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Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

    Plans to bring the soccer field at Escondido Park up to league status continues with construction on benches and score boards at the site off North 13th Street in Lamar. Lamar Community College and the City of Lamar collaborated on the project as the college began to develop a full-fledged soccer team and […]

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

    RB Colorado, LLC and the City of Lamar continue to work toward the beginning of an Arby’s fast-food franchise for 1102 North Main Street.  The Lamar City Council granted the corporation a 4th, 90-day extension on the contract during its January 23rd meeting, which will now expire on April 13th of this year.  […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report – November 2022

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report – November 2022

    There was a 6.64% gain in City Sales tax revenue reported for a $21,969 increase over the 2021 report for a total of $352,667 for 2022 and $330,697 for 2021.  Use Tax collections were off 32.35% for a drop of $12,104.  Total Sales and Use tax collections for this period were up 2.15% […]

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

  Lamar Police Chief and Mayor Kirk Crespin officiated at the swearing-in ceremony for two new Lamar Police Department officers, Joshua Bourdreau and Liam Toomey at the outset of the January 9th council meeting. City Treasurer, Kristin Schwartz recapped the 2023 Department of Justice Safer Street Grants the city received at the end of 2022.  […]

City of Lamar 2022 Award Recipients

City of Lamar 2022 Award Recipients

  Every year, the City of Lamar celebrates employees achieving a milestone of service beginning with five years.  Congratulations to all who recached a milestone year of service and thank you for your commitment and dedication to the City of Lamar.   5 Years 10 Years 15 Years 20 Years 30 Years 35 Years Cheri […]

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

    Proposals to apply for two different grants to create new outdoor recreational outlets for Lamar and area residents were approved by the Lamar City Council during the December 12th meeting.  A grant request for $17,600 for an archery range north of North Gateway Park was approved.  The Shooting Range Development Grant had been […]

PUBLIC HEARING - NOTICE AS TO SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET

PUBLIC HEARING – NOTICE AS TO SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET

  PUBLIC HEARING – NOTICE AS TO SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a supplemental budget has been submitted to the City Council of the City of Lamar for the current year January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. That a copy of such supplemental budget has been filed in the office of the City […]

Lamar Archery Range in the Works for 2023

Lamar Archery Range in the Works for 2023

    The City of Lamar and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are working to establish a public archery range north of the Arkansas River and North Gateway Park.  Logan Wilkins, CPA District Wildlife Manager, informed the council during its November 28th meeting of plans to secure grants for the project as well as an outline […]

Thanksgiving Holiday News Release from City of Lamar

Thanksgiving Holiday News Release from City of Lamar

    All City of Lamar offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.  The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed.  The Community Building will reopen on Saturday, November 26th at regular hours.  All other city offices (including the City of Lamar […]

Lamar Council Acts on Property Development

Lamar Council Acts on Property Development

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-11-01 which waives the liens attached to property located at 601-603 and 601.5 and 603.5 North 7th Street in Lamar.  The action was taken during the council’s November 14th meeting in an effort to keep properties throughout the city free of weeds, junk and debris as outlined […]

Senior Center to Transfer Operations to City of Lamar

Senior Center to Transfer Operations to City of Lamar

  The Lamar City Council and Prowers County Commissioners came to an understanding for the continued operation of the Community Resource Center on East Olive Street following a joint work session Monday, November 7th. Both groups contribute financial support to maintain its operation, but there will be future changes that will shift responsibilities from the […]

City Continues Clean-Up Program

City Continues Clean-Up Program

    The steam engine #1819 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Welcome Center in Lamar recently received some much-needed cosmetic and repair work which will also add to the train’s longevity.  This current week more city-wide cleanup activities were underway.   Back at East Beech Street, workers were taking advantage of the warm weather […]

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

  Long-time Lamar resident, Mike Duffy, will fill the council vacancy in Ward II, following the passing of Oscar Riley earlier this month.  Duffy, a resident of Lamar since 1980, will take his seat at the next council meeting on Monday, October 10th.  He received a four to two vote on the second round of […]

City Receives Fire Insurance Rating Upgrade, Tables Talk on Tiny Homes

City Receives Fire Insurance Rating Upgrade, Tables Talk on Tiny Homes

    Lamar Fire Chief, Jeremy Burkhart, provided an ISO, Insurance Services Office, insurance rating update for the City of Lamar during the September 12th council meeting.  Burkhart explained the new Public Protection Classification as of December 1st of this year will be 02/2X, based on an analysis of the structural fire suppression delivery system […]

Lamar City Council Holds Special Meeting on Proposed Ordinance

Lamar City Council Holds Special Meeting on Proposed Ordinance

    Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin, offered an emotion-filled statement regarding the recent passing of councilmember Oscar Riley during the outset of the council’s September 7th special session.  Riley passed away earlier in the day.  A single yellow rose was placed at his vacant chair.  Crespin praised Riley for his contributions to the city as […]