Huerfano County

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…

Extended Care Unit to open in late September at SPRHC

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 31, 2017) Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center (SPRHC) announced the opening of a new Extended Care Unit, providing long-term care for the public starting September 25.  The announcement was made at the regular meeting of the Huerfano County Hospital District last week. Eight private rooms have been converted from hospital rooms to create the wing for Extended Care. All rooms have been freshly remodeled with new paint, floors, lighting, and…

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…

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…

District Attorney wants more taxpayer funding for budget

By David Rinehart –(Published: July 27, 2017) Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano wants taxpayers in both Huerfano and Las Animas counties to pay more sales tax – with the revenue earmarked for the District Attorney’s office. Solano came to the Huerfano Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting Tuesday to ask the BOCC to notify the County Clerk’s office that there may be a ballot issue for this November’s ballot. The deadline for the notification…

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