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City Council votes to begin negotiations with Chief of Police candidate Al Fear

City Council votes to begin negotiations with Chief of Police candidate Al Fear

Al Fear In a special City Council meeting Thursday, May 23, 2024, City Administrator Rob Evans recommended Al Fear as the preferred candidate for Lamar’s next Chief of Police.  Per city charter, the Administrator makes a recommendation that Council then can vote to accept or decline.  Councilman Joe Gonzales motioned that Council allow Evans to […]

City of Lamar will hold reception for community to meet four finalists for Chief of Police position on May 16, 2024

City of Lamar will hold reception for community to meet four finalists for Chief of Police position on May 16, 2024

  The City of Lamar is welcoming four finalists for the Chief of Police position to Lamar with a Community Reception on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The reception will be held at the Tavern 1301 in the Historic Cow Palace Inn at 1301 N. Main Street, Lamar.  Community members, area […]

Lamar city water restrictions in effect

Lamar city water restrictions in effect

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITY WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT   The City of Lamar is reminding Lamar water users that Modified Stage 1 water restrictions to conserve water began on May 1. Limiting water use ensures that the City and its residents steward its available water for today and the future. Stage 1 Watering Restrictions […]

March 2024 Sales and Use Tax Report for City of Lamar

March 2024 Sales and Use Tax Report for City of Lamar

City Sales Tax for February of 2024 and collected in March showed a 15.73% increase from 2023, amounting to a difference of $50,939.58.  2024 saw a total of $374,779.14 when compared to 2023’s $323,839.56 for the same time period. Use Tax collected in March was down 41.63% or -$18,082.93. The city collected $25,357.77 this year […]

February 2024 Sales and Use Tax Report for City of Lamar – Gains showed over Previous Years

February 2024 Sales and Use Tax Report for City of Lamar – Gains showed over Previous Years

Sales tax revenue for the City of Lamar in January, 2024 and collected February of 2024 showed an increase of 9.98% ($371,191.53 in 2024 versus $337,523.15 in 2023 for a difference of $33,668.38.  Use tax collected were up a sizable 117.57% in 2024, going from $16,084.16 in 2023 to this year’s $34,994.05, a gain of […]

GOCO Board awards $155K grant to City of Lamar for Recreation Master Plan

GOCO Board awards $155K grant to City of Lamar for Recreation Master Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 3/15/24 Contacts: Diane Metzger, GOCO Communications Manager 303.226.4507, dmetzger@goco.org Anthony LaTour, City of Lamar Director of Parks, Recreation, and Cemeteries 719.336.8088, anthony.latour@ci.lamar.co.us GOCO board awards $155K grant to the City of Lamar for Recreation Master Plan   DENVER – The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board awarded $155,000 to the City of […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CROSSROADS HORIZON SEEKS COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES (Lamar, Colorado, February 22, 2024) The City of Lamar will continue its work on its new ten-year comprehensive plan, Crossroads HORIZON with multiple workshops, focus groups, meetings, and other opportunities to give feedback on March 5 – 7, 2024 for City and area residents to learn more […]

Lamar Police Department Transitions Underway

Lamar Police Department Transitions Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POLICE DEPARTMENT TRANSITIONS UNDERWAY   The Lamar Police Department is honoring those who are retiring and is looking to restaff its department. The LPD has been serving the community since 1887. At full force, they employ up to 19 officers, including four sergeants and two detectives. Now funded to employ up to […]

Lamar Council Starts 2024 with Full Agenda, Bellomy Stepping Down

Lamar Council Starts 2024 with Full Agenda, Bellomy Stepping Down

  The Lamar City Council got 2024 off to a start with a carry-over agenda for the January 8th session which was cancelled due to the blizzard that swept across southeast Colorado in the early days of this month.  The council continued the majority of that agenda to its January 22nd meeting as well as […]

City of Lamar 2023 Christmas Week Scheduling

City of Lamar 2023 Christmas Week Scheduling

  Christmas Week brings a variation to the City’s standard operations, with many offices closed on Friday and Monday, 12/22 and 12/25. Additional modifications include: Free Transfer Station & Landfill Weekend – December’s free dump weekend is scheduled for Saturday, 12/30, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and Sunday, 12/31, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. […]

Lamar Council Begins Search for Police Chief

Lamar Council Begins Search for Police Chief

    Mayor Kirk Crespin announced during the December 11th city council meeting, that Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, is retiring from his position with the City of Lamar and as such, the council awarded the bid for replacement recruitment services to KRW Associates, LLC which provided the lowest overall cost and had the desired […]

City of Lamar 2023 Thanksgiving Schedules

City of Lamar 2023 Thanksgiving Schedules

  Thanksgiving Week brings a variation to the City’s standard operations, with many offices closed on Thursday AND Friday, 11/23 and 11/24. Additional modifications include: Free Transfer Station & Landfill Weekend – November’s free dump weekend is scheduled for Saturday, 11/18, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and Sunday, 11/19, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 […]

Lamar Prepares for New Arby's

Lamar Prepares for New Arby’s

  (Lamar, Colorado – October,  2023) The City of Lamar and LVP Food Service Concepts, an entity of LV Petroleum, have taken a significant step forward recently. LVP Food Service Concepts and their partners are officially bringing an Arby’s restaurant to the community. “With the signing of our agreement and the closing of the land […]

City Council approves proposed 2024 budget, votes to approve resolution opposing Proposition HH

City Council approves proposed 2024 budget, votes to approve resolution opposing Proposition HH

  During the Oct 23 City Council meeting, several items were approved, including the 2024 City of Lamar Budget at its second reading.  Also approved unanimously on second reading by Council were Ordinances 1264, 1265, 1266 and 1267. Kristin Schwartz presented the Treasurer’s Report which included the write-off of 2022 unpaid debts for utility accounts […]

Chamber Chatter from Melonee Marcum, Lamar Chamber President

Chamber Chatter from Melonee Marcum, Lamar Chamber President

Thank you all so much for being such a big part of Oktoberfest 2023.  What an outstanding turnout from vendors, food trucks, cornhole participants, activity participants & amazing spectators.  We enjoyed seeing you all & we hope you enjoyed it as well.  NOW it is time to move on to the next event…still in the […]