Huerfano County

Huerfano County, Colorado

401 Main St Suite 201
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: (719) 738-2370
Fax: (719) 738-3996

In south-central CO, south of Pueblo; original county, organized Nov 1, 1861 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Huerfano River, Spanish 'orphan,' referring to an isolated butte in the river

Area (sq mi):: 1593.24 (land 1590.87; water 2.38) Population per square mile: 4.90
Population 2005: 7,771 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 30.80% Population 2000: 7,862 (White 58.40%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 35.10%; Asian 0.40%; Other 15.90%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 41.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,242; median household $25,775; Population below poverty level: 18.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,733-$18,067
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 24.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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I worked for Huerfano County (Colorado) for a long time.
Huerfano County has had the highest drug-related death rates recorded since 2003.
The Denver Post says local officials report 40 to 100 homes destroyed in the Black Forest Fire covering more than 10,000 acres covering northeast El Paso County, at the Royal Grange, in Rocky Mountain National Park and in Huerfano County.
Southern Colorado's Huerfano County infects the area, hangs metaphorically over the Ortiz family as isolation and abandonment.
If covered at all, Huerfano County usually merits a paragraph or two, possibly a page at most, and it is not always accurate information.
With completion expected in late 2012, the project will include 16 Vestas wind turbines, will serve 94,000 customers in southern Colorado, will create approximately 55 construction jobs for southern Colorado and generate new and recurring tax revenues for Huerfano County.
Two Rivers Water Company (OTCBB:TURV)has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the Orlando Reservoir and associated water assets in Huerfano County, Colorado.
The targeted acquisition controls Colorado's largest private on-stream water storage vessel, the Cucharas Reservoir, located in Huerfano County, Colorado.
In Colorado, for example, property owners in Huerfano County have blocked construction of a line to deliver electricity from solar farms near Alamosa to the Front Range.
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Jones along highway 10 near Cucharas Junction, Huerfano County, CO (37[degrees]39'45" N, 104[degrees]42'10" W), approximately 7 km northeast of Walsenburg.
Lyons Veterans Hospital in Bent County; Pritchett in Baca County; Aguilar, Branson, Hoehne, Kim, Primero, Stonewall, and Trinidad in Las Animas County; and La Veta in Huerfano County.