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Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

    The City of Lamar Sales and Use Taxes collected for May, 2019 indicated a downward turn for revenues for the city for that month. City Sales Tax was off 2.5% for a drop of $7,455 comparing $297,846 in 2018 to the current figures of $290,391.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]

More Downtown Improvements for City of Lamar

More Downtown Improvements for City of Lamar

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the City Council authorize Mayor Roger Stagner to sign price quotes for trash receptacles and benches that will be paid for from the CDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant. The city received a grant of $400,000 almost three years ago from CDOT to fund projects of this nature. […]

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

      Stay safe during the 4th of July celebrations.  One of the best ways to do that is to remain up to date on the laws regarding fireworks use.  Here’s the latest from the Lamar Fire Department. Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back, and fire […]

City Receives Funding on Main Café

City Receives Funding on Main Café

    Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the city had successfully applied for a REDI grant for the Main Café Acquisition. He informed the Lamar Redevelopment Board during their June 24th meeting that a grant of $13,500 had been approved for the city to use to upgrade the former restaurant at 114 South Main […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves Resolution on Damage Prevention Safety Program

Lamar Utility Board Approves Resolution on Damage Prevention Safety Program

    The Lamar Utility Board voted in favor of Resolution 19-06-01 during their regular meeting, Tuesday, June 25th, which delegates to the Safety Commission of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Oil and Public Safety, its damage prevention safety program as it pertains to Underground Damage Prevention during future excavations.  The […]

City Pays off Water Bond

City Pays off Water Bond

    Kristin McCrea, City Treasurer explained to the council, the city’s Series 2009 Water Activity Revenue Refunding Bonds were paid in full on June 17, 2019 and the balance is now down to $0.00 and there are no further obligations for the District to pay interest and principal on the bonds. The Water Bond […]

Today, He’s King of the Road

Today, He’s King of the Road

    You can see some loaded semis driving through Lamar from time to time, and then there are LOADED semis as evidenced by this one, seen hauling wind turbine blades to points south, this past Thursday, June 13, 2019. Hats off to the driver and his road crew for assisting the successful turn from […]

Council Approves Special Event Permits

Council Approves Special Event Permits

  The Lamar City Council, during the first hour of its June 10th meeting, approved requests for permits following public three hearings.   The Lamar Elks Lodge request for a special events permit for a beer garden at the Downtown Custom and Classic Expo Car Show was approved for August 16th and 17th.  A temporary Modification […]

Council Recognizes Aviation Appreciation Month

Council Recognizes Aviation Appreciation Month

    The council adopted Proclamation #19-06 declaring June 2019 as General Aviation Appreciation Month, initiated by the non-profit coalition, Alliance for Aviation Across America. The group’s purpose is to raise awareness about the value of general aviation and local airports, particularly those that serve rural communities such as the Lamar Municipal Airport, currently undergoing […]

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

    Three area students will receive $1,000 each in the 2019 Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Scholarship contest. They are:  Giselle Sanchez from Lamar High School, Blake Wilson from Wiley High School and Jordan Parker from McClave High School.  There were seven applications this year with three from Lamar and McClave and one from Wiley.  LUB […]

Lamar April, 2019 Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar April, 2019 Sales Tax Revenue Report

    Sales Tax revenues were off for the City of Lamar for March Sales and Use Tax collected in April, 2019. City Sales Tax was down 7.15% for a drop of $22,180 while Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down 8.42% for a loss of $29,268.  Sales Tax collections were at $288,187 for […]

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board considered a funding application from Anderson and Company PC this past Monday, May 13th, but decided to fund a portion, not the full request for HVAC and roof replacements. Angie Cue, Community Development Director, approached the board with the request for $6,603 which would be applied to the […]

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

    Activities will run from about sun-up to way past sundown for this year’s Lamar Days Celebration beginning with an afternoon BBQ, Friday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm at the Lamar Comber of Commerce on East Beech Street.  Tickets are available at the Chamber for the burger BBQ as well as healthy and […]

Residents Weigh-In on Business Preferences in Brownfield Open House

Residents Weigh-In on Business Preferences in Brownfield Open House

  If your paint brush was economic development what kind of picture of Lamar’s downtown area would you create? Local residents were provided an opportunity, Monday, May 6th, to weigh-in on what type of business development they thought would have the most beneficial impact to the retail and service sector of Lamar. Keely Marsik, representing […]

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

    The Lamar Loop is complete. The six year project which involved numerous alternative plans and flexible funding was officially dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremonies this past Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Willow Creek Park.  Several dozen residents were on hand to enjoy a free hotdog lunch and some snacks from High Plains […]