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Police Academy Begins April 14

  The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2016 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by the officers of the Lamar Police Department and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 14, 2016.  The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of the daily […]

City Moving Forward on Economic Development Areas

It appears as though the city will soon hire a replacement for Shawna Hodge, the former Main Street Coordinator who resigned earlier this spring. That position has undergone some changes in responsibilities and City Administrator John Sutherland told the council this past Monday, December 14th, that a verbal agreement is being reached with the new […]

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 […]

Sixteen Pounds of Pills Collected

The annual National Drug Take-Back Initiative, hosted this past Saturday by the Lamar Police Department, netted 16 pounds of various prescription drugs, mostly in pill form, according to Michelle Slough. She, and another volunteer, were on duty on the west side of the Lamar Police Department from 10am to 2pm, collecting expired and unused pills […]

LPD Hosts Drug Take Back Saturday, Sept 26

  The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on September 26, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is […]

Lamar City Council Okays MOUs, IGAs and SDS Contract

  Janell Martin and Katie Philpy, employed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and headquartered at Lamar High School, provided an overview of the Colorado Gear Up program for the Lamar City Council during their September 14th meeting. CGU is a federally-funded program that instructs middle and high school students on college basic courses […]

Remember Bike Safety Rules

  The Lamar Police Department would like to remind everybody about bicycle safety as we approach the fall weather. As a reminder, bicycles which are ridden on the streets are required by law to follow the same laws as vehicles driven on the roadway. There are also laws concerning bicycles which are ridden on the […]

Costly Swimming Pool Repairs Considered by Lamar City Council

The Lamar City Council  discussed a proposal to hire a consulting firm to determine what has caused pieces of the pool’s finish lining to peel off, sometimes by as much as two foot strips. The Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool was resurfaced in 2013 by Pacific Western Coatings, but the results on the finish have not been […]

CBI Investigating Local Fire

  On Saturday, August 8, 2015 at approximately 2am, Lamar Fire and the Lamar Police Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at the 400 block of South 4th Street in Lamar. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were experienced by both the public and responders. During the initial investigation of […]

Hot Dog! What a Night

      Wieners were served up from the grill at the Prowers County Fairgrounds and Willow Creek Park on Tuesday evening, August 4. Residents could choose from the National Night Out event at Willow Creek Park and enjoyfree swimming, a movie and dozens of chili dogs with cheese and all the toppings, or they […]

Lamar Council Approves Utility Developments

The council authorized an agreement for engineering services for $10,000 for the Main Street Water Distribution System Project Needs Assessment.  The goal is to replace the city’s aging water mains underneath Main Street in anticipation of CDOT’s re-surfacing project set to begin in early 2016.  A Needs Assessment on the project, costing $10,000, is required […]

Fair Board Clears Beer Garden Hurdle with Commissioners

The Sand and Sage Fair Board, by a two to one vote from the County Commissioners, received approval to apply for a special events permit to host a beer garden during four events in this year’s Sand and Sage Fair.  This clears the path for the fair board to request a permit from the City […]

Abling Gets 10 Years…and Forgiveness

Marla Abling was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the death of 45 year old Rory Alba of Lamar in January 2013.  Alba was found dead in her apartment in Lamar on South 9th Street, apparently struck by a blunt instrument and with an extension cord, wrapped tightly around his neck.  The sentencing was […]

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 […]

Lamar Police Seek Info on Weekend Hit and Run

  On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at approximately 1:30 pm in the area of Lee Ave and Main Street a pedestrian was walking northbound crossing Lee Ave and was struck by a late model blue in color sedan driven by a male subject. The vehicle left the scene and the Lamar Police Department is asking […]

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 […]

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, […]

Deen Arrested in Lamar Sunday Afternoon

On Sunday, 04/05/2015, officers responded to the 100 block of South 8th Street to attempt to locate a wanted subject. Gayla Deen was arrested on an active Prowers County warrant. She was transported to the Prowers County Jail and is being held on a $20,000.00 and a $4000.00 any type bonds. The Lamar Police Department […]

LPD Citizen’s Academy Open for Applications

  The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the Citizen’s Academy which will be instructed by the officers of the Lamar Police Department and staff of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 23, 2015 and will run for six weeks. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00PM […]

Reward Offered on Deen

  Lamar Police Department received an anonymous donation for a reward leading to the arrest of Gayla Deen.  Deen has an active warrant out of Prowers County following an investigation to the distribution of illegal narcotics from her residence in Lamar. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gayla Deen is encouraged to call the Lamar […]