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Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

    Three area students will receive $1,000 each in the 2019 Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Scholarship contest. They are:  Giselle Sanchez from Lamar High School, Blake Wilson from Wiley High School and Jordan Parker from McClave High School.  There were seven applications this year with three from Lamar and McClave and one from Wiley.  LUB […]

Lamar April, 2019 Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar April, 2019 Sales Tax Revenue Report

    Sales Tax revenues were off for the City of Lamar for March Sales and Use Tax collected in April, 2019. City Sales Tax was down 7.15% for a drop of $22,180 while Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down 8.42% for a loss of $29,268.  Sales Tax collections were at $288,187 for […]

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board considered a funding application from Anderson and Company PC this past Monday, May 13th, but decided to fund a portion, not the full request for HVAC and roof replacements. Angie Cue, Community Development Director, approached the board with the request for $6,603 which would be applied to the […]

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

    Activities will run from about sun-up to way past sundown for this year’s Lamar Days Celebration beginning with an afternoon BBQ, Friday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm at the Lamar Comber of Commerce on East Beech Street.  Tickets are available at the Chamber for the burger BBQ as well as healthy and […]

Residents Weigh-In on Business Preferences in Brownfield Open House

Residents Weigh-In on Business Preferences in Brownfield Open House

  If your paint brush was economic development what kind of picture of Lamar’s downtown area would you create? Local residents were provided an opportunity, Monday, May 6th, to weigh-in on what type of business development they thought would have the most beneficial impact to the retail and service sector of Lamar. Keely Marsik, representing […]

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

    The Lamar Loop is complete. The six year project which involved numerous alternative plans and flexible funding was officially dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremonies this past Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Willow Creek Park.  Several dozen residents were on hand to enjoy a free hotdog lunch and some snacks from High Plains […]

City of Lamar Hosting Two Meetings for Civic Improvement

City of Lamar Hosting Two Meetings for Civic Improvement

    Do we want to see some of the old properties in town brought back to life? YES! Do we want to improve the vitality of downtown Lamar and create connections to adjacent neighborhoods? YES! Do we want to help property owners of vacant buildings that say “I don’t know where to start”?   YES! […]

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Wear some walking shoes and make plans to attend the official ribbon-cutting of the long-awaited Lamar Loop, set for Saturday, May 4th, between 11am and 2pm. The site will be the two, new picnic shelters at the Trail Head on the east side of Willow Creek Park. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Kendra […]

Revenue Mix for Lamar March Sales Tax Revenue

Revenue Mix for Lamar March Sales Tax Revenue

      Sales Tax Revenue for the City of Lamar for March, 2019 showed a gain of 0.84% for a minor increase of $2,181.07 for the month, compared to last year. Collections for 2018 were $258,956.09 while 2019 was $261,137.16   Use Tax collections were off 19.10% for a drop of $5,177 from this year […]

Council Addresses Homeowner’s Property Value Concerns

Council Addresses Homeowner’s Property Value Concerns

  Blight or a simple shabby appearance of buildings in a city can also occur in the suburbs, as evidenced from the concerns expressed by several Lamar residents who make their home in Willow Valley. While that neighborhood isn’t troubled by abandoned or derelict houses, there have been complaints that some homes, and more of […]

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

          Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, handed council members copies of code ordinances used by other communities as a means of curtailing or eliminating blighted buildings in their towns. “They can be reviewed to aid us in coming to a decision about what to do with our own situation,” Sutherland explained.  […]

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

      The Lamar City Council unanimously ratified an earlier phone poll for permission to apply for a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The action was taken during the Monday night Council meeting on February 25th.  The funds will help defray costs with the Nature Play Center to be built at Willow […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]