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Lamar Community Building & Playgrounds Reopen June 8

Lamar Community Building & Playgrounds Reopen June 8

Lamar, Colorado – Following the Governor’s address on June 2, 2020 and the publication of the new Public Health Order 20-28, The City of Lamar is excited to announce the reopening of the Lamar Community Building and playgrounds to the public. The Lamar Community Building will resume regular business hours beginning June 8, 2020 with […]

City Council Reviews COVID Impact on Re-Opening Local Businesses, Allows Leeway on Waivers

City Council Reviews COVID Impact on Re-Opening Local Businesses, Allows Leeway on Waivers

    The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact social and business developments in Lamar to include the closing of the Lamar Welcome Center, one of five in Colorado which will not receive funding to continue operations at this present time. This was one of several impacts the council explained to the public during the Tuesday, […]

Lamar Council Responds to Social Distancing Issues

Lamar Council Responds to Social Distancing Issues

  The Lamar City Council continued to exercise caution with social distancing protocols in effect during their May 11 meeting via videoconferencing. Mayor Kirk Crespin addressed the balancing act the city is conducting, weighing citizen’s desires to create or attend social functions while continuing to keep those citizens protected from the COVID virus by adhering […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report—March 2020

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report—March 2020

    The City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue report for March revenues, collected in April, 2020, indicate a continued climb. City Sales Tax revenue was up 15.24% for a gain of $43,932.13 comparing 2020 to 2019. Use Tax and Other collections were off 43.24% and 77.99% respectively, while Total Sales and Use Tax collections […]

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

  Lamar, Colorado – The City of Lamar, upon consultation with the Governor’s office, was advised there are no current restrictions that direct the closure of skate parks. Based upon this new information, the City is excited to re-open the Skate Park to the public. This was a cooperative effort between the City of Lamar, […]

City of Lamar Extends “Free Dump Weekend” By One Weekend Per Month

City of Lamar Extends “Free Dump Weekend” By One Weekend Per Month

    Lamar, Colorado – In response to the cancellation of the City-Wide Clean Up amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lamar Landfill & Transfer Station Free Dump Weekend will be extended by one weekend per month, for only the months of May and June 2020. The days are as follow: May – 16, […]

Council Approves Bed Bug Ordinance, Notes Schedule Changes

Council Approves Bed Bug Ordinance, Notes Schedule Changes

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority tabled making a $14,600 payment to Max Hotel LLC under an earlier URA agreement, pending additional information regarding the nature of the amount that was submitted to the Authority. The Authority, during its April 27th meeting voted to approve payment of bills for Lamar Rotary Club Dues in the amount […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report-February 2020

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report-February 2020

    Sales Tax Revenue collections for the City of Lamar are up for February with a 2.99% growth in City Sales Tax for a $7,817.42 increase and a 2.88% gain that translates to an $8,203.29 gain over revenues for this same time last year. Total Sales and Use Tax collections are at $292,704.59 for […]

Social Distancing Entertainment with Virtual Easter Egg Run

Social Distancing Entertainment with Virtual Easter Egg Run

    Approximately 215 vehicles, from jalopies, to motorcycles, Quackers of the Rotary, Corvettes, cruisers and City of Lamar, First Responder Equipment gathered at the Cow Palace parking lot, Friday, April 10th, to assemble and register for the Easter Egg Cruise around town. Attendees maintained social distancing with many just staying in their cars, waiting […]

City Council Conducts Video-Zoom Meeting

City Council Conducts Video-Zoom Meeting

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority and Lamar City Council conducted their regular meetings via Zoom telephone and facebook video connections this Monday evening, April 13th. The council adopted Resolution No. 20-04-01 as well as No. 20-04-02 pertaining to measures taken to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. The first resolution allows for the conduct of […]

City Offices Restricted; Residents Encouraged to Use City Offices On-Line & Drop Box Payments Receptacles

City Offices Restricted; Residents Encouraged to Use City Offices On-Line & Drop Box Payments Receptacles

  Lamar, Colorado – As part of the City of Lamar’s ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and health of its residents, employees, and community-at-large, the City of Lamar has restricted in-person access to all City Buildings for at least 30 days. The City of Lamar is also cancelling or postponing boards and commissions meetings, […]

Two Local Elections Cancelled

Two Local Elections Cancelled

    The North Lamar Sanitation District has cancelled the election scheduled for May 5, 2020 as by the nomination deadline there were no more candidates for director than offices to be filled including candidates filing affidavits or intent to be write-in candidates. The following candidates are declared elected: Dustin DeWitt, James Habutzel, Bryan Herrera […]

Rankin Recognized by Lamar City Council

Rankin Recognized by Lamar City Council

Mayor Kirk Crespin presented Lamar champion wrestler, Zane Rankin with a plaque of recognition for his athletic abilities on the wrestling mat during the council’s February 24th meeting. Earlier this month, the high school junior won his second consecutive 3A championship in Denver at the Pepsi Center. He achieved his goal with a 36-1 season […]

Construction Work Begins on Commercial Street Bridge

Construction Work Begins on Commercial Street Bridge

    Detour signs have been posted along Avenida Colonia and Commercial Streets in Lamar, now that the Commercial Street Bridge has been torn down, making way for a new, 50-foot-wide span crossing the Lamar Canal. The Lamar City Council finalized the agreement with Tricon 2, LLC for construction of the bridge during its January […]

New City Administrator Hosted

New City Administrator Hosted

  A public welcoming reception for new Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, was held Monday, February 10, 2020, prior to the city council’s meeting. Kil began his official duties on February 3rd of this year, replacing former Administrator, John Sutherland. “I’ve been made to feel very welcome by the people of Lamar and the various […]