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FORT COLLINS — Bark beetle outbreaks have continued to expand in parts of Colorado, based on a 2018 aerial forest health survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Every year the agencies work together to aerially monitor forest heal…

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“Taelor Roybal was under the influence of alcohol at over twice the legal limit as well as a significant amount of Oxycontin, which contributed to the crash.

“Roybal was traveling at 96 mph in a 45 mph zone as she approached the curve where the crash occurred."

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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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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent report says influenza is now widespread in Colorado and New Mexico and the rate of flu activity is among the highest in the country.

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A 12-year-old boy suspected in a homicide in Gardner will be extradited to a youth detention facility in Colorado after an extradition hearing Monday in Santa Fe, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. Gardner is 27 miles northwest of Walsenburg in Huerfano County, Colorado.

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In less than 72 hours (since December 24) the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has, or is currently investigating, crashes that have left nine people dead across the state. As a result, Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, has released a brief video pleading with drivers t…

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How do we fully address the issue at this time? What can we do now to best meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness?

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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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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 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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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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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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A large brush fire that has consumed 28,000 acres across three states, stretching from Las Animas County in Colorado to Oklahoma, is now 90 percent contained overall.

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(January 23, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—An arrest warrant has been issued for a Las Animas man in connection with the alleged homicide of a woman, who was discovered in her home on January 22, 2018.

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The 2018 Colorado General Assembly started recently, with opening day speeches from Republican and Democrat leaders outlining their priorities for the session. The focus for most lawmakers, as well as Governor Hickenlooper, will be on transportation funding, rural broadband access, reform of…

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A life of service to the people was tragically cut short on Jan. 8, 1968 when Colorado State Patrolman Larry B. Enloe was shot and killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop north of Trinidad. Enloe's memory was honored by a roadside sign placed near the northbound Ludlow Exit off of I…

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The famous line from the movie “Field of Dreams” was “If you build it, they will come.” That message was cited by Briana Nelson, General Manager at Toyota Motor Sales of Denver, in her remarks at Friday’s Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for the new Phil Long Toyota dealership on Cedar Stree…

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The Community Museums of History Colorado have launched a new podcast, “COauthored,” to bring the museums’ oral history collections to a wider audience. The podcast premiered on December 20, 2017.

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Trinidad’s City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting an ordinance amending a $25 per-pound fee on all cultivated retail cannabis produced on city property, after a public hearing, at its Wednesday, November 8 meeting. The dried cannabis will be weighed just before it is to pa…

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A 46-year-old man was struck and killed on Interstate 25 at 12:34 a.m. on Saturday near mile marker No. 16 on the north end of Trinidad.

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Employers in Colorado added 7,900 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,626,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,200 and government increased 3,700.

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The Federal grazing fee for 2017 will be $1.87 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.87 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The 2016 public land grazing fee was $2.11.

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The Southwest Chief Commission, first tasked with saving the Southwest Chief rail line, is now hoping legislators will expand their scope, membership and mission to include expanding passenger rail along Colorado’s Front Range.

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Wind gusts were recorded as high as 97 miles an hour on Monday in southern Colorado that caused destruction to trees, power lines and overturned vehicles on I-25.

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DENVER (AP) — With one eye on a $500 million state budget gap and the other on Washington, Gov. John Hickenlooper and a split Colorado Legislature enter the 2017 lawmaking session with little expectation of fiscal reform and plenty of uncertainty over transportation, the state’s Medicaid bil…

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Police have just confirmed that at about 5 p.m. this evening Bank of the West on Commercial Street in Trinidad was robbed at gunpoint. No one was physically harmed in the robbery.

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Nationally, as of midnight on election night, Donald Trump’s upset bid for the presidency controlled the public’s attention. Locally, funding measures for Las Animas County and local schools  kept officials and candidates waiting at the Las Animas County Courthouse late into the night.

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