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Roof Work Continues on Lamar Community Building

Roof Work Continues on Lamar Community Building

    The new roof on the Lamar Community Building should be completed by mid-April, according to Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector. Weathercraft Companies from Garden City, Kansas is about 60-70% completed on the project. Project bids requested by the City of Lamar in 2020 on the project were sent to ten area contractors […]

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 […]

Several Derelict Properties in Lamar Noted for Action

Several Derelict Properties in Lamar Noted for Action

    The City of Lamar has, for several years, moved through legalities and red tape in an attempt to either demolish houses and buildings in Lamar which are considered eye-sores, blight to their surroundings, or have been abandoned or could at least be cleaned and repurposed. City Administrator, John Sutherland, provided the city council […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

  Winds in excess of 60mph knocked down eleven power poles around Lamar with eight power poles located along Savage Avenue yesterday afternoon, April 17th at around 5pm, tripping off breakers in the vicinity and causing additional power outages in Lamar, stretching from Memorial Drive to 14th Street in the southern section of the town, […]

2017 Was a Banner Year for Construction in Lamar

2017 Was a Banner Year for Construction in Lamar

  The Building Department in the City of Lamar provides a monthly record indicating the number of construction permits that have been issued, the fees assessed by the city based on the value of the overall project and a year to date project valuation on potential property value increases. The reports provide one look at […]

High Plains Adult Health Center Closed

High Plains Adult Health Center Closed

    The Adult Health Center at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar was closed Thursday, January 18th following an inspection of the facility by Lamar’s Chief Building Official, Craig Brooks. Felten Group of Denver, an engineering firm, was requested to do an assessment of the building which also took place on Thursday, January 18th. The […]

Derelict Demolition Continues, Street Improvements are On-going

Derelict Demolition Continues, Street Improvements are On-going

Twenty-one down and five to go; that’s the tally for derelict houses being brought down in the City of Lamar so far this year. Pat Mason, City Public Works Director, provided the estimate for the Lamar City Council during a Monday night work session.  “We are continuing to work on our street and city improvement […]