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Huerfano County Republican monthly meeting

WALSENBURG — The monthly Huerfano County Republican meeting will be held Tuesday, December 12, 6 pm with a meet and greet starting at 5:30 pm. Thanks for being a part of a greater cause. Be at the La Plaza Inn, 118 E 6th Street, Walsenburg, for the meeting, then afterwards there will be a no-host… Keep Reading

Trinidad scores in ADA case: Hamer appeal likely

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Although 10th Circuit Court Magistrate Judge Nina Wang said “there is no dispute that Stephen Hamer was impaired in his ability to get around the City of Trinidad due to curbs and sidewalks not being wheelchair accessible,” she dismissed his lawsuit Friday Dec. 1. However, Hamer’s attorney, Andrew Bizer, says… Keep Reading

Dozens crowd council meeting on water issues

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Approximately three dozen citizens attended the Walsenburg City Council meeting Tuesday night, most of them to speak on a water issue that wasn’t even on this week’s council agenda. Council spent the first hour of the meeting listening to comments from city residents and citizens who depend on water haul… Keep Reading

Las Animas County Commission asks for study on road closure

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — After several county commission meetings, work sessions, and special meetings, the Las Animas County Commission still needs to take a closer look at the requested closure of County Road 85.5. They approved, with a 3-0 vote, the relocation of gates to ensure the safety of families living on 85.5, and… Keep Reading

Commissioners hold 2018 budget hearing

New planner hired and offer made for building inspector by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners held their annual budget hearing Tuesday and reviewed a conservative budget during the regular session. Within the budget process there are what was described as ‘great unknows’ facing final adoption, including what loss of property tax revenue… Keep Reading

La Veta passes 2018 budget

General fund, mill levy, fences and more discussed by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — The La Veta Town Board passed its 2018 budget at their regular meeting on December 5, with total general fund expenditures set at $1,920,841, the Francisco Fort Museum was set at $216,056, the Water Fund at $529,891 and the Sewer Fund… Keep Reading

Colfax County Democrats meet the candidates

by Carol Bridge RATON — The Colfax County Democrats met on Saturday to a full house and heard enthusiastic candidates who are running in the upcoming elections. Franchesca Zoppe, Colfax County chair, introduced the candidates and moderated the meeting. Jeff Carr, candidate for lieutenant governor, spoke about the state’s struggling schools and how New Mexico… Keep Reading

Raton commissioners work through short meeting agenda

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners met Tuesday evening, Nov 21 to work through a fairly short agenda with Mayor Sandy Mantz attending via phone. The commissioners’ first item was the approval of the minutes and the approval of the Festival of Lights to be held on First Street November 25,… Keep Reading

Ryus Avenue Bridge project gets CDOT go ahead

La Veta Town Board shares proposed 2018 budget by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — At the town board meeting on November 21, La Veta Mayor Doug Brgoch read a letter of concurrence from the Colorado Department of Transportation, which arrived earlier that day. The letter noted CDOT had reviewed and approved the Ryus Avenue Bridge… Keep Reading

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