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Alamosa to adopt 2022 budget
The Alamosa City Council will look to adopt a 2022 operating budget when it meets Wednesday. The proposed $28.77 million annual budget projects sales tax revenue to increase three percent over 2021. Sales tax revenue is the city’s largest revenue source, accounting for an estimated $7.8 million in 2022.
The city proposes spending an estimated $5.2 million on public safety, including around $3.2 million on police operations and $965,000 on fire operations. The city’s proposed public works budget is around $3 million. Public Safety and Public Works are the city’s largest expenditures.
In a separate item, the city council will also look to renew the contract of City Manager Heather Brooks following an annual performance review. The city council will consider a 4 percent pay increase for Brooks.
Piper’s Potato Chili Bar Benefit on Saturday
ALAMOSA – Adams State University Athletics is helping to raise money for two of its alumni, Leah Nelson Kauffman and Justin Kauffman, while they stand behind their 3-year-old daughter, Piper, in her fight against cancer. The Adams State Athletic Department will host a potato chili bar benefit on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plachy Hall. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will help contribute to Piper’s fight.
CDOT will conduct road maintenance
on CO Highway 114
SAGUACHE COUNTY ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform paving operations this week on CO Highway 114 just five miles west of Saguache at mile point 57. The one-day road maintenance operations will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists will encounter full stops, lane shifts and one-lane alternating traffic guided by flagging personnel. Travelers can expect up to 20 minute delays and should allow themselves extra travel time. A speed reduction of 40 MPH will be in place and drivers should slow down and use extreme caution when approaching and driving through the work zone. Motorists are urged to be aware of work crews and heavy equipment.