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City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

    The Lamar City Council held its first meeting of 2021 this past Monday, January 11th. City Treasurer, Kristin McCrea noted her findings for the city’s Water/Wastewater fund from 2016 to 2020 which indicated the operating expenditures for four of the past five years have been overspent. Her written report suggested the need to […]

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

  The Lamar City Council finished business for 2020 with their final meeting of the year, Monday, December 21st with a reminder that city offices will be closed December 24th and 25th as well as January 1, 2021. City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted the Community Development Block Grant of $900,000 for the administration of funds […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue for October, 2020

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue for October, 2020

    October posted another month of gains for the Lamar City Sales Tax revenue with city tax up 7.77% for a gain of $20,532 over the same period last year. Collections for 2019 were $264,148 compared to this year for $284,681, Total Sales and Use Tax collections improved 11.71% over last year for a […]

Lamar Landmark Disappears (well not quite)

Lamar Landmark Disappears (well not quite)

From Kirk Crespin, Mayor, City of Lamar via facebook After many calls, discussions, and complaints from the City of Lamar, and its residents – I am happy to report that the Truck is finally gone!!! During the last phase of construction on Main Street, a contractor damaged the light pole on the corner of Cedar […]

City of Lamar Holiday Schedule

City of Lamar Holiday Schedule

  City of Lamar Christmas – New Year’s Holiday Schedule All City offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25, 2020 in observance of Christmas. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed. All City offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of New […]

City Sidewalk Repair Underway

City Sidewalk Repair Underway

    This past fall, the City of Lamar decided which sidewalks are in most need of repair, mainly through the downtown area. The city council, working with a $50,000 grant for the project, designated a number of sidewalk areas they deemed in need of immediate concern. These sidewalks are not fronting Main Street, but […]

Pocket Park Food Trucks Available

Pocket Park Food Trucks Available

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and City of Lamar is making the downtown Pocket Park available for outdoor dining through the holidays. Food Cart vendors interested in participating need to contact Valerie Baldwin at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce at 336-4379, Monday through Friday by 3pm for details. The Food Court will be a […]

Shop Safe, Shop Local, Shop Lamar Promotion Outlined

Shop Safe, Shop Local, Shop Lamar Promotion Outlined

  “This isn’t about compliance, it’s about participation,” is the way Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin termed a new initiative to help keep COVID-19 numbers down in Lamar. The county is now at Level Red restrictions based on the increasing pandemic numbers registered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That translates to a […]

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

  The City of Lamar and Cobblestone Development, LLC are moving forward with plans for a franchise motel to be constructed over the next two years. The economic development incentive agreement has been approved and the council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign during their meeting on November 23rd. The motel project would be located […]

2020 Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Set for December 11th

2020 Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Set for December 11th

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce has announced there will be an annual Parade of Lights this year, on December 11th. There will be no specific theme as in past years, and because of the current pandemic, there will be some restrictions on how the parade will be conducted. There will be NO exceptions […]

City of Lamar Adopts Restrictions Due to Recent Pandemic Surge in County

City of Lamar Adopts Restrictions Due to Recent Pandemic Surge in County

      The Prowers County Public Health and Environment department issued a press release on Thursday, October 22nd, stating a death occurred 10/21/2020 associated with COVID-19. The person was a resident of the nursing facility experiencing the outbreak in Lamar. We send our condolences to the family. The process of death investigation to determine […]

Funding Available for Various Lamar Municipal Projects

Funding Available for Various Lamar Municipal Projects

    The City of Lamar is moving forward with plans to develop recreational outlets for visitors and local residents. Recently Greater Outdoors Colorado informed the city it could use previous grant funding for capital improvement projects. The city now has $656,000 made up from GoCO, the city’s Conservation Trust Fund and Community Partnership contributors. […]

Update Around the Town

Update Around the Town

    Some progress is being made for new business development around Lamar; some noticeable from the roadways while others are more off the beaten path. Residents noticed the team of demolition workers at the former site of Opal’s on North Main Street last week. A temporary perimeter fence was erected around the lone, final […]

LUB Discusses Dismantling of Portions of Lamar Repowering Project

LUB Discusses Dismantling of Portions of Lamar Repowering Project

      Some movement has begun with the dismantling and removal of portions of the Lamar Repowering Project along North Second and East Maple Streets in Lamar. Buyers had been sought for the Project for several years while the equipment has lain idle even since it was determined the coal-fired plant could not live […]

Lamar has Healthy Month for Sales Tax Revenue

Lamar has Healthy Month for Sales Tax Revenue

    The City of Lamar sales tax revenue report for June, 2020 shows continued growth with City Sales Tax up 12.07% for a gain of $38,116 over last year. The monthly revenue for June 2019 was $315,892 compared to the current collection of $354,009. Use Tax collected was up 21.12% for $4,667 which put […]