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DENVER — In accordance with Governor Jared Polis’ executive order, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) amended two public health orders, extending Safer-at-Home and Voluntary and Elective Surgeries and Procedures. People at higher risk of severe illness from COVI…

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Rain, hail, cooler temperatures and increased humidity early this week have helped firefighters battling the Cherry Canyon increase containment to 70 percent and keep the fire from growing. The fire remains at 11,818.

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Shortly before noon, Wednesday May 20, Boncarbo Fire Department responded to a fire at the 12900 block of Picketwire Road off of County Road 57.7 just past Cokedale. 

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On May 3, officers arrested Ricky Sinor for violating a protection order and resisting arrest. Sinor also had an active warrant for Las Animas County. In the report, officers were dispatched to the address listed on the protection order after the residence owner said he was hiding in a shed …

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CAÑON CITY — Current and forecasted weather coupled with dry conditions have prompted the BLM’s Royal Gorge Field Office to implement fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in four counties in eastern Colorado. Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect Wednesday May 6, 2020 on BLM lands …

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A fourth person, this one a woman in her 30s, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Las Animas County reported the Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department on Friday afternoon May 1.

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Kim Gonzales, the executive director of Las Animas and Huerfano County Health Department, took time on Thursday, April 30 to host a question and answer Zoom conference as the state moves from the stay-at-home order to the Governor’s “safer-at-home” phase. The restated standing Public Health …

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On April 27, officers arrested Jamiey Hammer for an active warrant out of Madison County Indiana for failure to register as a sex offender after performing a traffic stop on Santa Fe Trail. Officers also found two small baggies in the vehicle they said appeared to have contained heroin at on…

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The Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department “Stay at Home” order in response to COVID-19 expired Thursday, April 30. On Tuesday, April 28, the district health department circulated a “business checklist” among local officials for businesses and facilities to reopen as the two…

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We care deeply about our associates’ health and well-being, and in recent weeks we’ve taken steps such as expanding our paid leave policies; closing our stores overnight for cleanings and restocking; installing sneeze guards and social distance markers in stores; beginning temperature checks…

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On a recent trek up West Spanish Peak Trail to Cordova Pass, local residents Sharon Sorenson and Ernie Parker happened upon this big guy making the most of a beautiful Colorado day. It’s not unusual to see black bears all over Las Animas County, but this cinnamon-colored black bear seemed happy to step out and pose for a close-up shot before lumbering back off into the forest. Interested i…

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