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Northlands project finally a ‘GO’ — city awards project bids

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — After years of planning, discussions, grant and loan applications, financing, engineering and surveys, the long awaited Northlands project is finally, officially, ready to begin as the city council this week awarded construction contacts. Representatives from GMS Inc., the city’s consulting engineers presented the low bid winners during the regular council… Keep Reading

Teacher recruitment event to be held in Walsenburg

by Ruth Orr WALSENBURG — In a profession that seems to have no end of problems, there’s some good news for anyone looking to be a teacher in rural Colorado. Currently, CSU-Pueblo, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, the South Central BOCES, Generation Schools Network, and Battelle for Kids, is working on a… Keep Reading

Extinguisher training for Walsenburg employees

HUERFANO – Huerfano County Fire Protection District firefighters conducted fire extinguisher training for Walsenburg city employees recently.  City staff learned how to attack a small fire.  While most people would use a fire extinguisher in an emergency at home or around their car, firefighters explained the importance of using the right extinguisher for the right… Keep Reading

Commissioners vote to put marijuana grower’s CUP in suspense file

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Acme Growers, a proposed two-acre marijuana growing operation in the Buffalo Ranch area received a reprieve on their expiring conditional use permit from the Huerfano County Commissioners on Tuesday. The marijuana farm’s Keith Bouchard and project manager Larry Elliot appeared before the board of commissioners this week in an attempt… Keep Reading

Walsenburg rocks out: better than bowling down the main drag

by Bill Knowles WALSENBURG — Walsenburg, once again is seeing a developing music scene that will bring an eclectic sound to the city as different groups and individuals of various styles and genres make their appearance at Sarti’s. Last Thursday evening was the inaugural event that some hope will fire up the music and cultural… Keep Reading

Benedictine sisters: eight decades of service

by Mary Jo Tesitor WALSENBURG — On Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 5pm, the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs will come to Walsenburg to celebrate 50 years as daughter house of the Atchison, KS mother house, Mt. St. Scholastica. Walsenburg holds a special place in their hearts, since it marks… Keep Reading

Kristin Craddock and Jesse Harbrige engagement photo

Engagement Announcement: Kristin Craddock and Jesse Harbrige

Mark and Geri Craddock of Walsenburg, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Nicole, to Jesse Harbrige, son of John Harbrige of Anchorage, Alaska, and Michelle Goss of Yukon, Okla. Ms. Craddock, granddaughter of William and Jackey Ugolini, is a 2006 graduate of John Mall High School. She received a BS in Biological Sciences… Keep Reading

Candelario arrest warrant

Judge unseals Candelario arrest warrant

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Third Judicial District Court Judge Claude Appel earlier this month issued an order to unseal the original 16-page Ralph Candelario arrest warrant filed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on October 7, 2014 on a motion filed by the World Journal. The newspaper filed the petition to unseal the arrest… Keep Reading

This Week in History, train, This Week in History train

This Week in History: April 21, 2016

Walsenburg 1883: Young Fred Walsen, of the firm of Unfug Brothers, is sojourning in Raton, New Mexico, for recreation from his arduous labors in the store. 1889: Messrs. Campbell and Moore, our wide awake furniture men and undertakers, got an elegant new hearse. 1895: Messrs. Cowing, Lidle and the Dick Brothers have all purchased new… Keep Reading

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