Elections

Voters to receive mail ballots for Nov. 7 election next week

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 12, 2017)  Ballots will be mailed to registered voters in Huerfano County starting Monday, October 16 for the 2017 Coordinated Election. Voters countywide will be asked to increase funding for the District Attorney’s office, while Walsenburg voters will decide mayor, city council seats and a question to add an excise tax to marijuana. Additionally, voters in the Huerfano Re-1 School District will choose new members of the Board of Education….

La Veta RE-2 election is canceled as Director Eleanor Foley drops out

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: Sept. 14, 2017) In a surprise move Monday night Director Eleanor Foley took herself out of the running for school board and the November election was canceled. The board moved by acclamation to appoint Director Ed Donovan and two new candidates, Polly Neldner and Larry Morgan, to the three open seats. Foley addressed the board saying she withdrew because of the caliber of candidates running. “I had encouraged others to run…

Four candidates for three La Veta school board seats in fall election

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: August 31, 2017) Four people have taken out petitions and are certified as candidates for this fall’s school board election in La Veta. Dr. Ed Donovan and Director Eleanor Foley will be running for re-election. Polly Neldner and Larry Morgan will also be vying for a seat. Director Cindy Campbell is term-limited and will be leaving the board. Three seats are open on the school board.

Walsenburg Mayor Eccher faces opposition in run for third term

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 31, 2017) Candidates for Walsenburg City Council returned their petitions to the City Clerk this week, and there will be a race for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Jim Eccher, who has served four years over two terms will run for a third and final term this November. Eccher is challenged by Craig Lessar, who serves on Council representing Ward 2, and is now term-limited from his council seat. Council seats in…

Commissioners asking for tax increase for District Attorney

By David Rinehart –(Published: August 31, 2017) Huerfano voters will determine this November whether the sales tax will be raised by one half of one percent for purchases in the county to raise revenue to increase the Third Judicial District Attorney’s (DA) budget. The Huerfano Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a resolution at their regular meeting Tuesday to put a tax increase question on the ballot. The ballot question asks for taxes to be…

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