Food Event

In collaboration with The Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund, Huerfano RE-1 will be handing out fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items over the next several weeks for families and residents of our community. Our first event will take place at Peakview and Gardner locations Thursday June 4th starting at 11 am to 12 noon ( 1 box per household while supplies remain). This will be a drive up process similar to the school sack lunch pick up. For Walsenburg, we will have signs guiding traffic around the back of John Mall High School, through the alley between John Mall and Peakview. For Gardner, the time is the same 11am – 12pm, and will distribute from the parking lot of the school. Please do not arrive or line up before 10:45 am.

We ask for your help by returning any boxes and empty egg cartons we hand out so that we can reuse them for making future food boxes. Please email Tara Burke at if you need additional details.

School Board Director Vacancies

The Board of Education of the Huerfano RE-1School District is accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment in January 6, 2020 until the next regular biennial school election in November 2021. To be eligible for appointment, each candidate must be a registered elector of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months prior to the date of appointment and a resident of the district in which the vacancy exists.

Any person who meets the qualifications and who desires to be considered for the appointment is invited to file a written notice of such intention, as well as a completed candidate questionnaire, with the secretary of the Board of Education by Monday December 2, 2019 at 201 East 5th Street, Walsenburg Colorado 81089. The Board will interview prospective candidates on Monday December 9 or Monday December 16, 2019, depending on the number of applicants, at a public meeting. For further information on candidate qualifications, background check appointments, or where to obtain a candidate questionnaire, please contact Tara Burke, Designated Election Official, at (719)738-1520 or .

2019 School Board Director Elections

*****Revised********Huerfano School District RE-1 shall conduct its regular biennial school election on November 5, 2019.

A call for nominations shall be published after August 7, 2019.

Interested prospective candidates may obtain election paperwork starting Wednesday August 7th at the following location :

Huerfano School District Office, 201 East 5th Street, Room 10, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

719-738-1520 x 102

August 7th  7:30- 8:00 AM or 3:30 to 4:30 PM

August 8, 12, 13, 14  from 7:30 to 4:00 PM

August 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29  from 7:30 to 5:00 PM

Prospective candidates will need to bring their photo I.D. Current voter registration of the candidate will be verified and a background check will need to be scheduled at the earliest convenience. A Notice of Intent to be A Candidate will be signed and filed to obtain their petition packet. Completed packets should be returned before August 30th.

Attached below is a link to Policy BBBA- Board Member Qualifications and the 2019 School Board Candidate Guide

Policy BBBA Board Member Qualifications

Please call or email Tara Burke, Designated Election Official, at 719-738-1520 x 102 or "> with any questions.



Summer Meal Sites

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free breakfast, lunch, snack and supper to youth in Colorado all summer long. Anyone 18 years of age and younger is welcome to eat a meal with their friends at participating sites throughout the summer.

Call the Hunger Free Colorado Food Resource Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626 to be connected to food resources in Colorado.

Click on the link below for a map of nearby sites for summer food programs.

Below are some nearby sites offering the Summer Food Service Program

Sponsoring Organization Pueblo Community College
Address 900 W. Orman Avenue Pueblo, CO 81004
Date Open 6/10/2019
Date Closed 8/9/2019
Days of Operation M, T, W, TH, F
Comments Site closed July 4, 2019 for HolidayOpen to only trio upward bound July 1, 2, 3, 5Return to open site operations on July 8, 2019
Meal Types Served B L
Breakfast Time 8:00 to 9:00
Lunch Time 11:00 to 12:30
Site Phone Number (719) 549-3098
Sponsoring Organization SIERRA GRANDE R-30
Address US Highway 160 & CR 17 Blanca, CO 81123
Date Open 6/3/2019
Date Closed 8/8/2019
Days of Operation M, T, W, TH
Comments Closed July 1 – 5, 2019 , Closed July 22-25, 2019
Meal Types Served B L
Breakfast Time 8:00 to 9:30
Lunch Time 11:00 to 13:00
Site Phone Number (719) 379-3259
Sponsoring Organization PUEBLO CITY 60
Address 2525 S. Pueblo Boulevard Pueblo, CO 81005
Date Open 6/10/2019
Date Closed 7/26/2019
Days of Operation M, T, W, TH, F
Comments No service July 4th
Meal Types Served L
Lunch Time 12:15 to 12:45
Site Phone Number (719) 595-4282
Sponsoring Organization TRINIDAD 1
Address 614 Park St Trinidad, CO 81082
Date Open 6/10/2019
Date Closed 8/2/2019
Days of Operation M, T, W, TH, F
Comments Closed July 3-5 2019
Meal Types Served L
Lunch Time 11:00 to 13:00
Site Phone Number (719) 845-2051

Vision Exams Saturday August 26th.

Dr. Anna Clark at Valley Eye Care will be providing free eye exams on Saturday August, 26th by appointment for children ages 4-18. Please call 719-738-3937 to schedule your appointment. They are located at 608 Main Street in Walsenburg. Also ask them about yearly Medicaid glasses benefits.


Summer Food Service Programs

Find a Summer Site Near You

  • Kids Food Finder Map
  • The two closest locations to Huerfano Re-1 students are:
    • Lamb Pueblo City County Library
      • 2525 S. Pueblo Boulevard Pueblo, CO 81005
      • (719) 549-7205
    • Trinidad Middle School
      • 614 Park St Trinidad, CO 81082
      • 719-845-2051
  • Hotline Numbers
    • Hunger Free Hotline: 1-855-855-4626 (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    • Text ‘Food‘  to 877-877