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Huerfano RE-1 Schools Foundation is with the band

by Jaye Sudar WALSENBURG — The Huerfano RE-1 Schools Foundation began in 2016 to help the district with the mill levy override campaign. From there, the non-profit has worked to help the schools by providing a way for the local community to donate to the schools, and help fund a variety of educational experiences that… Keep Reading

Teens face multiple felony charges in alleged Walsenburg armed robbery

by Mark Craddock WALSENBURG — Four local teenagers accused of mugging a 63-year-old woman in downtown Walsenburg last month will face at least three felony charges, according to the district attorney. On Tuesday, DA Henry Solano filed charges of possession of a dangerous weapon, aggravated robbery, conspiracy, and other charges against the four. According to… Keep Reading

Thanksgiving Day bus roll over on I-25 – Driver faces misdemeanor charges

  by E.E. Mullens HUERFANO COUNTY — Dozens of passengers en route from El Paso, Texas to Denver, Colorado on a commercial bus were injured in the predawn darkness Thanksgiving morning when the bus slid off of I-25 and rolled onto its top four miles south of Walsenburg. Emergency service providers including fire/rescue, law enforcement… Keep Reading

Panther Wrestlers positioned to have best season ever

by David Tesitor WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg/ John Mall Panthers have always succeeded in the sport of wrestling, producing several state champions over the years, and more recently having multiple state champions in a single season. At their regional tournament last season, the Panthers finished third behind Cedaredge and Centauri. At the tournament, John Mall… Keep Reading

Youth Sports Leagues come to Huerfano County

by Kerrie Meyler HUERFANO —Huerfano County now has a new sports league, as Two Peaks Fitness in La Veta has newly formed a basketball league for our youth! For many years children, parents, and volunteer coaches have traveled to Colorado City, Pueblo, and/or Trinidad to join their recreation leagues. Time, travel, and distance have always… Keep Reading

Walsenburg swears in new mayor and council members

by E.E.Mullens WALSENBURG — Four members of the Walsenburg City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass the four resolutions enabling the adoption of the 2020 municipal budget, but did so without the vote of outgoing Mayor Dennis Hoyt. Hoyt appeared in council chambers prior to the 5:30 pm work session, shook a few hands,… Keep Reading

Peakview students of the month

WALSENBURG — The following students were nominated for Peakview student of the month in November: Top Left – Jordan Thompson (7th Grade), Cheyenne Aslin (7th Grade), Brenda Morgan Bottom Left – Elizabeth Booth (Pre-K), Jada Maes (1st Grade), DeeCee Apodaca (Kindergarten), Lorenzo Salazar (4th Grade) Not Pictured – Leito Salazar (1st Grade), Harmony Brothers (4th… Keep Reading

The FoxTrot Emporium

  by Debi Sporleder WALSENBURG — It’s always exciting when new businesses open up in our communities. Having The FoxTrot Emporium open its doors at 114 E. 5th is no exception. Jenna Fox and Mike Eberwein found their way to our beautiful county through a friend who owned property here and had been asking them… Keep Reading

Farm Bureau members learn about alternate burial and local drug epidemic

  by Carol Dunn WALSENBURG — About 30 people attended the annual meeting of the Huerfano County Farm Bureau (HCFB) on November 2 at the United Church in Walsenburg. A luncheon of beef brisket was served, and local band StandFast provided musical entertainment for the group. County coroner Vonnie Valdez, who was accompanied by her… Keep Reading

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