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Plea offer considered in Vallejos sex assault case

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Although it has been months since the last disposition hearing in the sexual assault case against a former Huerfano Sheriff’s captain, the case was not disposed of during a disposition hearing Friday, February 10, in district court here. The defendant, Kevin Vallejos, appeared, along with his attorney, prosecuting attorneys, and… Keep Reading

Huerfano county holds public hearing on marijuana and hemp regulations changes

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — A mixed group of commercial marijuana and hemp growers, industry professionals, concerned citizens, and others turned out Tuesday afternoon for a public hearing on the new proposed codified regulations at the county commissioners’ chambers. Approximately 20 individuals attended the hearing, many adding their comments and suggestions to the proposed changes… Keep Reading

Roof repair permits needed in most cases

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With the extremely high winds that blasted through Walsenburg and the Spanish Peaks region last month, many homeowners are now faced with roof repairs or roofing replacement projects. Walsenburg Building Inspector Rick Dunn said this week there have been about a dozen building permits for roofing projects pulled in association… Keep Reading

Walsenburg still hasn’t found evidence auditor

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While it has been four months since Walsenburg voters decided to turn over city policing authority to the Huerfano Sheriff’s Office, little progress has been made to transfer cases, equipment, and evidence to county law enforcement. Former city police captain Vince Suarez told city council Tuesday night he had been… Keep Reading

Traffic stop yields drugs, gun and stolen property

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — A traffic stop by Huerfano deputies on Jan. 23rd in Walsenburg led to the recovery of stolen property, the seizure of hard drugs and a pistol, but as yet has not led to any arrests. A 2005 Cadillac Escalade was stopped in the 300 block of Hendren when deputies noticed… Keep Reading

Huerfano Commissioners announce board and committee appointments

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — In their regular session this week the Huerfano County Commissioners announced various board and commission appointments including the selection of the inaugural membership of the Cuchara Mountain Park Committee. Those selected for the new mountain park committee include appointees from concerned entities including: Shannon Shrout, representing Cucharas Sanitation and Water… Keep Reading

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center looks to long term care

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While there are many health care services currently available in the Spanish Peaks region, and more coming, one of the things missing in the area is a nursing home, or long term care facility. Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center is exploring the topic of offering up to six single patient… Keep Reading

Foundation important to health care community

Huerfano ambulance service acquisition and long term care project moving forward by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Throughout the Spanish Peaks region there are a number of behind-the-scenes groups, coalitions and foundations that serve an important function to organizations many residents deal with on a day-to-day basis; one of these is the Spanish Peaks HealthCare Foundation… Keep Reading

Sheriff says deputies busy but transition efforts by city are disappointing

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Sheriff Bruce Newman says the transfer of equipment, evidence, and records from the former Walsenburg Police Department to his office is going very slowly, but he isn’t all that surprised. “It was never going to be as smooth as they claimed it would be,” Newman told the World… Keep Reading

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