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April Election Set for Granada Trustees

Granada residents will vote on April 5th for four trustee board members and the mayor’s seat.  None of the four Trustees, Martin Jensen, Glenn Otto, Deb Choat or Tom Sanchez have indicated at this time that they will make a bid for re-election.  Mayor C.W. DeForest has not mentioned a commitment to run for re-election […]

Work Underway on Granada Safe Routes Project

  Excavation work began on November 6 in Granada for the CDOT Safe Routes to School project.  Granada Police Chief, David Dougherty, provided a progress report to the Trustees during their monthly meeting on November 11th.   Work on curbs and gutters is expected to begin the latter part of the week and warm weather will […]

Road Work Begins on Granada Safe Routes to School

Granada Police Chief David Dougherty informed the Trustees during their October 14th meeting, work on the CDOT, Safe Routes to School project, will begin the week of October 19th.  The major cost will be paid for through grant funding and as of October 5th, the contractor, MonCor LLC had been brought on board for the […]

Granada Making Repairs from August Storms

The August 16th storm that swept through portions of Prowers County hit Granada with 90mph winds, causing some damage to trees, power poles and an electrical transformer at the elevator took what is believed to be a direct lightning hit. That’s according to the report given the Trustees by Town Maintenance Supervisor, John McMillan during […]

Elm Leaf Beetle Problems Spread Through S.E. Colorado

LA JUNTA, Colo. – Elm trees in southeast Colorado are having a bad year. On the heels of years of drought, which already had reduced overall tree health, they are suffering from a one-two punch of a dramatic temperature decline last November – from the high seventies to well below zero in just a few […]

Granada Begins Sidewalk Safety Project, Discusses Elm Beetle Infestation

A single bid was submitted for the Hoisington Street, sidewalk safety project in Granada. MonCor, LLC was the lone bidder for the CDOT funded project which will start early next month. Granada Police Chief, David Dougherty, who has been overseeing the local aspect of the project, told the Granada Trustees the bid came in at […]

Granada Safe Route to Schools Project Could Begin in September

Granada Police Chief, David Dougherty, stated that the Safe Routes to School project will be rebid after three weeks of advertising for the project.  The pre-bid meeting is July 23 with CDOT officials and any area contractors interested in the project.  It has been revamped in light of the lack of any close estimated bids […]

Cowboy Up at the Wagons in Granada

Area residents can enjoy the aroma of a chuck wagon fire and outdoor cooking at the annual Cowboy Up at the Wagons event, Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21st at the End of the Line Arena at Camp Amache in Granada.  The event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Trail Cookers and Arena Dust, […]

Granada Safe Route Street Project Delayed

The CDOT Safe Routes to School project began in Granada in 2013 when funds were awarded to design  and construct a safe environment when students either walked or rode a bike to school.  Granada Police Chief, David Dougherty, informed the Granada Trustees that the single bid for the construction project was over the nominal range […]

24th Granada-Bristol Days June 19-20

The 24th Annual Granada-Bristol Days celebrations will begin Friday, June 19th, at 7pm with a Benefit Supper and Auction at the Granada Complex.  Everyone is welcome and all proceeds will benefit the town’s First Responders and Fire Personnel.  The weatherman is forecasting mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of afternoon showers on Saturday.  The day […]

Camp Amache Barracks Being Rebuilt

Section by section, portions of Camp Amache near Granada are being restored to represent the scope of life in the internment camp used to hold over 4,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. A water tower and a guard tower have been rebuilt and now work is underway reconstructing a former barracks between the two […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Funds for Summer Music Festival

The “Hotter than Hell Music & Art Festival” set for July 18 in Lamar, received $5,240 to pay for advertising and contract fees from the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, May 19.  Shawna Hodge, Executive Director for Lamar Partnerships Incorporated, presented an overview of the second annual daylong festival, set for downtown Lamar. […]

Good Intentions – Muddy Results, Granada Appoints Sanchez as Trustee

  It took about thirty minutes into the May 13th Granada Trustees meeting to develop a solution to the muddy street situation in the town. And all the problems started apparently because of recent rain. Two dozen residents filled the Complex, angry that their roads had become impassable because of the mud, a result of […]

Time Narrows on Search for Replacement Granada Trustee

A one year seat on the Granada Board of Trustees remains vacant with only several weeks left to fill the gap left after one member resigned the position.  A new appointee would retain the position for just about a year, until the April 2016 election is held for the community.  Interested persons should contact the […]

Granada Trustees Search for Replacement on Board

  Shannon Venturi, Granada Trustee, recently submitted her resignation to the Granada Trustees Board, leaving one vacancy for the unexpired term.  Venturi took a seat on the board last April, 2014.  At this point, there are no nominations and the Trustees will contact potential appointees before an at-large announcement is made for a replacement.  The […]

Holly-Granada Forming Joint Economic Development Task Force

  Holly and Granada decided to pursue an economic assessment study for both communities following a joint REDI Grant meeting in Granada this past Tuesday, March 3.  The initial meeting helped provide a broad overview of how primary and secondary dollars and jobs contribute to a community’s economy.  Each of the 40 participants took part […]

PMC Selects Ty Rushton as New Board Member

Holly resident, Ty Rushton, was selected to replace Kevin McGrath on the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors this past Wednesday evening, February 25.  The meeting was held at Shorty’s Café in Granada.  Rushton will serve the remainder of McGrath’s term, until May 20, 2016 which is the next board election cycle for PMC. “We’re […]

Work Set to Start on Three Bridge Project near Granada

PROWERS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a multiple bridge replacement project on U.S. 50, east and west of Granada, on Monday, February 23. Three bridges are being replaced at the following locations: Nine miles east of Lamar over a dry gulch (Carlton), built in 1937, about three miles east of Granada […]

Holly & Granada Economic Development Discussion Planned

    Residents of Holly and Granada are invited to a discussion regarding economic development in their respective communities, Tuesday evening, March 3, from 6pm to 8pm at the Granada Community Center.  Both communities are using funds from a REDI grant to assess potential economic growth based on their infrastructure. The discussion is offered by […]

Granada Deals with Budget and Equipment Needs

  Rick Reed from 4 Rivers Equipment in Lamar outlined costs associated with with a John Deere replacement backhoe for the Town of Granada this past Wednesday, February 11.  Granada Trustees agree a backhoe is needed at the town landfill, but are comparing models to prices as far as the town budget will allow.  One […]