Walsenburg

Manuel Lujan appointed to fill Walsenburg Council vacancy

By David Rinehart –(Published: March 23, 2017) Long-time resident of Walsenburg, Manuel Lujan, was appointed by Walsenburg City Council at their regular meeting Tuesday night to fill the vacant Ward 3 seat, left empty when John Salazar moved away. “I believe that I can help bring new ideas to the Walsenburg City Council,” Lujan said in his letter of intent. “I believe it is my duty to help our community and to ensure that other…

Council reconsiders sale of water

By David Rinehart –(Published: March 23, 2017) Council reconsidered their vote from the last meeting to authorize the sale of one million gallons of water to M&M Trucking and decided not to agree to the sale. “It turned out to be a fracking project,” City Administrator Leslie Klusmire reported. “I think we were led down the wrong path from the get-go,” Mayor Pro-Tem Craig Lessar said. “It was poor business practice to leave out the…

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…

Prisoner makes brazen escape from Huerfano County jail

(Published: March 9, 2017) A brazen escape led to a quick capture of an inmate at the Huerfano County Jail on Friday night. Sheriff Bruce Newman said inmate Randy Roybal, 25, saw an opportunity to escape from the recreation yard at about 8 p.m., and went for it. He climbed two chain link fences and two razor wire fences before making a run for it through the City of Walsenburg. Newman said six officers were…

“Difficult discussions” happening at Walsenburg’s Peakview School

By David Rinehart –(Published: March 2, 2017) Peakview School Principal Brenda Duran announced disappointing scores on recent standardized tests, with some grades only achieving 19-20 percent proficiency, that will result in some teachers facing nonrenewal for next year. “I’m having heavy conversations with staff right now. I don’t want to hear about the culture or the parents. I’ve got some grade levels that I’ve got to do something about – and quick,” Duran told the…

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