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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 […]

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

    Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, announced his retirement plans to the Lamar City Council earlier this week. As it stands, Sutherland’s, last official day as Administrator will be Monday, July 29th. Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, told The Prowers Journal, Sutherland will be missed. “He has been an excellent administrator for the City of […]

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

      The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the application for an $18,000 DoLA Mini-Grant to purchase the building known years ago as the Main Café at 114 South Main Street in Lamar. The property has been in disrepair although inside demolition work began in 2014 after the property had been purchased in an effort […]

Council Approves 2019 Budget Ordinance & Mill Levy

Council Approves 2019 Budget Ordinance & Mill Levy

    The Lamar City Council, following a public hearing on the 2019 budget, passed an ordinance on first reading on Monday, October 8, 2018, which adopts the new budget and authorizes revenue and expenditure levels for the new fiscal year. The General Fund for 2019 is $8,667,989. Other areas include the Sales Tax Fund […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

  The City of Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board postponed any reimbursements for construction costs for two development incentive applications for businesses at 411 South Main Street and the other at 1202 North Main Street during their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th.  The presentations were made by Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director. The application […]

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

  The Annual Spring City-Wide Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 28 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clean up information and volunteer sign-up can be found on the City’s homepage at www.ci.lamar.co.us. Our weather is now conducive to spring cleaning so please take advantage of tidying up your home, garage and yard. […]

City Sales Tax January 2018 Revenue Report

City Sales Tax January 2018 Revenue Report

    City Sales Tax for the City of Lamar for January 2018 showed a slight increase of 1.24% or $2,914 over the previous year. Collections for 2017 were $235,142 compared to 2018 of $238,056.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 10.09% over the previous year with a gain of $25,630.  Collections for […]

Warmer Weather, Water Use Reminder

Warmer Weather, Water Use Reminder

    The Lamar Police Report for the past weekend included a jump in advisements around the city regarding improper watering procedures. The City of Lamar is still at Mandatory Stage 1 water restrictions which allow users to water any day of the week except Friday but still curtail watering between 10am and 6pm, a […]

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

The second phase of US Highway 287 construction through downtown Lamar has been underway for about three weeks now and it seems to be moving at a quicker pace than the initial phase of roadwork between Park and Oak Streets. Crews recently installed a waterline on the south side of the railroad tracks to the […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

  LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Atmos Energy has rescheduled its’ pipe replacement projects in Lamar, Colorado for June, 2018. The projects have been delayed until summer due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of its […]

Significant Gains for Lamar December Sales Tax Revenue

Significant Gains for Lamar December Sales Tax Revenue

    The January 2018 Revenue Report from the City of Lamar, based on December sales collected in January, shows City Sales Tax collections up 19.74% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 25.64%. The difference in the City Sales Tax was a $69,682 gain with 2017 at $352,923 and 2018 at $422,605.  The […]