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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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No longer will retiring Chief District Court Judge Claude W. Appel have to blast away at those pesky squirrels with an air rifle to keep the darn critters from invading his bird feeders. Judge Appel received a squirrel-proof bird feeder as one of his retirement gifts after serving 34 years o…

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On Saturday, November 17, Fort Wooten Memorial Square was returned to local veterans after 75 years. The occasion was marked with an open house and tours of the facility and a flag raising by local veteran Nick Debono.

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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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There’s nothing like brand new toys at Christmas time to surprise and delight a young child. Time is running out to apply for the 42nd Annual Trinidad Fireman’s Toy Drive. Applications must be received by Monday, December 3, 2018. Applications for kids from infancy up to age 15 can be picked…

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A routine traffic stop at 3:40 p.m. on Monday November 5, led to a woman being arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Melissa Binder was a passenger in a white car with Colorado license plates that was stopped by city police in the 100 block of East Cedar S…

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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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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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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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The general election is coming up fast on November 6, 2018. Colorado voters will have a lengthy ballot in this year as we choose a new Governor, decide who will represent us locally, consider municipal and school district ballot measures, and make our choices on several constitutional and st…

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Las Animas County representatives Commissioner Dean Moltrer and Phil Dorenkamp recently traveled to Cortez Colorado to make an oral presentation to the State’s Energy Impact Assistance Fund committee seeking $850,000 to be used for county road improvements. 

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Trinidad’s historic Carnegie Public Library is temporarily closed due to interior water damage caused by a recent heavy downpour of rain. City Public Works Director Tom Beach said in a Friday, October 12 phone call that the damage was confined to the southwest corner of the building, facing …

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Trinidad’s Central Park continues to be the scene of improvements as the new Rotary Club Pavilion at the park is now open to the public. Featuring aluminum construction over a concrete pad, with eight steel tables and chairs in a 30-foot by 30-foot space, the pavilion will be a great place f…

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After a lengthy debate, Trinidad’s City Council approved a request from the Trinidad Golf Association (TGA) for $25,000 to fund a concrete slab near the south side of the clubhouse at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course at its Tuesday, August 7 regular meeting. The vote was four to two in fav…

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Handing out free food to those who need it at the County Fairgrounds is a community benefit, but there are some problems with the program that could darken its future. Some of the food recipients have been very rude to the employees of the South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) who wor…

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There was plenty of information at the second Legislative Roundtable held on Tuesday, July 31 in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Student Center at Trinidad State Junior College. State legislators, Congressional representatives, emergency service personnel, business executives and public lea…

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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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A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from five states, including New Mexico Democrats Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall and Colorado senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, is urging Amtrak to keep train passenger service over all of the route of the Southwest Chief, which runs daily between Ch…

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Business owners, employees and others should be on the lookout for phony money as three counterfeit $50 bills in two separate criminal cases have been reported in Trinidad recently. One of those cases resulted in the arrest of a Trinidad woman for alleged Forgery and Theft. The owner of the …

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Felony murder charges have been dismissed against a Weston-area man who shot and killed his son and daughter-in-law during a domestic dispute at his home on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano’s motion to dismiss two felony counts of second degree murder again…

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The Spring Fire west of Trinidad continues to expand, reaching 78,941 acres as of early Tuesday, July 3, with just 5 percent containment, according to County Commissioner Dean Moltrer, who attended a fire update meeting in La Veta early Tuesday morning, along with County Emergency Services M…

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Early Wednesday morning Las Animas County Emergency Manager Kim Chavez announced a pre-evacuation order was put in place for all residents in the area south of the Huerfano/Las Animas County Line south to County Road 42 and East to County road 21.7 and west to Highway 12.

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A Pre-Evacuation Order is now in place for all residents in the area south of the Huerfano/Las Animas County Line south to County Road 42 and East to County road 21.7 and west to Highway 12. This area includes all phases of Cuchara Pass Ranches, Timber Creek Ranch, Timber Ridge @ Cordova Pas…

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The Spring Fire west of Trinidad continues to expand, reaching over 78,941 acres as of early Tuesday, July 3, with just 5 percent containment, according to County Commissioner Dean Moltrer, who attended a fire update meeting in La Veta early Tuesday morning, along with County Emergency Servi…

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It’s great to have resourceful young people on hand to help out in an emergency. Four teenaged lifeguards at the Trinidad Family Aquatic Center were honored for their roles in rescuing a struggling swimmer on Tuesday, June 12 at the local pool. Dalton Chongway, Katie Rael, Ruben Fernandez an…

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Due to the worsening drought conditions in Southern Colorado, Trinidad’s City Council passed a resolution imposing Level 2 watering restrictions at its Monday, June 18 regular meeting. That’s in addition to the Level 1 watering restrictions previously put in place by Council, that ban any wa…

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Trinidad’s Municipal Golf Course has many dead or dying trees, many times due to the simple result of old age. To help with that problem, Trinidad’s Urban Forestry Board recently acquired a federal Landscape Scale Restoration (Laser) Grant of $15,000 through the Colorado State Forest Service…

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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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