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Walsenburg City Council wants to open Wild Waters ASAP

Manager, life guards need to be hired and COVID-19 prevention measures to be enacted   by E.E. Mullens WALSENBURG — Walsenburg City Council members, administration and staff began thinking about the 2020 summer swim season in late fall of 2019. They began planning, and accomplishing necessary repairs and outlined early hiring of staff; a pool… Keep Reading

Flagpole for St. Mary’s South Cemetery

  courtesy Geri Sudar WALSENBURG — With the fortitude and persistent effort of Paul Sedillo, a flagpole was erected by the Walsenburg Fraternal Order of Eagles and the St. Mary Knights of Columbus at the South St. Mary Cemetery. Paul, who is a life long resident of Walsenburg and a member of both organizations, secured… Keep Reading

This Week in History, for June 4, 2020 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1884: Married, Joseph Louis Chatin, Walsenburg, and Maria Therese Berchy, late of Vitch, Prussia. 1889: C.O., Fred and Adolph Unfug paid a visit to the coal mines on the Apishapa where the Rock Island railroad owns 7,000 acres of land around Schultze’s store. 1894: Some 400 strikers came Friday with colors flying. It took… Keep Reading

Suspicious Fire

  SUSPICIOUS FIRE. Huerfano County law enforcement, the DA’s office and state arson investigators are looking into the fire that destroyed this home at 403 N Chaffee in Walsenburg at 12:12 a.m. May 28. No official report has been made available from either the county fire department or the sheriff’s office, however local and state… Keep Reading

A plethora of changes covered at the RE-1 school board meeting

by Jaye Sudar   WALSENBURG — School life is changing. Huerfano RE-1 Superintendent Mike Moore spoke to the plethora of changes he’d listed on the agenda for the administration meeting on Thursday. He figures at this point, that there are enough items for three meetings if not more during June. The Colorado Department of Education… Keep Reading

City Council to review code codification book again before adoption – Earthwork to begin soon for Love’s Travel Stops & Country Store; council approves bulk water request

by E.E.Mullens   WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night voted to postpone action of adoption of Ordinance 1143 which will, once approved, enact a new codified municipal code. Code codification has been a lengthy on again, off again, priority project for city administration and elected officials, but gained in priority status in the… Keep Reading

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