Huerfano 4-H Fair update
Due to coronavirus restrictions, there will be no “open class” entries at the Huerfano County 4-H Fair this year. The fair is slated for August 5th – 9th.
The Fair Board is in the process of planning the revised county fair. Further details concerning whether the fair will be open to the public and other details will be published when they are finalized.
For questions, please call the Huerfano County Extension office at 719-738-3000, ext. 131.
Vote Arica Andreatta for County Commissioner
Arica Andreatta is one of the most authentic individuals I have the pleasure of knowing. She has great business sense in leading the team at the successful realty company, Code of the West, and always has everyone’s best interest at heart. She is articulate with verbalizing concerns but maintaining respect for the multicultural community she resides in. I strongly recommend this ambitious and highly respected young lady as an excellent candidate for commissioner of Huerfano County.
~Sherry Gonzales Gomez
Kennemer for Commissioner
We are writing in support of Bob Kennemer for County Commissioner in the upcoming primary election. In Bob we find a rare combination of talents. On April 29, 2010 Bob wrote in this newspaper: “The vistas, clean water, lack of noise/air/sound pollution not only enhance our quality of life, they make the Spanish Peaks area unique. I don’t think it is going too far to say that the very things we hold in common are also the very foundation of our local economy e.g. tourism and agriculture.”
Last year I dropped into Bob’s office at Francisco Fort Museum to ask what he knew about the Bullseye Mine and its conservation easement. Bob quickly replied, “That is a cherry-stem inholding.” The cherry-stem being Forest Road 442 leading up to the claim. Bob went on to generously explain to me the history of the Spanish Peaks Wilderness and those involved in its establishment. He also serves the community as a naturalist by giving classes and disseminating information about local flora and fauna. So when we say that Bob has a rare combination of talents, we mean not only that he is a professionally qualified administrator of Huerfano County tourism assets, but additionally on a very deep level he is merged with the county’s natural resources. He is an exemplary combination of hiker, hunter-gatherer, teacher, naturalist, and active member of many boards serving to promote and preserve our scenic county’s economic foundation.
~Joseph Edes & Karyn Ames
La Veta, CO
Like me, I suspect almost everyone likes each of the candidates for Huerfano County Commissioner as a person. But when it comes to electing Commissioners to work for us in this community, liking the candidate as a person should have almost nothing to do with the decision. The decision should be based upon the qualifications of the candidate. Recognition of the name or mere respect, while being good things, do not thereby make the candidate the right choice.
Far more important are things like background, experience, proven track record, important relationships and the like. The classical example is, of course, Sandy White. Before retiring Sandy was an expert in water and land use. Sandy has tirelessly served on this county’s Planning Commission, the Water Conservancy District (past chair), La Veta Fire Protection District, Historical Society, Federal Mineral Lease District (past chair), Cucharas River Storage Collaborative, and the Arkansas Basis Roundtable (past chair). No other candidate can come close to matching that level of service to this community and no other candidate has the long-term developed relationships in places so beneficial to our community.
A look at the monetary benefits to this community that Sandy has brought since retiring here is staggering. Over $6 Million in grants and low-interest loans, funding for a long list of benefits including the La Veta fire station, area fire assessment, flood mitigation and flood warning gauges, watershed restoration, headgate protection, reservoir design, river gage and well monitoring and significant continuing annual income from federal agencies. We dare not pass up the opportunity to elect Sandy White as Huerfano County Commissioner.
Please vote for Sandy White.
~ Stanley K. Mann