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The Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies in southeast Colorado are currently investigating several reports where motorists have been contacted by a white male driving a dark, possibly black, unmarked Dodge Charger. Several drivers repo…

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DENVER — In accordance with Governor Jared Polis’ executive order and because the transmission of COVID-19 is widespread throughout the state, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) enacted a public health order requiring Coloradans to stay at home, except to do lim…

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FORT CARSON — Prescribed burns will be conducted on Fort Carson training areas and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site by the Directorates of Emergency Services and Public Works Conservation Branch beginning the week of April 1, 2020 and continuing intermittently until April 15, 2020.  

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On March 7, Travis Visage was arrested for disorderly conduct after he was found yelling obscenities around the 400 block of East Main Street, near Cooke Motor. It was also observed in the report that Visage had most likely been drinking and after being detained, Visage kicked one officer in…

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The well-being of our staff, volunteers, community, and pets are top priorities of Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association. In light of the concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NAAWA is altering our services and operations. In adapting adjustments to our operations, NAAWA ho…

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Mt. San Rafael Hospital takes the health and well-being of its patients, visitors, staff, medical partners, and the community very seriously.  To that end, Mt. San Rafael Hospital is working hard to ensure the community is informed and equipped with all of the latest COVID-19 information ava…

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On March 18, 2020 Governor Polis released an Executive Order ordering suspension of normal in-person instruction to all public and private elementary and secondary schools in the State of Colorado due to the presence of COVID-19. Suspension of normal in-person instruction is March 23, 2020 t…

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Recently, the Trinidad Police Department held a community meeting for local businesses to boost interest in their Business Watch program, which included a short presentation from Community Service Officer Courtney Festi. Several business owners and local elected officials were present to lis…

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On Sunday, March 1, officers responded to a call of a death threat that they later determined was said by William Wright to his brother. His brother chose to press charges at which time Wright was taken into custody and searched.

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DENVER — The State of Colorado has launched a new website with a breadth of informational resources and improved data visualization for COVID-19. The website will be the state’s primary resource for information related to COVID-19 and will feature statewide coordinated response information.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is recommending that Coloradans follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. The guidance states that the CDC “recommends that for the next eight weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel …

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On March 2, Jonathan Armijo turned himself in to the Trinidad Police Department on outstanding warrants with the department. Armijo was charged with aggravated animal cruelty, four counts of hunting without a proper or valid license, four counts of illegal possession of wildlife, and careles…

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Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department (LAHCDHD) is working with local, state and federal partners to ensure we are prepared to respond should Las Animas or Huerfano County be impacted with a confirmed case of COVID-19.  However, please be advised that at this time there are…

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As a practice, The Chronicle-News requests all police reports from Trinidad Police Department as they become available and due to some reports taking more time to process than others, we will report on all reports received from the department during that week’s report date. Currently, this m…

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During the week of February 24, there were 10 reported arrests with the Trinidad Police Department. Of those, Robert Shirek, James Hopkins, Jonathan Armijo, Brittany Sanchez, Desiree Mooney, and Dolores Gamboa were arrested on outstanding warrants and taken to the Las Animas County Jail.

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Chronicle-News reader and photographer Debie Foster managed to catch the light of a recent sunset at just the perfect time in her garden south of Trinidad. “It reminds me of Easter,” Foster said. The bright blooming buttercups certainly make for a wonderful Palm Sunday disiplay. Thank you, Debie, for sharing.

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  • Sunrise: 06:39:41 AM
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Sun and clouds mixed. High 51F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

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