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City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

  LAMAR, CO – The City of Lamar has narrowed its search for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates: Erik Hansen, Michael Patterson, and Steve Kill. The City received 29 applications from candidates in 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mayor […]

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

  Nine candidates from two Wards, I and III, in the City of Lamar were interviewed for the two open positions on the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, November 25th by newly elected Mayor Kirk Crespin and councilmembers Rafael Rodriguez, Gerry Jenkins, Oscar Riley and Anne-Marie Crampton. Manuel Tamez and Joe Gonzales were […]

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

  Two Lamar City Council meetings were held Monday, November 11th. The first, conducted by the outgoing council detailed the city sales and use tax report and accepted a 25th Anniversary Plaque presented to the City by the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association. In closing remarks regarding his municipal service, Mayor Roger Stagner offered thanks to […]

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Kirk Crespin was elected Mayor of Lamar following Tuesday’s general election on November 5th. The vote was 1,046 defeating his challenger, fellow city councilman, Bev Haggard who had 699 votes for the office. Crespin will take his oath of office on Monday, November 11th during two city council meetings. Current Mayor Roger Stagner, who opted […]

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

  On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 08:50 hours, Deputy Stump, of the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make contact with a vehicle for travelling at 121 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. The vehicle was southbound on highway 287 south of Eads. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was […]

Colorado Employment Situation - September 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2019

  Nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado decreased by 1,900 from August to September to 2,789,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Government decreased by 1,200 payroll jobs and the private sector declined by 700. This is the first over the month decline since September 2018. August estimates were revised down to 2,791,000, and […]

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

  LAMAR, October 10, 2019 – As of Friday, October 4, 2019, Gateway Safety Flare (GSF) of Lamar announced that it has completed the sale of its Lamar business interests to Orion Safety Products. Orion Safety Products, a leader in safety flare and emergency signaling devices, has facilities in Maryland, Indiana and Pennsylvania. GSF owners […]

Colorado Employment Situation - August 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 9,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,799,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 3,700. July estimates were revised up to 2,790,600, and the over the month change from June to July was […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

    Advanced Treatment Center at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar, owned by Doug Carrigan, held a by-invitation open house for those associated with the corrections program in Lamar and Prowers County this past Wednesday, September 11th.  The Lamar facility, which opened in late spring, is one of four Advanced Treatment Centers with others […]

Reed Selected as New Prowers County Coroner

Reed Selected as New Prowers County Coroner

    Dave Reed, a former officer with the Lamar Police Department, was selected by the Prowers County Commissioners to become the county’s new coroner. Reed, with his wife Heather looking on, took his oath of office from Judge Stan Brinkley Tuesday afternoon, August 20th,  at the Prowers County Courthouse. “We had eight applicants for […]

Colorado Employment Situation - July 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,787,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,700 and government increased 1,500. June estimates were revised up to 2,779,800, and the over the month change from May to June was an […]

Lamar Middle School/Lamar High School Class Schedule for all Classes to be Held at Lamar Middle School

Lamar Middle School/Lamar High School Class Schedule for all Classes to be Held at Lamar Middle School

  This schedule is being implemented because construction at the high school will NOT BE COMPLETED before the scheduled first day of school for all students. As of Wednesday, August 7th, we are notifying parents through our Alert System of our plan for the start of the school year.  Information will also be available on […]

Seats on Lamar City Council Opening for Candidates

Seats on Lamar City Council Opening for Candidates

  The Lamar City Council will have either several new members, or at least one, following the November 5, 2019 coordinated election. Current Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, has indicated that he will not run for re-election. However, Kirk Crespin, councilman from Ward 1 has stated he will run for that seat, leaving his position open […]

Colorado Employment Situation - June, 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – June, 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 8,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,779,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,500 and government increased 1,600. May estimates were revised up to 2,771,300, and the over the month change from April to May was […]