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Huerfano Commissioners approve Fox Theatre lease

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — With two of three members present this week, the Huerfano County Commissioners approved a long term lease agreement between the county and the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation regarding the Fox Theatre in downtown Walsenburg. The 40-year lease with the foundation will allow it to seek tax credits on the building… Keep Reading

Citizen tip leads deputies to $900,000 plus illegal pot grow in Navajo

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Sometimes all it takes is one citizen picking up the phone and reporting suspicious activity. Earlier this summer, a Navajo Estates resident did just that, and following a sheriff’s office investigation, two individuals are now in custody and nearly a million dollars worth of illegal marijuana will never hit the… Keep Reading

Felony charges filed in teen drinking case

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office has filed felony and misdemeanor charges against one of two adults arrested in connection with a teen alcohol party broken up by sheriff’s deputies in the early morning hours of July 29. On Monday Garrett Quintana, 19, appeared in district court with his attorney,… Keep Reading

Town of La Veta has enough water to grow

by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — According to La Veta Mayor Doug Brgoch, the town of La Veta has the ability to add up to 325 additional water taps with the amount of water the town now owns and can store. Responding to a question at the end of the regular meeting of the town… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council receives 2nd quarter financial report

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Trinidad City Council received the second quarter financial report during the regular meeting on Tuesday evening. According to the city’s finance director Cheryl Navarette, the city is in good financial shape midway through 2017. Year to date revenues are at $5.5 million, with revenues from marijuana sales tax coming in… Keep Reading

Las Animas County Commission talks pot and planes

by Bill Knowles LAS ANIMAS — Several homeowners from the Rancho La Garita Homeowners Association addressed the Las Animas Board of County Commissioners concerning at least five unlicensed marijuana grow operations in their subdivision, voicing concerns about road damage, armed guards, and gates that restricted the homeowners access to property. Sharon Mercer, a homeowner in… Keep Reading

Colfax County Commissioners approve hirings, grants, and tour the prison

by Carol Bridge COLFAX — Colfax County Commissioners met in regular session on August 8. It was announced Roy Ackerman has been appointed to the board of the SE Colfax County Hospital District. Both Ackerman and Robert Portillo asked to be appointed and commissioner Roy Fernandez explained that while both would be excellent in the… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council preparing for winter

Vehicle purchases approved by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night voted unanimously on recommendations from public works and the finance department for the city to purchase a used dump truck and two new pickup trucks to offset aging rolling stock and to handle street plowing duties for the coming winter season.… Keep Reading

Cuchara Inn closing its doors

Board members, business owners and citizens of Cuchara, Colorado: This is my last statement to the Cuchara Sanitation & Water Board. It has become apparent that no matter how much research Marshall Moore and I do, no matter how we try to frame the facts in a way that will not offend or embarrass the… Keep Reading

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