by Larry Patrick
WALSENBURG- Huerfano County Treasurer, Debbie Reynolds, told the County Commissioners on Wednesday that there were no foreclosures in the month of September but there were 8 in October. That brings this year’s count to 48 homes or property compared to 54 for all of last year.
The Commissioners have increased the hours and days at the waste transfer station to try and get the public to use it more. Beginning next week, the waste transfer station will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9-3. County Commissioner, Art Bobian, asked for public input in how to make the transfer station more usable. He said the costs are reasonable compared to similar operations in Colorado. They hope that extending the hours will help people in using the facility. The City of Walsenburg stated in its meeting Tuesday night that they will not do a fall cleanup of leaves and limbs since we now have a waste transfer station locally.
The Commissioners signed a proclamation proclaiming November as Runaway Homeless Youth Month. Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away from home each year. The hope is to make people aware of the problem and work to cut down the number of youth that become homeless.