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New evidence collected in missing man investigation

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Sheriff’s personnel continue the search for a missing Walsenburg man and have collected some evidence that may be connected to the case. Sheriff Bruce Newman said mid-week, his office has collected some items and are awaiting the availability of Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents to process those items.… Keep Reading

First Vallejos trial date now set for June 4, 2018

New judge to be assigned by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Although a jury trial for former sheriff’s office captain Kevin Vallejos had been set to begin Monday, Jan. 8th in district court in Walsenburg, the first of two trials has now been reset to begin Monday, June 4, 2018. A brief scheduling hearing was held… Keep Reading

First fire of 2018 burns near Cuchara

Fire departments battle wildfire near Cuchara by Eric Mullens LA VETA / CUCHARA — Although there is not an official fire ban in effect in Huerfano County, it is apparent the fire danger remains high with the region recording record high temperature and very low humidity. At approximately 2:30 pm Tuesday, January 9 the first… Keep Reading

Missing Texas girls safe, person of interest in custody in S. Colorado

by Eric Mullens LAS ANIMAS COUNTY — A 44-year old man is in custody and two Texas girls, the subjects of a multi-state Amber Alert, are safe following the man’s detention by law enforcement in western Las Animas County on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. An Amber Alert was issued Monday, Jan. 1 for Lilianais Victoria… Keep Reading

Huerfano County to enter fight against Big Pharma and Opioid addiction

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Without any monetary risk to taxpayers, the Huerfano County Commissioners this week agreed to enter into a contract with a private, personal injury, malpractice and consumer advocate attorney in the growing national fight against pharmaceutical company’s profiting from a national addiction to painkiller prescriptions. Steven Ochs, a recently retired MD… Keep Reading

Commissioners pass resolutions, honor veteran in regular meeting

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners passed three resolutions, assigned a new property owner an address, approved a conditional use permit and honored a local veteran during their first regular session of 2018 on Jan. 2. On unanimous votes, the commissioners approved a resolution naming Dan Wachob as the official county surveyor;… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council selects new city judge

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Following a 90 minute executive session Tuesday night, the five members of the city council who attended the first meeting of 2018, voted to bypass two attorneys and select a lay person as the municipal judge. Joel F. Shults Phd, was elected on a three to two vote to serve… Keep Reading

DA tells commissioners he can’t do job without a budget increase

Commissioners approve one-time budget bump by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano met with the Huerfano County Commissioners Tuesday and said his Huerfano prosecutor has tendered his resignation over salary issues in the county’s 2018 budget, and Solano cannot even solicit a new hire due to the low salary budgeted for… Keep Reading

Family, law enforcement concerned about missing Walsenburg man

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office has opened a missing persons case regarding a 34-year old Walsenburg man who mysteriously disappeared over 10 days ago. Michael Sanchez of 530 Alfredo St., reportedly left his home on foot at approximately 2 am, Saturday, December 16. According to close family members, Michael does… Keep Reading

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