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Leandra Elizabeth Gyurman, 37, of Trinidad, was laid to rest on Wednesday at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Gyurman was killed in a head-on collision on Colorado 350 about 12 miles east of Trinidad a little over a week ago. Irene Pacheco, 53, and Ruby Jaramillo, 47, were also killed in the head-on collision caused when Pacheco lost control of the car she was driving and hit the Gyurman vehicle head-on in the snowy conditions. Injured were Gyurman‚€™s sister-in-law, Margaret Gyurman, her 3 daughters and Leandra Gyurman‚€™s Daughter, Marie Lubitz. Leandra Gyurman was a single mom of 5 children, ages 5 to 12, and all of Trinidad. After her divorce, she returned to using her maiden name. Social Services in Las Animas County are working to place all of the Lubitz children with other family members. A fund has been set up for the children and donations can be made to the Lubitz Children‚€™s Fund at Community First National Bank, 125 North Commercial in Trinidad.
La Gente in Alamosa unveiled its brand new community clothing project building last week. The new 20 by 30 foot building at 2261 Enterprise Drive, houses its clothing store. The building cost about $70,000, however, La Gente only paid for some of the concrete. The remaining materials and labor were donated to the organization by area contractors and businesses that were honored at the unveiling. La Gente works to coordinate housing, clothing and utilities for needy families as well as offering service coordination, domestic violence assistance, mental health, adoption support, medical and special needs. The organization is always willing to take donations of new or used, clean clothing in good repair. For more information or to make a donation, call 589-5851.
The City of Trinidad is expected to receive two grants totaling almost $660,000 to replace the sewer line along the Santa Fe Trail. U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell last Monday announced that Trinidad will receive a $300,000 grant for sewer development as part of the federal omnibus appropriations bill. The city was also successful in obtaining a $359,000 State Department of Local Affairs Frant. The proposed project would replace the 8-inch sewer line with at least a 12-inch plastic line and would upgrade the lift station‚€™s capacity. The 8-inch line was built 70 years ago and has been running at capacity for some time. It is expected that it will take a year for the paperwork on the grants to be complete and before work can begin on the new sewer line project.
The 2004 Southern Rocky Mountain Forage/Livestock Conference and Agricultural Trade fair will take place this Thursday through Saturday at Ski-Hi Park in Monte Vista. Registration is due today and the registration fee is $30 for all three days. Registration fee at the door is $20 per day or $35 for all three days. For more information, call the SLV Cooperative Extension Office at 657-0213.
The John Mall High School National Honor Society would like to invite the Walsenburg Community to its ‚€œEmpty Bowls Night‚€� on Wednesday, December 8th, from 5 to 7pm at the JMHS Caf√©. Proceeds will benefit the Dorcas Circle and the Spanish Peaks Women‚€™s Clinic. For a donation of $10 or more, each individual will be able to choose a handmade bowl and then have it filled with soup. Homemade rolls and a bottle of water will also be provided ‚€“ all about the average daily intake for a homeless person in America. Everyone is welcome.