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City Council approves Tier 1 recreation marijuana grow

City council July meetings set for 11th & 18th by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — It’s summer and the living is easy, and the thoughts of Walsenburg City Council have already turned to tax issues for the November election. While a proposed ballot tax question concerning the creation of a municipal excise tax on marijuana sales… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council hears ethics violation

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — During the regular Trinidad City Council meeting on Tuesday, the city’s board of ethics heard an alleged ethics violation filed by Trinidad City Council member Joe Bonato against fellow council member Anthony Mattie. The allegation concerns actions which occurred during an April 20, 2017 executive session of the board. Abstaining… Keep Reading

Booze and trash cans

All part of a day’s work for the La Veta Town Board by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — Unlike their first meeting this month, which lasted three and a half hours, the La Veta town board wrapped up the town’s business in 30 minutes. With a much shorter and less complicated agenda, the board fist held a… Keep Reading

Walsenburg hires Rabe as interim administrator

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Today is the first day at work for the City of Walsenburg’s interim administrator, Steve Rabe, following a vote and contract offer made by the city council during a special mid-week council executive session. The city council met Tuesday afternoon and after a 30-minute long closed door session, the six… Keep Reading

Four executive sessions in one night

La Veta Town Board tackles several water and personnel issues; residents question sale of water for fracking by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — In a meeting that ran more than three and a half hours, the La Veta town board was confronted with a standing room only crowd of 36 citizens, who had come to… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council focuses on charter changes visits ArtSpace agreement

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — The Trinidad City Council, looking at changes to the Home Rule City Charter, tightened its focus on the language changes they want to present to city voters in November’s election. The first section they considered was 8.5, which establishes the Board of Appeals. The importance of this section is that… Keep Reading

Council votes to offer interim administrator contract to Rabe

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg City Council met in regular session Tuesday night with six members present, and following an executive session voted to direct the city attorney to offer an interim administrator contract to Steve Rabe. Rabe was not present at the city council meeting, but had been interviewed by a number… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council interviews potential interim city administrator

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Last Thursday, May 25, five of the seven members of the Walsenburg City Council attended a special meeting and interviewed a candidate for the interim city administrator’s position. Council members Dennis Hoyt, Charles Montoya, Greg Daniels, Clint Boehler and Mayor Jim Eccher conducted the interview with Steve Rabe in open… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council sets special meeting

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — In the wake of a 5-2 vote last week that terminated the employment of their city administrator, the Walsenburg City Council is meeting today in an executive session to work on the direction of the municipality’s future. The council meets at 1 pm today and after opening the special session… Keep Reading

Raton City Commission approves budget and funding requests

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — The Raton City Commission approved the interim budget and approved funding requests at amounts lower, in some cases, than those requested by local organizations during their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Don Giacomo, after a short discussion about funding Raton Mainstreet, suggested commissioners fund the organization at 80% of… Keep Reading

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