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Lamar City Council Reviews Job Description for URA Manager

The Lamar City Council held a work session prior to its regular Monday night meeting on September 28th, covering needed changes for the Community Development and Urban Renewal Manager positions left vacant by the recent departure of Shawna Hodge. City Administrator, John Sutherland, gave the council a one page outline covering the job description. Sutherland […]

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 […]

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 […]

City Council Moves to Complete Sportsplex, Sets Public Hearing on Zoning for Patel Property

Greater Outdoors Colorado has approved a grant for the City of Lamar for funding to complete the remaining two ball fields at the city’s four-plex.  The first of the four fields, off Savage Avenue in Lamar, was completed in 2010, enabling Lamar to host a Cal Ripkin World Series event.  Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Holds Annual Meeting

  Kevin Knight and Clifford Boxley were voted in as new LPI board members during the annual meeting, February 26. Sean Lirley was elected to a new three year term.  Board positions will remain the same with Kim Fornier as president, Melissa Bohls as vice-president, Denise Carder as treasurer and Carla Scranton as secretary.  Executive […]

Council Questions Need for Train-/-Bus Depot

Known as the Multi Modal System, the Lamar City Council reviewed the increased construction costs of what would be an ARRA funded depot located east of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices. With little guaranteed return on an expensive investment, the council decided against taking any action on the FASTER grant and allowed it to […]