by Brian Orr
WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Commissioners met with representatives of Pole Canyon Wind to discuss and negotiate the conditions the Planning and Zoning board had recommended a day earlier. After give and take on both sides, the Commissioners unanimously agreed to approve the project. David Hettich of Pole Canyon agreed to hold another public meeting in Gardner at Commissioner Roger Cain’s request to “sell” the idea to western Huerfano residents.
In other business, the Commissioners got an update from Ken Smith of Petroglyph on the River Ridge Ranch drilling, where he said Petroglyph felt confident its hydraulic barrier should prevent gas leakage into adjacent wells. “Out of eight injections wells, five look real good,” he said. The affect of the hydraulic barrier won’t completely be felt until their Phase Two is in place.
Peg Clymore asked the Commissioners to waive the $300 deposit to use the Community Center for hosting a community Thanksgiving Dinner. After some shuffling of feet and throat-clearing, they agreed to waive the deposit.