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

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 […]

Lodging Panel Funds Halloween Event & Snow Goose Festival

Lodging Panel Funds Halloween Event & Snow Goose Festival

Next February will mark the 14th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival in Lamar and Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Coordinator, outlined the plans and advertising campaign for members of the Prowers County Lodging Panel this past Tuesday, September 15. Board members fully funded the request of $7,548 which is less than the $9,000 asked […]

Growth at Lamar Airport

Growth at Lamar Airport

Recent hangar construction at the Lamar Municipal Airport has helped reduce the lack of adequate storage for airplane owners.  The two most recent T-hangars were constructed through private funding, are owned by Peter Page and Dean Reed and are located on city owned land.  “With a tight squeeze, we can fit three planes in each […]

Growing Funding Requests Concerns Lodging Panel Board

Growing Funding Requests Concerns Lodging Panel Board

  How much money is coming in versus how much funding has been requested has raised concerns among the board members of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel. The board usually receives four quarterly annual payments from the state, based on receipts from the 2% tax levied on all rented motel rooms in Prowers County.  […]

2014 Year in Review-September/October

2014 Year in Review-September/October

September: Shawna Hodge, Executive Director for Lamar Partnership Incorporated, announced that the city had won first place for the 2014 Colorado Main Street of the Year.  She said the selection was made by the Colorado Main Street Advisory Board and announced by the State Department of Local Affairs.  The judging was based on two criteria:  […]

Spectacular Events Planned for Saturday’s Free Air Show

Spectacular Events Planned for Saturday’s Free Air Show

Early Saturday risers can head out to the Lamar Municipal Airport and enjoy a Smokin’ Willie’s BBQ breakfast starting at 7:30am with the sound of airplane motors revving up the rpm’s. It’s the prelude to entertainment displays and air shows for Fly Lamar, an updated and expanded Fly In, planned by the Lamar Airport Board and […]

Lodging Panel Funds New Events

Lodging Panel Funds New Events

  An Old Cowboys’ Reunion, aerobatics exhibition and a Mr. and Miss Fall Festival Pageant were funded by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting August 19. Anne Marie Crampton from Lamar Community College and Alvin Jones explained the concept of the college’s plans for an Old Cowboys’ Reunion to coincide with […]

Council Okays New Airport Lights, City Street Sweeper

Council Okays New Airport Lights, City Street Sweeper

  Two public hearings were scheduled by the council.  A temporary modification of premise application for two events at the Buzzard’s Roost was set for a public hearing on March 24.  Jay Gruber, owner of the Buzzard’s Roost on North Main Street, hosts two annual music events, the County Jam on June 14-15 and the […]

Lamar Landfill Fees Surprise Wiley, KVAY Requests Relocation Funds

Lamar Landfill Fees Surprise Wiley, KVAY Requests Relocation Funds

  The Lamar City Council, sitting as the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board, met on Monday evening, December 23, prior to the regular council meeting to discuss a funding request from KVAY Radio in Lamar.  KVAY, 224 South Main Street in Lamar, is relocating to the recently purchased former Main Café at 114 South Main Street.  […]

New Fee Schedule for 2014 Approved by Lamar City Council

New Fee Schedule for 2014 Approved by Lamar City Council

After several work sessions reviewing the changes, a Resolution by the council pertaining to the list of 2014 fees for use of public facilities and services provided by the City of Lamar was passed by the council with Mayor Roger Stagner voting no.  Some new fees were added to the schedule while some current fees […]

Plenty of Planes for the Fly-in

Plenty of Planes for the Fly-in

A cool fall morning, light breezes and sunny skies combined for a perfect day for viewing an assortment of airplanes on the ground, and in the air, at the Lamar Airport this past Saturday, September 28. Early morning visitors to the annual Fly-In had a chance to enjoy a breakfast provided by Smokin Willy’s BBQ, […]

Lamar Airport Receiving State Grant

Lamar Airport Receiving State Grant

Gov. Hickenlooper announces grants to 44 Colorado airports DENVER — Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today authorized the distribution of $20.6 million in state aviation fuel tax revenues through 44 grants to Colorado general aviation airports under the Aviation Discretionary Grant program. The program is administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s […]

Rocky Mountain Invitational Aerobatic Meet Underway at Lamar Airport

Rocky Mountain Invitational Aerobatic Meet Underway at Lamar Airport

     The planes are back for another year.  This weekend through Sunday, September 16, a host of airplanes will be competing in the annual Rocky Mountain Invitational at the Lamar Municipal Airport.  Chris Conley said planes from the Colorado Springs Chapter of the International Aerobatic Chapter fly down to Lamar about this time each […]

Out of Gas, Pilot Lands Safely on County Road FF

Out of Gas, Pilot Lands Safely on County Road FF

  The pilot of a single engine airplane thought he had enough fuel to make it to the Lamar Airport for a fill-up on Wednesday, May 30, but was about a quart low and a few miles short of his goal.  It was a safe landing and according to authorities, the pilot had intended to […]

Oscar Riley New Lamar Councilman, Buzzard Gets Renewed License

Oscar Riley New Lamar Councilman, Buzzard Gets Renewed License

Oscar Riley was selected as a replacement Lamar City Councilman for PJ Wilson who resigned his position as he no longer resides within city limits. Wilson informed the council last month and Riley was one of three candidates who was interviewed by the council in executive session last Wednesday. Steven Rabe has been selected by […]

Short Agenda for Last Council Meeting of 2011

Short Agenda for Last Council Meeting of 2011

The Lamar City Council has a very brief meeting agenda to cap the end of the year.  Because of the holiday schedule, the meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, December 27 with no work session scheduled.  Eleven local businesses have applied for license renewals and city administrator Bill Pfeilsticker will present the council […]

2012 City Budget, Cow Palace Inn License Approved

2012 City Budget, Cow Palace Inn License Approved

The Lamar City Council approved The Cow Palace Inn’s application for a new Hotel & Restaurant Liquor license. The Cow Palace Inn has recently been sold and the former owners had allowed the liquor license to expire. The license was granted to Palace Holdings, LLC. The vote was unanimous with the exception of an abstention […]

Lamar Area Hospice Begins Expansion Plans, City Council Waives Building Fees

Lamar Area Hospice Begins Expansion Plans, City Council Waives Building Fees

    The Lamar Area Hospice association has long had an expansion program planned, especially after taking over ownership of the former Lamar Hotel on West Olive Street. Hospice executive director, Debbie Pelley, asked the Lamar city council that an $8,143 building permit fee, based on the $1,000,000 renovation project, be waived by the council, […]

Lamar City Council Approves Officers for Caged Conflict Event

Lamar City Council Approves Officers for Caged Conflict Event

Lamar Days committee members received permission from the city council for waiver of carnival fees at $290 for Crabtree Amusements, a new concession conducting the carnival in Lamar. The council also approved permission to locate one carnival house trailer for three employees at Willow Creek Park from May 11 to May 15. Another house trailer […]