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This Week in History, for November 14, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1861: Charles Autobees’ home on the Huerfano River near Doyle’s ranch will be the polling place for Huerfano County Precinct 1 for the territorial election. 1867: Eustacio Romero and Trafina Manzanares, both of Cucharas plaza, were married. 1881: A.R. Campbell has got comfortably settled in Charley Mazzone’s new building with a stock of fine… Keep Reading

Huerfano RE-1 swears in new board members – Departing members honored

by Jaye Sudar WALSENBURG — After a day’s delay caused by Arctic weather, the district held a brief set of meetings. The first order of business was to honor and thank David Tesitor, Jaye Sudar, Eva Vigil, and Julia Marchant for their eight years of service as board members. Superintendent Mike Moore spoke of their… Keep Reading

Laying the foundation for art at MOF

The Gala at the Museum of Friends is Friday, Nov. 15, and includes a historical skit as well as nearly 100 pieces in the sale by T Wahl WALSENBURG — When writer Ann McCutchan was asked to write a skit for the Museum of Friends’ fundraising gala and Western art sale , she said yes.… Keep Reading

Former District ONE director buys a condemned building – and a dream

by Mark Craddock WALSENBURG — Shortly after the Sept. 20, 2018, purchase of the old Hill School on Polk Street, members of District ONE took to calling it “the BUS,” an acronym, they say, for “Building United Society.” Those who recall the history of 1960s communes might recall that term in reference to Ken Kesey,… Keep Reading


by David Tesitor Farmers football season officially over HOEHNE — When the last game of the regular season was played, there was an outside chance the Hoehne Farmers could be invited as a lower seed in the 8-man tournament, but even with their decisive run toward the end of the season, the Farmers were not… Keep Reading

This Week in History, for November 7, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1880: This town needs an energetic insurance agent. 1895: Jay Coots and Archie Jolly are suffering from mountain fever and Miss Minnie Wycoff is is now recovering. 1900: Died, John Caviness, a resident of Walsenburg since 1887 and operated a livery stable that is now the Coots stable on Fourth Street. He has served… Keep Reading

Huerfano RE-1 approves Gardner charter contract – Gardner Valley School is one step closer to reality

staff report WALSENBURG — After 90 minutes of fine tuning the Gardner Valley School document, the school board unanimously approved the charter school’s contract. There were a number of changes as well as clarifications made concerning special education and transportation, but a process that started earlier this spring reached a vital milestone. See related sidebar.… Keep Reading

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