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By order of the Huerfano County Board of Commissioners, Huerfano County has been placed under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Effective July 16, these Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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PUEBLO — Sportsmen and sportswomen from across Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region are invited to a caucus to meet new Region Manager Brett Ackerman and to hear goals set for the agency by Gov. Jared Polis.

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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger rail service rolls through Trinidad daily on its route between Chicago and Los Angeles, but much of the line runs on aging and deteriorated tracks owned by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) much badly need upgrading.

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Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center is having its ninth annual Mt. Carmel Festival this Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 and invites the Trinidad community to join in the celebration.  

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On Wednesday and Thursday, July 10-11, Colorado University (CU) Science Discovery brought a hands-on program focusing on dinosaurs and Colorado archaeology to the Carnegie Library in Trinidad. Pictured: Instructor with CU Science Discovery at the University of Colorado Boulder, Debbie Smith,…

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Hoehne, Colorado resident Andrea Gallegos graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology University with honors on Saturday, May 11, 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and earned a Geographical Information System (GIS) Certificate.

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The Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office is now considering homicide as the most likely cause of the unattended death of a male party whose remains were found in a vacant building near Kit Carson Trail just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. The Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation on …

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According to documents released Monday by Allegiance Coal Limited, the Australian company has entered into a “conditional term sheet” for the proposed purchase of all shares of New Elk Coal Company from Cline Mining, Inc.

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Healthcare providers are at a premium in smaller cities like Trinidad and neighboring Raton, N.M., so when Dr. Rodney Gross, Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Noesis Integrated Health of Raton, Inc. announced that his firm would begin holding office hours on Monday, June 15 at the Sunrise Med…

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A recently completed autopsy of the body of an unidentified male party did not reveal the identity of the deceased individual. Las Animas County Coroner Dominic (Junie) Verquer said in a Monday, July 15 phone call that authorities had hoped to have more information about the case after an au…

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The case of the unattended death of an unidentified male party whose body was found in the basement of a vacant building near Kit Carson Trail just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 may have been the result of foul play. County Coroner Dominic (Junie) Verquer said in a Friday, July 12 phone…

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Citing a lack of sufficient funding and staff, Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano wrote that he would soon have to start dismissing some cases in Huerfano County, which, along with Las Animas County, constitutes the Third Judicial District. In a letter to Huerfano County residents…

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A Trinidad man was arrested and charged with a felony Aggravated Assault with other weapon for his alleged role in hitting another person with a claw hammer. A Trinidad Police Officer on patrol at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, was flagged down by an unidentified male party near…

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Before a large crowd of family and friends, Evelyn Dionisio, a Trinidad entrepreneur and businesswoman who hit the big 90 on Saturday, July 6, was surprised and pleased to be at the Mt. Carmel Wellness Center with a lot of folks. And she was particularly happy to greet grandson Colton Grable…

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The July 13 meeting of the Bent’s Fort Chapter will begin at 1 p.m. at the Grand Theatre located at 405 S. Main St. in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Featured at the meeting will be guest speaker Kellen Cutsforth, western author and columnist, who will give a presentation titled “Boozers, Brothels, a…

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A Trinidad man was arrested at approximately 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, July 7 and has been charged with seven felony counts for his alleged role in an apparently failed kidnapping attempt at the Western Apartments, located in the 400 block of East North Avenue.

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Area firefighters put out a small wildfire by 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, with no reports of fatalities or injuries and no structures being destroyed. The blaze was reported just to the west of Exit 27 off of Interstate 25 near Tollerburg Road in what is reported to be a heavily wooded area.…

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Colorado’s Front Range corridor from Ft. Collins down to Pueblo seems to be bustling with economic activity and population growth, while more rural areas in the state are struggling economically. U. S. Senator Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, went on a Trinidad Trolley ride through the heart of Histori…

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Over a 100 people converged on the Trinidad History Museum on Saturday, June 29, to make art. The event was the second annual Make Art Fair, run by the Arts Council of Trinidad.  All the fun was free of charge. The turnout exceeded last year’s estimated participation of 80 art makers.

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The City of Trinidad’s new plan to adopt Advanced Metering Infrastructure radio transmission to read public and private utility meters has stirred some local controversy, with some customers not wanting the new meter-reading technology at their homes or businesses. Trinidad’s City Council un…

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Getting young children off to a fast start in life is critical to their later development as adults, and such public agencies as the County Department of Human Services (DHS) and the South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) are trying to help foster quality child care in Las Animas County.

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Strategic planning to prioritize capital outlay for needed projects at each local school building

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The Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre (SCRT) has announced the Professional Acting Company for the 2019 Summer Repertory Season. With three productions in the making, the multi-talented six-member company that includes Kayla Ryan Walsh, Johnny Link, Whitney Noelle, Adam Marcantoni, Linnea …

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Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano released a statement on Tuesday, June 25 concerning his lawsuit against the Las Animas County Board of County Commissioners (LABOCC) and a recent legal opinion published by District Senior Court Judge Leslie J. Gerbracht.

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History Colorado has opened the application period for an upcoming Creative in Residence opportunity at Trinidad History Museum. With Trinidad’s emergence as a thriving arts community, this program provides a space for artists to create and share their talent with the local community. This p…

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Furry, purring kitty cats can be a delight for their friends and owners, providing feline companionship and warming cat lovers’ laps on cold winter nights. There is such a thing as one cat too many, however, as Trinidad’s Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association (NAAWA) recently discovered in a…

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