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Huerfano Democrats elect officers

by Edie Flanagin WALSENBURG — The Thursday, February 9 re-organization meeting for Huerfano County Democratic Party was attended by about 30 members from throughout the county. Dale Lyons was re-elected as the party chair by acclamation. Lyons has served for the past four years as the chairperson. She has been very active and effective in… Keep Reading

Las Animas County Commission sees end of $4.2 million airport project

by Bill Knowles LAS ANIMAS — During their regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 the Las Animas County Commissioners began putting together the final accounting for the $4.2M runway project for Perry Stokes Airport. Runway 3/21 was the biggest part of the project, and with final inspection showing another coat of paint on the runway… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council appoints Valentine interim city manager

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — During a special meeting on Friday, February 10 at City Hall, the Trinidad City Council voted 7-0 to choose current utilities director Mike Valentine as interim city manager. The specifics of the resignation of the previous city manager Gabe Engeland haven’t been released to the press, but the unstated reasons have… Keep Reading

Colfax County Commission discusses DUIs, jail, and airport insurance

by Carol Bridge RATON — A full quorum was present on February 14 for a regular session at the Colfax County Commissioners’ meeting. Among the items discussed was the local ‘driving while intoxicated’ program and how it has coped with cuts from state budgets. State budgetary woes were an underlying source of many of the… Keep Reading

Huerfano Republicans reorganize

by Brian Manning HUERFANO — The Huerfano County Republican held their organizational meeting on February 7, 2017 at the La Plaza Inn. This meeting is held every other year to elect officers and to determine activities for the next two years. Chairman Debi Sporleder called the meeting to order and led the group in an… Keep Reading

Huerfano county holds public hearing on marijuana and hemp regulations changes

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — A mixed group of commercial marijuana and hemp growers, industry professionals, concerned citizens, and others turned out Tuesday afternoon for a public hearing on the new proposed codified regulations at the county commissioners’ chambers. Approximately 20 individuals attended the hearing, many adding their comments and suggestions to the proposed changes… Keep Reading

Raton commissioners table Old Pass Road discussion

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners met Tuesday evening in regular session and tabled the discussion on the old pass road since they hadn’t received an opinion yet. Laura Brewer spoke about the road reminding the commissioners of its importance for both the Iridium layer and the Santa Fe Trail, noting… Keep Reading

Walsenburg still hasn’t found evidence auditor

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While it has been four months since Walsenburg voters decided to turn over city policing authority to the Huerfano Sheriff’s Office, little progress has been made to transfer cases, equipment, and evidence to county law enforcement. Former city police captain Vince Suarez told city council Tuesday night he had been… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council looks at expanding marijuana business

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — The Trinidad City Council opened their regular meeting Tuesday with a discussion giving city staff direction in crafting a new marijuana ordinance that would allow marijuana clubs to operate in the city limits. Marijuana clubs are buildings that would be used by users in a social setting. So far clubs… Keep Reading

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