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Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, January 2020 Collected in February

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, January 2020 Collected in February

    The City of Lamar Sales Tax report showed a positive revenue gain early in 2020 with collections up 5.52% for a $13,454 gain over this same time last year. Revenues for 2020 are at $257,304 compared to $243,849 in 2019. Use Tax collections for this period are up 215% for a gain of […]

Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

    The Lamar City Council decided to go with a different funding source for civic improvement projects during its February 24th meeting. Community Development Director, Angie Cue, explained the estimated duration of the City of Lamar’s Main Street Streetscaping project, estimated at $500,000, could extend into 2023. Local CDOT engineers have expressed concerns that […]

2019 Year in Review - OCTOBER

2019 Year in Review – OCTOBER

  The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year. 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 […]

Lamar Selects New City Administrator

Lamar Selects New City Administrator

LAMAR, COLORADO (December 20, 2019) – After an extensive search, Lamar’s Mayor and City Council of Lamar have announced that Steve Kil will be the City’s new Administrator. Steve Kil is currently the Town Manager for the Town of St. John, Indiana, a position he has held since 2001.  Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of […]

Lamar City Administrator Finalists Meet the Public

Lamar City Administrator Finalists Meet the Public

    The two candidates for Lamar City Administrator remain from the 29 first considered for the position. They are: Erik Hansen and Steve Kill. Candidates from 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas were offered by a commercial recruitment Firm (SGR), which was hired […]

New Members Join the City Council Line-up, New Concrete Work Planned for South Main Street

New Members Join the City Council Line-up, New Concrete Work Planned for South Main Street

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority ratified a December 6th phone poll approving the submission of a letter of support to the City of Lamar. The letter will be included in a Brownsfield Grant application to help defray costs with the abatement, demolition and removal of the former Troy Manor Motel which is located just south […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Report

City of Lamar Sales Tax Report

      City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue for October, collected in November showed a gain of 11.88% this year over 2018 for a net of $31,393. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were also up 6.57% for a gain of $19,102 over the previous year. Collections in 2018 was $290,705 compared to 2019 […]

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 […]

Holiday Schedule for City of Lamar  (REVISED)

Holiday Schedule for City of Lamar (REVISED)

      City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed. The Community Building will reopen on Saturday, November 30 at regular hours. All other city offices (including the City of Lamar Library) […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Report, September 2019

Lamar City Sales Tax Report, September 2019

    September 2019 Sales Tax collections for the City of Lamar showed an 8.77% gain over the same period last year for $25,542. Collections were $316,652 compared to $291,109 in 2018. Use Tax collections were off 11.06% for a drop of $3,635. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 6.76% for the month […]

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

    The Lamar City Council took steps to help improve a problem with groundwater infiltration in the area of Rancher’s Lift Station behind Rancher’s Supply on East Olive Street in Lamar. Groundwater (inflow and infiltration) is entering the sewer system negatively impacting the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The excess groundwater affects electricity costs, unnecessary […]

John Sutherland to Retire as City of Lamar Administrator

John Sutherland to Retire as City of Lamar Administrator

  Lamar’s City Administrator John Sutherland has announced his retirement effective July 29, 2019. Overseeing daily operations within the City, John has served as the City Administrator since August 2012. He is a conduit between the City Council and City employees who deliver services daily to the citizens of Lamar. Through John’s leadership the City […]

When Thursdays Feel Like Mondays

When Thursdays Feel Like Mondays

An alert driver noticed his rig was starting to list to the right earlier today, July 25th as he maneuvered northbound on South 6th Street, just past the intersection of West Oak Street.   Apparently some bales of hay came loose from the securing straps and started to shift weight which brought the semi to […]

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 […]