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La Veta marijuana research facility plans building improvements

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: Oct. 5, 2017) Anticipating a large crowd the La Veta town board set the public hearing Nov. 7 at the community center for a redevelopment plan for Sangre AgroTech. The bioscience research facility recently purchased land at 5535 State Highway 12 in La Veta. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of WEED, Inc., of Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Patrick Williams, representing Sangre AgroTech, appeared Tuesday night at the La Veta town board…

Developer pulls out of ski/golf

By David Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 5, 2017) Huerfano County Administrator John Galusha confirmed entrepreneur Scott Brown has withdrawn his contract to purchase Grandote Peaks Golf Course. “I had a phone conversation with Mr. Brown last Friday…that deal is dead,” Galusha told the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at their regular meeting Tuesday. Brown has been in the county talking about purchasing both the golf course and the Cuchara Ski Area—raising some residents’ hopes of an…

Walsenburg limits marijuana to 12 plants in residential property

By David Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 5, 2017) Walsenburg City Council wanted to send a clear message, starting next year citizens are limited to growing 12 marijuana plants at their residences. City Council approved the first reading of Ordinance 1108 at their regular meeting Tuesday night. “The only function of the Ordinance is to make sure the city doesn’t have anything that may be interpreted to allow more than 12 plants on a residential property,” City…

County improving the main road in downtown Cuchara

By David Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 28, 2017) In an effort to control erosion, the county is paving the middle of Cuchara Avenue East next week. County Administrator John Galusha explained the project also includes installation of drainage so water from the west side of Highway 12 will be routed north, away from the main street in Cuchara. Galusha said the $24,000 project is scheduled for next Tuesday, weather permitting, and will consist of an eight-foot…

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center opens Extended Care Unit

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 28, 2017) The newly opened Extended Care Unit will be home to residents in need of skilled nursing care. You do not need to be a veteran to qualify. The Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center, also onsite, houses veterans and their spouses in need on long-term care. The nine rooms include a bed, cable television and telephone and private bathroom, along with lighting on a dimmer switch. Residents can…

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