Will Focus on Baca County Projects

The April regional meeting of Canyons & Plains will focus on projects taking place in Baca County including an information kiosk for area visitors and a mural to be placed on the town of Springfield’s water tower. The meeting will take place at the Springfield Town Council Meeting Room, 748 Main Street beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. Anyone interested is invited; you do not need to be a member of Canyons & Plains to attend.

The information kiosk in Springfield is one of four now being completed in southeast Colorado to inform visitors of the many attractions available in the area and provide some local historical information. Similar kiosks are going up in Granada, Fowler and Eads.

“The four kiosks currently being installed are phase one of a two phase project,” according to Canyons & Plains Board President Pam Denahy. “The second phase will involve erecting informative kiosks in 14 other communities around our region – providing great information for visitors on the heritage resources of southeast Colorado.”

Canyons & Plains (formerly known as the Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Task Force) is a heritage tourism development organization. Formed in 2003, C&P serves seven counties—Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Prowers, and eastern Las Animas. The non-profit group promotes visitation to and stewardship of the unique historical, natural and cultural assets of south-eastern Colorado among resident, state, national, and international audiences. Since its formation, C&P has garnered over $1 million in funding for projects in the area.