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Commissioners change direction for R & B capital purchases

Parks clean-up set for Saturday morning, weather permitting by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG —   In a brief session Tuesday morning, the Huerfano County Commissioners voted unanimously to make changes in planned capital purchases for the county road and bridge department. Over the past weeks the commissioners had considered four bids for either an outright purchase… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council votes to retain Jim Toth

Martra development again stymied by council indecisions by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG —  Following a trio of executive sessions Tuesday night, the city council voted unanimously, (6 – 0), with councilman Dennis Hoyt absent, to retain James Toth as city administrator. Toth has been the city’s administrator for six months and the vote last night retained… Keep Reading

World Journal takes first place in two news categories in statewide contest

Reporter Eric Mullens scores for both writing and photography WALSENBURG– The World Journal newspaper won two awards at the annual Colorado Press Association’s convention on Saturday, April 14.  Both awards were won by veteran news reporter Eric Mullens. The categories which Mullens took first in were Best Deadline News reporting, and Best News Photograph.  Both… Keep Reading

Dangerous high speed

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG —  It took specialized police equipment and tactics to end a potentially dangerous high speed  pursuit that developed at about 6 am Monday, April 9, when a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a speeding pick up truck east bound on U.S. Hwy. 160. Huerfano County Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Biggins attempted to… Keep Reading

Additional arrests made in CR 510 pot farm case

John Gandomcar and spouse charged with drug felony counts for operations on their property west of Walsenburg  by Eric Mullens                WALSENBURG —  What is believed to be the final arrests in connection with a large illegal marijuana cultivation operation on five pieces of land on Huerfano County Road 510… Keep Reading

Commissioners approve code enforcement policy

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions approved by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG —  The Huerfano County Commissioners Tuesday morning approved a resolution that puts in place a 22-page long county code enforcement policy which covers all unincorporated areas of the county. This is the first such Huerfano County Code Enforcement Policy and Procedures  approved by the board of… Keep Reading

Suspicious blaze destroys empty home in Toltec

FIRE SITE DECLARED A CRIME SCENE. Huerfano and La Veta Fire Protection District firefighters responded to this suspicious fire that destroyed an unoccupied building at 85 CR 593 in Toltec late Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze but the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Huerfano County Sheriff Bruce Newman said… Keep Reading

SPRHC lose two physicians due to financial issues

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG —  As the Huerfano County Hospital District Board of Directors attempt to cope with ever-growing expenses, and declining revenues, hard decisions have had to be made recently, including the non-renewal of two physicians’ contracts. The board of directors met in a regular monthly session on March 22, and CEO Kay Whitley… Keep Reading

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

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