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Secretary of State files lawsuit against USPS for confusion over pre-election mailer, ahead of possible misinformation

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Last Friday, September 4, the Colorado Secretary of State’s (SoS) Office announced they had prepared and issued election rules and guidance for county clerks as well as other election stakeholders.

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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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A few lucky hunters will get a chance to fill their freezers with meat as the first public hunters on Fishers Peak State Park this fall and winter after the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission approved hunting access at its Sept. 3 meeting.

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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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Do the pros of taking consumption off the streets outweigh the cons of “normalizing” a legal substance? Twenty eight people spoke at the Monday, August 24 public forum with fairly balanced input from both sides of the issue. The following is a sampling of the comments that were made by local…

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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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On Monday, Las Animas and Huerfano Counties Health Department Director Kim Gonzales issued a press release announcing two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, both of which are residents of the county. With these additional cases, that brings the current numbers as of this report to 20 cases wit…

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The City of Trinidad is currently in the bidding process for getting the interior finished for the new Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter next to the city’s power plant thanks to funds received from cannabis tax revenues.

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As part of Mt. San Rafael Hospital’s facility renovation project, the time has come to address the parking lot. Beginning Monday, August 17, the large parking lot, which provides direct access to the main hospital entrance, will temporarily be closed while a new parking lot, with more spaces…

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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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