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CS&WD board awash in controversy over commercial water rates

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 17, 2017)  In an attempt to work with the Cuchara Inn on delinquent water bills, the board of Cucharas Water & Sanitation District asked the owner to submit a repayment plan, but then demanded full payment. Those two options caused a lengthy regular meeting on Friday, August 11 and drove the board to extend the regular meeting two more times, with one meeting Tuesday and another yesterday. These meetings were…

Candidates needed to run for school boards, city council

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 10, 2017) Candidates are needed to fill seats on school boards and city council and nomination petitions are now available for those interested in running for a local office. The election will be held November 7, 2017. La Veta Re-2 Board of Education has three Director seats open to serve a four-year term. Incumbents Ed Donovan and Eleanor Foley have served one term and may decide to run for a…

Walsenburg to ask voters to impose excise tax on marijuana

By David Rinehart –(Published: August 3, 2017) Walsenburg Wild Waters and other city parks may see a cash infusion if voters approve a ballot question this November placing a five percent excise tax on commercial marijuana cultivation. City Council approved Ordinance 1102 at their regular meeting Tuesday night that includes the actual ballot question. Local cultivators should be unaffected. They are already paying a five percent excise tax to Huerfano County. For those cultivators located…

Town moves forward on Ryus Ave. bridge project

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: August 3, 2017) After a brief executive session Tuesday night the La Veta town board voted to sign an “over commitment” letter to the Colorado Dept. of Transportation so bidding can begin for the Ryus Ave. bridge. Mayor Doug Brgoch said the town is moving forward in its continued effort to get the Ryus Ave. bridge built. While the town does not have sufficient money ear-marked for the project, trustees agreed…

Two bears recently killed

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 3, 2017) Early Tuesday morning an unsuspecting motorist hit and killed a black bear on Hwy. 12 at the north end of La Veta. Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 7:45 a.m. to find the bear had attempted to cross the road near the Cucharas River. The small SUV suffered damage to the front end. The driver was treated by local EMS but not transported to the hospital,…

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