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New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

    Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for the franchise Pilot Flying J, said Pilot Travel Center will open their newest project in Lamar in about 100 days from the start of construction. The Center will occupy land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50. The Lamar City Council […]

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Lamar Councilwoman Beverly Haggard, who represents Lamar on the Ports-to-Plains board of directors was in Washington, DC last week with a delegation of the organization’s supporters to meet with Congressional offices to discuss the importance of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor and other issues critical to growing our rural economy. The group of 17 people came from […]

Lamar Chamber Seeks Board Member from City Council

Lamar Chamber Seeks Board Member from City Council

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce conducts its annual transition between outgoing and incoming board members at this time of year. With several positions still open on the board, the Chamber and Lamar City Council are exploring having a council member sit on the board.  Council members discussed the options among themselves during a limited […]

Groundwork Starts on Lamar Pocket Park

Groundwork Starts on Lamar Pocket Park

Preliminary construction work on the proposed Pocket Park for downtown Lamar has begun. An excavation crew from Carrigan Construction was on the scene, Thursday, December 1st, scraping away the top most layer of asphalt and dirt, making way for a sand base which will be more concrete friendly, according to Mark Carrigan. “We should be […]

LPD Provides Community Drug Update

LPD Provides Community Drug Update

If you take and slice 1/16th of an inch off a rubber eraser from a pencil, it would be the approximate size of the 0.2 grams of black tar heroin held by Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller in this photo.  “The street value of a tenth of a gram of heroin is $10, so we’re […]

Useful Statistics Can Provide Info for Local Retail Growth

A review of 1623 households within a 25 mile radius from Lamar indicates a number of residents have spent upwards of $150 on shoes for a child under one year of age. The same propensity applies for similar purchases for sweat suits, underwear, dresses and outerwear.  The same report shows that of 793 households, very […]

New Sign is Up and Running

New Sign is Up and Running

Community State Bank in Lamar donated a new electric sign at the Community Building. Plans were announced in April and work got underway in the early summer.  Work crews completed about 99% of the project on Wednesday, August 3rd. “All it needs is some fine tuning and then we can begin to program all the […]

Council Approves Replacement Equipment for Fire Department

Council Approves Replacement Equipment for Fire Department

The council authorized the purchase of a breathing air compressor with fill station for the Lamar Fire Department. Chief Burkhart explained that the current model, now 21 years old, has a failed compressor and will no longer charge the breathing apparatus used by the department.  The item, estimated at $51,502 is not a budgeted item […]

WPA Properties Sold to Become Local Community Corrections Center

WPA Properties Sold to Become Local Community Corrections Center

The Prowers County Commissioners have sold the East Maple Street properties to open the way for a community oriented corrections facility which will be owned and operated by Doug Carrigan. The decision followed several weeks of negotiations for the property at 800 East Maple Street, consisting of five, one-story sandstone buildings situated on 3.55 acres […]

Lamar City Council Okays Special Event and Premise Modification Applications

Lamar City Council Okays Special Event and Premise Modification Applications

The Lamar City Council held three public hearings during their Monday night meeting, May 23rd, beginning with the application for a temporary modification of premises request from Jay Gruber, owner of the Buzzard’s Roost for the June 11-12 annual Country Jam and the September 17-18, 2016 Annual Road Jam. A portion of Hickory Street in […]

Saving the Best for Last; Skateboard Park Site Confirmed

Saving the Best for Last; Skateboard Park Site Confirmed

The proposed skateboard park for the City of Lamar, termed Wheels Park, has finally found a home. The skateboard park is an idea that took shape about two years ago when area kids were asked what type of outdoor activity they would enjoy in their town.  One of the answers was a skateboard area to […]

Lamar Council Approves Zoning Ordinance for East Maple Street Corrections Facility

Lamar Council Approves Zoning Ordinance for East Maple Street Corrections Facility

An ordinance to amend zoning at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar was approved by the Lamar City Council on first reading during their meeting, Monday, April 25th. The ordinance will amend the zoning on the 3.55 acres from R-3 to I-1.  The site developer, Doug Carrigan, plans to re-purpose the property into a community […]

Commissioners Discuss Beer Garden Request for July Windmill Classic

Commissioners Discuss Beer Garden Request for July Windmill Classic

Representatives from Lamar Partnership Incorporated, LPI, appeared before the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss any needed documentation and permission to host a beer garden for the annual Windmill Classic held at the Lamar ballfield complex each July. The LPI board decided to cancel the third try for a Hotter than Hell music and craft festival […]

Illegal Drugs in Lamar: Update

Illegal Drugs in Lamar: Update

Although there are illegal drugs in Lamar, statistics provided by the Lamar Police and the Lamar Fire and Emergency Departments show heroin and meth use ranks lower in their estimate than illegal usage of prescribed drugs. Both Chiefs discussed those figures from their viewpoints of law enforcement and emergency medical response situations during a Lamar […]

City Cites More Derelict House Removals

City Cites More Derelict House Removals

Several more derelict houses have been identified for future demolition by the Lamar City Council. A resolution was passed during a meeting on March 14th to demolish three abandoned houses at 500, 502 and 504 North 11th Street. Notices of the pending removal has been posted on each of the three houses and from their […]