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After two ballot issues put forth by Trinidad School District No. 1 failed to gain passage buy narrow margins in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election, the Board of Education voted unanimously not to ask for a recount of the election results at its Wednesday, Nov. 28 regular meeting.

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The Trinidad Police Department is holding its fifth annual Shop with a Cop event, which pairs local children and law enforcement for a day of holiday fun, on Saturday, December 15.

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On Tuesday, November 13 the Trinidad Middle School custodians discovered a failed pipe connection on the third floor, causing significant water damage to some classrooms. Maintenance Director Jeff Roybal and his crew immediately began clean up in three rooms, one on each floor. The water dam…

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Primero School District was recently named a recipient of the eighth cohort of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (21st CCLC), which funds schools and other agencies from the State of Colorado and the Federal Government. This program was created to provide communities with the …

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Coaching legend and Trinidad native John Gagliardi was buried Monday, Oct. 15, following services at St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minn. Gagliardi, age 91, died surrounded by family on Sunday, October 7, at St. Cloud Hospital. His inurnment is at the St. John’s Abbey parish cemetery. 

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Now retired from Trinidad School District No. 1 after 24 years of service, Olivia Bachicha, most recently Principal of Eckhart Elementary School, said she would continue working on her passion for educating young people to become the leaders of tomorrow in a Friday, August 3 interview. For t…

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Many 4-H and FFA members competed in various shows at the 91st Las Animas County Fair, July 24- 28, at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds in Trinidad. Local members exhibited a total of 79 beef entries, 117 goat entries, 126 horse entries, 17 poultry entries, 10 rabbit entries, 52 sheep entri…

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Buying school supplies before the start of each school year can be very expensive, especially for parents with several children attending classes. To help alleviate those costs the Colorado State Patrol, its Trinidad Port of Entry personnel and the Youth Club of Trinidad are teaming up on a …

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John Seim has spent at least a week at Trinidad State’s Summer Gunsmithing Series for more than 30 years. A couple of years ago he began documenting the tricky process of color case hardening, which was a common finish on guns in the 1800s. It involves heating a metal gun part and then quenc…

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Having to use aging technology in a high-tech world is an ongoing problem for Trinidad School District No. One, but there’s some good news on the horizon as Mitch Nutterfield, the district’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) announced that the district was getting new telephone and Information T…

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It was an awe-inspiring sight at Scott Gym on Thursday, May 17 as a 16-foot in diameter inflatable bag representing planet Earth was used to educate two groups of Fifth-Graders at the Seventh Annual Trinidad Water Festival on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College. The Earth Dome was th…

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Meeting the costs of upcoming college expenses can be a serious challenge for high school seniors and their families, but nine Trinidad High School seniors are among those who will get some financial help through various scholarship programs. The students, their advisors and High School Prin…

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A cloudy and breezy day greeted the throngs of people who turned out at The Pit on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College for the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, as 168 graduates received their degrees or certificates at Colorado’s first junior college, established in 1925. Som…

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nce but have no attorney and little money can get the help they through a new online computer program at Trinidad’s Carnegie Library, located at 201 N. Animas St. Free legal clinics will be featured via the website at the library from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. 

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Exploring the world of science can take students on new voyages of discovery and opportunity. Two Trinidad High School students, senior Adrienne Jones and sophomore Tony Arant, recently won First Place in their divisions at the Arkansas Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Ot…

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On Saturday evening at 7 p.m., April 28, Trinidad High School classmates will celebrate the 2018 school year with their prom titled “Enchanted Forest” at the Donnelly Gym on Stonewall Ave. Coronation of the royal court will be held at 8 p.m. during the evening’s event. THS Royal Court member…

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Mikailah Feinman, an eighth grade student with the Primero School District, has been selected to participate in the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, New York, to compete with her science fair project titled, “Can Produced Water from Natural Gas Wells Be Repurposed for Agricultural Use: Year Two.”

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The national reputation of the Trinidad State Robotics team continues to grow. Next up is a trip to the Mars Desert Research Station in to assist in the International University Rover Challenge. The team is now raising funds to cover travel expenses and parts for their experimental rover, na…

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Trinidad State Junior College’s Continuing and Community Education program will be offering a workshop class titled Personal Finance 101 on Monday thru Friday, June 11-15, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Trinidad campus of TSJC in Berg 309.

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The big painting of a lighthouse now graces most of a wall in a classroom at Trinidad’s Fisher’s Peak Elementary School, with most of the work being done by retired art teacher Esther Cass, now a substitute teacher at the school. The project is designed to enhance the school’s effort to earn…

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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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The Soaring Eaglets Resource Center for autism awareness hosted its first Community Fun Day fundraiser at Round Up Park on Saturday, April 7. Food, games and prizes provided all the makings for an afternoon of fun, and the funds raised went to the new resource center.

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When Job Alexander made the decision to move from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Trinidad, Colorado his world changed overnight.  A standout basketball player in high school, he had offers from several NCAA Division III and Division II schools, but only one from a community college.  

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Students from the Primero School District performed exceptionally well at the Twenty-Second Annual Arkansas Valley Regional Science and Engineer Fair held at Otero Junior College in La Junta on February 21-22, earning the school district the top prize and title of the Dr. Joel Gray Regional …

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Recently, middle and high school students at Primero had the opportunity to take part in a unique history, economics, and biology lesson, thanks to an innovative activity carried out in conjunction with Colorado Department of Wildlife Officer Bob Holder.

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Trinidad’s Autism Awareness group hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, February 23, for the grand opening of its new Soaring Eaglets Resource Center, which is housed inside the Trinidad Community Center located at 1309 Beshoar Drive.

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The Southern Colorado Family Center (SCFC) will be putting on two events in the month of March.

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Dr. Bonnie Aaron started her new job this week as Interim Superintendent of Trinidad School District No. One, but said in a Monday, February 19 interview that she hoped to keep that position for years to come. Dr. Aaron said that she intended to apply for the full-time superintendent’s posit…

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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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Trinidad State will welcome Violinist Omari Abdul-Alim at a Black History Month event in Trinidad on Thursday, February 22. Abdul-Alim began studying violin under the instruction of Katie Woorly in Rochester, New York in 2000. After moving back to his home town of Seattle, Washington six yea…

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As the annual Adult Reading Program draws to a close, the Carnegie Library is offering two up coming programs. First, on Friday night, February 16, at 5:30 p.m., the annual Adult Spelling Bee returns. Also scheduled, on Saturday Feb. 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be the third annual extrav…

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The Primero Speech and Debate team traveled to the state competition in Littleton on January 26-27. While this is the first year Primero has fielded a speech and debate team in at least a decade, English teacher and Speech and Debate Coach Lisa Morelos couldn’t be more pleased with the team’…

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Through its continuing and community education series, Trinidad State Junior College is offering a drawing series of classes this spring, taught by popular art instructor Ily Reiling.

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The gymnasium at Trinidad Middle School was packed with students, teachers, parents and family members late Wednesday, January 24 at the school’s annual Science Fair. After awards and prizes were awarded to several of the Sixth-, Seventh- and Eighth-Graders, the school’s two science teachers…

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As he prepared to leave his position as Superintendent of Trinidad School District No. One at the end of January, Scott Mader took some time to share his memories from the past four years of living and working in Trinidad in a Wednesday, January 24 interview. Mader is leaving the district to…

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