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Countdown to Remark on Charter Communications Service

Flickering Super Bowl Game on Your TV? Some Charter Communications cable customers may have noticed segments of the 50th Super Bowl flickering off and on during the game this past Sunday, February 7th.  Some Charter customers may have been holding their breath, recalling another Super Bowl Sunday when the cable provider was off line for […]

Lamar City Council Remains the Same

There were no challenges to the current line-up of the Lamar City Council for the November General Election, according to Lamar City Clerk, Linda Williams. As such, the current council members will not face an election on this year’s ballot. Anyone eligible to serve on the council had until August 25 to submit their petition […]

Las Brisas Upgrades Considered by Urban Renewal Authority, Taco Johns to Re-Open

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board considered a request from Alfred Bergquist and Armando Bieza for funding to help remodel their restaurant, Las Brisas, at 300-302 South Main Street in Lamar this past Monday, May 11th. Bergquist wants to continue to make improvements to the property which he purchased in 2013.  Funds from the Urban […]

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 […]

Lamar City Council Enacts Water Restrictions

Acting on a recommendation from the Lamar Water Board, the city council voted in favor of implementing Stage 1 Mandatory Water Restrictions, effective Thursday, May 2.  The decision was based on current drought conditions and lack of ditch water, although the city’s well system is in good shape and has adequate supplies.  The restrictions state […]

City Auction at Cultural Events Center, Saturday from 9-11am

 The City of Lamar is having a silent auction on used city equipment from 9am to 11am, Saturday, April 20, in conjunction with the annual spring clean up day,    The auction items will be sold from the Cultural Events Center.  Bidders will be required to register for their auction number.  All sales are final and […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Customer Disconnect Policies

  Most of the discussion during the August 29 Lamar Utility Board meeting focused on items not specifically on the agenda.   Lamar Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh discussed the rules and regulations pertaining to policies for re-connect and disconnect for electric service, mostly for residential customers.  The Light Plant follows at 70 page document set […]

Fee Structure for City Services Discussed by Council

Cost of services provided by the Lamar Police Department was discussed during the city council work session, Monday, July 23.  Lamar Police Chief Gary McCrea described how some services, such as fingerprinting, VIN inspections and funeral escorts have been offered in the past without any reimbursement.  McCrea told the council that charging fees for these […]