Huerfano County

String of spring storms leaves area in the dark
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By Renee Rinehart –(Published: April 6, 2017) Spring storms ripped through Huerfano County over the last 12 days leaving over 90-inches in the Cuchara area, with heavy snow taking down power lines and leaving thousands without power for days. San Isabel Electric Assoc. (SIEA) linemen are calling this the “worst outage in over 20 years,” according to officials. The first hit arrived on Friday, March 24 with winter roaring back into Huerfano County, after several…

Vallejos to stand trial on sex assault charges

By Renee Rinehart (Published: March 23, 2017) Kevin Vallejos, 47, former Huerfano County Sheriff’s Captain, will go to trial on charges of felony child sex assault in September after rejecting a plea agreement. Vallejos was set to appear in court last Friday to accept a plea agreement offered by special prosecutors Jim Bullock and Jack Roth, or go to trial. Vallejos rejected the plea deal and opted for a jury trial in Huerfano County District…

Stand off between city and sheriff reaches tipping point

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: March 16, 2017) City Administrator Leslie Klusmire was nearly arrested last week after she reportedly denied access to Walsenburg Police records. Klusmire said Capt. Ray Walsh, HCSO, accompanied by Jeff Byland, came to city hall to meet with former Capt. Vince Suarez to download files that need to be transferred to the sheriff’s office. She asked Byland to leave and said the city has had problems with him in the past…

SPRHC to take ownership of county Ambulance Service

By David Rinehart–(Published: March 2, 2017) Huerfano County Ambulance Service will soon be owned by Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center (SPRHC) as a letter outlining terms for an agreement was approved by the Huerfano Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at their regular meeting Tuesday. The county and SPRHC have 60 days to reach an actual agreement on the transfer of ownership. SPRHC will gain title to all Ambulance Service assets, including the building at 326…

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