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Willow Creek Park Selected as Potential Skateboard Site

The Lamar City Council weighed the pros and cons of several potential sites for a skateboard park within the city limits and informally agreed that the southern end of Willow Creek Park would be the best location. Other viable sites discussed during the February 29th work session included Escondido Park, Bicentennial Park and the horseshoe […]

Healthy Places Hosting Sunday Loopa-Palooza

Emily Neischburg, Executive Director of Healthy Places, and organizer Renee Beebe, invited Lamar City Council members to the Sunday, October 18th event to highlight the progress being made on the seven mile Lamar Loop. “We’ll be at Escondido Park from 2pm to 4pm this Sunday,” Neischburg said, adding that the event, the Loopapalooza, is open […]

Kites Are Fun!

A sunny Saturday in late April brought around 100 youngsters and parents to Escondido Park in Lamar for the HOPE Center’s Kite Flying day and free BBQ, sponsored by Healthy Places.  It was nice to see so many kids, on the early side of their teen years, to be without a cell phone for a […]

‘HOPE’ing for Sod

  HOPE Coalition members updated recent activities during their monthly meeting, April 20th.  Angel Madrid reported that the Lamar Police Department is working to develop a police cadet organization among interested students.  Several officers have met with HOPE staff to see if Saturday sessions would work, along with creating an obstacle course for students to […]

HOPE Coalition Notes Local Donations

  Lori Hammer, Project HOPE Director, noted that the Center has received over $3,000 in recent donations.  The exact amounts are $250 from combined plea offers from the local District Attorney’s office, $2,000 from LCM Missions, the Living Covenant Church with Pastor Rick Beard and $1,170 in donations from the Tom Buxton memorial and more […]

Proposed Lamar Loop Could Expand Walking Trails Four-Fold

The proposed seven-mile Lamar Loop walking trail may come closer to reality following the Lamar City Council meeting on Monday, January 26.  The council, according to Emily Neischburg of Healthy Places and LiveWell Prowers County, will be asked for a resolution of support for the project.  “We’d like you all to show up at the […]

Lamar Parks, Trails & Recreation Master Plan Displayed

    The Lamar Parks, Trails & Recreation Master Plan was discussed Tuesday, June 24 in a public meeting at the Lamar Community Building and hosted in part by Britina Design and members of the Healthy Places Initiative.  The initial design draft was described as a mixture of challenges and opportunities, and much of the […]

FREE Family Movie Location Change, April 5

  ‘Frozen’ is the featured film for this Saturday evening, with a FREE showing at 7pm at the Lamar Community Building. The event will cap a weeklong series of community weigh-ins on ideas to help develop the City of Lamar’s, Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. The movie had been scheduled to be shown this […]

Healthy Places Week for Lamar, March 29-April 5

  Everybody in Lamar is encouraged to voice their ideas about health oriented improvements in the community during “Wellness Week”, March 29 through April 5 at various locations around the town.  Each day will focus on a segment of community improvement ideas from the public that will be incorporated into a Parks, Trails and Recreation […]

Guidelines for a Healthier Community

  “You’re community has to be different, unique, in order to provide future growth for Lamar.”  That was the overview of a weeklong interview and assessment project presented by panelists from the Urban Land Institute.  The findings were derived from a comprehensive group interview of 60 volunteers listing what they felt were the strengths and […]

Lamar Rec Advisory Board Focuses on Sports Plex

“We’re going to seek a $265,000 GoCo grant to complete the Sports Plex,” said Lamar Leisure Services Director, Rick Akers, as he addressed the Lamar Recreation Advisory Board during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, March 21.  Akers presented board members a list of future city master plan projects that will require funding before they can advance.  […]

Recreation Department Master Plan Meeting Set for Wednesday

The Lamar Sports Fourplex, Escondido Park, The Valco ponds, the Willow Creek Caretaker’s House, walking trails, a skateboard park…these and other area recreational outlets will be on the table for public discussion, Wednesday, March 21 at the City Master Plan meeting of the Lamar Recreation Department.  Rick Akers, City Leisure Services Director, wants to see […]

New: Lamar City Website; New Cultural Events Center Rates

Just three Lamar City Administrator Candidates will be on hand this Thursday, June 16, at the Cultural Events Center between 6pm and 7:30pm.  Mayor Roger Stagner reminded the audience during Monday’s city council meeting that the reception is open to the public, and residents are urged to visit the candidates vying for the administrator position […]

Lamar City Council to Discuss New Fees and Policy on Use of Cultural Events Center

The Lamar City Council is expected to raise the fees of the Cultural Events Center to match those of the Lamar Community Building during the Monday night meeting, June 13. The Center was remodeled in 2004, and this spring, a question was brought to the council concerning its availability for political and religious purposes. The […]

LCC Completing Accreditation Renewal

Final action will be taken next week for Lamar Community College to receive its three-year accreditation renewal.  Lamar Community College president John Marrin is one of four persons from the college who will present the final paperwork to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  Marrin said he expects […]