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Adult Community Corrections Facility Suggested for Lamar

  Doug Carrigan from ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, addressed the Lamar City Council during a March 12th work session and outlined a concept for a 30-40 bed client facility in town.  Carrigan is the executive director of the Sterling facility and he told the council he believes the Lamar community would benefit […]

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 […]

Municipal Judge Kim Verhoeff Explains Useful Public Service Options

Lamar Municipal Court Judge, Kim Verhoeff, attended a city council work session Monday, October 5, to shed some light on her interpretation of how and when to apply Useful Public Service to area defendants. Judge Verhoeff had been informed there was some concern over the lack of use of the service during her term as […]

Beer is on the Menu for the Sand and Sage Fair

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously in favor of the special events permit request allowing beer to be served during the August fair at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  The request was made by the Sand and Sage Fair Board following a public hearing during the council’s regular meeting, Monday, July 13.  Essentially it was a […]

Council Considers Lights for Lucy’s Tacos

The owner of Lucy’s Tacos food wagon on South Main Street in Lamar has asked the city council if three light poles, similar to the decorative ones along downtown Lamar, could be erected near the new eatery.  The spot has caught on with local residents and serves lunch and dinners into the evening hours.  It’s […]

All About Skin Requests Improvement Grant from URA

Jo Goff, owner of All About Skin, at 201 South 4th Street in Lamar, requested a building improvement grant from the Lamar Urban Renewal Authority this past Monday, April 13.  Shawna Hodge, Community Development and Urban Renewal Manager, informed the board the building’s roof is in need of replacement, amounting to $29,102.  A letter submitted […]

And They’re Off and Running on Video at the Cow Palace Inn

Off the track betting is coming to Lamar and should be ready to go by mid May.  Lamar businesswoman, Becky Schwartz will operate the franchise from the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, according to motel owner, Doug Thrall.  The operation will be set up in the motel and the public will be able to watch simulcast […]

New Economic Development Directions for PCDI?

  What is Rural Economic Development, what is its purpose and how does it influence economic change in a community?  Those were topics addressed by Kari Linker, Economic Development Director for Morgan County.  Linker was invited by Prowers County Development Incorporated to host a program called Economic Development 101, geared specifically for economic development in […]

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 […]

Search Will Begin for New City Councilman

Lamar City Councilman, Ron Cook, will become Prowers County Commissioner Ron Cook representing District Two on January 13, 2015. He will replace Commission Chairman Joe Marble at that time, having won a run-off Republican party caucus in the county this past summer.  Cook will have to relinquish his seat on the city council and the […]

Judge Denies Lamar’s Restraining Order Request Against ARPA & Syncora

The City of Lamar and Lamar Utilities Board were denied a request for a temporary restraining order against ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority and bonding agent, Syncora Guarantee, during a hearing conducted this past Wednesday, October 22. A Senior Judge, Scott Epstein, ruled that the parties will have 90 days to come to some form […]

PMC Observes National Nurses Week

“Nurses – Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care” is the theme for this year’s observance of National Nurses Week.  May 6 is also officially observed as the beginning of observances to honor the birth of Florence Nightengale, the founder of modern nusing practices. Mayor Stagner and Candy Candy Ruedeman, R.N. and chairman of the […]

Mayree Dougherty Celebrates Her 110th Birthday

  Alice Mayree Dougherty was only a few months old when the Wright Brothers made their celebrated flight at Kitty Hawk back in 1903.  She was a young teen when World War 1 began and a young woman at the start of the Great Depression.  In her 110 years she’s witnessed events transpire that ranged […]

Lamar City Council Approves Board Appointments, Passes 2nd Amendment Resolution

    The Lamar City Council postponed the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board meeting for a later date. The meeting was to provide information from two attorneys, John Batey and Paul Benedetti, on how to best make use of TIF (tax incremental funding) generated within the urban renewal district in Lamar.  Linda Williams, Lamar City Clerk, […]

Lamar City Council Approves 2013 Budget, Moves Forward on Energy Audit on City Buildings

  A meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority preceded the regular Lamar City Council meeting this past Monday evening, November 12.  Business before the Authority was brief, as it pertained to an earlier agreement for the annual rehabilitation reimbursement of American Transit Works Incorporated for $6,846.57.  The ten year agreement calls for $3,500 per year […]

Lamar Partnership Inc Begins Downtown Branding Program

  Shawna Hodge, Executive Director of Lamar Partnership Incorporated, announced that the downtown painting project on several sidewalk light poles, flower pots, benches and trash receptacles will begin this week. It’s part of a branding project that will develop into a recognizable theme for downtown Lamar and associated businesses. Hodge made the announcement Tuesday, October […]

Lamar Council Tours Valco Pond, Financing is Key to Project

Click on a picture to open the slide show. The Lamar City Council toured the Valco Pond properties Monday afternoon, October 22nd, reviewing landscaping work done at the site by the owner, Tom Brubaker, this past spring and summer.  Almost 110 acres of land and three ponds will eventually be deeded to the city to […]

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 […]

Council Investigates Energy Efficiency Plan for Municipal Buildings

  The council approved an agreement for a utility easement for a right of way for water lines which are not located in a public right of way.  The easement agreement from private landowners was needed to build the new line which will provide service to Prowers Medical Center along Kendall Drive.  The installment of […]

Making it Official

  Oscar Riley is sworn in as Lamar’s latest city council member by Judge Stanley Brinkley Friday morning, March 23.  The events are usually held during city council meetings, but as no judges will be available March 26 for the next council meeting, the event took place Friday morning.  Riley is replacing councilman P.J. Wilson […]