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Holly Trustee Vote Set for April 5

  Ballots will be cast at Holly’s City Complex for the April 5th municipal election this year. The Complex is at 200 South 3rd Street and will be open for balloting from 7am to 7pm, according to town clerk, Megan Jara.   Current Trustees, Marty Campbell and Larry Sitts are running for re-election and Holly residents, […]

Granada Town Seeking New Landfill Equipment

Following some discussion regarding purchase cost comparisons and lease options, the Granada Trustees decided to table action on replacing the town’s aging backhoe which is used at the landfill.  Several written bids had been presented for consideration, but the Trustees decided to wait for more information, comparing prices between a lease to an outright purchase. […]

New Floodplain Management Codes Approved by City

The Lamar City Council conducted a public hearing on the adoption of an amendment for the Lamar Municipal Code regarding Floodplain Management.  The amendment change will bring the Lamar code into compliance with the rules and regulations issued by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2011.  Communities were given three years to make the needed […]

SECPA & SECOM Raise Funds for Area Organizations

A long list of area groups and agencies benefitted this holiday season from the 27th Annual SECPA and SECOM Charity Golf Tournament conducted in La Junta and Rocky Ford this past July. One of the tournament organizers, Ron Reedy from SECPA, said, “We had a good turn out this year with 15 men’s teams playing […]

Discussion Stalls on Granada Police Department Financing

      Stating that the Granada Trustees had listed an incorrect state statute on their August 13 meeting agenda to conduct an executive session, Granada Police Chief David Dougherty told the board that civil action might be a result if they held that session to discuss disbanding the Granada Police Department. The statute listed […]

Prowers County Municipal Election Summary

  Several communities in Prowers County held elections for town board positions this past Tuesday, April 1.    Four candidates were running for three seats on the Wiley Town Council.  Julie Esgar received 81 votes, Chuck Miller and Jack Martin each had 79 and all three will serve four year terms on the board.  Leigh Ann […]

Granada Customers to Vote on SECPA Sale

  Granada Trustees voted to approve a resolution during a February 26 public meeting to hold a community election on whether to sell the city’s electric power to SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association.  The election will be held Tuesday, April 1.  The negotiated purchase price is $475,000 and it will be approved or denied by […]

Granada Approves Resolution for SECPA Vote

  The Granada Board of Trustees held a brief meeting Wednesday, February 12, during which Mayor C.W. DeForest swore in Austin Friederichs as a Granada Police Department Reserve Officer.  He was pinned by his wife Julia as part of the ceremony.  The board has scheduled a brief regular meeting for Wednesday, February 26 to vote […]

Granada Landfill Fees Raised for Out of Town Users

  The Granada Town Trustees voted unanimously this past Wednesday, January 8, to raise the fees for non-residents who dump refuse at the town landfill.  The measure was taken to help defray the expenses of state mandated improvements at the landfill.  Last year, the state health department served notice that over a dozen violations had […]

Granada Residents Discuss SECPA Utility Sale

Granada residents will decide in a special election next April, whether they wish to sell their electric utility system to SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association. Currently, the town purchases its power from SECPA and resells it to local customers. Selling the system back to SECPA would eliminate the town as a middle man. Richard Wilson, […]

Granada Hosting Discussion on Electric Utility Sale at Town Meeting

  The Granada Board of Trustees have scheduled a public hearing for community residents to discuss the sale of Granada’s electric utility system.  The meeting will be held in the Granada Complex on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30pm.  Representatives from Southeast Colorado Power Authority will be on hand to discuss the proposal and answer questions […]

Water Systems Back to Normal in Granada

  Granada residents can return to normal water use as of today, June 21.  Repairs on the pumping and chlorination system were made last night and the wells and holding tank are back to normal levels, according to Granada Town Clerk, Jackie Malone.  The system went off-line the night before last because of electric problems […]

Granada Water System Damaged by Lightning? Residents Asked to Boil Drinking Water

  Officials in Granada are recommending that residents boil their drinking water until further notice as the electrical system controlling the water pumps and purifier in the community is off line.  Town Clerk Jackie Malone said the problem was discovered this morning, June 20, when Public Works Manager, John McMillan, went to take a reading […]

State to Granada on Landfill-Correct It or Close It

Granada Trustee Jerene DeBono led an open meeting for local residents, Wednesday, April 10, informing them of the changes needed at the Granada landfill as mandated by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, based on a site inspection several months ago.  DeBono said there were about 19 deficiencies requiring correction and some of those […]

Tree Time for Lamar 5th Graders

  Arbor Day was observed, Thursday, April 19, in Lamar by members of the Lamar Tree Board and a host of fifth grade students.   Everybody got a little dirt on their hands, and in their sneakers, as over a dozen trees were planted at four sites in Lamar.      Jane Felter of the Lamar […]

New Granada Trustees Assume Duties

  New members of the Granada Town Board of Trustees took their places following their oath of office Wednesday night, April 11.  C.W. DeForest replaced Lesli Baca as mayor and Glenn Otto and Andi Riddle were sworn in as new members, while Debra Choat and Martin Jensen were administered their oath as returning board members.  […]

Full Agenda for Granada Town Board

  The Granada Town Board covered a lot of ground on their agenda this past Wednesday, October 12. Board members discussed dissolving the town’s electrical board and phasing out the sanitation board as both improvement bonds utilized by both entities for community projects have since expired. Mayor Leslie Baca has been informed about pending electric […]

LUB Approves Customer Rate Increase

  Lamar Utilities Board members approved a 2.5% rate increase effective November 1, 2011.  This will be combined with an Emergency ECA, Electric Cost Adjustment of 1.5 cents per kilowatt hour up to a 12 month period.  The increase for an average residential customer will amount to about $10 per month.  During the board’s meeting, […]

Jared Smartt Receives SECPA Scholarship

LA JUNTA – Southeast Colorado Power Association is pleased to announce that seven youth from the region have been named winners of college scholarships offered by SECPA, Basin Electric and Tri-State Generation and Transmission. Eligible applicants for the scholarships were students whose parents are members of the Association and who are high school seniors graduating […]