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First National kicks off annual school supply drive

OUR WORLD—Although the future of local schools opening for the fall semester due to COVID-19 has yet to be determined, The First National Bank in Trinidad, along with the Huerfano County Branch in Walsenburg and the Loan Production Office in Raton, have made a commitment to continue efforts to support the youth in the community by… Keep Reading

This Week in History, for July 2, 2020 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1877: In the opinion of your correspondent, the advantages possessed by this locality for stock raising are inferior to none, with the abundance of water, the almost limitless pasture of tall and nutritional grass, hay of the finest quality in the greatest abundance so the stockgrower and farmer may all alike find here suitable… Keep Reading

Commissioners ‘talk some trash’ at meeting – Illegal dumping concerns citizens

by E.E. Mullens   WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners conducted a ‘new routine’ meeting this week, continuing video teleconference meetings and hearing from a citizen regarding the long time problem of people dumping refuse illegally along county roads. Ray Fisher, a long time advocate of solving this problem, spoke with the commissioners regarding the… Keep Reading

This Week in History, for June 25, 2020 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1882: Two men were found guilty in the mail fraud case on the Gardner to Rosita route, but T.W. Fouch, Gardner postmaster, had to go all the way to Washington, D.C., to testify in the case. 1892: Hip! Hip! Rah for the band strawberry festival June 26th. 1897: Mazzone’s saloon, Wycoff Drug, and Unfug… Keep Reading

CARES ACT funds applied for by county – IGAs approved between Huerfano, La Veta and Walsenburg

by E.E.Mullens   WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners this week took on some COVID-19 relief by approving a letter to DOLA and approving the resolutions concerning Intergovernmental Agreements with Walsenburg and La Veta. CARES ACT funds are monies allocated to governments to reimburse them for spending related to issues surrounding the pandemic and extraordinary… Keep Reading

Pay freezes, and alphabet soup planning

by Jaye Sudar   WALSENBURG — The Huerfano RE-1 Board of Education approved the HEA negotiated agreement for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to funding cuts, the district has implemented a freeze that impacts salaries and steps. While never a comfortable choice, the freeze prevents the loss of programs and staff in the district. Superintendent… Keep Reading

Fox Theatre Walsenburg needs public input on final designs

courtesy Mike Peters, Executive director, Fox Theatre, Walsenburg   WALSENBURG — The final design plans have arrived from the team at the CU Denver School of Architecture & Planning. While it is true, as the video narator points out, that movie going seems a long way off these days, with a little work now the… Keep Reading

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