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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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Experience Bent’s Old Fort after Dark!

Experience Bent’s Old Fort after Dark!

    The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and glimpse the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been at Bent’s Old Fort on the Santa Fe Trail as part of our Holiday Event on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. During […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

      The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Thursday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2019 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

  The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been 170 years ago at Bent’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail. On Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8 the fort will host its “Living […]

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

    Former National Park Service High Plains Group Superintendent Alexa Roberts has received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is the second highest honorary recognition granted to employees of the Department of the Interior. It is presented for an important contribution to science or management, a notable […]

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 […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 21 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,398 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2017 spent $1,509,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 21 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative […]

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 […]

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 1, and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, December 2. The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1. Groups are led by lantern light through the rooms of the fort […]

SANTA FE TRAIL Route Added to Historic District

SANTA FE TRAIL Route Added to Historic District

  LA JUNTA, Colorado, September 20, 2017 – The U.S. Forest Service is delighted to announce the designation of the 210-acre Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route Trail – Iron Springs Vicinity National Historic District. It is located in Otero County, Colorado on the Comanche National Grassland and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. […]