New Northlands sewer can handle 150 percent growth in the area

By David Rinehart (Published: April 13, 2017) The brand new sewer system in Northlands can accommodate one and one half times the current flow generated by existing business and homes lying within the Northlands General Improvement District (GID), according to Jason Meyer, P.E. from GMS, Inc. the engineer for the project. The system was not planned to accommodate any development east of Interstate 25 and outside the GID boundaries Meyer told Walsenburg City Council at…

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…

Trustee Molyneux resigns from Town Board

(Published: April 6, 2017) Trustee Dave Molyneux tendered his resignation Tuesday night to the La Veta Town Board. The board will be accepting letters of interest from citizens. Molyneux cited health reasons for his resignation. He has served since April 2012 on the board.

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…

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