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2014 Year in Review-March/April

The close of 2014 will put us at the halfway mark for the decade.  Some use the passage of time as a measuring tool…how much have we done…how much time have we got left.  But the timetable for a city or county should probably be measured in accomplishments, not a calendar.  Some projects and programs […]

Earth Moves – Waters Flow at North Gateway Park

  Lamar officials will learn later this month, in the North Gateway Park has been approved to receive a $70,000 grant from the state’s ‘Fishing for Funds’ project for initial park improvements.  State Department of Parks and Wildlife Technician, Dave Miller, said recently, he and one or two local officials will make the presentation May […]

Lamar Council Opens Willow Creek Park for Lamar Days/Cinco de Mayo

  Mary Moore and Connie Gangwish from Lightkeepers Ministries outlined their plans to the Lamar City Council, to create a non-profit women’s homeless shelter at the former Troy Apartments on South Main Street in Lamar.  Moore has researched various, similar shelters in Pueblo to learn the logistics of their operation.  Gangwish has said she’ll provide […]

Future Plans for North Gateway Park Discussed

The Lamar City Council is moving ahead with plans to improve the North Gateway Park, now that the council has annexed the property. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, and several members from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, briefed the council during a work session on early plans and ideas for improvements. The […]

Lamar City Council Enacts Water Restrictions

Acting on a recommendation from the Lamar Water Board, the city council voted in favor of implementing Stage 1 Mandatory Water Restrictions, effective Thursday, May 2.  The decision was based on current drought conditions and lack of ditch water, although the city’s well system is in good shape and has adequate supplies.  The restrictions state […]

Tree Time for Lamar 5th Graders

  Arbor Day was observed, Thursday, April 19, in Lamar by members of the Lamar Tree Board and a host of fifth grade students.   Everybody got a little dirt on their hands, and in their sneakers, as over a dozen trees were planted at four sites in Lamar.      Jane Felter of the Lamar […]

City Council Revises Resolution Supporting PMC Expansion

Prowers Medical Center board member Candy Ruedeman provided additional information to the Lamar City Council during their Monday night work session, April 9, as they considered a resolution of support for the $5 million expansion project, providing a 13,000 square foot Outpatient Rehabilitation Center.  Last month, PMC Chief Executive Officer James Fairchild presented a hospital overview to […]

Lamar Council Outlines Administrator Search

The Lamar City Council hopes to have a new, full-time administer hired by no later than August 27 of this year. With that deadline in mind, the council will discuss the timeline required for that result during this evening’s council work session, beginning at 6pm. Once advertisements for a new administrator have been set out, […]

Lamar City Council Revises Water & Sewer Fee Schedule

    The 2011 fee schedule adopted by the city in 2010 inadvertently combined both water and sewer fees instead of separating them according to customer usage. Some water customers who don’t use city sewer facilities were being charged sewer fees. Deputy city administrator Bill Pfeilsticker explained the error to the Lamar city council which […]