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Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

    The Granada Trustees voted to rescind the decision they made on September 27th, to close the town landfill.  The new vote was taken during their October 11th monthly meeting after they had received an update from the Prowers County Commissioners who attended the Wednesday meeting. The Trustees, as well as the Commissioners and […]

Granada Closing Town Landfill

Granada Closing Town Landfill

  The Granada Trustees voted unanimously to allow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to close the town’s landfill. The vote was taken during a special Trustees meeting held on Wednesday evening, September 27th. The action closes a lengthy chapter of struggles on the part of the Trustees to find a balance […]

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 […]

Granada Hosting Fiesta De Colores Coronation this Saturday

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 […]

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 […]

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 the US Army found it necessary to create and supply a series of forts in the newly conquered southwestern territory. The Army also discovered new routes into the New Mexico territory…routes that shortened delivery times to vital forts such as Fort Union and were better suited to the […]

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

The Granada Trustees are following the ‘wait and see’ actions of other smaller Colorado communities regarding state imposed landfill regulations, to see if any solutions can be provided by several groups in the state such as Action 22, local county commissioners or Colorado Communities Incorporated.  Granada, Holly, Springfield and other small towns are stating that […]

Bronc Riding Featured at Cowboy Up at the Wagons

Bronc Riding Featured at Cowboy Up at the Wagons

  If you took away the speaker system, and the automobiles or any modern convenience surrounding the End of the Line Arena in Camp Amache in Granada, it would be an easy sell to convince you the date was somewhere in the 1870s. The cook wagons from the Santa Fe Trail Cookers stood side by […]

Granada Trustees Approve Jump Start Resolution, Raise Tap Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Jump Start Resolution, Raise Tap Fees

The Granada Trustees voted to approve a resolution in support of the Rural Jump Start Program, as presented to them by PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt, during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 10th.  The Lamar and Wiley City Councils have approved the resolution which provides various tax incentives for new, start-up business ventures throughout communities […]

Granada Landfill is a Top Concern for Trustees

Granada Landfill is a Top Concern for Trustees

The cost of bringing the Granada landfill into compliance with regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is a price higher than most rural communities can afford. Several Trustees, along with other community representatives,  attended a regional meeting on landfill requirements in Lamar on February 28th, during which they received some hard financial news […]

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

The Granada Trustees are faced with two expensive issues that will impact the town’s residents in the future. The Trustees discussed their revenue options to upgrade the aging water lines in the community, a matter that is being carried over from last year; and how to afford to bring the town’s landfill into compliance with […]

Granada Trustees Approve New Permit Fees

Granada Trustees Approve New Permit Fees

The Granada Trustees voted unanimously to increase the price of building permit fees from $15 to $25 effective immediately. The Trustees also wanted to make sure that the paper permit would be displayed at the place of construction once it had been issued.  The Trustees also voted to purchase computer backup software for the town’s […]

Granada Trustees Approve Donation of Building to Camp Amache

Granada Trustees Approve Donation of Building to Camp Amache

John Hopper, of the Amache Preservation Society, approached the Granada Trustees with a request to relocate an historic building from the Camp Amache Detention Center from the town park back to the Amache site. Hopper said he has a pending grant from the National Park Service, but only a week or so to use it […]

Otto New Mayor for Granada

Otto New Mayor for Granada

Mayor Pro-Tem, Glenn Otto, took his oath of office as Granada Mayor during the Trustees monthly meeting, Wednesday, November 9th.  As pro tem, he assumed the seat vacated by former Mayor, C.F. DeForest when he resigned after moving out of the district.  Argie Thrall was appointed the new Mayor Pro-Tem by unanimous consent of the […]

Granada Residents Deliberate November Electricity Vote

Granada Residents Deliberate November Electricity Vote

The issue to sell Granada’s electricity distribution assets to SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association, will appear on the November 8th General Election ballot.  A similar vote was defeated in a town wide election in April of 2014 by a vote of 53 to 30.  The sale price two years ago was $475,000 and has increased […]