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Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

    3-day event promises to have large impact on pressing regional needs Lamar, CO (June 13 – 15, 2018) – Organizers expect more than 250 attendees at this year’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD), a three-day event that brings together Colorado’s foundations, nonprofits, and local stakeholders. Held June 13-15, 2018 in Lamar, Colorado, the […]

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

    Pilot Flying J representatives are planning what is called a ‘soft’ opening of their new store at 708 North Main Street in Lamar on Saturday, January 13th.  It will be a normal day of activity with no special events planned at this time. This will mark the 4th Pilot Flying J location in […]

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover...Traffic Accidents for Lamar

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover…Traffic Accidents for Lamar

    Two traffic accidents came to note in Lamar since this past Saturday, December 16th.  Saturday around 1pm, a vehicle, jumped the curb on the south side of the parking lot of Thai Spicy Basil at 10 South Main in Lamar and went east through the front window, into the dining area.  Fortunately no […]

City Council Investigates Hotel Development

City Council Investigates Hotel Development

  The Lamar City Council held a work session Monday, December 4th, to explore the potential development of an up-scale hotel in the city.  The council held a telephone interview with Tim Shefchik of BriMark Builders, representing Cobblestone Hotel and Suites. The feasibility study will be paid for by a $7,500 matching grant supplied by […]

Parade of Lights Offers Enchanted Evening

Parade of Lights Offers Enchanted Evening

  A moderately mild evening, coupled with a full moon, made for a perfect evening for this year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this past Friday, December 1st. There were some firsts to this year’s parade, mostly notably, a new route down South 4th Street to the Enchanted Forest, due to on-going construction […]

Frontier Bank Welcomes Jake Chamberlain

Frontier Bank Welcomes Jake Chamberlain

Jake Chamberlain joins Frontier Bank’s Commercial-Ag Lending Department as Assistance Vice President/Loan Officer. Jake got his start in banking at Frontier Bank though the Lamar School D.E.C.A. program in 1997 and worked there until graduating from Lamar Community College. He has had a successful career over the past 17 years in consumer finance, before coming […]

Toys for Tots Countdown

Toys for Tots Countdown

  The Toys for Tots organization will accept toy or cash donations through the Lamar area until Monday, December 11th.  After that, the toys will be categorized and prepared for sacking on Saturday, December 16th prior to the delivery date of December 24th. Volunteers are still being sought to help in the workshop Monday through […]

Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy Grand Opening

Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy Grand Opening

  Dozens of area residents were treated to lunch and dessert Wednesday, November 8th, during the grand opening festivities for the Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy at 1700 South Main Street in Lamar. The building, which housed the former Deb’s Near New Shop, went through a complete transformation this past summer and fall, to become […]

Main Street Construction Progress Report

Main Street Construction Progress Report

  ACC Mountain West is concurrently working on Phases l & lll on the US Highway 287 reconstruction project through Main Street Lamar. The work consists of installation of a new waterline system, storm drainage system and concrete paving between Park Street and Canal Road. Phase l, located between Park and Oak Streets will maintain […]

Toys for Tots Starts their Holiday Season

Toys for Tots Starts their Holiday Season

  Darlene Lopez said her Toys for Tots organization will be headquartered at the Car Palace again this year. “They’ve been helpful to us in year’s past and we’ll be opening our operations on North Main Street beginning Monday, November 6th,” she stated. Lopez and her crew of volunteers collects toys and gifts, old and […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviewing Long Term Power Contract

Lamar Utility Board Reviewing Long Term Power Contract

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, outlined a 33 year contract proposal between the board and WAPA, Western Area Power Administration during the board’s October 24th meeting.  When asked by board member, Michael Horning, why it was for so long a duration, Hourieh replied, “Because we get a great rate.”  The superintendent explained this […]

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 […]

Main Street Construction Work Update

Main Street Construction Work Update

    The majority of construction crew workers along the southern section of Main Street have been absent for the past several days, with only a handful working at the intersection of Main and Oak Streets. At this point, employees of American Civil Constructors are removing about 100 feet of the concrete topping moving south […]

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

    Members of the HOPE Coalition at the Lincoln School in Lamar received an update on the mission of Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products. He was a guest of board member, Byron Hall at the Coalition’s monthly meeting.  “I’m going to assist in the design placement of the bike shop and […]

City of Lamar Eligible for Tree Replacement Funding

City of Lamar Eligible for Tree Replacement Funding

The City of Lamar may become eligible for a tree removal grant under a program administered by the Colorado State Forest Service. Lamar City Councilmember, Anne-Marie Crampton said the funds would finance tree removal and replacement on public property.  Without specifying the amount, Crampton said the grant is a 50/50 match. Jane Felter, long-time member […]