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RV Storage Facility Making Progress

RV Storage Facility Making Progress

      Demolition work has begun on the property at 700 East Parmenter Street in Lamar, the site for a future RV and boat storage area. The Lamar City Council was approached this past January by Ivor Hill, a real estate developer from Pueblo who was purchasing the property that came with three abandoned […]

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

  The City of Lamar’s Redevelopment Authority approved the Department of Local Affairs REDI Grant application for $122,010 to begin rehabilitating the Main Street Café in Lamar. The city will hire an architectural consultant for the comprehensive plan which includes engineers for the building’s structure as well as plumbing and electrical needs. The city will […]

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

    The City of Lamar’s Water Distribution System Improvement Plan is nearing the end of Phase 3 which will complete the project designed to upgrade the water system running underneath South Main Street in the city. City Administrator, Steve Kil, informed the council during the July 13th meeting, that he and department heads will […]

City of Lamar Firework Guidelines

City of Lamar Firework Guidelines

The day of our great nations independence is almost upon us! With this we would like to recap what fireworks are permissible (and what are not). Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back and fire them, you may be violating state statutes and city ordinances. Here is the […]

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

    The City of Lamar and other Prowers County communities will receive financial funding through the federally originated Cares Act, designed to aid communities impacted by COVID-19. Funding is allowed by way of population with Prowers County set to receive $1,044,201 which will be divided among the six local governmental entities. Lamar’s population, at […]

Lamar Stands to Receive $5M from State A.G. for Housing Rehab Project

Lamar Stands to Receive $5M from State A.G. for Housing Rehab Project

  The City of Lamar stands to receive $5 million from the state Attorney General’s office which will be used to either demolish or upgrade as many as 133 housing units within the city limits. City Administrator, Steve Kil, and Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Lamar Community College, provided details to the Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

Lamar Main Street Construction Underway

Lamar Main Street Construction Underway

  Lamar, Colorado – The City of Lamar is excited to announce the start of Phase II infrastructure improvements on South Main Street. The Waterline Project will replace the existing 70 year old water distribution system along Main Street/Highway 287. The waterline work will focus between Park and Cedar from June until the end of […]

City Council Notes Easing of COVID Requirements

City Council Notes Easing of COVID Requirements

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, began the June 7th city council meeting noting that the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool, after some long deliberations, would be open to the public on Monday, June 15th. “We’ve hired lifeguards that are undergoing training in Holly so they’ll be ready to go along with the concession stands, the pool […]

City Sales Tax Revenue Continues Gain

City Sales Tax Revenue Continues Gain

  Despite the pandemic-enforced curtailment of some retail business practices in Lamar, the city sales tax report shows continued gain for April, 2020 revenues collected this past May. City Sales Tax collections are up 11.08% for a $28,527.11 gain over 2019 with posted revenues of $257,510.06 compared to 2020 at $286,037.17. Use Tax collections were […]

Yard Sale Guidelines from Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin

Yard Sale Guidelines from Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin

  Yard Sales create a very large risk for the spread of the virus in the Lamar community. As such, we ask that you please try to postpone your yard sales until later in the summer for safety. If you choose to take the risk of holding a yard sale within the limits of the […]

Lamar Community Building & Playgrounds Reopen June 8

Lamar Community Building & Playgrounds Reopen June 8

Lamar, Colorado – Following the Governor’s address on June 2, 2020 and the publication of the new Public Health Order 20-28, The City of Lamar is excited to announce the reopening of the Lamar Community Building and playgrounds to the public. The Lamar Community Building will resume regular business hours beginning June 8, 2020 with […]

City Council Reviews COVID Impact on Re-Opening Local Businesses, Allows Leeway on Waivers

City Council Reviews COVID Impact on Re-Opening Local Businesses, Allows Leeway on Waivers

    The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact social and business developments in Lamar to include the closing of the Lamar Welcome Center, one of five in Colorado which will not receive funding to continue operations at this present time. This was one of several impacts the council explained to the public during the Tuesday, […]

Lamar Council Responds to Social Distancing Issues

Lamar Council Responds to Social Distancing Issues

  The Lamar City Council continued to exercise caution with social distancing protocols in effect during their May 11 meeting via videoconferencing. Mayor Kirk Crespin addressed the balancing act the city is conducting, weighing citizen’s desires to create or attend social functions while continuing to keep those citizens protected from the COVID virus by adhering […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report—March 2020

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report—March 2020

    The City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue report for March revenues, collected in April, 2020, indicate a continued climb. City Sales Tax revenue was up 15.24% for a gain of $43,932.13 comparing 2020 to 2019. Use Tax and Other collections were off 43.24% and 77.99% respectively, while Total Sales and Use Tax collections […]

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

  Lamar, Colorado – The City of Lamar, upon consultation with the Governor’s office, was advised there are no current restrictions that direct the closure of skate parks. Based upon this new information, the City is excited to re-open the Skate Park to the public. This was a cooperative effort between the City of Lamar, […]