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City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report – April, 2022

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report – April, 2022

    Sales tax revenue collections were up for this past April for the City of Lamar with a 14.59% increase over last year at this time for a gain of $47,059.  Collections for this past April was $369,698.  Use Tax collections were down 28.42% for a drop of $9,925 and Other Collections were down […]

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

    You can only plan around the weather here in southeast Colorado.  That’s what the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Rod Run organizers, parade entrees and various vendors had to do in light of the forecast for this past Friday and Saturday for Lamar Days, 2022. But, no matter the weather, folks turn out!  The […]

Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce roles out the red carpet for residents and visitors alike for the 2022 Lamar Days Festivities this weekend. The kick-off BBQ begins at 10:30am on Friday, May 20th at the Chamber offices on Beech Street.  Visitors can also get a look at the new Tesla, Fast-Charge stations directly […]

Large Vehicle Parking Ordinance Okayed by Council

Large Vehicle Parking Ordinance Okayed by Council

  The Lamar City Council modified an ordinance under the Lamar Municipal Code, Chapter 26, Section 26-7(b) which addresses traffic and vehicles specifically as to parking of large vehicles, truck tractors or semitrailers on city streets.  The council approved the new ordinance language on first reading in response to numerous complaints from area residents about […]

The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days

The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days

    The Chamber of Commerce Lamar Days 2022 will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, May 20th and 21st, and centered around this year’s theme of, “The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days”. Preliminary arrangements are being discussed by the chamber board of directors and anyone interested in participating, placing an entry in […]

Lamar Moving Forward with Construction Projects

Lamar Moving Forward with Construction Projects

  The Lamar City Council agreed to contribute $25,000 to the Cobblestone Hotel project during its January 24th meeting, pending some alterations to the contract.  The owners are paying to have the city’s sewer line re-routed from under the hotel which will be built due south of the Cow Palace Inn on North Main Street.  […]

Route for the 2021 Annual Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights

Route for the 2021 Annual Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights

    The annual Parade of Lights will begin at 6pm on Friday, December 3rd.  All entries will line up at the Lamar Swimming Pool parking lot.  The route will begin on Parkview Street to East Cedar, turning west to 4th Street and proceed north onto Oak Street.  From Oak, the route will head to […]

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

    The Lamar City Council approved a modification of the incentive package for BriMark Buildings Construction, LLC for the Cobblestone Hotel Development project during their September 27th meeting.  Their attorneys had requested a change from the City and Redevelopment Authority Board regarding the Substantial Completion Date clause, as long as the owner is in […]

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 […]

City Administrator Search Resumes, Troy Manor Property May Have a Buyer

City Administrator Search Resumes, Troy Manor Property May Have a Buyer

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, and the city council set an executive session for August 30th to meet with the city administrator search team representative, Larry Gilley of SGR, to discuss four new candidates available for the position.  “We can look at the new candidates and make a decision from that point, or we can […]

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

        The City of Lamar will have to wait a longer period until a new city administrator is selected.  Mayor Kirk Crespin reiterated his remarks from an earlier facebook update that no candidate was chosen from the short list of two who visited Lamar recently.  During the Monday evening council meeting on […]

Chamber and Donuts at Community State Bank

Chamber and Donuts at Community State Bank

  Employees at the Community State Bank at 717 North Main Street in Lamar enjoyed donuts this past Friday, courtesy of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as board members paid their weekly visit to a local business. Community State Bank is a full service operation open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm with the […]

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

    Lamar Days will be held over two days this year, Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th including plans for a traditional downtown parade to celebrate Lamar’s 135th anniversary. This year’s theme is, “The Spirit of Country Comes Alive with Lamar Days, 2021”. Vendors should start thinking about contacting the chamber at 336-4379 […]

Lamar Honkers, Keeping Busy

Lamar Honkers, Keeping Busy

  The Lamar Honkers have been at work, visiting several area businesses over the past week. Stops include Home and Season on South Main Street; Farm Credit of Southern Colorado on East Olive Street and the Cornerstone Resource Center also on East Olive. The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently regrouped their operations during the Covid pandemic […]

Chamber Donut Friday at Sutphin Petroleum and Feed

Chamber Donut Friday at Sutphin Petroleum and Feed

    Members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, dropped in on Sutphin Petroleum and Feed on East Highway 50 recently. Board members brought in a dozen donuts as an expression of good cheer to a chamber member. Sutphin Petroleum and Feed provides a host of services for the cattle and transport […]