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Urban Authority Okays Funding for Las Brisas

“Thank you for your consideration and for establishing this organization which can help fund business ventures and re-purpose existing businesses in town,” said Alfred Bergquist, during his attendance at the Monday evening meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority.  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, had asked Mr. Bergquist if he had any comments regarding his grant application […]

New Road Can Pave the Way for New Commercial Development

Camino de Santa Fe was officially opened to traffic Friday, May 22, with a ribbon cutting attended by representatives from the City of Lamar, Prowers County, Lamar Chamber of Commerce and CDOT. Built by Lamar Public Works crews, this short stretch of roadway now connects East Parmenter to East Olive Street, between Wal-Mart and Dollar General.  […]

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 […]

Lamar Council Considers PMC, Spreading Antlers Requests

The Lamar City Council took no action during their work session Monday, March 9,  on  requests for financial support from two entities, Prowers Medical Center and Spreading Antlers Golf Course. Prowers Medical Center had requested a waiver of $54,000 in building permit fees for its pending construction project, estimated at $7,595,000.  The construction is expected […]

Transitions: Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook

As photographs from his past 30 year career with the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Department scrolled on a video screen at the Lamar Cultural Center this past Friday evening, February 6, Marshall Cook was presented with a series of appreciation awards and plaques for his years of service to the community. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner […]

Lamar Raw Water Transmission Line Completed

“What we’ve done with this project is basically replace what had become a six mile long soaker hose,” said Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner this past Friday at a ribbon cutting ceremony held to observe one of the final improvements to the city’s water infrastructure system. Gary Berngard, the Honeywell Program Manager who has overseen several […]

New Lamar City Treasurer Assumes Duties, Budget & Annexation Hearings Postponed

Kristin Rau has been hired by the City of Lamar as the new treasurer, replacing Linda Rohlman who resigned her position several months ago.  Rau was hired following the final round of candidate interviews by the council on Tuesday, September 24 and the council ratified a phone poll on the 25th during the council meeting, […]

Fishing and Burgers Highlight North Gateway Park’s Saturday Opening

North Gateway Park, formerly known as Valco Ponds, is open and running following an informal opening celebration this past Saturday, September 7. Attended by City of Lamar, Prowers County and Department of Parks and Wildlife officials, a free hamburger fry was hosted by the city and Heath & Turpin for the public. About six dozen […]

Reliever Route Discussed with New State Transportation Commissioner

      The Prowers County Commissioners discussed the proposed Highway 287/385 Reliever Route with Bill Thiebaut, recently appointed to the State Transportation Commission to serve District 10 in southeast Colorado.  The meeting was also attended by Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner, City Administrator John Sutherland, Public Works Director Pat Mason and Roberto Becerril who joins […]

Lamar Partnership Inc Plans for 2013

Lamar Partnership Incorporated board members reviewed the balanced budget for 2012 during their final meeting of the year, Wednesday, December 12 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices.  Various municipal and civic organizations funded the group at $18,205 for the year and the City of Lamar has contributed $15,900 to operating expenses for 2013.  Main […]

Veterans Honored at Flag Retirement Ceremony

  Click on a picture to enter the slideshow. Monday, November 12, 2012, is the official observance of Veteran’s Day, but local veterans were honored in several ways prior to the national holiday. Both the Lamar Elks Lodge and Eagles Aerie provided a free meal this past weekend to those men and women who have […]

Lamar Area Hospice Finally Has a Home

 Click on a picture to get into slide show mode: (Photos by Russ Baldwin & Vincent Gearhart) Chilly weather this past Saturday, October 27, could not dampen the spirit of warmth exhibited by the crowd that attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lamar Area Hospice on West Olive Street. Although the offices in the […]

Lamar Downtown Branding Project Moves Forward

The Lamar City Council held a brief meeting this past Monday, September 24, during which time, a new police officer, Vince Dravecky, was given his oath of office by Mayor Roger Stagner. City Administrator, John Sutherland provided a calendar update on future events relating to city and community activities. Sutherland mentioned Lamar Community College will […]

New City Administrator Begins Job – Council Will Consider Employee Wage Increases

  City finances occupied two of the three agenda items on the Lamar City Council work session this past Monday evening, August 27. Sean McTaggert, Spreading Antler Golf Course Superintendent, discussed how the city’s annual $15,000 equipment loan has been rolled over into annual payments for the course’s sprinkler irrigation system. A $90,000, seven year […]

Final Interviews Conducted for New City Administrator

The final interviews for the Lamar City Administrator position are being conducted today, Friday, July 13, at the city complex.  Council members and the five candidates are in the final phase of the interview process before the council will make a selection for the next city administrator.  That should occur in the next few weeks.  […]

Primary Victory for Andrade, Hixson and Schnabel

Prowers County Unofficial Primary Results Early voting and tabulation helped speed the June 26 primary vote count for Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen and the election judges. Shortly after the polls had closed, by 9:25pm, the unofficial results were made available to the public. For District 1, Democrat challenger Don Seufer of Holly […]

Precinct Voting is Underway in Prowers County

Over 2,000 mail-in ballots have been sent out to Prowers County registered voters for the June 26 primary. Those voters who are not receiving theirs through the mail may stop in this week to precincts in Lamar, Granada, Holly and Wiley to cast their ballots in person. Early voting is open June 18 through the […]

Letter to the Editor, Re: Riverside Cemetery

To Whom It May Concern: I am writing this letter because I am concerned with the choice that the City of Lamar has made to neglect Riverside Cemetery. On Mother’s Day the weeds were grown up around all of the headstones and when complaints were made about the condition of the cemetery people were told […]

Voices of S.E. Colorado Hosting May 31 Commissioner Candidate Forum

A candidate forum will be hosted by Voices of Southeast Colorado on Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Lamar Community Building, dance practice room. All candidates running for a County Commissioner’s seat, whether opposed or unopposed, have been invited to participate. This forum is to provide an opportunity for […]

Prowers County GOP Assembly Selects Commissioner Candidates

The Prowers County Republican Party will offer a full slate of commissioner candidates for election in November. Their county assembly was held this past Saturday, March 24, at Lamar Community College. The two candidates for District I and the two candidates for District III each garnered sufficient delegate votes to be placed on the ballot. […]