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Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council and the Prowers County Department of Public Health would like to inform the citizens of Prowers County that we are in the Green dial and masks are no longer required, except in the below instances, per the State of Colorado Department of Health.  The updated Executive Order […]

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

      The Lamar City Council is moving forward with purchase plans for the municipal airport, having negotiated a purchase price from the Fixed Base Operators, Eric and Tanya McSwan. The council decided the best course of action, in light of the McSwan’s announcement to end their contract with the city earlier this year, […]

City Council Okays Water Distribution Projects

City Council Okays Water Distribution Projects

      Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted several areas of council interest on the calendar during the February 8th meeting, including improvements that had been planned for the Public Meeting Room in council chambers. The facelift includes a new sound system and council digital voting system for display. There is also new seating […]

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

    Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin and City Attorney Lance Clark are composing a letter of concern to officials at Charter Spectrum, the city’s cable and internet provider. “I’ve received quite a few calls and emails regarding Spectrum’s services which have been interrupted recently and most of the calls I’ve received in the past month […]

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

      The fate of the Southeast Colorado Regional Airport is up in the air. The need for new operators or a new contract was discussed during the February 8th Lamar City Council meeting. Tanya and Eric McSwan, who have been the fixed base operators at the airport for several years, have asked the […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

    Despite the on-going pandemic, the City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue continues to post gains. The December 2020 Sales and Use Tax collected in January 2021 shows City Sales Tax is up 24.27% to start the new year. The difference translates to an increase of $92,491 from 2021 to 2020. Use Tax collections […]

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

    The Lamar City Council held its first meeting of 2021 this past Monday, January 11th. City Treasurer, Kristin McCrea noted her findings for the city’s Water/Wastewater fund from 2016 to 2020 which indicated the operating expenditures for four of the past five years have been overspent. Her written report suggested the need to […]

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

  The Lamar City Council finished business for 2020 with their final meeting of the year, Monday, December 21st with a reminder that city offices will be closed December 24th and 25th as well as January 1, 2021. City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted the Community Development Block Grant of $900,000 for the administration of funds […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue for October, 2020

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue for October, 2020

    October posted another month of gains for the Lamar City Sales Tax revenue with city tax up 7.77% for a gain of $20,532 over the same period last year. Collections for 2019 were $264,148 compared to this year for $284,681, Total Sales and Use Tax collections improved 11.71% over last year for a […]

Lamar Landmark Disappears (well not quite)

Lamar Landmark Disappears (well not quite)

From Kirk Crespin, Mayor, City of Lamar via facebook After many calls, discussions, and complaints from the City of Lamar, and its residents – I am happy to report that the Truck is finally gone!!! During the last phase of construction on Main Street, a contractor damaged the light pole on the corner of Cedar […]

City of Lamar Holiday Schedule

City of Lamar Holiday Schedule

  City of Lamar Christmas – New Year’s Holiday Schedule All City offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25, 2020 in observance of Christmas. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed. All City offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of New […]

City Sidewalk Repair Underway

City Sidewalk Repair Underway

    This past fall, the City of Lamar decided which sidewalks are in most need of repair, mainly through the downtown area. The city council, working with a $50,000 grant for the project, designated a number of sidewalk areas they deemed in need of immediate concern. These sidewalks are not fronting Main Street, but […]

Pocket Park Food Trucks Available

Pocket Park Food Trucks Available

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and City of Lamar is making the downtown Pocket Park available for outdoor dining through the holidays. Food Cart vendors interested in participating need to contact Valerie Baldwin at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce at 336-4379, Monday through Friday by 3pm for details. The Food Court will be a […]

Shop Safe, Shop Local, Shop Lamar Promotion Outlined

Shop Safe, Shop Local, Shop Lamar Promotion Outlined

  “This isn’t about compliance, it’s about participation,” is the way Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin termed a new initiative to help keep COVID-19 numbers down in Lamar. The county is now at Level Red restrictions based on the increasing pandemic numbers registered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That translates to a […]

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

  The City of Lamar and Cobblestone Development, LLC are moving forward with plans for a franchise motel to be constructed over the next two years. The economic development incentive agreement has been approved and the council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign during their meeting on November 23rd. The motel project would be located […]