Huerfano County

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…

County specifies conditions to acquire Cuchara Mountain Park

By David Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 21, 2017) All the talk and excitement spreading throughout Huerfano County about a possible purchase of both the former Cuchara ski area and shuttered Grandote Peaks Golf Course has resulted in negotiations for agreement with Huerfano County. Tuesday, the Huerfano Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved sending a letter to developer Scott Brown of Boulder County outlining the conditions the county would like to see in any agreement to use…

Skeletal remains found in the mountains near Sulphur Springs

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: Sept. 14, 2017) Some young hunters from the La Veta area made a grisly discovery last Saturday. Huerfano County Coroner Vonnie Valdez confirmed skeletal remains were found Saturday in rough terrain in Huerfano County near the Costilla County line. After the young hunters discovered the remains they contacted the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office, according to Valdez. She and Capt. Ray Walsh, HCSO, spent much of the day Saturday and Sunday on…

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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