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Commissioners OK public prescription card

by Larry Patrick

WALSENBURG- Residents of Huerfano County will soon be able to save money on prescriptions. At the annual Colorado County Association meeting, the commissioners were advised of a prescription card program that the National Association of Counties is endorsing. In 4-6 weeks, when the cards will be available locally, residents can pick up cards and use them at pharmacies including Star Drug in Walsenburg. The card is designed to give you the lowest price on that particular prescription. The savings amount to 22% on average. There is no signup or names on the cards. One card is good for the entire family. The prescription cards come at no charge to Huerfano County or residents using them. The company distributing the cards make their money working with pharmaceutical companies. Many counties and cities are picking up the program statewide and nationally.

    Twenty-two young people between the ages of 14 and 24 have signed up with Rocky Mountain SER to clean up the proposed site for a park trail. Each youth will have 240 hours of work at minimum wage beginning on July 1st and going through September. Commissioner Bobian believes the money will assist youth and the local economy. He also feels that the youth will have some ownership in the project which may help prevent vandalism in the future. The young workers will clean up debris, work on building the trail and also help with design work.

   The commissioners asked for a resolution to appoint William Stark to the county Tourism Board. That action will be forthcoming next week and will take effect immediately.