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Council Seeking Crime Prevention Grant/Duffy New Councilmember

Council Seeking Crime Prevention Grant/Duffy New Councilmember

  Mike Duffy became the city’s newest councilmember, receiving his oath of office from Judge Lane Porter during the October 10th council meeting.  Duffy is replacing former councilman Oscar Riley in Ward 2.  Riley passed away earlier this autumn.  The council also approved a new hotel/motel license application from Josie Kilgore of Lamar for Lamar […]

1819 Improvements are on the Right Track

1819 Improvements are on the Right Track

    The upgrade, clean-up and paint job for the steam locomotive and coal car, the #1819 “Prairie Engine” that serves as a representation of the routes of travel across the High Plains, is almost complete.  For the past several weeks, employees from Royalty Construction, which is a locally owned and operated construction enterprise, have […]

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

  Long-time Lamar resident, Mike Duffy, will fill the council vacancy in Ward II, following the passing of Oscar Riley earlier this month.  Duffy, a resident of Lamar since 1980, will take his seat at the next council meeting on Monday, October 10th.  He received a four to two vote on the second round of […]

City Receives Fire Insurance Rating Upgrade, Tables Talk on Tiny Homes

City Receives Fire Insurance Rating Upgrade, Tables Talk on Tiny Homes

    Lamar Fire Chief, Jeremy Burkhart, provided an ISO, Insurance Services Office, insurance rating update for the City of Lamar during the September 12th council meeting.  Burkhart explained the new Public Protection Classification as of December 1st of this year will be 02/2X, based on an analysis of the structural fire suppression delivery system […]

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 […]