Elections

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…

District Attorney determined to get tax increase on ballot

By David Rinehart –(Published: August 24, 2017) Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano has proposed a tax increase that would more than double the amount of money Huerfano residents contribute to his budget. Solano sent a letter to County Clerk Nancy Cruz stating he is prepared to use the petition process to get a half percent sales tax question on the November ballot. “While we remain hopeful that language can be agreed to with the…

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