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Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

    City of Lamar ambulance service will be continued in areas of Prowers County not served by the Holly Ambulance Service. This past June, Prowers County agreed to a six month contract for $60,000 in which ambulance service would be provided to those areas until December 31st.  The city and county had agreed to […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue for August, 2019

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue for August, 2019

    City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue collected in August, 2019 showed a 5.56% gain over last year for an increase of $15,521.12 for a total of $294,738, compared to $279,217 for 2018. Use Tax was down 29.13% for a drop of $8,323 and Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 2.40% for […]

Playground Closer to Completion

Playground Closer to Completion

    The Nature Play area on the western side of Willow Creek Park is almost ready for kids to enjoy and test their skills. In some ways it’s similar to other playground ‘jungle gyms’ or ‘monkey bars’ that were developed as early as the 1920s and used by several generations of kids. The road leading […]

City Council Okays Chickens, KO’s Logo

City Council Okays Chickens, KO’s Logo

    The Lamar City Council approved an ordinance on first reading, to allow city residents to keep no more than ten hen chickens on their personal property. The action during their September 23rd meeting is a follow-up to a request made to the council this past August by Katie and Kaylee Kurtz to alter […]

Lamar City Council Moves Forward on Waste Water Project

Lamar City Council Moves Forward on Waste Water Project

  The City of Lamar is moving forward with a water quality improvement project as the city council ratified a phone poll for a WQIF grant for $243,300 with a local match of $30,350 for the completion of the project. The city owns a wastewater treatment facility headworks building, lift station and fine screen and […]

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

    Lamar is joining with High Plains Community Health Center in a Memorandum of Understanding to research the feasibility of a partnership leading to a year-round covered swimming pool or aquatics center to serve Lamar and the surrounding area on an annual basis. The goals outlined in the MOU include:  the ‘low-cost’ study of […]

July City Sales Tax Revenue is Up

July City Sales Tax Revenue is Up

    The revenues from the July Lamar City Sales Tax, collected in August is up 6.11% and was up 5.70% for Total Sales and Use Tax collections. The tax revenue increase was $17,300 over last year and $17,826 for Total Sales and Use Tax collections. Taxes collected in 2018 were $312,831 and were $330,658 […]

City Council Covers Varied Agenda

City Council Covers Varied Agenda

      The council appointed Roger Stagner as the City of Lamar’s replacement representative to the Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA. He will replace John Sutherland who resigned his position this past July following his retirement.  Colleen Messersmith was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Lamar Housing Authority Board when the term of […]

New Playground Construction Underway at Willow Creek Park

New Playground Construction Underway at Willow Creek Park

    The eastern half of Willow Creek Park has undergone a lot of development over the past year with the addition of the skateboard facility and adjoining pavilions and now it’s time for an upgrade on the western side. Ground is now being cleared for construction of a Nature Play area on the western […]

Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was officially listed on July 19th, 2019. The process to register the historic building has taken over a year through a nomination form that was submitted through efforts of the Lamar Historic […]

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared the latest developments at the hospital with Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, August 20th. Loveless said the transition to the end of summer has been mostly routine, but there has been activity with the annual back-to-school vaccines and sports physicals. “This is […]

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

    Lisa Thomas, coordinator of the Collaborative Management Program for Prowers County Department of Human Services, led a discussion of about the development of a Family Resource Center for Prowers County during an afternoon meeting at Brew Unto Others this past Monday, August 19th. “We’d like to begin a conversation about what a Family […]

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

    The more trash you recycle, the less goes into your landfill, your water and your planet. A mix of state and local representatives gathered at the Lamar Public Works offices on North Second Street, Wednesday, August 14th, for a brief update on landfill status in Prowers County and the City of Lamar and […]

City Addresses Infrastructure Upgrades

City Addresses Infrastructure Upgrades

  A phone poll ratification by the Lamar City Council on Monday, August 12th, approved the submission of a Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Renewable Energy Grant for the city’s Washington/Sherman Street Drainage Improvements.  Councilwoman, Anne-Marie Crampton, took the opportunity to comment on facebook posts from some Lamar citizens, critical of the continued water build […]

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

    The Lamar City Council did not hold a meeting for the Urban Development Authority this past Monday, August 12th, but the council ratified an earlier phone poll approving a letter of intent regarding the Troy Manor Motel property acceptance of donation.  The property, at 1101 South Main Street, had been owned by Cruikshank […]