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County to receive forest service monies

by Larry Patrick
WALSENBURG — Huerfano County will receive money from the Forest Service for projects through the Pike and San Isabel Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). Commissioner Art Bobian and Al Tucker sit on that board.
The Huerfano Trails and Forest Lands Protection Project was awarded $159,570. The Fuels and Fire Project for Huerfano County is getting an additional $31,000. Huerfano Weed Control will receive $60,000. Huerfano In-place Rock Crushing on Roads will see a boost of $125,000 and the Cordova Pass Drainage/Surfacing Project will receive $50,000. The awards were announced by John F. Peterson, the Deputy Forest Supervisor.
Rachel Dressler received approval to put in a small grocery store in Gardner. The H Food Store will operate Monday through Friday, 7 am to 8 pm, with weekend hours to be decided.
The county will advertise for a part-time building inspector to assist current building inspector, Steve Channel while he completes the County Land Use Guide.
The county plans to open a recycling center at the Waste Transfer Station location later this year.
Playground equipment has been ordered for Fiesta Park as part of their renovation program for that area.