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Huerfano commissioners see preliminary ‘18 budget

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Administrator John Galusha presented a preliminary 2018 county government budget to the board of commissioners Tuesday morning and now the fine tuning may begin. The commissioners voted unanimously to accept the preliminary budget for review. Galusha described the budget as ‘ a lean one’ saying some revenues have… Keep Reading

Deputies serving warrant may have come under fire

Tense moments for law enforcers in wake of Las Vegas sniper attack by Eric Mullens HUERFANO– Huerfano County law enforcement faced some tense hours Tuesday after deputies serving a search warrant in a rural part of the county south of Gardner heard four to six gunshots they believed were fired in their direction. The incident… Keep Reading

City council hears citizen comments on marijuana ordinances

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With only five members present, the Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night approved, on second reading, and following a public hearing, Ordinance 1106 which designates use by special permit marijuana related activities in the city’s various zoning districts. City council also introduced, and passed on first reading, Ordinance 1108, which follows… Keep Reading

Extended care unit at SPRHC opened

Ribbon cutting Sept. 21 by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — After years of planning and remodeling work earlier this year, the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center is now the home of a beautiful, new extended care unit offering eight beds to residents beginning on Monday, September 25. On Thursday, September 21, members of the health center… Keep Reading

Potential prison contract wouldn’t have much effect on county jobless rate

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While rumors abound, there has been no official movement or announcements coming from either the state department of corrections, or state legislators concerning any decision on where 250 new DOC beds may be added. Recently, the legislature approved spending $10.6 million to allow the Colorado Department of Corrections to lease… Keep Reading

Suspected Ecstasy pills, guns found by deputies

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — A call by a concerned citizen reporting an argument between a young couple in a business parking lot on Sunday, September 10 has led to Huerfano Sheriff’s Captain Milan Rapo to seek a felony arrest warrant against a Durango, CO man. Captain Rapo and HCSO Deputies Paul Saunders and Clay… Keep Reading

Commissioners say no to La Veta bridge funds request

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners met in a brief session Tuesday morning and heard two funding requests, one that was granted and another, from the Town of La Veta, was not. La Veta Mayor Doug Brgoch wrote in a September 15 letter to the commissioners saying the town was asking the… Keep Reading

Temporary staff has county planning office open for business

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — During their regular meeting September 19, the Huerfano County Commissioners announced county assessor’s office staff member Max Wood III will be working three days a week at the county planning office as administration seeks to hire both a full time county planner, and a building inspector. Administrator John Galusha said… Keep Reading

Walsenburg selects new city administrator

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Following a meet and greet with city staff and department heads last Friday and a day-long interview session on Saturday, the Walsenburg City Council announced September 19 they have selected the new city administrator. Councilmember Greg Daniels praised interim administrator Steve Rabe, and the hiring process he created to fill… Keep Reading

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