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Aug 31, 2011 12:09 PM by David Ortiviz

Citizens upset about deterioration of historic cemetery

For more than a century, thousands of people have been buried at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, but a group of citizens says the tranquil cemetery is rapidly deteriorating."It's just very disheartening and very sad," said Lucille Corsentino. "We realize and understand its due to gopher infestation, but it's also complicated by lack of watering, lack of maintenance, overgrowth," she added.

Corsentino is with the group Concerned Citizens for Roselawn Cemetery. The group wants the non-profit cemetery to improve maintenance, eradicate gophers and restore the landscape. "We know that's a long range goal, we know it's a monumental task, but if we don't step forward now, our fear is that we will lose the cemetery," said Lucille Corsentino.

The group is also asking questions about Roselawn's finances. We're attempting to talk with managers at Roselawn to bring you balanced coverage of this story. We'll have more tonight on News 5.

 

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