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A hero’s hero

by Brian Manning HUERFANO — John Vucetich Jr served in World War II from Normandy Beach to the Battle of the Bulge to the Elbe River, and waited for the Russian Army to meet them. His parents were from Croatia and came to America in 1919. His father worked as a teamster and was told… Keep Reading

New Business – The Iron Horse rides again

by Jeffrey Beall WALSENBURG — The Iron Horse is back. Adam Sperandio and his business partners have resurrected the trackside restaurant Adams’s family ran from 1988 to 2006. The interior has been completely renovated, and the place looks great! Adam is back also, after spending several years in the San Luis Valley attending Adams State.… Keep Reading

This Week in History, train, This Week in History train

This Week in History, for June 20, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1881: Tom Sharp had a graded cow drop a calf that weighed 134 pounds at only 12 hours old. 1886: Fremont W. McIntire married Annie P. Sharp, daughter of C.B. Sharp, both of Sharpsdale on the upper Huerfano. 1896: Diebold Safe and Lock Company of Canton, Ohio won the contract to provide the cells… Keep Reading

History – Masons on Horseback

by Nancy Christofferson HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS — It’s been said in the history world that a new place is not truly civilized until the women and children arrive. Their presence means churches and schools, tea parties and quilting bees – a more settled way of life with rules and routines. It could also be said a… Keep Reading

Reveille Fire update – June 18, 9:00 a.m.

courtesy report GARDNER — The Reveille fire, located 9.5 miles north of Gardner, CO in Huerfano County has grown to 156 acres with zero percent containment. 71 total personnel are working on the suppression effort. The latest report released says, ”The Reveille fire is considered a long-term event, with slow growth and smoldering that may… Keep Reading

Through New Eyes: History of the Old La Veta Pass

by Erin Lopez LA VETA — Driving west on highway 160 over La Veta Pass, one might never see the sharp turn-off on a dirt road with the mile marker, County Road 443. Known locally as Old La Veta Pass, this winding dirt road leads one up to a vantage point lined with large rocks… Keep Reading

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