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Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

  Mark Westoff, co- founder of Sangre de Cristo Tiny Homes, met with the Lamar City Council for a work session Monday, August 8th, to discuss regulations concerning establishing tiny homes ordinances in the city.  The council has discussed some ramifications of having the small-sized homes, approximately 400 square feet, within the city limits during […]

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

      The Lamar City Council decided to table a continued discussion on the regulation of Tiny Homes which might be constructed in the city.  Three issues came from the June 27th meeting and were discussed during a joint meeting of Planning and Zoning and Adjustment and Appeals Boards.   Proposed regulations for consideration include […]

Lamar City Council Extends Arby’s Sales Agreement

Lamar City Council Extends Arby’s Sales Agreement

    An Arby’s fast-food restaurant is still a ‘go’ for Lamar.  The city council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign an amendment to the purchase and sales agreement for the former WHO property at 1002 North Main Street.  The amendment with RB Colorado LLC, extends the review period to August 12 and includes a […]

Lamar Council Discusses Tiny Homes Regulations, Accepts Brownsfield Grant

Lamar Council Discusses Tiny Homes Regulations, Accepts Brownsfield Grant

  The Lamar City Council, under the June 27th consent agenda, approved Ordinance No. 1523 which amends the Lamar Municipal Code, encouraging the residents to enjoy and safely use North Gateway Park.  The body of the ordinance pertains to an off-leash area for dogs at the park and use of a future designated archery range.  […]

Lamar, La Junta and Huerfano Counties Awarded $1.5 million to Advance Environmental Cleanups

Lamar, La Junta and Huerfano Counties Awarded $1.5 million to Advance Environmental Cleanups

  DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced southern Colorado communities will receive $1.5 million to advance the cleanup and revitalization of priority sites. Huerfano County Economic Development, the City of Lamar and the City of La Junta will each receive $500,000 to conduct community-wide Brownfields assessments. “With this funding, southern Colorado communities will […]

Lamar Tesla Chargers, Getting Ready to Roll

Lamar Tesla Chargers, Getting Ready to Roll

    The major points of installation work have been completed with only one or two connections to be made as well as some state-oriented paperwork, and then the eight Tesla fast-charger stations on East Beech Street will be good to go. For the under-initiated, it’s a very simple process, as Lamar’s City Building Inspector, […]

Council Resolutions to Benefit Housing Development

Council Resolutions to Benefit Housing Development

    The Lamar City Council held a public hearing Monday, April 25th for action on the proposed Langston Heights Subdivision adjacent to Savage Avenue, between South 8th and 9th Streets.  Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD) has a preliminary plat for the land.  Although five of the lots are smaller than first projected, the […]

Large Vehicle Parking Ordinance Okayed by Council

Large Vehicle Parking Ordinance Okayed by Council

  The Lamar City Council modified an ordinance under the Lamar Municipal Code, Chapter 26, Section 26-7(b) which addresses traffic and vehicles specifically as to parking of large vehicles, truck tractors or semitrailers on city streets.  The council approved the new ordinance language on first reading in response to numerous complaints from area residents about […]

Councilman Bellomy Provides Context on his April 4th Vote

Councilman Bellomy Provides Context on his April 4th Vote

    The Lamar City Council held a special work session this past Monday, April 4th, allowing the public a chance to ask questions and offer insight regarding two decisions the council would make in regular session pertaining to the ineligibility ruling on the marijuana ballot results from November 2021. Mike Bellomy, who represents Ward […]

Council Covers Comprehensive Meeting Agenda

Council Covers Comprehensive Meeting Agenda

  The Lamar City Council announced it will hold an informal breakfast session for the general public at Rivals on South Main Street on Wednesday, April 6th at 7am.  City Administrator, Rob Evans, will continue his Wednesday coffee conversation meetings on April 13th at Dunkin Donuts, the 20th at Daylight Donuts and on April 27th […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Tossed in Court Decision

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Tossed in Court Decision

    District Court Judge, Michael Davidson has ruled in favor of the Plaintiff in the case that claimed because of the flawed process in securing sufficient signatures on an initiating petition, the November 2nd election ballot questions allowing legal sales of recreational marijuana are invalid. The Plaintiff, Wanda Rohlman, appealed the validity of the […]

Lamar’s Legal Limbo on Marijuana Petition

Lamar’s Legal Limbo on Marijuana Petition

    The Lamar City Council, litigation parties, city residents and prospective marijuana entrepreneurs are awaiting a ruling from District Court Judge Michael Davidson on a private citizen’s challenge to the petition process which allowed November’s ballot questions determining the future of legal marijuana sales in the city. Judge Davidson issued a supplemental briefing order […]

Lamar Gets Its Arby’s

Lamar Gets Its Arby’s

  Construction work on an Arby’s restaurant in Lamar should begin within the next 120 days, that’s according to Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin as he announced plans for the new franchise, fast-food establishment that’s slated for 1002 North Main Street in Lamar.  “This process took about two years to bring us to this point,” he […]

Lamar City Council Discusses Future Meetings and Projects

Lamar City Council Discusses Future Meetings and Projects

    Several meetings, planning sessions and future events were highlighted during the Lamar City Council’s February 28th meeting. Mayor Kirk Crespin said he and City Administrator, Rob Evans, met with the Prowers County Commissioners on February 22nd, to discuss what updates might be needed for the 3 Mile Intergovernmental Agreement between both parties.  Originated […]

Council Seeks Solution to Three Mile Agreement

Council Seeks Solution to Three Mile Agreement

  If you live within the boundaries of the City of Lamar, you are subject to property taxes and pay a fee for utilities and trash collection, but if you reside outside those boundaries, you are free from property taxes, but pay twice the city rate if you use those municipal resources.  And somewhere in […]