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Many people incarcerated in prisons are not prepared for their eventual release, and will go right back to the same bad old habits that got them into legal trouble in the first place and wind up back in prison, a process called recidivism. Rita Torres, chief executive officer and founder of …

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Trinidad’s Autism Awareness organization had some exciting news to share at the Tuesday, February 5 City Council meeting as its leader, Mary Jo Baudino announced that Consultants for Children from Lakewood had purchased the Carlisle Building at 201 E. Main St. Its intention is to use it as a…

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Knowledge is power was the key point brought up by Tammie Mack, Adult Education Services Director at Trinidad State Junior College, speaking at the Tuesday, February 5 meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. Getting a General Education Diploma (GED) was just the first step in securing …

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The Trinidad Police Department’s Dispatch Center is operational with Text to 9-1-1 service as of Jan. 31, 2019, according to a police department press release. Comtech Telecommunications Corporation produces the system, which is utilized by many agencies throughout the State of Colorado.  

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Following news in December that conservation groups had completed the purchase of a large section of Crazy French Ranch, which included Fisher’s Peak, creating Fisher’s Peak Ranch, Trinidad found itself in the state and national spotlight.

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Just down the road from Trinidad lies the community of Raton, New Mexico, which faces many of the same challenges other rural communities do across the United States. Raton’s City Manager Scott Berry said he found plenty of reasons for optimism about the city’s future in a Monday, January 28…

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With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Capulin Volcano National Monument will begin adjusted operations on January 28, 2019. Due to a shortage in staffing, operating hours will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays. The monument will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays un…

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FORT COLLINS — Bark beetle outbreaks have continued to expand in parts of Colorado, based on a 2018 aerial forest health survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Every year the agencies work together to aerially monitor forest heal…

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Trinidad is changing. One of the markers of this change is the influx of ‘new’ faces - folks who have moved to Trinidad within the last five to 10 years, many of whom are just as fiercely passionate about the town’s quaint charm and indomitable spirit as those who can trace their genealogies…

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Despite the blustery weather on Tuesday, January 22 the County Board of Commissioners went ahead with its scheduled Special Meeting and Work Session at the county courthouse. During the Special meeting, the Board unanimously approved entering into a contract with Armstrong Consultants to com…

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A 74 year-old Weston woman died of the injuries she sustained in a car/truck traffic accident that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 on County Road 30.1, 10 miles north of the town of Segundo in Las Animas County. Lupe Aragon of Weston was restrained at the time of th…

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COSTILLA COUNTY— The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened on on U.S. 160 at La Veta Pass on Monday morning, January 21. The area is just north of Muleshoe and west of Walsenburg at mile marker 277 in Costilla County.

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The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, issued Jan. 11, saw drought conditions recede slightly across Las Animas County.

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“Taelor Roybal was under the influence of alcohol at over twice the legal limit as well as a significant amount of Oxycontin, which contributed to the crash.

“Roybal was traveling at 96 mph in a 45 mph zone as she approached the curve where the crash occurred."

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It was time for a changing of the guard on the Las Animas County Board of Commissioners as two new commissioners, Tony Hass from District Three and Felix Lopez from District One, were sworn into office in the courtroom of Third District Court Chief Judge Leslie J. Gerbracht on Tuesday, Janua…

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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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On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Trinidad Police Department officers were dispatched to International Bank on a report of a robbery that just occurred. The male party then left the bank on foot and headed towards McDonald’s, according to a Trinidad Police Department p…

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The human remains found on Sunday, January 6 near Exit 34 off of Interstate 25 near Aguilar have now been identified as those of LaBrea Jackson, age 23, of Aurora. Jackson was reported missing to the Aurora Police Department by family members on Wednesday, December 26.

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Aguilar residents discovered human remains Sunday, Jan. 6, near an abandoned truck stop at exit 34 on Interstate 25 just after 3 p.m.

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A tragic car accident west of Trinidad leads the list of 2018’s top stories as reported in The Chronicle-News.  County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Matthew Moreno, age 37, died while on duty in a tragic traffic accident at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12 just east of Valdez, approximatel…

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U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced Thursday, December 20 that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) had awarded a $9 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant to help with the installation of Positive Train C…

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The Las Animas County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its 2019 fiscal year budget at its Tuesday, December 18 regular meeting. Commissioners had some questions about monies from the Jail Improvement Fund scheduled for projects at the County jail, but the County Board has to give …

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Fisher’s Peak just south of Trinidad is a legendary landmark in Southern Colorado, and is located on the privately owned Crazy French Ranch. With the 30 square mile property up for sale, The Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have announced that they have jointly reached …

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset Thursday, December 20, to honor Las Animas County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Matthew Moreno.

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The young Trinidad woman and her child who died in a car accident last Wednesday night, December 12, will be laid to rest this week. Taelor Roybal Valdez, age 23, and her son Ezekiel Valdez, age 1, will have their joint funeral service, beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 21 at Holy Tri…

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This last year was the warmest and driest in 124 years, according to the Colorado State University Colorado Climate Center, which recently compiled a recap of the state’s Water Year 2018.

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The memorial service for fallen County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Matthew Moreno has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 20 at Pueblo’s historic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart located at 414 W. 11th St. Sgt. Moreno, age 37, died while on duty in a tragic traffic accident at about …

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As part of Mt. San Rafael Hospital’s upcoming facility renovation project, and in preparation for demolition of the southeast wing of the facility, they have announced a temporary closure of the Bonaventure thru-road that provides access to the hospital’s Professional Complex.  

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The stretch of Interstate 25 between Trinidad and Walsenburg is very familiar to new Chief District Court Judge Leslie J. Gerbracht because she started her legal career as a Deputy Public Defender in Walsenburg in 1995, before being named a District Court Judge in January of 2007. With a new…

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LA County Treasurer’s tab drive for Ronald McDonald House

continues to grow

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DENVER – Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats has appointed District Court Judge Leslie J. Gerbracht to serve as Chief Judge of the 3rd Judicial District (Huerfano and Las Animas counties).

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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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