Meeting Planned to Discuss Land Sale on the Granada State Wildlife Area

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LAMAR, Colo. – Representatives from state and federal agencies will be available to answer questions about plans to re-route a portion of U.S. Highway 50 through the Granada State Wildlife Area in Prowers County.

An open-house question and answer session is slated for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office at 2500 S. Main St., Lamar.

To increase safety for travelers along U.S. Highway 50, the Colorado Department of Transportation plans to remove a railroad overpass and realign a portion of the highway where it crosses the state wildlife area just east of the town of Granada.

The realigned road will cross a small portion of agency property and impact approximately three acres of the wildlife area. CDOT is offering to purchase that land from CPW at fair market value.

The three acres of land are part of a 3,300-acre parcel purchased by the former Colorado Division of Wildlife in 1997.

Representatives from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will be on hand to answer questions regarding the disposal of state land purchased in part with federal Fish and Wildlife Service money and the environmental assessment being prepared to address compliance with the national Environmental Policy Act.

For more information, contact Paula Nicholas; Colorado Parks and Wildlife; 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216;

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