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La Veta Town Board focuses on property development issues

Possible oversight by town leads to frustrated property owner by Bob Kennemer LA VETA  — With the mayor out due to medical issues, the town clerk away due to a death in the family, and another trustee out due to an injured family member; the La Veta town board carried on addressing the town’s business, with… Keep Reading

Trinidad hears about gas, passes moratorium on pot consumption clubs

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Trinidad’s city council heard from Brad Bean, the city’s gas consultant, about locating a new supply of natural gas to service the industrial park after a deficiency in the service was discovered. Funding to study and fix the problem will come from the capital improvement fund worth $500,000. The three… Keep Reading

Can Northlands handle new business development?

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While the Northlands Sanitary Sewer project is still at least two months from total completion, city officials are now wondering if the infrastructure can accommodate new business, especially industrial development in the north side Interstate access area. Rodney Lang gave a project update to Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night saying… Keep Reading

Commissioners hear opinions on Old Pass Road

By Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners met Tuesday evening and received the opinion from attorney John Utton concerning the Old Pass Road and access to the road and area beyond the city limits that had been requested earlier this year as a result of an illegal gate being placed across the… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council faces dilemma: defining marijuana ‘consumption club’

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — The Trinidad City Council fell short in an effort to fashion two ordinances placing a moratorium on marijuana consumption clubs because they couldn’t settle on a definition for consumption clubs. Since they were unable to define the term, they left themselves looking at an ordinance that could be unenforceable. The… Keep Reading

Water topics top Walsenburg City Council agenda Tuesday

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With barely a quorum present, the four members of the Walsenburg City Council this week approved a 3.5 million gallon water sale to a private company that is engaged in a reclamation project near Gardner. M & M Trucking of Trinidad is working on a strip mine reclamation project off… Keep Reading

Walsenburg’s new city finance director welcomed

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Last Wednesday the administration and staff at city hall held a small financial fete to welcome the city’s new finance director Mark Ellis and to say thank you and goodby to interim finance director Jan Schmidt. Schmidt has held the interim position since September 2016, before that however, she had… Keep Reading

La Veta Town Board denies requests from Margaret Flynn

Citizen had asked for variance and refund by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — Responding to requests from new La Veta resident Margaret Flynn, the LVTB denied her request for a variance from Ordinance 276 pertaining to Flood Plain Damage Prevention. Mayor Doug Brgoch, stated for a variance to be considered, there are minimum requirements. They are… Keep Reading

Raton Commissioners receive clean audit report

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — The first item on the agenda Tuesday evening was the audit report by Alan Bowers from RPC which was fairly short due to the fact that the audit was considered clean, which means no violations or major issues were discovered. Bowers, who joined the meeting via a conference… Keep Reading

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