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Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Two ordinances were passed by the Lamar City Council on first reading during its Monday night meeting, May 22nd. The first pertains to an amended city code establishing eligibility criteria for internment in the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery.  The change now includes eligible dependent children in addition to the veteran’s spouse to be buried […]

Check out a Parks Pass at the Library

Check out a Parks Pass at the Library

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State Library are pleased to announce that we are continuing the Check Out Colorado State Parks library exchange program for the April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 year! The patron survey results along with your libraries’ participation with this partnership supported this decision. Plus, thirteen additional publicly […]

Recognizing a Championship Season

Recognizing a Championship Season

The Lamar City Council issued a resolution honoring the Lamar High School Girls Basketball State Tournament Team for their championship performance this year in Class 3-A Basketball. Their achievement marks the 5th state girl’s title and their first in 19 years.  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, awarded each player with her own Key to the City […]

Prominent Historians to visit Lamar Community College

Prominent Historians to visit Lamar Community College

(Lamar, Colorado; December 15, 2016) Lamar Community College and the Lamar Public Library have partnered to bring two prominent historians to Lamar: Dr. Kristina Shull and Dr. David Wight. Dr. Shull and Dr. Wight will visit Lamar on Tuesday, January 3, to give two presentations.  The first, entitled “The World of Academic Publishing,” will take […]

Lamar Council Okays Police-Fire Department Equipment Upgrades

Lamar Council Okays Police-Fire Department Equipment Upgrades

The Lamar City Council approved a request for a software program to aid in police investigations. Police Chief, Kyle Miller, explained the free program from Tracers Information Specialists will provide access to public records and data sources to qualified organizations.  Chief Miller explained, “The information will only be used for investigations by the department.  The […]

City Council Discusses Variety of Agenda Items

City Council Discusses Variety of Agenda Items

Sean Lirley and Wayne Stiles have both served on the City of Lamar Building Codes/Variance Boards in the past and the council voted to recommend their appointment for continued membership. On a similar matter, with the resignation of Howard Hobbs from the Lamar Utilities Board, a vacancy opened for his term expiring August 2018.    The […]

City: Have Trailer, Will Sell

City: Have Trailer, Will Sell

The City of Lamar came into the unintentional possession of a trailer after the Lamar Police Department towed a semi-truck which was parked in violation of city ordinances. A trucking company retrieved their tractor, but left the trailer.  Police Chief Kyle Miller explained that despite a pretty intensive search for over a half year, his […]

Karen Gillespie, Grand Prize Reading Winner

Karen Gillespie, Grand Prize Reading Winner

The Lamar Public Library would like to congratulate the Grand Prize winner of the adult summer reading program,  Karen Gillespie! Mrs. Gillespie received an Amazon Kindle Fire donated by the Community State Bank! The Adult Summer Reading Program, “EXERCISE YOUR MIND. READ” ran from May 23 – August 25th! In order to be eligible for […]

Council Approves Grant Application to Aid Downtown Business Growth

Council Approves Grant Application to Aid Downtown Business Growth

An agreement between the City of Lamar and BNSF Railroad was approved to allow the city to replace aging water distribution and stormwater collections systems under the train tracks on Main Street. This will be required as part of the CDOT US Highway 287 Reconstruction Project scheduled to begin its first phase of upgrades this […]

Friends of Lamar Library Celebrates their 50th Anniversary

Friends of Lamar Library Celebrates their 50th Anniversary

It’s been a very full week for the Lamar Library and the Friends of the Library. The spring book sale runs from April 9th to the 13th featuring hundreds of volumes in various categories; a new librarian was welcomed into the community, Sarah McDonnell, who hails from the Denver area and the 50th anniversary of […]