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Sixty-two local families received a Thanksgiving surprise on Sunday, Nov. 18 when 34 volunteers delivered 55 food baskets and seven gift certificates for dining out at local restaurants.  

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A local business leader talked about hearing loss and what to do about it at the monthly luncheon of the Trinidad and Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce (TLACChamber) in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Student Center on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College on Wednesday, November 1…

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With the rush of the holidays, and gift giving primarily focused on children, often our senior citizens are forgotten. For shut-ins, or seniors with little or no family nearby, the holidays can be an especially lonely time of year.

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The Chronicle-News — a five-day-a-week publication that has served Trinidad, Colo., and its surrounding communities since 1877 — has been purchased by Julie and Kirk Loudon and Kim and Rich Hoffman of The Chronicle-News Media Group, LLC.

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The most recent statistics from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment show Las Animas County unemployment at 5 percent through the month of August, a slight tick up from this July when the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. 

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“El Rio de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio.” The River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory. “Corazon de Trinidad.” The heart of Trinidad. The names that define the geography of our town are rife in imagery, speaking of finding one’s spirit, one’s heart. And where heart and soul meet - that’s ho…

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Due to popular demand, the Trinidad Community Farmers Market is opening early this year, with the first date of the season set for Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 8 a.m. until noon at Cimino Park.

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With the class of 2018 about to graduate, Trinidad State Junior College hosted a Career Fair at Scott Gym on Wednesday, April 11. Potential employers shared information with the students about a variety of career fields from law enforcement and the court system to the energy industry to heav…

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A longtime local hotelier and community promoter received the 2017 Chenoweth Award at a Saturday, March 24 banquet sponsored by the Trinidad and Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce, and held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites. Cy Michaels, co-owner and manger of the La Quinta Inn & Su…

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Colorado on Friday, March 23, designated 126 census tracts, including eastern Las Animas County, as “opportunity zones” where investors can reduce and eventually avoid any federal capital gains generated from investments made there.

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A delight to the eyes and a joy to the taste buds, the cannabis-infused products created by Coda Signature are the results of imagination, inspiration and hard work. During a tour of the facility on Constitution Avenue on Friday, March 16 the full range of the skill and craftsmanship of its …

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Years and years spent driving the roads have paid off for two Trinidad-based UPS (United Parcel Service) drivers were among 33 Colorado UPS drivers who were newly inducted into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free d…

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The Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the nominees for the prestigious 2017 Chenoweth Award. The Chenoweth Award dinner will be held, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Holiday Inn Hotel a…

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Trinidad State Junior College, in a joint venture with local business the Trinidad Tech Shop, is offering two spring continuing education classes geared towards those who would like to develop their technological skills: Getting Started with Computers and Building a Custom Computer.

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Genetics can be a key factor in determining whether or not a woman gets cancer, so Dr. Andrea Doeden of Mt. San Rafael Hospital’s Specialty Clinic is offering a new service called Genetic Testing to determine their genetic health and future likelihood of developing cancer. Dr. Doeden’s offic…

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Company currently operates over 2,000 coal bed methane gas wells on the Colorado side of the Raton Basin

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The Heart of Trinidad Bed and Breakfast located at 402 W Main St. will host Denver reggae band, Project 432, for a night of music starting at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, to bring some grooves to town only a few days after reggae legend Bob Marley’s birthday.

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On Tuesday, February 6 from 1-5 p.m., The Good Food Project will be holding a farm cleanup and improvement project work day. The farm is located at 33841 Highway 12, near mile marker 67 in Jansen. Volunteers are needed for the work day, which will include cutting and hauling brush and limbs,…

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When cooks Kim Curro and Pam Avila arrived at the Sayre Senior Center on Tuesday morning, January 16, they found they had a real problem. The door between the Center’s dining room and kitchen had been closed for the night, and with no heat getting into the kitchen things were extremely cold.…

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Seven people die and 36 are injured due to home fires in the U. S. every day, on average, and those fires cause $7 billion in property damage every year. Smoke alarms cut the risk of death from a fire by half, which was the main point of Thomas Gonzales, executive director of the American Re…

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A familiar tradition during Saturday summer months in Trinidad is the Farmers Market at Cimino Park.  The Farmers Market is a fairly large weekend event for Trinidadians, with large scale booths of every variety offering products from the obvious organic and non-organic produce, art of all m…

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Dr. Abigail Norris, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O., said she is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Trinidad, as she began practicing Family Medicine at the clinic of Mt. San Rafael Hospital in late 2017 after completing her residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. A 2006…

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It was great to start off the week on Monday with a completely clean dining room at the H.E. Sayre Senior Center, located at 1222 San Pedro St., until one of the center’s members managed to spill an entire glass of water onto what had been a spic-and-span floor. It was just another mishap in…

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The winners of Trinidad’s Deck the Halls Business Spirit Competition were honored with colorful ribbons on Friday, December 29. Trinidad Economic Development sponsored the competition, which was hosted by Trinidad’s Main Street group while the Hometown Holidays group provided the colorful ri…

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Ritual Room, a holistic yoga studio, will open its doors for a soft opening on January 2, with a grand opening following on January 5. The studio will offer a variety of yoga classes, therapeutic facial treatments, as well as retail natural and organic bath, body, and beauty products.

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PUEBLO WEST, CO – San Isabel Electric Association is looking to the future to improve reliability and keep rates steady through its 2018 Board approved budget and work plan. While offering the same quality service, San Isabel is excited to announce system improvements that will focus on reli…

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This election season Rocky Ford voters passed a measure to authorize the licensing of retail marijuana establishments, but only for current medical licensees and those with medical license applications on file.

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness. Locally, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care in Trinidad are joining the effort.

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The Trinidad Community Farmers Market is partnering with the Trinidad Office of Economic Development and the Comida Market to hold a Winter Farm and Art Market. Vendors will be selling their wares at Comida, located at 131 E. Main Street, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on November 11 and 18, as w…

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Mt. Carmel Primary Care Clinic has announced a new partnership with Salud Family Health Centers (Salud), which is based in Fort Lupton. Salud will assume leadership of the operations of the Mt. Carmel Primary Care Clinic in January 2018 as a result of the partnership.

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