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A recent 2020 study conducted by SmartAsset.com calculated the amount of money a specific person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county in Colorado, and ranked them lowest to highest in terms of tax burden. Back in April of this year, the same study was done and f…

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expanding access for its Bustang service with a new route expected to launch from Pueblo to Trinidad in January 2021. It’s one of several projects CDOT is looking at over the years to expand and improve services in rural parts of the state.

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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has reported that 6,187 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending August 8 in the state. Additionally, there were 9,048 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total …

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many large school districts across the state of Colorado are making the difficult decision to begin the school year utilizing online instruction only. Locally, rural schools have been able to maximize their small size to offer in-person instruction. Amon…

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The district health department reported Huerfano County’s eighth case of COVID-19. Two of those cases are active and there has been one death due to the disease in the county.

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A boulder, above left, fell onto Interstate 25 and caused accidents in the early morning hours of Monday, August 3, between Exit 8 and mile-marker 7 near Raton Pass south of Trinidad. One accident involved a semi truck and caused damage to a guardrail and forced the closure of the southbound…

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Trinidad Smokehouse at 225 West Main Street is a relatively new restaurant in the downtown scene, but owners Teddy Wilson and Brian Main have been evolving food entrepreneurs locally for a number of years. They are also the owners of Redneck Grill in the Shell gas station at 731 East Main St…

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With Colorado continuing efforts to reopen a once thriving tourism economy, vacation planning is far more difficult now than in the recent past. Not only are people considering where they want to go, they also have to consider where they can go, and if anything will even be open when they ge…

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Despite the challenges of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the 2020 Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous were given the green light to hold the annual event at the NRA Whittington Center southwest of Raton during the week of June 14-20, celebrating the same resilient spirit of the original m…

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The Colorado Weed Management Association (CWMA) designated Scotch thistle as the “weed of the month” in their noxious weed awareness campaign. Locally, Shelly Simmons, coordinator for the Purgatoire Watershed Weed Management Collaborative (PWWMC), a noxious weed program that is, as of June 1…

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Now open for camping, Colorado’s state parks have been a breath of fresh air for many over the last months. Though the majority of the state had shut down, Gov. Jared Polis made it clear early on that keeping state parks open for Coloradans for hiking and fresh air was important. Most state …

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The Chronicle-News asked professional photographer and area native Joe Coca to accompany a press tour of Fishers Peak State Park. These are some of the images and places he captured that day. For more about this tour see Lee Ann Peck's story "Patience required as state moves forward with creation of primer new area recreation grounds."

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