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Update Around the Town

Update Around the Town

    Some progress is being made for new business development around Lamar; some noticeable from the roadways while others are more off the beaten path. Residents noticed the team of demolition workers at the former site of Opal’s on North Main Street last week. A temporary perimeter fence was erected around the lone, final […]

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

    The City of Lamar’s Water Distribution System Improvement Plan is nearing the end of Phase 3 which will complete the project designed to upgrade the water system running underneath South Main Street in the city. City Administrator, Steve Kil, informed the council during the July 13th meeting, that he and department heads will […]

Made for the Shade

Made for the Shade

    A new shade pavilion at North Gateway Park has been installed, funded from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ‘Fishing for Fun’ program. “The pavilion was installed January 4th and 5th,” said Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, adding, “It measures 20 by 44 feet and was erected just south of the rest […]

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

New Cut Road Offers Options for Fun & Exercise

New Cut Road Offers Options for Fun & Exercise

There are times when you can have the 108 acres all to yourself, now, even more so. The City of Lamar recently bulldozed a new road leading to the two eastern most ponds at North Gateway Park.  Until recently, visitors could walk a northern path that followed the Arkansas River eastwards to the back ponds.  […]

On the Horizon, New Prospects for Lamar

On the Horizon, New Prospects for Lamar

From public bathrooms to dormitories, there have been some new developments around Lamar which began this spring and will continue through the summer. Here’s a brief look. North Gateway Park now has a permanent chemical bathroom. This facility had been planned for over a year and is being funded from a grant which will also […]

Work and Play at HOPE Center

Work and Play at HOPE Center

“After checking for traffic at the intersection, they’re usually running out the door, heading for the Tree Farm,” which is the way Emily Neischburg described the HOPE Center kids involvement with outdoor activities adjacent to the Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar.  Neischburg, the Executive Director of Heathy Places, was on hand with […]

Healthy Places Kids Stay Busy with Spring Break Outdoor Events

Healthy Places Kids Stay Busy with Spring Break Outdoor Events

Despite chilly morning temperatures and brisk wind, dozens of local kids turned up for activities for Spring Break 2016, sponsored by LiveWell Prowers County and Healthy Places in Lamar. During the break from classroom studies, students from the third grade and up registered for a week of outdoor events, March 14-18 at various locations around […]