by Larry Patrick
HUERFANO- Plans to build a new day care center received moral support from the Huerfano County Commissioners on Wednesday. Duane Roy of the Las Animas County Rehab Center, that has the workshop shelter in Walsenburg, asked the Commissioners to be a sponsor for seeking grants to build a new facility for the current Spanish Peaks Daycare Center that is currently housed in the old administration building of the Re-1 school on West 7th. Roy said his organization could refurbish the current facility or build a new one for around $300,000.
Right now the school, run by Margaret Bobian, is licensed for 28 kids and has around 60 being served in the community. A lot on Willis Street, south of Seventh street, is owned by the organization and that is where a new daycare center could be built. The Commissioners stated that because of the intricacies of the CDBG grant and its continued requirments, that they would want to work closely to make sure the County is not on the hook for financial obligations.
In cooperation with Rocky Mountain SER, Huerfano County is looking for up to 30 young people, ages 14-24 to work on cleaning up the river bottom through Walsenburg by cutting trees and picking up trash over a six week period. For more information see related story on page 4 and you can call Denise at the Courthouse at 738-2370.
Residents use of the waste transfer station has been slow so far according to County Administrator, John Galusha. The grand opening of the facility is next week, June 3rd, 4th and 6th.