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Connie Grimm appointed as new La Veta trustee

Recent flooding not as bad as thought by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — The first item on the La Veta Town Board’s agenda this past Tuesday was to appoint a board member to fill the seat of Dave Molyneux, who had resigned due to health reasons. Connie Grimm, who was a past resident of La Veta… Keep Reading

Klusmire fired

Walsenburg City Administrator terminated immediately on a 5-2 vote by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Walsenburg’s City Administrator Leslie Klusmire’s job was on the line Tuesday night, and while personnel matters are, by law, discussed in closed door executive sessions, the topic appeared to be the worst kept secret in the city. When the final council… Keep Reading

Las Animas County sees $400,000 DOLA grant for roadwork

by Bill Knowles LAS ANIMAS — In a letter from the department of local affairs, the Las Animas County Commissioners were informed they had received a grant totaling $410,000 to be used by the county’s road and bridge department for road work and improvements throughout the largest county in Colorado. The award comes from monies… Keep Reading

Huerfano’s pot/ hemp moratorium remains in effect until August ‘17

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While discussions continue with the county-hired marijuana regulation consultant, the Huerfano County Commissioners made it clear in this week’s meeting the current moratorium banning new conditional use applications for marijuana growing facilities will stay in place, likely until August. In response to an invitation made two weeks ago by the… Keep Reading

Raton City Commissioners met Wednesday

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners met a day later than usual, on Wednesday evening, May 10, and covered a variety of topics from funding requests, liquor license application to insurance and budget matters. Commissioners approved the proposal for the Run for the Wall this year closing off Clayton Road for… Keep Reading

Huerfano Commissioners delay action on Acme CUP

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners Tuesday put off action until next week on a request regarding a commercial marijuana grow’s CUP until the owner meets with planning officials. Keith Bouchard came before the commissioners with a request to modify one of the conditions of his CUP at Buffalo Ranch concerning building… Keep Reading

Raton news briefs of May 11, 2017

by Carol Bridge Too many prisoners, not enough lawyers RATON — As construction of the new prison beds nears completion the Colfax County Commissioners discussed a new problem in the district attorney’s office. The problem is there is a severe shortage of attorneys to prosecute and handle an increasing backlog of cases. After committing millions… Keep Reading

Walsenburg bike and pedestrian project off until 2018

Lujan volunteers for LiveWell board position by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — LiveWell Huerfano County’s Cindy Campbell Tuesday night told Walsenburg City Council members the bike and pedestrian project likely will not begin construction until spring 2018. Speaking in the council’s citizen forum segment, Campbell said she attended a meeting recently with CDOT officials where she… Keep Reading

Huerfano Commissioners approve pre-moratorium marijuana cultivation CUP

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With the new Huerfano County marijuana / hemp draft regulation still some weeks away from its initial presentation and review, the county commissioners this week again dealt with marijuana issues despite the fact the moratorium remains in place. After a lengthy presentation about new and innovative technology being developed to… Keep Reading

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