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Lamar Fire Chief Receives Prestigious Award

Lamar Fire Chief, Marshall Cook, received word July 8 that he had been accepted by the Center for Public Safety Excellence to receive accreditation as a Chief Fire Officer.  Cook said several levels of performance have to be attained before an application can be submitted to the internationally based, non-profit organization. “I became friends with […]

City Council Deals with Green Weeds and Red Tape

Above average summer rains have meant above average weed growth around Lamar, prompting city council discussion this past Monday night about a speedier resolution to getting absentee or lazy homeowners to cut the weeds on their property.  Weed growth has been moving faster than the paperwork needed to control them.  The Lamar City Council is […]

Lamar City Council Begins Annual Budget Discussions

The Lamar City Council held a lengthy, preliminary budget discussion during a work session prior to the regular meeting on Monday, August 13.  The workshop gave an opportunity for department heads to discuss any capital equipment or project requests, additional employees or changes in their budget requests for 2013.  Fourteen different departments will have their […]

Zero Tolerance, Citations, Confiscation for Fireworks

Zero Tolerance, Citations, Confiscation– Those four words pretty well sum up the attitude of the Lamar Police Department and Prowers County Sheriff’s Department regarding private use of any kind of fireworks in the city for the approaching holiday. As of last Thursday, June 28,  Wal-Mart, the only retail store in the area that usually carried […]

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, […]

Citizen’s Academy Offered by Lamar Police Department

Beginning this January, the Lamar Police Department will begin classes to give Lamar residents an opportunity to better understand what it takes to become a law enforcement officer.  Police Chief Gary McCrea said the department has already mailed letters to 20 civic groups and the City Council, to see if any members are interested in […]

Frisbie Shootout Re-enactment Draws Downtown Crowd

      Lamar is steeped in history, and one notable event, the shooting of Night Marshall James Frisbie was re-enacted in downtown Lamar, following the Lamar Days parade this past Saturday, May 14. The event transpired the night following Christmas, December 26, 1906 in front of the Lamar Union Hotel, what is now known […]