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The travel and tourism industries are major economic drivers for both northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, and the folks who attended the Raton, N.M. business roundtable on Thursday, January 31 at K-Bob’s Steakhouse spent much of their meeting talking about how to attract more visitors…

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The aging fleet of pickup trucks used for maintenance projects by Trinidad School District 1 was in need of a serious boost and it got one on Monday, January 28 as Evergreen Natural Resources donated a slightly-used Ford F-250 pickup truck to the school district, after the project was approv…

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Trinidad’s Sears Hometown Store will stay open for business going into the future, according to store co-owners Josephine Rael and her daughter, Cindy Rael Mitchell, speaking in a Friday, January 18 interview. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHO), Inc. is not party of the bankruptcy filing…

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A collaborated effort was spearheaded by Harriet Vaugeois, Executive Director with Southern Colorado Repertory Theater, to increase fundraising efforts and to bolster the impact on the community through the Colorado Gives Day initiative.  

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For more than 100 years, The Chronicle-News has been publishing a daily edition at its 200 W. Church Street location. On Friday, Jan. 11, the newspaper will publish the final edition from our historic Chronicle-News building before moving our offices and operations to the former Delmonico Ca…

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Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice in Trinidad recently announced it has achieved accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the services of hospice and palliative care.

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The First National Bank in Trinidad was able to deliver 251 gifts to senior citizens this Christmas with the help of South Central Council of Governments, Corazon Square, Trinidad Inn Nursing Home, SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc., Las Animas County Department of Human Services, Town of …

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Electrical rates for area ratepayers may be coming down next year. The Board of Directors of the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) adopted its 2019 budget that includes a 2 percent reduction in its wholesale energy rate at its December meeting. The rate decrease comes after several years…

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The Purple Toad Social Tap and Grill opened recently with packed houses of curious locals and intrigued travelers wanting to experience the new gastro-pub now filling the former Duran Oil Company building off of Commercial St., right off I-25.

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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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