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Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

    The Holly Trustees approved Ordinances 524, 525 and 526 this past Wednesday evening, December 5, 2018 adopting the town’s 2019 budget, appropriated sums of money totaling $2,463,191 and setting the mill levy as last year’s rate of 28.866.   The tax revenue from the levy is estimated at $77,448 to be used for general […]

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

    Voting was held in the Holly Fire and Ambulance District Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to determine the top five vote-getters who will receive a seat on the District Board and will be selected to serve a two year or four year term. That board will also appoint a representative to serve on a […]

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

    The approaching November 7th E-Fair was one of two topics presented to board members of Prowers Economic Prosperity during their monthly meeting, held in the Holly Senior Center, Tuesday, September 4th.  The other presentation described the potential financial impact for state and local highway improvements should Proposition 110 pass in the November General […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

    Three years ago, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, provided the PCDI board with suggestions and objectives on how to better develop a county-wide economic development organization. What followed was a change in direction and the creation of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Now current board members are planning to re-evaluate the effectiveness of those […]

How ARPA-/-Tri State Agreement Impacts Holly Customers

How ARPA-/-Tri State Agreement Impacts Holly Customers

    Rick Rigel, Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) General Manager, provided information on the proposed Power Purchase Agreement with Tri-State G & T, ARPA and Southeast Colorado Power Association during a public hearing during the Holly Trustee’s monthly meeting, June 6th. Holly is one of six municipal members of ARPA which Tri State G […]

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

  Five acts will entertain this year’s crowds attending the 16th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival, June 8-10 at the Holly Gateway Park this year. The traditional Friday night jam session begins with the 6pm BBQ and after that, it’s every musician for themselves with all musicians welcomed to entertain through the evening. The day-long concert begins […]

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

    David Jones of Southeast Developmental Services announced that Josie Cook, graduating Holly High School senior, is this year’s recipient of the 8th Annual Walter Ely Scholarship. Cook was presented the scholarship award by several SDS board members this past Monday, May 21st in Lamar.Over the past several years, the selection of the winner […]

Holly Trustees Discuss Landfill Location, ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

Holly Trustees Discuss Landfill Location, ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

  The monthly Holly Trustees meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd, hosted a full audience as several residents expressed concerns about a preliminary location for a proposed garbage transfer station near 4 River-John Deere in the community.  Due to costs associated with maintaining the current landfill, the Trustees have taken initial steps to close it in […]

April Municipal Elections: Granada – Holly

April Municipal Elections: Granada – Holly

  Voters in Granada and Holly will cast ballots for mayor and trustees in the April 3rd municipal election for both communities. Granada Mayor Glenn Otto is the only name on the ballot for that position. There are six candidates for four Trustee seats and voters may cast their ballots for just four names.  All […]

Holly Trustees Seeking New Building Inspector, Table Truck Parking Ordinance

Holly Trustees Seeking New Building Inspector, Table Truck Parking Ordinance

    The Holly Trustees will soon begin to advertise for a new building inspector, following the acceptance of a resignation letter from Bobby Ward, who has held the position for the town since 2013. Ward’s last day will be at the end of March of this year. The Trustees wanted another look at the […]

Holly Commercial Club Setting New Meeting Date

Holly Commercial Club Setting New Meeting Date

  The Holly Commercial Club met on December 6. The minutes from the November meeting were approved, as was the Treasurer’s Report. There was a discussion regarding operating expenses.  The Holly Shopper Report was approved. It was reminded to the Club that new members/renewing members can pay their 2018 dues on a quarterly basis.  Prowers […]

Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

  The Holly Trustees voted to accept the 2018 Prowers County Sheriff’s annual contract for law enforcement services for the town. The price, $58,000, is unchanged from the previous year.  A decision to renew was needed before the end of year to enable the Trustees to work on the 2018 town budget.  During a previous […]

Community Christmas Tree for Holly, Trustees Review Sheriff Contract

Community Christmas Tree for Holly, Trustees Review Sheriff Contract

    Holly, known as the Christmas City in Colorado, will have a fourteen foot tall Christmas tree in place at the flagpole on Main Street this year. Jennifer Holdren described the proposal for the Holly Trustees during their regular monthly meeting this past Wednesday, November 1st.  “The Holly Pride Committee has available funds to […]

Holly Commercial Sets New Meeting Time

Holly Commercial Sets New Meeting Time

    The Holly Commercial Club will begin to meet on a quarterly schedule through the year and in the evenings. Members decided to introduce the new schedule during their noon meeting on October 4th at the United Methodist Church.  It was thought that the new schedule would provide an easier time for all members […]

Holly Trustees Delay Action on Landfill

Holly Trustees Delay Action on Landfill

    The Holly Board of Trustees had sufficient attendance for a quorum during their monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 4th, but in light of the absence of Mayor Tony Garcia and other members, several agenda items were tabled until a full board was available. The evening’s work session consisted of a presentation of an […]