Spring runoff floods Cuchara neighborhoods
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By Renee Rinehart –(Published: June 15, 2017) Resident Bob Woederhoff informed the CS&WD board members that roads and yards are flooding. He said it starts above the ponds. “The outlet can’t handle the amount of water. The culvert is not blocked. We just need a backhoe to get the water flowing back into the river. He said he called Huerfano County, but they can’t help with flooding on private property. “It’s a simple fix,” Woederhoff…

State Board orders take over at Re-1 Peakview School

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 15, 2017) Generation Schools Network (GSN) will exercise final decision making authority over Peakview School during the next two years, according to the final written determination of the Colorado State Board of Education made yesterday at a meeting in Denver. The contract between the Re-1 school district and GSN, approved unanimously by the board Tuesday with members Sherry Gomez and Dorothy Martinez absent, specifies payments to GSN totaling $89,500 for…

Hemp grow approved just west of La Veta

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 15, 2017) The Huerfano Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a permit for a new hemp grow that will be located just within the Town of La Veta’s three mile plan boundary off County Road 450 west of town. “We’re going to convert the barn into a nursery for seedlings, then transfer the plants to about a one acre piece of ground outside,” Acme Hemp Co. representative Keith Bouchard explained….

Local man is arrested for illegal marijuana growing operation

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: June 15, 2017) A man wanted in connection with an illegal marijuana growing operation in La Veta has been arrested on felony charges and is due back in court later this month. Charles “Spike” Sturgeon, 39, is charged with Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana after the La Veta Marshal found 36 live marijuana plants and 3.8 pounds of marijuana at a W. Francisco St. house in La Veta on May 23. The…

Town’s water not needed for fracking

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: June 15, 2017) The issue that had people packing town hall last week is now moot; another water source has been found by the energy company and their plans continue. So, La Veta won’t be receiving $75,000 for selling three million gallons of water to Alta Mesa Holdings, an energy exploration company. But Mayor Doug Brgoch told members of La Veta’s town board at Tuesday night’s all-committee meeting he has not…

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