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City Council Okays New LUB Board Member, Olive Street Station Liquor License Transfer

The Olive Street Station transfer of ownership and retail liquor store license from Ken Roe to Donald Compton and T.J. Sanders was approved following a brief public hearing. The business at 403 East Olive Street was recently purchased and both Sanders and Compton told the council there are no plans for any changes to the […]

Council Says “No Sale” on Proposed Yard Sale Ordinance

A public hearing was not needed to review a proposed ordinance prohibiting Perpetual, Prolonged and Extended Yard Sales in Residential zoned areas of the City of Lamar. The proposal died for lack of a motion from the council.   Additional discussion and definition will be needed before the council comes to a conclusion on the final […]

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Agreement

Almost 20,000 linear feet of water main which runs north/south along U.S. 287 is owned and maintained by the City of Lamar. That water distribution system will be impacted by CDOT’s highway reconstruction project, set to begin next spring. The City of Lamar is working with CDOT to replace all the affected water infrastructure connections […]

Schaefer Selected as Interim Lamar Librarian

  Todd Schaefer, a substitute teacher for Wiley middle and junior high school and a board member of the Lamar Library, has been appointed as a replacement for Debbie Reynolds, the former librarian.  Schaefer has been a board member for just over a year and has lived in Prowers County with his young family for […]

Interim Librarian Expected Shortly

“The Lamar Library Advisory Board has been exceptionally helpful in providing a list of local candidates to act as the city’s interim librarian while we search for a full-time replacement,” explained Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, late last week.  The city had announced the retirement of Debbie Reynolds as Librarian for the Lamar Public Library […]

Lamar Council Okays Funding to Support Southwest Chief Route

Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller gave the oath of office to the city’s newest officer, Thomas Dunagan, who recently graduated from the Otero Junior College Law Enforcement Agency.  He began his orientation training in Lamar on April 30 of this year.  “With Officer Dunagan’s hiring, we’re now at our budgeted strength of 20 officers for […]

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Can you remember the first book you ever owned?  Wish you still had it?  Several youngsters were treated to a free book this past Friday during Story Hour at the Lamar Library. There weren’t a lot of youngsters in the children’s corner of the library, but it’s not always easy for a mom or dad […]

Lamar Council Approves Funding for LPD Policy Upgrades

  The Lamar Police Department will receive a new policy and procedure manual from the firm, Lexipol.  Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, explained the service will also provide local officers with daily scenarios-based training that reinforces agency approved policies and procedures, as well as regular updates for the life of the contract.  Chief Miller added, […]

Lamar Council Considers PMC, Spreading Antlers Requests

The Lamar City Council took no action during their work session Monday, March 9,  on  requests for financial support from two entities, Prowers Medical Center and Spreading Antlers Golf Course. Prowers Medical Center had requested a waiver of $54,000 in building permit fees for its pending construction project, estimated at $7,595,000.  The construction is expected […]

A Celebration of Seuss at the Lamar Library

The Lamar Library hosted a birthday party for Dr. Suess this past Friday, March 6.  The author’s real birthday was on March 2, but Friday’s are a lot better for parties.  That was the case for the 10am turnout, as about 45 to 50 youngsters and some parents were on hand to enjoy a live […]

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated, invited the Lamar City Council to a March 2 meeting which will bring to the table, representatives from PCDI, Prowers County Commissioners, the City of Lamar as well as representatives from Wiley, Granada, Bristol and Holly.  “We’re going to review our goals and finances and have everyone’s input […]

New Floodplain Management Codes Approved by City

The Lamar City Council conducted a public hearing on the adoption of an amendment for the Lamar Municipal Code regarding Floodplain Management.  The amendment change will bring the Lamar code into compliance with the rules and regulations issued by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2011.  Communities were given three years to make the needed […]

Laureate Rho Helps Fund Library Projects

  There’s more to this small Christmas tree that meets the eye.  Judy Turpin and Jean Lunt, members of the Laureate Rho sorority, recently made a presentation to the Lamar Library for the holidays.  Librarian Debbie Reynolds received the tree which was decorated with money. Regular library patrons, Olaf and a relative of Bulllwinkle Moose, […]

Lamar Council Sets Public Hearing Date on Corner Wine & Liquor Transfer

  A public hearing for the liquor license transfer for Corner Wine and Liquor was set for January 12, 2015.  The store at 1201 South Main Street was recently sold by Melinda Grover to Rodney and Gail Schroeder.  The transfer of ownership was submitted to conduct a transfer of license operating under a temporary permit […]

Legos are a Library Hit

  Youngsters between 3 and 12 years, dug into a table piled high with multi-colored, plastic building blocks know as legos, you know, those things you step on with your bare feet in the dark of night, when the kids haven’t put their toys away for the day.   That’s the adult description of the […]

Ghouls, Goblins, Witches, Warlocks and Cats

Lots of costumed youngsters and some adults came to town in Lamar Thursday evening, October 30, for the traditional Moonlight event, a combination of fun, candy, bargains and bargain hunters. Doors opened on South Main Street in Lamar at 5pm for the Treat Street Event at the former Crafter’s Corner, as adults dressed as some […]

Council Approves 2015 Budget

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a resolution adopting the 2015 budget with revenues and expenditures at $116,700. These funds are generated by Tax Increment Funding from taxable improvements within the Redevelopment District in Lamar. They are set aside as grant donations to help develop new and existing business ventures through the year. On a […]

Halloween, Trick – Trunk or Treat Events (updated events)

    Here’s a rundown of some of the Halloween events that have been scheduled around Prowers County this year. (UPDATED INFO): The annual Partners for Progress Fundraiser Haunted House at 210 West Elm Street will open its creaky doors to  general admission October 24-25 and 30-31 at 7pm for $5 admission.  Small Fry Haunted […]

Lamar Library Hosts Children’s Computer Center

What will their world be like when they’re 50?  Thinking back to libraries a half century ago with rows and rows of books and magazines, to today’s information technology that accesses information at the touch of a button; you have to visualize what libraries will be like in the future.  Interactive, touch-screen computers were put […]

City Council Moves to Complete Sportsplex, Sets Public Hearing on Zoning for Patel Property

Greater Outdoors Colorado has approved a grant for the City of Lamar for funding to complete the remaining two ball fields at the city’s four-plex.  The first of the four fields, off Savage Avenue in Lamar, was completed in 2010, enabling Lamar to host a Cal Ripkin World Series event.  Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and […]