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Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions - Municipal Election November 2, 2021

Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions – Municipal Election November 2, 2021

  All eligible persons wishing to run for Lamar City Council or Mayor may pick up Petitions for Nominations at the City Clerk’s Office in the City Complex, 102 East Parmenter, Lamar, CO, starting August 3, 2021 through August 23, 2021.  The deadline for filing petitions with the City Clerk is 4:00 p.m. August 23, […]

Lamar Fire and Emergency Services Needs Volunteers

Lamar Fire and Emergency Services Needs Volunteers

  Lamar Fire and Emergency Services continues to operate with reduced volunteer staff, according to information provided by Chief Jeremy Burkhart in his monthly update for the Lamar City Council.  He added that Lamar is not alone is this problem as volunteerism has generally declined around the country which creates an additional workload for paid […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

    The Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 6,083.10MWH’s of electricity at an average capacity factor of 30.57% which is about 11.33% lower than the same period last year.  T-3 turbine has generated more than the other two turbines.  T-4, ARPA’s unit, ranked 4th in MWH generation.  The Springfield turbine has generated […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

    The housing shortage in southeast Colorado is critical and a center point for future economic development in this region.  Without adequate housing, prospective employers will pass on a community where there are no homes or apartments for employees. SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development Incorporated have joined […]

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

  The Lamar School District Board of Education held a community forum on July 15th to provide information related to SB21-116 which prohibits the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools beginning June 1, 2022. The Board of Education notified the public of the following: The Board never voted to change or replace the mascot. […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2021-2022

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2021-2022

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, you can […]

Sulfuric Acid Leak Contained at Pilot Truck Stop in Lamar

Sulfuric Acid Leak Contained at Pilot Truck Stop in Lamar

At approximately 2:00 AM on July 22nd 2021, The Lamar Fire and Emergency Services was called to a semi truck leaking Sulfuric Acid at the Pilot Truck Stop. Upon arrival the semi was located in a dirt lot just north of the building. The leak was contained to the dirt lot. At approximately 9:00 AM 1,000 gallons […]

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

  The weekly Test Positivity Rate for Prowers County Covid cases is as of July 21st, 0.90%, up from 0.44% last week.  The number of hospitalizations has climbed slightly to 90 with 1,281 cases reported.  There have been two cases in the past two days and four cases reported in the past fourteen days.  There […]

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

    Lamar, Colorado – July 20, 2021 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary and contestants from around Colorado and surrounding states will converge on Lamar next weekend as the championship races come to an end.  From July 29th- August 1st over 100 contestants and their families will be coming […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment: COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 14, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment: COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 14, 2021

    TESTS: The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 0.44% (goal is <5%). This is down from 0.91% 2 weeks ago.  There has been one case in the past seven days and two cases in the past 14 days. CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are NO current active outbreaks in Prowers County! NEWS: WALK-IN VACCINE CLINICS: […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

    LAMAR, CO (July 12, 2021) – The City of Lamar has narrowed the search for the next City Administrator to five highly qualified candidates.  The city received 17 applications from candidates in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Maintaining Growth

Lamar City Sales Tax Maintaining Growth

  A 12.16% increase in City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue was noted for May, 2021 for $39,055 over the same time last year.  2021 collections were $360,259.  Use Tax collections were up 5.15% for total Sales and Use Tax collections increased 9.29% for the same period for a gain of $32,221 and 2021 revenues […]

Friday Night Winds Strike Lamar

Friday Night Winds Strike Lamar

    Considerable damage was done to homes, businesses and some vehicles in Lamar Friday Night, night, July 9th, when fierce winds and possibly several microbursts swept across portions of the High Plains in Prowers County and other sections of this area. The Lamar Inn on North Main Street may have suffered the most damage […]