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Parade of Lights Goes a Little Bit Country

“A Tumbleweed Country Christmas” was this year’s theme for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights, held along Main Street in Lamar on Friday, December 4th.  Chilly southerly winds kept the crowds bundled up along the parade route while others ducked into stores for an early shopping bargain, or sampled some of the […]

New Water Rates Discussed by Lamar Council

The City of Lamar has not raised municipal water rates since 2009, but is considering an increase in light of the funds that have been spent over the past several years upgrading the city’s water delivery infrastructure.  This includes work done on water, wastewater and storm-water facilities.  The price tag for debt on the projects […]

The Lassie Shows Best Window

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce directors selected The Lassie for an award during the Parade of Lights this past Friday, December 5.  While the floats in the parade were being judged, Chamber board members took a separate vote for the best decorated store window and selected The Lassie. Members of the board presented owner Beverly […]

Parade of Lights Winners Announced by Lamar Chamber

Temperatures were just chilly enough this past Friday evening, to bring a Christmas-like feel to the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. Clear skies, a full moon and streets lined with area residents were on hand to watch the annual procession along Main Street that ended with a stop for Santa’s special sleigh […]

Chilly Enchanted Winterland Expected for Friday Parade of Lights

The National Weather Service is predicting below freezing temperatures for this Friday evening’s Parade of Lights in downtown Lamar.  We’ll drop from a high of the mid fifties that afternoon to a nighttime low of 24 degrees, but fortunately, winds are expected to be very light.  All the same, folks who line the parade route […]

Chamber Hosts Small Business Saturday & Holiday Festivities

  Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber Merchants are kicking off the holiday shopping season with “Small Business Saturday”.  Area merchants will be offering specials that day to encourage residents to shop locally and take advantage of what Lamar has to offer.  “We really have a lot of opportunities for finding unique gifts right here […]

Frigid Temps for Parade of Lights

Cold temperatures reduced the number of sidewalk viewers for the annual Parade of Lights in Lamar this past Friday, December 6. Most visitors downtown were either in their cars along Main Street or inside a business where they could watch in warmth. Chamber of Commerce board members made a last-minute change of plans by having […]

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 […]

Second Time for Cook on City Council

Two separate city council sessions were held Monday, November 11, preceded by a work session to review the municipal Rates and Fees schedule for 2014.  A proposal noting some changes for the approaching year was tabled for an additional work session discussion because of the wide scope of services and fees that were covered.  Two […]

Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Float Results

  McGruff, The Crime Dog, led the way for the annual 2012, Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights this past Friday evening, December 7.  This year’s theme was, “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Story”.  The colorful entries started their Main Street journey at 6:30pm and concluded their trip just past the Enchanted Forest where Santa […]

Lamar Area Hospice Hosting Annual Holiday of Lights & Memories

This Friday, just prior to the annual Parade of Lights in Lamar, the Lamar Area Hospice will host their 6th annual Holiday of Lights and Memories by the windmill at North Main and West Hickory Streets.  Hospice members each year renew the annual tradition of lighting the windmill to remember the passing of family, friends […]

Lamar Parade of Lights, Candy Cane Festival Kicks off Holiday Season

Area residents braved the pre-winter chill this past Friday evening for the annual, Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights. This year’s theme highlighted Lamar’s 125th anniversary, carrying forward the traditions that were observed for Lamar Days this past May. By 6:30pm the floats and entries were set to go, traveling north on Main Street […]

Parade of Lights Highlights Lamar’s Anniversary

Last minute preparations for float entries are underway for this year’s annual Parade of Lights celebration in Lamar.  The theme, “Celebrating 125 Years of Holiday Happiness”, coincides with Lamar’s 125 anniversary.  Parade entrants must be registered with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce in order to be judged, and entry forms are available from the chamber […]

‘Tis the Season

Lamar City workers have been busy the past few days, putting up the holiday decorations along Main Street in town.  With just over a month to go before Christmas arrives, there’s a slate of holiday related activities on the way.  The 8th Annual Fantasy Tree Celebration is set for Saturday, November 19 at the Lamar Elks […]