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Weston
Las Animas County, Colorado

ZipCodes
81091




Page Contents for Weston, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Weston is approximately 1,434 (2000), 55 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 824 (1990), 26 (2010).
The distance from Weston to Washington DC is 1590 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 195 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weston is positioned 37.13 degrees north of the equator and 104.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Weston elevation is 6,976 feet above sea level.
Weston average annual precipitation is 36 inches peryear.
Weston average temperature is (winter) 33, (summer) 72 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (winter) 19, (summer) 58 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (winter) 45, (summer) 85 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 30 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 44.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 49.9 degrees F.

Location

in southern Colorado southwest of Pueblo and Walsenburg on Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends. It is about 20 miles west of Trinidad Nearby communities include Monument Park, Vigil and Stonewall. Here is a map page of the Weston area.
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Geography


in the eastern foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at the junciton of the North and south forks of the Purgatoire River. Nearby Culebra Peak is towers at 14,069 feet.

Learn more about the Spanish Peaks on this page. One of the features of the Spanish Peaks are the dikes that radiate out. These were formed when molton magma moved up through vertical cracks. They hardened and were eventually exposed due to erosion.
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Weather


seasonal. There are over 300 days of sunshine each year. Snow may fall from September through April but severe weather is usually for a short period. The dry air helps both hot and cold temperatures more bearable. Most of the rain falls during the spring.
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History & History Related Items

Weston was first known as Los Sisneros after a local rancher, Juan Sisneros. When the first post office was created in 1892, the name was changed to Weston. It was named for the postmaster at the time, Bert Weston, a local blacksmith.

During the 1800's, the town had a few vices with gambling, saloons and a rather full jail. The Jicarilla Apaches often attacked and at one time, the Maxwell Land Grant Company tried to take over the town.

A local legend has it that Black Jack Ketchum deposited the money he stole from a Wells Fargo wagon in this area, but it has never been found.
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Attractions

Weston consists mainly of a post office and Weston Supply, but the area can't be beat for its beauty and peacefulness.

Pictures and information about Weston.

Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area
33,000+ acres
fishing, camping, parking, hiking with limited accessibility for hunters

Scenic Highway of Legends
This route, Highway 12, was designated as one of Colorado's scenic and historical byways in 1987. It was named a National Forest Byway in 1988. The 80 mile route passes through wonderfully beautiful scenery on its course. It can be driven in about two hours. It winds through Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Monument Lake, Stonewall, Vigil, Weston, Segundo, Cokesdale and Trinidad crossing the Cuchara Pass at 9,994 feet above sea level part way along the byway. A welcome center is located in Trinidad with more information about the route. Here is a map page for the highway.
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Weston Chamber

Trinidad - Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
309 Nevada Ave.
Trinidad, CO, 81082
Phone: 719-846-9285
Fax: 719-846-3545
Toll-free: 866-480-4750


La Veta Cuchara Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 32
117 West Grand
La Veta, CO 81055
Phone: 719-742-3676
Toll-free: 866-615-3676
Email

Weston Organizations

Trinidad - Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
309 Nevada Ave.
Trinidad, CO, 81082
Phone: 719-846-9285
Fax: 719-846-3545
Toll-free: 866-480-4750


La Veta Cuchara Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 32
117 West Grand
La Veta, CO 81055
Phone: 719-742-3676
Toll-free: 866-615-3676
Email

Weston Schools

Primero Reorganized 2 School District
20200 State Highway 12
Weston, CO 81091Phone: 719-868-2715 Weston

Miscellany

The population of Weston was:
1990 - 1,094
2000 - 1,434

Weston is located in the Mountain Time Zone.


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