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A day for women, by women and about women will be held for St. Patrick‚€™s Day by the Women‚€™s Exchange at the Trinidad State Junior College multi-purpose room in Trinidad, on Saturday, March 17th, from 8am until 2pm. There will be entertainment and guest speakers along with lunch. Cost, including lunch, is $30, if you register before March 8th. After March 8th, the cost goes up to $35. All proceeds will benefit a scholarship to TSJC for fall of 2007 and spring of 2008 awarded to a non-traditional woman in Las Animas, Huerfano or Colfax counties. To register or for more information, call 846-4178.
Huerfano County is developing a community action plan centered on four areas: quality of life, education/workforce development, business and tourism. Huerfano County Coalition members, and others in Huerfano County interested in helping, are asked to attend a meeting to actively develop plans for each of these four areas. The meeting will be held this Thursday, March 1st, from noon to 3pm at the community center in Walsenburg. You may choose the area in which you would like to participate. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to participate, contact Jim Conley‚€™s office at 738-2170.
Carlos Rivera-Lopez, 55, and Rogelio Fernandez, 20, both of Center, were arrested Thursday on warrants obtained through the district attorney‚€™s office. Rivera-Lopez is alleged to have made two cocaine sales to undercover officers. He had been released on $50,000 bail. Fernandez allegedly made one marijuana sale. He was released on $10,000 bail. The two arrests were made in connection with a drug operation in Center this past summer. Two other area men, Pablo Sanchez, 51, and Daniel Gutierrez 25, both residing in the area but both from Mexico, were arrested on suspicion of cocaine distribution earlier this month and are being held for immigration authorities. Three other arrest warrants remain outstanding in the case. Formal charges have not yet been filed against Rivera-Lopez or Fernandez.
Water users in Alamosa can expect a water fee increase sometime in the near future. The Alamosa City Council was told last week that the city lags behind similar cities in Colorado in what and how it charges residents for water. Fees have been a topic for discussion amongst Alamosa authorities for about 4 years now. When the new water filtration plant goes into operation, the city‚€™s cost to operate the water system will increase by $240,000. The new plant is expected to be online by late in 2008. According to Don Koskelin, head of the city‚€™s Public Works Department, the city needs to raise its water rates by about 26% in order to compensate for the additional expense of running the new water treatment plant. City staff was asked to draft an ordinance regarding water rates for the council to consider.
The Alamosa After Prom Committee will host a spaghetti dinner before the annual Choral Fest at Ortega Middle School tomorrow, February 27th. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30pm. Cost is $5. Tickets can be purchased from any Alamosa Junior Choir member, at the school offices, or at the door. All proceeds will go toward providing an after prom party for Alamosa High School. Everyone is welcome.