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…

Francisco Fort to receive over $85,000 to rehab exterior

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: August 24, 2017) Although it’s not official, La Veta town trustees received notice this week a $86,520 grant has been awarded from the State Historical Fund for Francisco Fort. Mayor Doug Brgoch announced at Tuesday nights all committee meeting the town got a letter saying the grant for exterior rehabilitation of the fort has been awarded. One caveat of the grant is that the State Historical Fund will have a 20-year…

CS&WD board awash in controversy over commercial water rates

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 17, 2017)  In an attempt to work with the Cuchara Inn on delinquent water bills, the board of Cucharas Water & Sanitation District asked the owner to submit a repayment plan, but then demanded full payment. Those two options caused a lengthy regular meeting on Friday, August 11 and drove the board to extend the regular meeting two more times, with one meeting Tuesday and another yesterday. These meetings were…

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…

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