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Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

    The Granada Trustees were informed the community has been approved for a $5,000 grant for a water study and a grant for $20,000 for water storage. Town Clerk, Jackie Malone, said she would find out the next steps needed to secure the funding. The Trustees will make a determination at next month’s meeting […]

Holly Trustees Consider a Transfer Station in Lieu of a Landfill

Holly Trustees Consider a Transfer Station in Lieu of a Landfill

    The Holly Trustees are investigating the finances and intricacies of developing a transfer station for the town instead of continuing with the current landfill. The decisions are primarily financially motivated.  A recent preliminary cost analysis estimates full compliance with the CDPHE landfill enforcement order could run as high as $795,943 which includes a […]

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

  “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best”, is a fair summation for the Active Shooter Training program being practiced by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office. Estimates of school shootings in the U.S. for 2018 are at least above a dozen with the most recent being two wounded and the shooter dead in Maryland […]

Granada, Holly, Wiley Hold Municipal Elections

Granada, Holly, Wiley Hold Municipal Elections

        Voters in three communities in Prowers County voted for their representatives this past Tuesday, April 3rd and one mill levy issue. Holly voters went in favor of incumbent Tony Garcia as mayor with 80 votes.  He had been opposed by Derrell Bailey who had 34 votes.  There were five candidates for […]

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

A host of representatives turned out Tuesday, September 26th, for an open session on the impact state mandated regulations are having on small town landfill operations in southeast Colorado. The Prowers County Commissioners hosted the meeting at the county courthouse which was attended by State Senator Larry Crowder and representatives from Pritchett, Springfield, Walsh, Holly, […]

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

    The Prowers County Commissioners invited the Holly Trustees to their meeting with a senior advisor from Governor’s Hickenlooper’s office on September 26th to voice their concerns regarding landfill rules and regulations. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade told the Trustees during their September 6th meeting, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pushing […]

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

  Glenn Otto and Tony Garcia, Mayors of Granada and Holly, respectively, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss their landfill problems on Tuesday, August 29th.  Both communities are between a financial rock and a hard place in their efforts to remain in compliance to regulatory mandates for their landfill operations from the Colorado […]

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Elections for the Prowers County School Board will be held November 7th, 2017 To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector and a resident of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months before the election, and a resident of the director district which will be represented, with the exception of […]

Lamar Might Become Landfill Hub

Lamar Might Become Landfill Hub

  Once a week the City of Lamar’s garbage trucks collect your trash from the container in your street or alley and once a month you get a bill in the mail for services rendered. It’s been less than a financial break-even situation for the city’s sanitation department. As explained in the work session held […]

Unofficial Election Results from Prowers County and Colorado

Unofficial Election Results from Prowers County and Colorado

The following are the unofficial results on balloting in the State of Colorado and Prowers County from numbers issued by the Secretary of State’s office and from the Prowers Count Clerk and Recorder.  There were 7201 registered voters in the county. Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade ran unopposed for her seat in District Three and […]

"Pink Day" at Granada High School

“Pink Day” at Granada High School

Granada High School recently held a “Pink Day” on Friday, October 14th, organized by the Student Council.  The events were kicked off by students and faculty wearing pink on Wednesday to recognize the many people in the local community that have battled cancer. Friday’s activities included a “Pink Volleyball Game” with rivals Holly Wildcats and […]

PEP Begins Revision of By-Laws

PEP Begins Revision of By-Laws

Prowers Economic Prosperity met for the first time on Tuesday, September 27th following its revision as PCDI.  President Rick Robbins informed the newly formed economic development group, that the proposed changes to the new by-laws are still a work in progress and attorney John Lefferdink wants to review them before they are adopted.  County Commissioner, […]

Fall Festival, Closing out the Summer

Fall Festival, Closing out the Summer

The annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival is a calendar head-liner as the community moves from summer into a busy fall and winter season. This year’s event, on Friday, September 9th featured a street magician along with a display of enlarged photographs in vacant storefront windows and various vendor displays along Main Street. While […]

Granada Double Elimination Co-Ed Backwards Tournament

Granada Double Elimination Co-Ed Backwards Tournament

Eight teams competed in the double-elimination Co-Ed Backwards Tournament held in Granada on Saturday, June 11th.  Teams involved include:  The A-Team, Outlaws, Sliders, Recreational Hazards, Granada Stop 2 Shop, Hartman Bears, Sylwa’s and the Twisters. The event was held as a fundraiser for the Granada Recreation Department for monies to be spent on equipment, uniforms, […]