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Two schools come together for a concert you won’t forget

by Ben Pollack WALSENBURG — Come one come all! This Friday, February 17, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Washington School Auditorium, the John Mall High School Wind Ensemble is proud to host the Rye High School Concert Band in a fantastic one night only event! This is the first, of hopefully many, combined concerts… Keep Reading

Changing culture at RE-1

by Dan Harper PLACE — The Huerfano RE-1 board met Tuesday, February 14, starting off by recognizing Gardner School coaches Jodi Medina and Kevin Crosson for instilling sportsmanship and character in the school’s basketball team. Pam Levie read emails from Cotopaxi parents and the coach commending the kindness and respect shown for a special needs… Keep Reading

Plea offer considered in Vallejos sex assault case

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Although it has been months since the last disposition hearing in the sexual assault case against a former Huerfano Sheriff’s captain, the case was not disposed of during a disposition hearing Friday, February 10, in district court here. The defendant, Kevin Vallejos, appeared, along with his attorney, prosecuting attorneys, and… Keep Reading

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

Cuchara Sanitation & Water District is ready for summer

by Bob Kennemer CUCHARA — At their regular meeting on February 10, the Cuchara Sanitation Water District (CSWD) Board of Directors swiftly covered a variety of issues and heard from their general manager, Shannon Shrout, that the district is ready for summer. In his report to the board, Shrout noted the Spanish Peaks Water Plant… Keep Reading

john mall Panther nine go to state today

by David Tesitor WESTCLIFFE — Today, for the second year in a row, the John Mall Panthers will take nine wrestlers to the state tournament, sending four wrestlers as regional champions. Jonathan Andreatta (120#) and Jason Murphy (195#) will be number one seeds and Marshal Ross (132) will be the #4 seed. Wesley ”A.J.” VanMatre… Keep Reading

John Mall wrestlers rule at regionals

Panthers claim regional title in a down-to-the-wire battle for first place by David Tesitor WESTCLIFFE — For the last 45 seconds of the 2A-Regional tournament in Westcliffe, the John Mall Panthers and Fowler Grizzlies were on their feet, anxiously awaiting the results of the final match, not involving a Panther, but a Fowler Grizzly, Garett Gribble,… 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

State wrestling/Sport Schedules & Scores

by David Tesitor DENVER — Here is a brief schedule for the 2017 State wrestling tournament to be held at the Pepsi Center in Downtown Denver. Gates open one half hour before each session. (One hour during finals). Please allow extra time to go through security. Normal Pepsi Center rules apply as to what can and… Keep Reading

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