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Salazar guilty of murder

Jury takes two hours to convict on First Degree Murder in cousin killing cousin case from 2017 by E.E.Mullens WALSENBURG — A Huerfano County District Court jury took just over two hours to reach a verdict of guilty on all charges late Friday afternoon in a 2017 murder case concerning one cousin killing another. The… Keep Reading

Bank plans two gift trees for local children and senior citizens

courtesy First National TRINIDAD/ WALSENBURG  — two local communities will benefit from Gift Tree programs sponsored by The First National Bank in Trinidad and the Huerfano County Branch in Walsenburg. Each location has its own gift program with varying deadlines. Here are the details on each. The Huerfano County Branch, in cooperation with the Huerfano… Keep Reading

Commissioners note receipt of DOLA grants – Board approves 2020 water leases

by E.E. Mullens WALSENBURG — In their last meeting of November, the Huerfano County Commissioners and county administrator John Galusha announced the county has been notified of the award of two Department of Local Affairs grants that will aid in the construction costs of the new judicial center. Galusha announced the county has received a… Keep Reading

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

This Week in History, for November 27, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1893: Santiago Valdez plans to open a commission house in the stone building south of Mr. Levy’s store. He will specialize in groceries, flour, feed and grain. 1898: The road from Cucharas to the Rouse road, running along the south side of the Cucharas River, was opened to travel last week. 1903: Since the… Keep Reading

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This Week in History, for November 21, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1882: The aurora borealis Friday night was remarkably brilliant and beautiful. 1887: Married on November 21 were Evaristo Gonzales and Maria Rita Martinez, both of Walsenburg, Estanislado Quintana and Escolastica Martinez, both of North Veta, and Pablo Sandoval of Bear Creek and Maria Tomasa Vigil of North Veta. 1892: Solid improvements have been the… Keep Reading

Farm to School program in southern Colorado

by Jaye Sudar WALSENBURG — Huerfano RE-1 is supporting a joint effort with HuLa, a part of the Huerfano/Las Animas Health Department to bring a Farm to School program to southern Colorado. This project is the Growing Life Garden Project. At this time, seven different gardens are included in the efforts spearheaded by Keri Powers.… Keep Reading

Four teens arrested in Friday night mugging in Walsenburg

by Mark Craddock WALSENBURG — Huerfano County authorities arrested four teenagers early Saturday morning after an apparent armed robbery in downtown Walsenburg. According to Sheriff Bruce Newman, a 63-year-old woman reported she was walking to her car in the 100 block of East Fifth Street around midnight Friday, when she was accosted by a group… Keep Reading

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