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Chamber Picnic by the Park

Chamber Picnic by the Park

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held their Lamar Days, Kick-Off BBQ this Friday, May 18th.  Better weather equals a better turn out and that was the situation Friday as last year’s premiere BBQ was conducted under spring skies a few degrees short of winter. Folks sat at picnic tables on the front lawn […]

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

    As promised last week, local artist Jeremy Cooper is putting the finishing touches on the interior of Lamar’s downtown Pocket Park. The outer mural facing the east parking lot is vivid with musically themed swirls of color while the interior walls are more sedate by comparison. “I’ve incorporated the rolling plains into the […]

Brightening Up the Alleyways

Brightening Up the Alleyways

    Side-by-side murals grace the outer walls of the east side alley in the 100 block of South Main Street in Lamar. One, for the Brew Unto Others coffee shop and the other, larger work is being done for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. The projects are being completed by local artists Jeremy […]

Shore Arts Center, Winner of Downtown Excellence Award

Shore Arts Center, Winner of Downtown Excellence Award

DENVER – March 14, 2018 — Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Colorado’s downtown districts, is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence. This year’s winners will be honored at the 2018 Governor’s Awards Ceremony, on April 13 at the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & […]

Parking Plans for the Pocket Park Presented

Parking Plans for the Pocket Park Presented

Now that the pocket park in downtown Lamar is four-fifths complete, the City is looking at development plans on the best use of the parking lots due east of the Main Street stores adjacent to the refurbished park and located between East Olive and East Beech Streets. The City of Lamar acquired one lot directly […]

Lamar Partnership Inc.- Buxton Group Update

Lamar Partnership Inc.- Buxton Group Update

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, provided the City Council with an update on the Buxton Retail Recruitment program. Buxton was hired by the city to assess demographic purchasing information in the area which could be used by local retailers to fine tune their marketing approach and merchandise and to provide information about […]

Shore Arts Center Park Grand Opening, Hold the Rain

Shore Arts Center Park Grand Opening, Hold the Rain

Southeast Colorado residents are ready for anything, especially weather on the move. That was the case for the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park in downtown Lamar this past Thursday evening, July 13th. The festivities began at 6pm with residents viewing the complete make-over of what had been just a gravel parking lot […]

Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13

Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13

    The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park at 6pm this Thursday, July 13th in downtown Lamar. The long-awaited first construction phase of the park has been completed and a celebration for the opening will feature the 6pm reception at the park at 115 South Main Street […]

Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Residents of the City of Lamar will benefit from the $20,000 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Yoder Family. According to City Administrator, John Sutherland, the memorial gift will be used for an event or equipment at the Lamar Community Building, the Lamar swimming pool or a park or youth program sponsored […]

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

  Lamar artist, Jeremy Cooper, gathered with local officials and members of the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors for the presentation of the first piece of artwork that will grace the Pocket Park in downtown Lamar. Cooper’s sculpture is being donated by the board. Char Herrera, co-owner of the Home Store in Lamar, was also […]

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, said the Pocket Park is, “Coming along nicely,” during the Redevelopment Board meeting on June 5th.  “The pavers are going in and the color scheme is also pulling the structure together.” He said some artwork is being donated by the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors and Community Development Manager, Angie […]

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Two ordinances were passed by the Lamar City Council on first reading during its Monday night meeting, May 22nd. The first pertains to an amended city code establishing eligibility criteria for internment in the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery.  The change now includes eligible dependent children in addition to the veteran’s spouse to be buried […]

Music Jams Approved for the Roost

Music Jams Approved for the Roost

The Buzzard’s Roost in Lamar was granted a Temporary Modification of Premise application for their two annual music festivals held June 17-18 for the Country Jam and on September 16-17 for the Road Jam. The Lamar City Council held a brief public hearing on the request during their regular meeting, April 24th.  A portion of […]

Business Venture Moves Forward for Lamar

Business Venture Moves Forward for Lamar

Property acquired by the City of Lamar in 1961 and 1973 was annexed into the city during the April 10th council meeting as part of a proposed economic development enterprise. City Engineer, Wiley Work, said the Unincorporated Municipally Owned Land States is contiguous with at least 3/6 of the current City Limits Line of the […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Provides Funding for New Business

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Provides Funding for New Business

  The City of Lamar and various interests in Prowers County, including PEP, have taken some aggressive steps in 2016 and this year, to develop and sustain business development and retention in the local communities. One of these was last year’s hiring of Buxton by the City of Lamar, a research and marketing firm which, […]