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Huerfano Commissioners approve Fox Theatre lease

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With two of three members present this week, the Huerfano County Commissioners approved a long term lease agreement between the county and the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation regarding the Fox Theatre in downtown Walsenburg. The 40-year lease with the foundation will allow it to seek tax credits on the building… Keep Reading

Citizen tip leads deputies to $900,000 plus illegal pot grow in Navajo

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Sometimes all it takes is one citizen picking up the phone and reporting suspicious activity. Earlier this summer, a Navajo Estates resident did just that, and following a sheriff’s office investigation, two individuals are now in custody and nearly a million dollars worth of illegal marijuana will never hit the… Keep Reading

Felony charges filed in teen drinking case

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office has filed felony and misdemeanor charges against one of two adults arrested in connection with a teen alcohol party broken up by sheriff’s deputies in the early morning hours of July 29. On Monday Garrett Quintana, 19, appeared in district court with his attorney,… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council preparing for winter

Vehicle purchases approved by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night voted unanimously on recommendations from public works and the finance department for the city to purchase a used dump truck and two new pickup trucks to offset aging rolling stock and to handle street plowing duties for the coming winter season.… Keep Reading

Commissioners extend pot/hemp moratorium

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners Tuesday extended the moratorium banning any new conditional use applications for commercial marijuana or hemp grows in the county through October 21, 2017. The board passed Resolution 17-86 unanimously, and set a public hearing on the new county marijuana / hemp regulations for 5:30 pm, Thursday,… Keep Reading

Mass casuality exercise gets praise from Homeland Security attendee

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — On Friday, August 4, emergency service first responders took part in a full scale exercise simulating a mass casualty event at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center. Taking part in the large scale exercise were Spanish Peaks EMS, Huerfano County, Upper Huerfano County and La Veta Fire Protection District firefighters, Huerfano… Keep Reading

Huerfano Commissioners hear courthouse concerns

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While the pattern of monsoon rains have made many areas of Huerfano County green, the aging infrastructure of the historic Huerfano County Courthouse has made life on the building’s third floor, which contains courtrooms and judicial related offices a less than desirable environment lately. Third Judicial District Courts Administrator Bob… Keep Reading

Two young adults face felonies for weekend underage drinking party

Illegal pot grow busted near La Veta by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Two young adult Walsenburg men now face a half dozen class four felony counts each following their arrest Monday, July 31 in association with a teen drinking party that resulted in at least one juvenile female being transported to the local emergency room.… Keep Reading

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