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Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions - Municipal Election November 2, 2021

Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions – Municipal Election November 2, 2021

  All eligible persons wishing to run for Lamar City Council or Mayor may pick up Petitions for Nominations at the City Clerk’s Office in the City Complex, 102 East Parmenter, Lamar, CO, starting August 3, 2021 through August 23, 2021.  The deadline for filing petitions with the City Clerk is 4:00 p.m. August 23, […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

    LAMAR, CO (July 12, 2021) – The City of Lamar has narrowed the search for the next City Administrator to five highly qualified candidates.  The city received 17 applications from candidates in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Sand and Water---Fun in the Sun

Sand and Water—Fun in the Sun

      The City of Lamar hosted dozens of area residents for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the newest features at North Gateway Park. The July 3rd event showcased the work the city has accomplished on Pond #3, the eastern-most pond at North Gateway Park, just off the Arkansas River and Highway […]

Meeting with the Mayor:  City Administrator Search

Meeting with the Mayor: City Administrator Search

    From time to time, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin and The Prowers Journal will get together to discuss and review developments of interest to Lamar residents and the surrounding community.  The hope is, the better informed a community is on matters that pertain to them, the more involved they can become with their local […]

Meeting with the Mayor:  Charter Communications

Meeting with the Mayor:  Charter Communications

    From time to time, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin and The Prowers Journal will get together to discuss and review developments of interest to Lamar residents and the surrounding community.  The hope is, the better informed a community is on matters that pertain to them, the more involved they can become with their local […]

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, following a public hearing on June 28, 2021 regarding the use of FPPA ‘Old Hire’ Pension Funds for fire department retirees, approved using the funds to help fund construction of a future public safety building for the City of Lamar.  The governing board for the fund has been inactive […]

Lamar City Council Prepares for November Marijuana Sales Vote

Lamar City Council Prepares for November Marijuana Sales Vote

    What ballot question will be placed before local residents this November regarding commercial sales of marijuana within the boundaries of the City of Lamar?  A research committee set up by the council to investigate the pros and cons of marijuana sales in neighboring communities made a preliminary report during the city council meeting, […]

Lamar Airport Operating as Regional Facility

Lamar Airport Operating as Regional Facility

    Clear, blue skies and mild temperatures this past Saturday morning, June 19th, made a perfect moment to enjoy a free pancake breakfast, view various airplanes and watch the ribbon cutting for the dedication as the Lamar Municipal Airport is now officially recognized by the FAA as a regional facility. There have been changes […]

Troy Manor, Last Look

Troy Manor, Last Look

    Before the end of June, the Troy Manor will be just a passing memory. The former motel on South Main Street in Lamar had been slated for some time for demolition, but it was only after the usual red tape was taken care of that the final portion of the demolition could take […]

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, under the Consent Agenda, passed on second reading, the modified Ordinance No. 1245 establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar during its June 14th meeting.  The council is expected to set in motion the requirements for assembling the future board membership. City Treasurer, Kristin […]

Spring Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb for Lamar April Figures

Spring Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb for Lamar April Figures

    Lamar sales tax revenue figures continue to show healthy gains into the spring season with City Sales Tax collected in April up 12.8% for a gain of $36,601 over the previous year.  Collections for 2021 are at $322,639 compared to $286,037 for 2020.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were also up 25.5% […]

More Summer Fun is Around the Corner

More Summer Fun is Around the Corner

      Construction work is underway at North Gateway Park which will augment and improve residents and visitor’s outdoor activities at the pond site, just off Highway 287 at the Arkansas River Bridge. A visit earlier this week showed that some ADA improvements have already been completed by Elegant Concrete LLC., such as a […]

Council Approves Public Safety Board

Council Approves Public Safety Board

    The Lamar City Council, during its May 24th meeting, approved on first reading, Ordinance 1245, establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar, Colorado.  The board will have five members who will provide input on a “Review of certain un-resolved citizen complaints, after the proper internal administrative process has […]