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On Friday, March 20, Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Program Manager Tim Katers emailed Mayor John Gilmore and Clerk Kathy Kumm with an award letter from Department of Local Affairs Executive Director Rick Garcia for a grant amount of $198,664 to assist with renovations to the Cokedale wate…

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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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Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, located in Walsenburg, is pleased to announce our new COVID CLINIC – a temporary unit located on the north side of the facility. The COVID CLINIC is a dedicated unit for in-person triage of high-risk persons and those who suspect they may have contracted…

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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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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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Denver — It’s time to respond to the 2020 Census. Starting March 12, Colorado mailboxes will began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Our goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

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Funds from a statewide fundraising effort to raise money for areas affected by Colorado’s summer fires are going to the Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District (UHFPD) in Gardner. Colorado’s 2018 wildfire season was one of the worst on record, affecting communities all over the state.

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DENVER– Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that Colorado has joined with 49 other states and the District of Colombia in a $575 million settlement with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to resolve state consumer protection claims for alleged unfair and deceptive trade practices.

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Changes were slight for Colorado’s drought conditions this week, but early snowpack hints at above normal amounts of water for some areas.

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democrat-led House passed a $28.9 billion budget bill Thursday and sent it to the Republican-led Senate, where the focus will be on how much transportation — long an underfunded priority — should receive.

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The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in New Mexico is accepting applications for Conservation Innovations Grants (CIG) to fund innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. New Mexico NRCS will provide up to $49,000 in C…

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After some improvement in drought conditions last week for northeast Colorado, extreme drought has entered the southwest part of the state.

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Dr. Don Belknap, an Emergency Room physician at Raton’s Miners’ Colfax Medical Center, said that when he first started there five years ago the hospital might see 15 patients on an average day. Last Thursday the hospital saw 31 patients. U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., was clearly impr…

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The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced on Tuesday, a total of $500,000 for revitalization projects in three New Mexico MainStreet communities; Belen, Albuquerque, and Raton with the Raton MainStreet Great Blocks Program receiving some $320,000 of that total.  Together, amon…

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fight over a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains is far from over as industry and state officials worried Tuesday that relisting the lesser prairie chicken as a federally protected species could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in added costs for …

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The Colorado State Forest Service, City of Alamosa, Adams State University and Colorado Tree Coalition are together hosting western Colorado’s premier community forestry conference on Friday, Sept. 9, at ASU’s Student Union Building in Alamosa.

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With the implementation of the legal use of rainwater collection on August 10, Colorado residents are asking a lot of questions. Before you try reading the actual legislation, we’ll cover some of the basics.

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Some brothers spend their time tormenting each other or fighting over the front seat. Teenage brothers getting along in peace and harmony might happen right after pigs learn to fly a stealth fighter, but this isn’t the case in Eddy County, New Mexico.

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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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