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Huerfano sheriff investigating liquor store armed robbery

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed robbery that happened Saturday, March 18 at Up Town Liquors in Walsenburg. Sheriff Bruce Newman said three people, dressed in black and wearing masks entered the business at 702 Walsen Ave. Saturday night and made off with an empty cash register that… Keep Reading

Can Northlands handle new business development?

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While the Northlands Sanitary Sewer project is still at least two months from total completion, city officials are now wondering if the infrastructure can accommodate new business, especially industrial development in the north side Interstate access area. Rodney Lang gave a project update to Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night saying… Keep Reading

Tensions mount between city and sheriff’s office on computer crime files

Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office prepared arrest warrant for Walsenburg city administrator Klusmire last week by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The transition of equipment and case files from the City of Walsenburg to the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office under the mandate of the IGA (intergovernmental agreement) prepared and signed in accordance with the November 2016 vote… Keep Reading

Citizen group asks if reclamation project exists

OKby Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — A city of Walsenburg water sale approved March 7, was a topic of concern presented to the Huerfano County Commissioners Tuesday when representatives of Citizens for Huerfano County (CHC) asked if a mine reclamation operation had been approved, permitted, and was currently ongoing anywhere in the county. Chip Kraynyk of… Keep Reading

Huerfano inmate makes short lived jail break

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Shortly before 8 pm Friday, March 3, an inmate at the Huerfano County Jail scaled the razor wire fence surrounding the detention center’s recreation yard and make a brief bid for freedom. On and off duty sheriff’s personnel immediately began a search of an area encompassing East Fifth, Sixth and… Keep Reading

Eight year prison term in deadly 2016 DUI crash

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Even without visual aids, Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano, and members of Mason Lykins family painted a vibrant, emotional picture of who this much loved young man was during the sentencing hearing Wednesday for his killer, undocumented immigrant Maximiliano Delacruz Munoz. District Judge Claude Appel sentenced Delacruz-Munoz to eight… Keep Reading

Surveillance video leads to suspect ID in senior center break-ins

by Eric Mullens TRINIDAD — The Sayre Senior Center in Trinidad has been the victim of a number of burglaries since the middle of December 2016, but now a suspect is in custody. After studying video surveillance footage, Trinidad police identified and arrested one suspect on March 2. Tela Almarez was taken into custody and… Keep Reading

Water topics top Walsenburg City Council agenda Tuesday

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With barely a quorum present, the four members of the Walsenburg City Council this week approved a 3.5 million gallon water sale to a private company that is engaged in a reclamation project near Gardner. M & M Trucking of Trinidad is working on a strip mine reclamation project off… Keep Reading

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