been selected to showcase Prowers Partners for Progress ‘DCCE’, Downtown Custom and Classic Expo, a car show what will be held in Lamar. Originators, Chris Duffy and Trevor La Cost briefed the council on what the show will offer.  Their website reads, “The DCCE is a large outdoor car show and […]

One Step Up Kids Going Buggy!!

One Step Up Kids Going Buggy!!

    Lamar kids are becoming more connected to the great outdoors. Students from One Step Up and the HOPE Center at Lincoln School have been working to complete two long-range projects.  One is to see sod laid on the dirt playground at Lincoln School and the other is the completion of the skate park, […]

Rodriguez, New City Council Member

Rodriguez, New City Council Member

  Rafael Rodriguez became the newest Lamar City Councilman, following his oath of office administered by Judge Lane Porter during the December 11th council meeting. Rodriguez was appointed by the council to fill the vacancy created by departing councilman Keith Nidey, who declined to run for another term.    Rodriguez will hold the term for four years, […]

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority is working to alleviate blight, generally known as Brownfield, in commercial areas of the city. The Authority approved an application for an EPA Brownfield assessment grant which will review environmental conditions of public or private properties.  The funds will be used to hire Ayres Associates which will conduct the study […]

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

  June 29, 2017, DENVER – America’s favorite pastime has a new field of dreams in Lamar. The City of Lamar will receive a Lottery Starburst Award for using Lottery proceeds to build a new Four-Plex ballfield. The project was completed in 2016 and utilized more than $1 million in Lottery funds from two Lottery […]

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

The Granada Trustees are faced with two expensive issues that will impact the town’s residents in the future. The Trustees discussed their revenue options to upgrade the aging water lines in the community, a matter that is being carried over from last year; and how to afford to bring the town’s landfill into compliance with […]

Lamar Receiving $1.3M in GoCO Grants for Youth Oriented Inspire Projects

Lamar Receiving $1.3M in GoCO Grants for Youth Oriented Inspire Projects

The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded the first round of implementation funding for six Inspire Initiative pilot communities, totaling $13.5 million in grants.  GOCO’s Inspire Initiative will invest in places, programs, and pathways to get kids outside in communities across the state. This innovative framework is being looked at as a national model, and […]

New Playground, More Parking at County Annex Planned

New Playground, More Parking at County Annex Planned

Parking spaces at the Prowers County Annex on East Cedar and South 4th Streets has always been at a premium.  The County Commissioner gave their approval for a GoCO grant application to be submitted by the Department of Human Services, which, when completed, could provide for a new playground and four new parking spaces. Lanie […]

Budget Hearings Lead the Lamar City Council Agenda

Budget Hearings Lead the Lamar City Council Agenda

Three public hearings were held to review and finalize municipal budgets for the approaching year. The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board, Lamar Utilities Board and Lamar City Council held the public hearings required to submit the budgets for public comment, and the Lamar Utilities Board  conducted their budget review on October 11th. Angie Cue, Lamar Community […]

Lamar Loop Gets Closer, Step by Step

Lamar Loop Gets Closer, Step by Step

“This project got started with an idea about three years ago,” stated Rick Akers, Director of Lamar Parks and Recreation. He was addressing a gathering of about 40 persons who attended a public briefing at the Cultural Events Center for a status report on the proposed nine mile walking trail.  When completed, it will provide […]

North Gateway Park Receives Floating Dock

North Gateway Park Receives Floating Dock

First the vault restroom, and now the floating dock has been set up at North Gateway Park in Lamar. Crews from the City of Lamar Public Works Department and Colorado Parks and Wildlife spent Wednesday and Thursday, June 22-23rd, putting the dock together at the park and assembling the final sections once they were floating […]