Walsenburg

Walsenburg city council approves Martra’s first marijuana growing tenant

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 22, 2017) The first greenhouse to be built on Martra Operating Partnership LP (Martra) property in Walsenburg was approved by council at their regular meeting Tuesday. Spanish Peaks Growth Alliance, LLC Owner Judy Marquez attended the public hearing Tuesday night to answer any questions about her development. “We’ve applied for a commercial green house and auxiliary building,” Marquez said. Martra purchased 332.54 acres of the Walsenburg East Ranch, all north…

State Board orders take over at Re-1 Peakview School

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 15, 2017) Generation Schools Network (GSN) will exercise final decision making authority over Peakview School during the next two years, according to the final written determination of the Colorado State Board of Education made yesterday at a meeting in Denver. The contract between the Re-1 school district and GSN, approved unanimously by the board Tuesday with members Sherry Gomez and Dorothy Martinez absent, specifies payments to GSN totaling $89,500 for…

New Interim Administrator hired for City of Walsenburg

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 8, 2017) Walsenburg City Council offered a contract to Steven G. Rabe as Interim City Administrator at their regular meeting Tuesday. Rabe, who did not attend the meeting, is expected to accept the offer and begin work immediately. Rabe has extensive municipal experience including, City Administrator of Cañon City from 1998–2012 and served as Interim City Administrator for Paonia in 2014 and Salida in 2016. “Everyone I’ve talked to said…

Widening project on U.S. Hwy 160 to last all summer

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: June 1, 2017)  Locals have likely been stopped on Highway 160 in the past two weeks due to construction. The Colorado Department of Transportation has started a roadway improvement project on U.S. Highway 160 at the intersection with CO 12, and the I-25 ramps north of Walsenburg, in Huerfano County. During construction, traffic will be stopped for up to 15 minutes for crew workers to set up barriers, as well as…

Still no public discussion about future of Peakview School

By David Rinehart –(Published: May 25, 2017) “We are not going to be discussing Peakview tonight,” Huerfano Re-1 School Board President Jaye Sudar told the concerned parents who showed at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. Although the board is currently tasked with the serious issue of determining the immediate future of Peakview School, the seven members of the Huerfano Re-1 School Board, were unable to schedule a public workshop at their regular meeting Tuesday. Other dates…

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