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Town of La Veta has enough water to grow

by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — According to La Veta Mayor Doug Brgoch, the town of La Veta has the ability to add up to 325 additional water taps with the amount of water the town now owns and can store. Responding to a question at the end of the regular meeting of the town… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council receives 2nd quarter financial report

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Trinidad City Council received the second quarter financial report during the regular meeting on Tuesday evening. According to the city’s finance director Cheryl Navarette, the city is in good financial shape midway through 2017. Year to date revenues are at $5.5 million, with revenues from marijuana sales tax coming in… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council preparing for winter

Vehicle purchases approved by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night voted unanimously on recommendations from public works and the finance department for the city to purchase a used dump truck and two new pickup trucks to offset aging rolling stock and to handle street plowing duties for the coming winter season.… Keep Reading

La Veta is short on funds to complete Ryus Ave. bridge project

Board votes to sign an overcommitment letter by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — At Tuesday’s meeting of the La Veta Town Board, after a short executive session, Mayor Doug Brgoch announced the town had insufficient upfront funds to complete the replacement of the Ryus Ave. bridge. This meant the board, to satisfy the Colorado Department of Transportation,… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council

Walsenburg City Council members approved, by unanimous vote on Tuesday, July 18, a proclamation celebrating the combined 50th class reunion of the classes of 1966 and 1967 from Walsenburg High School. Former Walsenburg resident, Teresa Rudder of Alamosa, appeared before council that night and thanked the city for the proclamation. Mayor Jim Eccher said he… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council votes to put pot excise tax question on 2017 ballot

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With all seven members present Tuesday night, the Walsenburg City Council voted unanimously to put a five percent marijuana excise tax question before city voters this fall. Ordinance 1102 was introduced by Craig Lessar, the motion to approve on first reading was made by Greg Daniels and the motion was… Keep Reading

Water, sewer, land-use and more water dominate La Veta town board

by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — Firewater was the first item on the agenda of the La Veta town board at their second monthly meeting this past Tuesday night. A brief public hearing was held just ahead of the regular board session, regarding an application by Shawna Chamberlain for a liquor license for Sid’s High… Keep Reading

Walsenburg takes steps to refinance water/sewer bond debt

Approves annexation petition and sets public hearing by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night approved an ordinance on first reading that will refinance the water/waste water treatment plant’s bond originally issued in 2007. With five members present, council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, Ordinance 1101, that would refinance the… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council receives economic update

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — The Trinidad City Council received the economic development report for 2016, the most current year with data available, and the numbers look good. “This should give all of us a sense of pride in what we’ve accomplished. It should give the residents and business owners of our downtown district pride… Keep Reading

Council approves another Tier 1 cultivation license, but Martra request denied

City honors retired employees by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Following a public hearing Tuesday night, the Walsenburg City Council unanimously approved another Tier 1 marijuana cultivation license, but following an executive session later in the evening, denied a request from Martra Holdings that likely would have put $100,000 into city coffers. City council approved a… Keep Reading

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