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Senator Gardner honoring veterans

HUERFANO — US Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was on hand last week to hand out certificates of recognition to five residents of the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center. Veteran Hector Foutz, a resident at was one of six honorees who received a framed resolution recognizing their military service by the Huerfano County Commissioners in a… Keep Reading

Public briefings set next week addressing crime in 3rd Judicial District

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG / TRINIDAD — Current crime issues facing the residents of the Third Judicial District in southern Colorado will be addressed on the local and federal level in two meetings next week in Walsenburg and Trinidad hosted by 3rd Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano and Acting U.S. Attorney for Colorado Bob Troyer.… Keep Reading

City Council approves Tier 1 recreation marijuana grow

City council July meetings set for 11th & 18th by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — It’s summer and the living is easy, and the thoughts of Walsenburg City Council have already turned to tax issues for the November election. While a proposed ballot tax question concerning the creation of a municipal excise tax on marijuana sales… Keep Reading

Sonic Bloom shows lower attendance in 2017

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Jess Gries and Jeff Swager representing Sonic Bloom, gave an informal after event report to the Huerfano County Commissioners this week indicating the electronic music and more festival had lower attendance this year. The numbers were down significantly, Gries said, with paid entrants slightly above 3,300. The commissioners earlier this… Keep Reading

New slate of officers at Navajo Ranch

courtesy JC Copeland NAVAJO — On Tuesday, May 16, the 2017 Navajo Ranch Officers were sworn in. New officers are JC Copeland, president; Richard Clements, vice president; Sara Engelmohr, secretary; and Dave Rogers, treasurer. Board members elected are Debbie Clements, Todd Evelin, and Sam Morningstar. Meeting discussions centered on maintaining neighborhood values with strict enforcement of… Keep Reading

Melissa Jackson and her bootcamp warriors

Melissa Jackson, (pictured in the center), intern at Washington Underground Recreation Center, 201 East 5th Street in Walsenburg, may not be a drill sargeant but she runs a fun but tough boot camp. Twenty five men and women joined the ranks last Tuesday night at the rec center and got a fabulous work out. Melissa comes… Keep Reading

Happy Anniversary, Fr. Stephen

Pastor celebrates 18 years as priest by David Tesitor WALSENBURG — Father Stephen Olamolu, pastor of the Spanish Peaks Catholic Community, celebrated the 18th anniversary of his ordination last Sunday with a parish potluck on the lawn between the church and rectory. Members of St. Mary, Sacred Heart in Gardner, Christ the King in La… Keep Reading

Careless smoking may have been cause of fire

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a single family home fire around 1:30 Thursday afternoon. The fire at 825 W. Cedar was reported by neighbor Paul Gomez, who is a captain with the fire service. Gomez said he saw heavy smoke billowing out from under the eaves of… Keep Reading

Top students recognized

RE-1 Band program receives grant for instruments by Dan Harper WALSENBURG — At the regular Tuesday meeting of the Huerfano RE-1 School Board, John Mall High School’s Jason Murphy and Erika Bradsby, this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively, were recognized by the district for their outstanding excellence in education. Superintendent Mike Moore gave each graduate… Keep Reading

Salazar murder gun remains missing

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Despite efforts by the sheriff’s office to find it, the gun believed to have been used in the June 6 alleged fatal shooting of one cousin by another has not been discovered. Sheriff Bruce Newman told the World Journal an initial search on June 6, followed by another search June… Keep Reading

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