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Hospital mill levy passes

Margin is 1556 yes votes to 574 no votes by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG —  Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center’s outgoing board member Al Tucker was quick to sing praises of thanks to hospital foundation leadership, the Huerfano County Communications Coalition, community members, and Huerfano County community leaders for their continued support of the mill levy… Keep Reading

New evidence collected in missing man investigation

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Sheriff’s personnel continue the search for a missing Walsenburg man and have collected some evidence that may be connected to the case. Sheriff Bruce Newman said mid-week, his office has collected some items and are awaiting the availability of Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents to process those items.… Keep Reading

First Vallejos trial date now set for June 4, 2018

New judge to be assigned by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Although a jury trial for former sheriff’s office captain Kevin Vallejos had been set to begin Monday, Jan. 8th in district court in Walsenburg, the first of two trials has now been reset to begin Monday, June 4, 2018. A brief scheduling hearing was held… Keep Reading

Formal proceedings against Judge Walton

by Carol Bridge RATON — Formal proceedings against Colfax County Magistrate Court Judge Warren G. Walton have been instituted by the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission for nine counts of rule violations. After an investigation into the offenses by the commission, Hon. Warren G. Walton has agreed to the following: a mentor will be appointed… Keep Reading

First fire of 2018 burns near Cuchara

Fire departments battle wildfire near Cuchara by Eric Mullens LA VETA / CUCHARA — Although there is not an official fire ban in effect in Huerfano County, it is apparent the fire danger remains high with the region recording record high temperature and very low humidity. At approximately 2:30 pm Tuesday, January 9 the first… Keep Reading

Colorado snowpack enters 2018 at near record lows

DENVER — The start to the 2018 water year has been one of the driest on record for Colorado, as recorded by the NRCS SNOTEL network which has been monitoring mountain snowpack and precipitation since the late 1970s. As of January 5th , statewide snow water equivalent (SWE) is at 52% of median and there… Keep Reading

Regional Agency Intervention Network, RAIN, is born

by Carol Bridge RATON — Colfax County should be proud of the way its leaders have embraced working together and are meeting enthusiastically in order to solve real problems. The newly created interagency collaboration is organizing itself and taking shape. The group’s goal is to join forces in an effort to combat the opioid and other… Keep Reading

US House Rep. Steve Pearce meets with Raton and Colfax County residents

2nd District GOP congressman making a bid for New Mexico Governor by Carol Bridge RATON — US Representative Steve Pearce (R- 2nd Congressional District) brought his campaign for New Mexico Governor to Raton December 28, 2017 speaking and listening to citizens and local government officials. Presenting himself as a moderate Republican to the general audience… Keep Reading

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