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St. Patty’s Day havoc at Peakview

WALSENBURG — Lenny the Leprechaun was very mischievous at Peakview Elementary School on St. Patty’s Day. While the students were at lunch, Lenny tied up the Pre-K substitute teacher, Mr. Neal Grilley, dyed his beard green, then disappeared to continue his trickery throughout the school. Photo courtesy Theresa Martinez. Keep Reading

Break out the bucks for band and BBQ!

John Mall music program fundraiser by Ruth Orr   WALSENBURG — Do you like BBQ? Do you like supporting the local youth? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions, come down this Thursday, March 23, to the John Mall High School cafeteria for a Spring Break BBQ fundraiser for the music… Keep Reading

Turin Shroud draws a crowd

WALSENBURG— More than 200 people came to St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg last Friday evening to hear Dr. John (on the left) and Mrs. Rebecca Jackson of the Shroud of Turin Center speak on the scientific research to which they have devoted the last 50 years of their lives. Dr. Jackson, a physicist, began… Keep Reading

Trinidad hears about gas, passes moratorium on pot consumption clubs

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Trinidad’s city council heard from Brad Bean, the city’s gas consultant, about locating a new supply of natural gas to service the industrial park after a deficiency in the service was discovered. Funding to study and fix the problem will come from the capital improvement fund worth $500,000. The three… Keep Reading

Commissioners honor veterans at SPVCLC

The Huerfano County Commissioners honored six veteran residents at Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center on Tuesday, proclaiming special days to honor the veterans for their service to the nation. Honored were (pictured left to right) Billy Joe Puryear, Cpl. USMC. His day was March 10, 2017 and he served in California and Korea winning… Keep Reading

Huerfano County GOP March meeting

by Brian Manning HUERFANO — The Huerfano County Republicans have big plans for the next two years, as laid out in their first meeting since the organizational meeting in February. The new officers wasted no time setting the agenda for the next two years. Chair Debi Sporleder called the meeting to order and led the… Keep Reading

Huerfano sheriff investigating liquor store armed robbery

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed robbery that happened Saturday, March 18 at Up Town Liquors in Walsenburg. Sheriff Bruce Newman said three people, dressed in black and wearing masks entered the business at 702 Walsen Ave. Saturday night and made off with an empty cash register that… Keep Reading

Former cop’s sex assault trial set for September

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — A trial date has now been set for a former sheriff’s office command officer’s trial on sexual assault charges. On Friday, March 17 a plea hearing had been set in Third Judicial District court in Walsenburg concerning the charges against Kevin Vallejos, but the Clerk of Combined courts, Lorraine Cisneros,… Keep Reading

Can Northlands handle new business development?

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While the Northlands Sanitary Sewer project is still at least two months from total completion, city officials are now wondering if the infrastructure can accommodate new business, especially industrial development in the north side Interstate access area. Rodney Lang gave a project update to Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night saying… Keep Reading

Spring hiking in a winter wonderland

by Tom Macedo HUERFANO — Say you’re a hiker and it’s winter. Your favorite mountain haunts are covered with snow. What do you do when you really want to stretch out your hiking muscles? You head east. There is a place in the prairie-lands east of Walsenburg where, through much of the winter, a hiker can… Keep Reading

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