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National Park Service Hosting Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service Hosting Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

    DENVER—The National Park Service (NPS) is extending the comment period for the Amache Special Resource Study to June 30, 2021, and invites the public to participate in three additional virtual (online) meetings. The NPS is conducting this study to determine whether Amache should be considered for inclusion as a unit of the national […]

Camp Amache Takes New Step to Become National Park

Camp Amache Takes New Step to Become National Park

  Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, introduced bipartisan legislation to designate Amache, a former Japanese American relocation center in Granada, Colorado as a National Park. The Amache National Historic Act (H.R. 2497) follows up on the Amache Study […]

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Packing Plant

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Packing Plant

    Curtis Tempel and Clint States provided updated information for the Granada Trustees on their plans to construct a packing plant west of the community, beginning sometime later this year. Tempel laid out his initial plans to the Trustees last year and secured the property adjacent to Camp Amache, west of Granada, off Highway […]

Bridging the Past, Present & Future (Granada Bridge Included)

Bridging the Past, Present & Future (Granada Bridge Included)

  DENVER – The recent listing of 46 of the state’s bridges on this year’s list of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places is a proactive, future-oriented endeavor by the Colorado Department of Transportation to preserve and prioritize a unique aspect of the state’s history. In collaboration with Colorado Preservation, Inc., CDOT is undertaking an effort to […]

Amache Special Resource Study Receives Extension to December 15, 2020

Amache Special Resource Study Receives Extension to December 15, 2020

  The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a Special Resource Study (SRS) of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache. Located about a mile southwest of Granada, Colorado, Amache was one of 10 incarceration sites established during World War II under the War Relocation Authority to illegally detain Japanese Americans forcibly removed from […]

Granada Trustees Briefed on Housing Survey

Granada Trustees Briefed on Housing Survey

    Cheryl Sanchez, Director of Prowers Economic Prosperity, Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, sounded out the Granada Trustees ideas on how their organizations could assist in a housing development plan for the community. The Trustees have been approached by Emerald Management for potential housing construction in Granada, given that two […]

Local Election Results: Granada-Wiley-Holly

Local Election Results: Granada-Wiley-Holly

      Two Prowers County communities conducted municipal elections this past Tuesday, April 7th. Wiley voters approved Ordinance 2019-3 which proposed a 2% municipal sales tax that will generate an estimated $20,200 for general and capital expenses for street maintenance and repairs. The tax on tangible personal property and services will go into effect […]

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

    The annual Christmas Lighting Contest was held recently in Granada and Holly. Here are the winners: Holly: TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS: 1st Place:   Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:   Bill & Shawna Kissell RELIGIOUS: 1st Place:   Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:   Tony & Nellie Garcia ORIGINAL: 1st Place:   Mark & Linda Bagley 2nd Place:   […]

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Highlighting Historical Sites of Lamar, Holly and Springfield   Denver, CO (August 15, 2019) — The 3-day tour Pedal The Plains (PTP) presented by Viaero Wireless will take participants on a 200-mile adventure as they cycle through the Southeastern Plains of Colorado where history runs deep from outlaws and bandits, to the Santa Fe Trail […]

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

    The Granada Trustees, following a public hearing Wednesday, March 20th, voted to move forward on water system improvements for the community.  A resolution on the project and financing costs will be on the April 10th agenda during their regular monthly meeting. David Frisch, consulting engineer for GMS, Inc., said, “This is a great […]

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 […]