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County approves Rose exemption

by Bill Knowles
WALSENBURG—After living without a well for several months, Jean Rose received approval from the Huerfano County Commission, on Wednesday Jan 18, that exempted her 23 acre property from the 35 acre subdivision classification. The move will allow the county to classify the property as a legal lot and in so doing Rose will be able to drill a new well.
Her old well caved in causing her to live without well water for several months. The sinking of a new well has to be permitted by the state and without the exemption, Rose was not able to have that done.
Originally the property was believed to be a 35 acre subdivision. But examination of county records from 1949, 1959, and 1972, show that the three times the property was sold, it was listed as 23 acres in size, less then county and state regulations require. She received the documents from the county on Thursday Jan 19 under an emergency declaration by County Commission chairman Scott King.