News from Lamar, Colorado

Linda Fairbairn joined the Lamar Historic Preservation Board for discussions on the WPA Structures located on East Maple Street. Members of Voces Unidas, City Administrator, Ron Stock, and Members of the Lamar Historic Preservation Board have been working on a plan to incorporate the Structures into a Cultural Events Center focused on History and Cultural Preservation of the Mexican/Pioneer Communities that settled the Lamar area in the ealy 1900′s.

Discussion continued on the Willow Creek Park Project, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Project, and the Petrified Wood building that currently belongs to the Roger Stagner family. Promoting tourism, educational and historical interests, and enlarging usage of these structures is the primary goal of LHPB.

Along with current Urban Development planning and strategies, the general desire of the group continues to be promoting the development of a community wide marketing plan for future growth of Lamar and surrounding area. These meetings have been quite fruitful and offer many opportunities for the local people, as well as those coming through Lamar as guests or tourists.

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