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Day Care lacking kids

by Larry Patrick

WALSENBURG- The Spanish Peaks Children’s Center in Walsenburg is struggling to attract kids according to commissioner, Art Bobian, at the county commissioners meeting on Wednesday.

Surveys taken prior to opening the day care center showed that parents in the area would make use of such a service. However, the day care center is only averaging 4-5 children per day compared to the survey which showed that 75-80 children would attend if services were offered. The day care center is located at the Washington school.

    Some parents can get assistance from Social Services for paying for child care.

Things need to change soon, for the better, for the Spanish Peaks Children’s Center to be able to afford to keep operating.

   Huerfano County received only a portion of the funs requested for buying the radios needed for emergency services. The county will get $163,500 that will help fund half of the radios applied for. The good news is that the county will likely get the rest of their request in the 2008 budget which begins in July. The county, city of Walsenburg and town of LaVeta had been working jointly in getting the needs filled.