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City of Lamar Administrator Candidate's List Narrows

City of Lamar Administrator Candidate’s List Narrows

  LAMAR, CO (September 21, 2021) – Continuing its search that began earlier this Summer, the City of Lamar has narrowed the field for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council will be hosting a public meet and greet with the Candidates […]

Chamber Donut Friday at Grett Electric

Chamber Donut Friday at Grett Electric

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce board of directors came knocking on Grett Electric’s door this past Friday at 207 East Maple Street, bearing donuts to celebrate the end of a week. Grett Electric was established on June 1st, 1990 by Elmer Grett and has been family owned and operated since day one, serving […]

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

City of Lamar Council and Mayoral Elections will be Contested

City of Lamar Council and Mayoral Elections will be Contested

Two names will be placed on the November 2nd, General Election ballot for the City of Lamar.  City Clerk, Linda Williams stated the contests will be for Mayor and Ward lll for City Council.  Nick Lopez will vie with incumbent Kirk Crespin for the two-year seat for Mayor and Mike Bellomy will run against incumbents […]

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

    Now that the two soccer fields at Escondido Park off North 14th Street in Lamar have been prepped, Timberline Construction employees began a final step today, September 15th, as roll after roll of sod is being laid out on both fields, due north of the parking lot. Official ground-breaking ceremonies were held at […]

LCC Expanding Education Classes to Weekends

LCC Expanding Education Classes to Weekends

  (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is now offering Early Childhood Education classes on the weekends to help meet the growing demand for trained educators in Southeast Colorado and beyond.  Starting in January, students interested in a career as a preschool or kindergarten teacher, childcare center administrator or caregiver for young children can […]

Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Close Another Segment of Lamar Repowering Project

Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Close Another Segment of Lamar Repowering Project

    The Lamar Utility Board met Tuesday, September 14th and discussed a provision of the settlement agreement from February 2016 between Arkansas River Power Authority, the City of Lamar and the Lamar Utility Board. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh explained that ARPA has furnished a Corporate Surety Bond for $2M which named LUB as […]

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

  A special event permit for a beer garden requested by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Lamar City Council on Monday, September 13th, for the annual Oktoberfest event, set for October 2nd.  The beer garden will run from 10am to 11pm and be staffed by TIP certified hosts.  A public hearing […]

Another Revenue Gain in City Sales Tax Report

Another Revenue Gain in City Sales Tax Report

    People continue to spend money in the City of Lamar, based on the July, 2021 sales tax revenue report.  The basic Sales Tax Revenue increased 16.63% for a difference of $52,376 over 2020’s figures.  Sales Tax revenue for 2021 is $367,262.20, compared to $314,885.72 for the same period last year.  Total Sales and […]

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

  The settings at the Prowers County Fairgrounds were familiar to anyone who had attended past Tri-State 9/11 Tributes; the grandstands, the speakers, the Hall of Honor… but this year’s event held a particular poignant atmosphere given that it was highlighted by a call of national and personal reflection with the measurement of 20 years […]

Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

  Lamar Legacy Assisted Living will be celebrating National Assisted Living week September 12-September 18, 2021.  The dates for Assisted Living week are no coincidence.  The second Sunday in September is Grandparents Day, which is the kickoff to National Assisted Living Week.  Lamar Legacy has a full schedule of activities planned for the residents and […]

Scooter's, New Addition to Lamar's Retail Offerings

Scooter’s, New Addition to Lamar’s Retail Offerings

  Scooter’s Coffee, at 1231 North Main Street in Lamar, made its opening in Lamar official this morning, September 10th with a ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by franchise representatives, owner Dale Willhite and family, county and city representatives, the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as well as members of local economic development organizations. Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

LCC Hires Dr. Janet Steinkamp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Services, Announces National Search

LCC Hires Dr. Janet Steinkamp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Services, Announces National Search

      (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Janet Steinkamp as its Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Services. Steinkamp will serve in the position as the college conducts its national search for someone to fill the position permanently. Steinkamp is currently Chief Executive […]

Meeting with the Mayor:  Advisory Board for Public Safety

Meeting with the Mayor:  Advisory Board for Public Safety

    From time to time, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin and The Prowers Journal will get together to discuss and review developments of interest to Lamar residents and the surrounding community.  The hope is, the better informed a community is on matters that pertain to them, the more involved they can become with their local […]

From the City of Lamar Re: Comments on Marijuana Tax

From the City of Lamar Re: Comments on Marijuana Tax

  NOTICE SOLICITING COMMENTS ON THE INCREASE IN TAXES FOR THE CITY OF LAMAR OF AN ESTIMATED $450,000.00 ANNUALLY AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE COLLECTED THEREAFTER FROM A 5% TAX ON SALES OF RETAIL AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO THE CITY SALES TAX ON TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY. The […]