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Pirate Treasure at the Roost

Lamar residents made a beeline for their oasis on Hickory Street for the second annual Pirate’s Party at the Buzzard’s Roost on Saturday, February 27th.  The fundraiser for Lamar Area Hospice may become a durable, long-lasting event, given the number of people in attendance this year, most bedecked in some type of pirate gear with […]

Lamar Area Hospice Recognizes the Joy of Giving

  “We have the most amazing fund raising committee and it really makes a difference, it really does.” That was a comment from Deb Pelley, Executive Director of Lamar Area Hospice, as she was presented with a record $31,000 check from the Lamar Hospice Committee this past Thursday evening, December 17th.  It was a fitting […]

Lamar Council Greenlights Annual Jams, Okays Ordinance Limiting Semi Parking

  Jay Gruber, owner of The Buzzard’s Roost, was granted a Temporary Modification of Premise Application in order to host two annual events, the June 13th Country Jam and the September 19th Road Jam.  A public hearing was held to discuss the request by Gruber.  Both events are held at the Buzzard’s Roost at the […]

First Annual Pirate Party

A Pirate Party was held for the benefit of Lamar Area Hospice on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and hosted by the Buzzard’s Roost. The idea came from former Telluride resident, Joe Malecki. Jay Gruber and Karen Moreno of Buzzard’s Roost contacted the Hospice Fundraising Committee and the event was organized with many silent auction items […]

Lamar City Council Deals with Pot, Pit Bulls, Ponies, Pets and Property

  The passage of Amendment 64 on the state constitution, has required the City of Lamar to review its Municipal Code and identify changes to keep the city’s ordinances regarding marijuana possession and use in compliance with the most recent upgrades to the state’s statutes.  The city made some ordinance changes in 2013, but additional changes […]

Parade of Lights Winners Announced by Lamar Chamber

Temperatures were just chilly enough this past Friday evening, to bring a Christmas-like feel to the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. Clear skies, a full moon and streets lined with area residents were on hand to watch the annual procession along Main Street that ended with a stop for Santa’s special sleigh […]

Redevelopment Board Approves Beech Street Property Purchase

The Lamar City Council, meeting as the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board on Monday, March 24, discussed the merits of purchasing the vacant lots in downtown Lamar that adjoin the City’s existing municipal parking lot on the north and abuts Beech Street on the lot’s south edge.  Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Coordinator, and City Administrator, John […]

City of Lamar Employees Getting Salary Adjustments

Half of the City of Lamar employees could see salary increases beginning next month. By a unanimous vote, the city council approved the recommendations of a five month salary and job description study by an independent consulting firm. The consultant, Matthew Weatherly, presented his synopsis for the council during the regular Monday meeting, March 25. […]

City Council to Discuss Water Upgrades and Health Improvement Issues

The Lamar City Council will hear a presentation from Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell this Monday evening on the Health Place Grant. The city could realize up to $1M in grant funding depending on the health needs of the community, as compliled through earlier community assessment meetings. Nieschburg will outline the scheduled April visit by representatives […]

City Closer to Accepting Valco Pond Acreage

The Valco property is almost but not quite ready to be transferred to the City of Lamar.  It had been hoped that the 100 acre-plus site could have been transferred before the end of 2012.  With the mayor’s signature on the mineral permit, the property and some of the reclamation responsibilities will fall to the […]

Wastewater Lift Station Needs Repairs, City Getting New K9 for Police Department

Higher than expected levels of hydrogen sulfide has caused excessive deterioration of the concrete wetwall at the city’s new wastewater lift station. The concrete is being damaged by agitation of the water as it spills into the headworks screen which causes a release of the corrosive gas. Eric Larson of the Farnsworth Group provided some […]

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 to Act on City Administrater/PJ Wilson Replacement

The Lamar City Council will make some decisions regarding future personnel following their 5:30pm executive session this Monday evening, March 12. Three candidates for councilman PJ Wilson’s Ward II seat will be interviewed in executive session. The deadline for submission of names was last Wednesday, March 7. Wilson is resigning from the council as he […]

Council Questions Need for Train-/-Bus Depot

Known as the Multi Modal System, the Lamar City Council reviewed the increased construction costs of what would be an ARRA funded depot located east of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices. With little guaranteed return on an expensive investment, the council decided against taking any action on the FASTER grant and allowed it to […]

Lamar City Council Agenda Set for Monday Night Meeting

The public is invited to a reception at 6pm Monday evening, July 25, for newly appointed city administrator Bill Pfeilsticker. The reception will be held in the council chambers until 6:30pm at which time, the council work session will begin. Lisa Nolder, PCDI executive director, will brief the council on the latest business issues from […]