Granada Hosting Fiesta De Colores Coronation this Saturday


Dee Melgosa, Fiesta De Colores Trustee, visited with the Granada Trustees on Wednesday, September 13th to review the annual Saturday, September 16th event and make last minute preparations for the celebration at the town park.  “The parade will start at the school and make its way to the park at 10am,” she confirmed, adding that volunteers had been busy the past few days getting the park in order.  The coronation will be held at noon and various activities including food, music and vendors will continue until 4pm when the prizes are awarded to ticket holders.  The amount of ticket sales determines who will become the queen, princess or duchess.  The funds from ticket sales are used for an annual $1,000 scholarship to a Granada graduate.

Granada resident, Jr. Vasquez, received permission for two building permits for sheds he’ll erect on his property on West Goff Street. One measures 12 by 24 feet and the other is 24 feet by 32.  The Trustees ratified earlier email votes for building permits for Daniel Silva, Robert Aparicio, Connie Vega and for Trustee Thomas Sanchez who abstained from his personal vote to build two metal sheds on his property.  Sylwa’s Liquor Store liquor license was also renewed.  CIRSA insurance for the town was renewed for 2018 for Property and Casualty coverage.

Police Chief, David Dougherty, continued the discussion for additional highway safety signs with the Trustees. They are seeking permission from CDOT to display, “no passing on right” signs through the middle of town where some motorists are mistaking a wide, paved shoulder for a second lane heading in and out of town.  The leaders are fearful that lack of signage will contribute to a left lane motorist turning to the right and into an oncoming driver who is passing them from the shoulder.  Dougherty said he’s spoken with southeast Colorado Supervisor, Milton Rink, who is being told by CDOT that additional signs are not needed.  The Trustees intend to continue the dialogue for as long as the discussion is open.

The Police Department hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the South Hoisington Street improvements on Wednesday, August 16th.  The grant-funded project, CDOT Safe Routes to School, began over a year ago, secured a new street and sidewalks, plus other improvements for the local students.  Attendees for the ribbon cutting included members of the Town Trustees Jensen, Esquibel and Otto, Commissioner Tom Grasmick, Brian Long and Troy Branom from CDOT, Town Maintenance Supervisor John McMillan and Kenny Shaffer.

By Russ Baldwin

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