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Briefs for May 1, 2008

Search ends well

HUERFANO- The Sheriff’s department responded toa  call on Tuesday about a mentally handicapped young man, visiting from Arkansas, who had wandered off into the countryside, according to the boy’s grandmother.  Deputy Joe Albano, coordinator of HC Search and Rescue, quickly gathered 19 volunteers to begin combing the area where the young man was last seen. Before they got too far along however, he was found by Henry Quintana, who brought him back to Walsenburg, and returned him to his anxious family.

Open House at Susan’s Flowers

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to a two year customer appreciation Open House at  Susan’s Flowers, Sat. May 3 at her location 120 W. 6th, Walsenburg from 11 am to 2 pm.  Stop in and have coffee and cookies. 

    Susan’s Flowers is an active Chamber member and an outstanding business owner in Walsenburg. 

PK/Kindergarten screening today

LA VETA- La Veta schools are holding pre-school and kindergarten screenings today by appointment only. Call Irene at 742-3621 Ext 17.  Students must be 4 years old by June 1, and in-district students have prioritized registration privileges. 

Not 4 Sale – Save Our State

LA JUNTA-  A"Not 4 Sale" – Save Our State event is being held in La Junta on May 10 at 2 pm, at the Otero College Humanities Center.

    There will be speakers and videos on the following topics:    1) What Constitutes a Willing Seller? Speaker: Corwin Brown, rancher and real estate agent in Springfield & PCEOC board member.  2) The Whole Picture – how biological, historical, studies fit in.  Speaker:  Grady Grissom, rancher & PCEOC board member. 

3) Learning from the Past. Patty Brady, a speaker from the White Sands land acquisition is coming from Durango to speak of their experience.  4) Current Law Suit filed by Not 1 More Acre.  Speaker: Mack Louden, rancher & Not 1 More Acre board member.

    The event is sponsored by the Citizens of SE Colorado and represented by Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition.  Learn more at

Butte Valley Realty Wins Award

KANSAS CITY, MO– United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, MO, has announced that United Country Butte Valley Realty of Walsenburg achieved the company’s Master Salesman Award for its success in 2007.

     “Even in a challenging real estate market, the United Country tools work,” said Betty Jo Cordova, owner/broker. “For example, we advertise property in our community to buyers across the country with an award-winning web site that has 35,000 visitors a day. This type of progressive technology helps us provide exceptional customer service to buyers and sellers in any type of market.”

     In addition to their recognition for outstanding sales achievements, United Country Butte Valley Realty received a Listing Proficiency Award for excellence in listing properties.

     United Country Butte Valley Realty can be contacted by phone at 719-738-1665, by e-mail at, and online at

Women’s Club

WALSENBURG- The Walsenburg Woman′s Club of the Colorado Federation of Women′s Clubs met at the home of Suellen Levy April 28 with the theme of ′Earth Month′ incorporated into Federation programs of conservation, public affairs and home life.  Recycling was the focus as the hostess displayed table service, home decor, furniture, clothing, and shopping bags that had all been made from recylable materials.

    Elaine Lenzini reported on the Southeast district spring convention held in Fowler April 19.  Levy will be attending the Colorado Federation of Women′s Clubs state convention in May to be held in Colorado Springs.

    After the business meeting the ladies enjoyed a tea party honoring an early May Day complete with individual fresh flower bud vases and miniature wicker baskets for each member to take home.