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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

Voter and vehicle renewal registration available on-line

HUERFANO — Huerfano County Clerk and Recorder Nancy Cruz reminds residents they can register to vote or register their vehicles on-line. Those wishing to register to vote for the upcoming 2017 General Election may do so at Those who want to renew their vehicle registration without going to the county courthouse may do so… Keep Reading

Town of La Veta has enough water to grow

by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — According to La Veta Mayor Doug Brgoch, the town of La Veta has the ability to add up to 325 additional water taps with the amount of water the town now owns and can store. Responding to a question at the end of the regular meeting of the town… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council receives 2nd quarter financial report

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Trinidad City Council received the second quarter financial report during the regular meeting on Tuesday evening. According to the city’s finance director Cheryl Navarette, the city is in good financial shape midway through 2017. Year to date revenues are at $5.5 million, with revenues from marijuana sales tax coming in… Keep Reading

Colfax County Commissioners approve hirings, grants, and tour the prison

by Carol Bridge COLFAX — Colfax County Commissioners met in regular session on August 8. It was announced Roy Ackerman has been appointed to the board of the SE Colfax County Hospital District. Both Ackerman and Robert Portillo asked to be appointed and commissioner Roy Fernandez explained that while both would be excellent in the… 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

Las Animas County Commission approves $1.315 million grant

by Bill Knowles LAS ANIMAS — With a 3-0 vote, the Las Animas County Commission approved a DOLA contract to continue road repair projects through out the county. The grant is an energy impact grant. With an in kind match of $200,000 and a cash match of $280,000, along with a match of $200,000, and… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council moves forward on Space to Create

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Property on Elm Street was approved for rezoning from established-low density residential to established-high density residential by a 7-0 vote of the Trinidad City Council during their regular meeting last Tuesday evening. The change in zoning will allow for multi-unit housing to be built in an effort to reduce the… Keep Reading

La Veta is short on funds to complete Ryus Ave. bridge project

Board votes to sign an overcommitment letter by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — At Tuesday’s meeting of the La Veta Town Board, after a short executive session, Mayor Doug Brgoch announced the town had insufficient upfront funds to complete the replacement of the Ryus Ave. bridge. This meant the board, to satisfy the Colorado Department of Transportation,… Keep Reading

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