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Klusmire fired

Walsenburg City Administrator terminated immediately on a 5-2 vote by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Walsenburg’s City Administrator Leslie Klusmire’s job was on the line Tuesday night, and while personnel matters are, by law, discussed in closed door executive sessions, the topic appeared to be the worst kept secret in the city. When the final council… Keep Reading

Huerfano’s pot/ hemp moratorium remains in effect until August ‘17

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While discussions continue with the county-hired marijuana regulation consultant, the Huerfano County Commissioners made it clear in this week’s meeting the current moratorium banning new conditional use applications for marijuana growing facilities will stay in place, likely until August. In response to an invitation made two weeks ago by the… Keep Reading

Huerfano Commissioners delay action on Acme CUP

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners Tuesday put off action until next week on a request regarding a commercial marijuana grow’s CUP until the owner meets with planning officials. Keith Bouchard came before the commissioners with a request to modify one of the conditions of his CUP at Buffalo Ranch concerning building… Keep Reading

Foul play not suspected in woman’s death

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Authorities in Huerfano County are indicating they do not suspect foul play or criminal activity are related to the death of a Gardner area woman reported last week. Huerfano County Sheriff Bruce Newman identified the woman as Lisa Taylor, 61, of 650 Meadow Lane, Gardner, CO (CR 634), but did… Keep Reading

Fight call leads to arrest of two on drug charges

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Tuesday night Huerfano Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight in progress call that led to the midnight issuance of a search warrant and the subsequent arrest of two people on felony drug charges. Deputies Paul Saunders and Joe Roberts were dispatched to the fight call outside of 521 Alfredo Ave.,… Keep Reading

Walsenburg bike and pedestrian project off until 2018

Lujan volunteers for LiveWell board position by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — LiveWell Huerfano County’s Cindy Campbell Tuesday night told Walsenburg City Council members the bike and pedestrian project likely will not begin construction until spring 2018. Speaking in the council’s citizen forum segment, Campbell said she attended a meeting recently with CDOT officials where she… Keep Reading

Huerfano Commissioners approve pre-moratorium marijuana cultivation CUP

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With the new Huerfano County marijuana / hemp draft regulation still some weeks away from its initial presentation and review, the county commissioners this week again dealt with marijuana issues despite the fact the moratorium remains in place. After a lengthy presentation about new and innovative technology being developed to… Keep Reading

Huerfano county hospital board hears 2015 community benefits report

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — In addition to being the largest single employer in Huerfano County, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center/Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center also provides much more than jobs to the area as outlined in a benefits report presented at the recent meeting of the Huerfano County Hospital District Board of Directors… Keep Reading

Wild chase ends with two suspects in custody

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Huerfano County sheriff’s deputies got into a wild chase early Sunday morning that began in Walsenburg and ended with a foot chase on Lascar Road and the arrest of two suspects. At about 3:15 am, Deputy Paul Saunders and Captain Craig Lessar had just finished a business check at the… Keep Reading

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