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National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER— The National Park Service invites the public to participate in one of three virtual public meetings regarding a special resource study of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache, to take place during the following dates and times: Thursday, July 16th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT (6:00 pm – […]

NPS Grants $3.1 Million to Preserve & Interpret WW II Japanese American Confinement Sites

NPS Grants $3.1 Million to Preserve & Interpret WW II Japanese American Confinement Sites

      Colorado Preservation, Inc., will develop interpretive elements at the site to provide visitors with a better understanding of Japanese American incarceree living conditions during World War II. April 28, 2020 – WASHINGTON – The National Park Service is pleased to announce more than $3.1 million in Japanese American Confinement Sites grants that […]

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

    Granada Trustees voted to approve a letter of intent to supply water and electricity to businessman Curtis Tempel who is proposing a small-scale slaughter, harvest and processing facility in Granada in the vicinity of Camp Amache. Temple explained the operation would be filling a need for the area with the construction of a […]

Officials Detail Procedures for National Designation for Camp Amache

Officials Detail Procedures for National Designation for Camp Amache

      Qualifying to become registered as a national park is a laborious pursuit. Proponents to have Camp Amache in Granada attain that status met with Tamara Delaplane, Project Manager and Landscape/Architect for the National Park Service and several NPS associates at the Granada Complex this past Tuesday, February 11th. Interested citizens, Prowers County […]

NPS Hosting Public Informational Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

NPS Hosting Public Informational Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER—On Tuesday, February 11th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to participate in one of two informational meetings and open houses regarding the Amache special resource study. The first public meeting will be held at the Granada City Complex at 103 South Main Street […]

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

  Local Dual-Enrollment Instructor and Historian Wins Prestigious Teaching Award LAMAR, CO – John Hopper, teacher and dean of students at Granada Public Schools and dual-enrollment instructor for Lamar Community College (LCC), has been awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize by the American Historical Association (AHA). This biennial prize is AHA’s most prestigious honor for […]

TBK Bank Donates Building to Granada School District No. RE-1

TBK Bank Donates Building to Granada School District No. RE-1

  TBK Bank, SSB, donated its building, located at 205 E. Goff Avenue, to the Granada School District No. RE-1 in a key handing ceremony this past Thursday morning, December 12th. The building will be converted to the new location for the Amache Museum, which is dedicated to conserving the Amache site and its World […]

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Amache Status

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Amache Status

  Ian de Bono provided an update for Granada Trustees regarding a future visit to Camp Amache by representatives from the National Park Service during the board’s monthly meeting on November 13th.  He said the visit, which should take place by mid-December, would be similar in nature to past community-oriented visits to gather information about […]

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

    Ordinance 2019-1 regulating control of public parks, land and facilities in the county was approved on second reading by the Prowers County Commissioners during their February 12th meeting. ‘Open Space’ as defined in the ordinance includes any park, public lands or facilities that Prowers County owns in fee: and all trails, waters, buildings, […]

Camp Amache Open House July 7

Camp Amache Open House July 7

    For several years, the University of Denver (DU) Amache Project has been focused on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of ten WWII-era Japanese-American internment camps. In 1942 the War Relocation Authority acquired 8,000 acres of land (the site would grow to 12,000 acres) in southeastern Colorado.  The camp […]

Lamar Council Approves EMS Funding, Animal Shelter Funds

Lamar Council Approves EMS Funding, Animal Shelter Funds

Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, provided a recap of the recent annual meeting, similar to those he has offered to the Granada and Holly town councils.  Both of those reports were detailed in earlier articles in The Prowers Journal.  Depperschmidt said the PEP offices are now in the administration building of […]

Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

The Granada Trustees held a special meeting Friday, February 2nd, to discuss their option on the town’s landfill in light of mandated regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.  The issue of keeping the landfill open was finally resolved as the Trustees signed an agreement allowing CDPHE access to the landfill to drill […]

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Granada Trustees held an informal town meeting, Wednesday, September 20th, to lay out the options of selling Camp Amache to the National Park Service or trying to maintain it as is. There were about two dozen residents at the Complex to learn more about the issue. Mayor Glenn Otto presided over the meeting and laid […]

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

The National Park Service is considering taking steps to manage Camp Amache in Granada. U.S. Senator, Cory Gardner, visited the site and the Amache Museum in Granada Monday, August 21st to get a better understanding of the scope of the Camp and the private efforts that have allowed the site and the museum to be […]

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

  Southeast Colorado residents who attended the PEP Town Hall Meeting at Lamar Community College this past Thursday, August 17, expressed an interest in economic development, landowner rights, hemp production, conservation easements, landfill regulations and the potential development of Camp Amache under the guidance of the National Park Service.   State Representative Kimmi Lewis, House […]