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New community services for La Veta and Walsenburg

by Reed White
HUERFANO — Thanks to volunteers who have been working for a better Huerfano County, two new weekly community services are opening: the La Veta Local Market and an extended recycling pickup service.
Starting July 5, the La Veta Local Market will be open on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the library/museum courtyard. The market will feature local vegetables, herbs, flowers, hand-made crafts and products, refreshments, and free live music. Local growers are invited to bring their produce.
A weekly recycle exchange will be open to receive extended recyclable materials from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays in Walsenburg and at the same times on Thursdays in La Veta. In Walsenburg, the exchange location is at the west end of town on the north edge of Highway 160. In La Veta, the exchange location is at Sammie’s Restaurant parking lot. A fee is charged for some materials. Call Greg at 719-989-0439 for details.
These new services are early results from La Veta’s Visioning 2012 process and from the Two Peaks Transitions movement. In both cases, the services are aimed at achieving long-term local sustainability.