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No solution yet for opening access road to Lily Lake trailhead

By David Rinehart –(Published: July 23, 2015) Visitors to Lily Lake may have a few extra miles to walk, if a trail is constructed over the 400 yard wide landslide that deposited a huge amount of mud, trees and other debris on County Road 580 July 4. The Huerfano Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) were unable to obtain a new easement from Singing River Ranch owner Joseph Luter at a meeting last week. “He’s (Luter)…

Local man threatens to sue La Veta over zoning dispute

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: July 23, 2015) Gary Flanders was quietly angry as he addressed the La Veta Town Board Tuesday night over a zoning issue. He said he’d been “surprised” to read in The Signature Newspaper that his recent zoning request had been denied. “I was totally surprised, there was no notice, no public hearing, what were you possibly thinking?” he asked. He asked the town to waive the six-month waiting period to reapply…

Walsenburg looks to grow with First Ranch Annexation

By David Rinehart – (Published: July 23, 2015) Walsenburg is on the path to increase it’s size over 550 acres as council set August 25 at 6:00 p.m. as the public hearing for the First Ranch Annexation east of the current city limits. “We’re trying to get in position to sell the land,” City Administrator Dave Johnston explained at Tuesday night’s regular council meeting. The City has a contract to sell over 330 acres to…

Walsenburg clinic featured in New York Times article for success in preventing teen pregnancies

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: July 16, 2015) The phone has not stopped ringing since the July 5 New York Times story about the success of teen pregnancy prevention at the Outreach and Women’s clinic in Walsenburg, Director Debbie Channel says. This week a team from NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt rolled into town and filmed a segment that features a former teen mother and her teenage daughter. Channel says since the article she’s been…

Francisco Fort Director Kim McKee resigns

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: July 16, 2015) In what came as a surprise to many, Francisco Fort Director Kim McKee resigned Tuesday night in a special meeting. In her letter of resignation McKee praised the members of the museum board and said they have supported her through the past three years but in her letter said “it has been a difficult winter and spring for this director.” At the Tuesday night meeting there were tears…

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