SOUTH FORK—All four governmental entities involved in the possible purchase of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad met to discuss the due diligence process on Monday, Sept. 11. Representatives from Rio Grande County, Mineral County, the town of South Fork and the town of Creede gathered at the Carnegie Library in South Fork to discuss the process of due diligence, the financial responsibility of the counties and towns as well as the next steps in the possible purchase of the line leading from South Fork to Creede.
DENVER — On Sept. 14, a federal court again rejected pleas by the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture and the Forest Service to allow the controversial Village at Wolf Creek to go forward.
DEL NORTE—The Colorado State Forest Service and their partners, Rio Grande and Center Conservation Districts will host a workshop on defensible space and planning for a wildfire. The workshop will be held at 10362 County Road 7 N, Del Norte on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is intended for homeowners interested in protecting their homes from a potential wildfire.
DEL NORTE—During the end of month meeting of the Rio Grande County Commissioners on Aug. 30, the board listened to a report presented by Public Health Director Emily Brown. Brown opened by speaking to the board about the community health assessment that was due to take place in the near future and about how she felt that it was time to reconsider how the approach the topic with the public. Brown explained that the Rio Grande Hospital did a similar assessment with the same questions to get similar data from the public and that it would be to their benefit to reconsider their timing.