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Fine art at John Mall

by Ruth Orr WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg John Mall art students celebrated their achievements this year with a ‘Fine Arts Night’ on Tuesday, May 9. The students displayed art work in a variety of different mediums, from pencil on paper to paint, feathers, yarn, and ceramics. The variety and talent was astounding! The evening’s entertainment… Keep Reading

JMHS band goes for gold

by Ruth Orr DENVER — Walsenburg’s John Mall High School band did their school and town proud this weekend. The group, consisting of just 19 band members, loaded onto a bus and headed off to Denver for a competition at Elitch Gardens, where they played magnificently. Despite the small group size, the bus was packed… Keep Reading

EQIT Celebration in Aguilar

AGUILAR — On May 1, 2017, the Huerfano- Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Advisory Council hosted Celebrating Our Profession at the Aguilar School in Aguilar, Colorado. We recognized the following students who have completed the 2017 Spring Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care Course: Natasha Knight, Susan Aguirre, Brittany Hammel, Chantel Reeves, Kenny Castellano,… Keep Reading

Klusmire fired

Walsenburg City Administrator terminated immediately on a 5-2 vote by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Walsenburg’s City Administrator Leslie Klusmire’s job was on the line Tuesday night, and while personnel matters are, by law, discussed in closed door executive sessions, the topic appeared to be the worst kept secret in the city. When the final council… Keep Reading

Past meets present in America, music builds the bridge

Mario Aleman, Jake Cortez and friends return to Walsenburg by Mary-Ann Brandon HUERFANO — The landscape of Americana music is large. We are trained to turn our attention to Nashville or to Austin, Texas for the emerging artists or trends. However, the musical history and current diversity of such is so broad that we ought… Keep Reading

Huerfano’s pot/ hemp moratorium remains in effect until August ‘17

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While discussions continue with the county-hired marijuana regulation consultant, the Huerfano County Commissioners made it clear in this week’s meeting the current moratorium banning new conditional use applications for marijuana growing facilities will stay in place, likely until August. In response to an invitation made two weeks ago by the… Keep Reading

Public Service Announcements of May 18, 2017

Protect your letter carrier from dog attacks WALSENBURG — This message is from Mike Santistevan, Postmaster at the Walsenburg Post Office. Last year, USPS employees were victimized by 6,755 dog attacks nationwide. Everyone of these incidents had the potential for serious injury of our employee. There is also possible liability for the dog owner for… Keep Reading

1st Communion at St. Mary in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG — If spring is here, children in First Communion garb cannot be far behind. On Mother’s Day, May 14, First Holy Communion was received at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg by (l to r, front row) Emri Espinoza, Olivia Trujillo, Juaquin Gallegos, Hennessy Pino, Darren Navarro-Souza, Bruno Fernando Vigil, and Isiah Rodriguez. Back row, (l… Keep Reading

Two Tobin brothers: two masters degrees

Shirley Tobin is pleased and proud to announce that her oldest son Lorenzo will be receiving his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership on June 10, 2017 from Colorado State University. She is also pleased and proud to announce her son Manuel will complete his Master’s Degree in Education and Teacher Leadership, also from Colorado State University.… Keep Reading

Walsenburg’s Paul Trujillo graduates from CSU

Paul Trujillo earned a bachelor’s degree this past week in the School of Liberal Arts from Colorado State University, majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Info Science and Technology. Paul is the son of Milan and Roxie Rapo. Keep Reading

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