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While it’s not fun to imagine, now is an important time to create a plan for your pet in case you get sick. Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association strongly encourages you to be prepared and walk through the following steps to ensure your pets will be well cared for in the event of an emergency:

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Due to COVID-19, the Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is restarting this workshop series online and removing the registration fee. SBDC wants to make it easier for you to strengthen your business during this financial crunch.

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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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— Ed. note: Writer Doc Leonetti is covering some of the stories of Sopris, Colorado, ahead of the former town’s 50th anniversary of the first reunion held in the Sopris Gym in 1970. Here he recounts the story of former Sopris resident Lillian Gutierrez.

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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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Front Range Clinic in partnership with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health and Signal Behavioral Health is bringing addiction treatment via a mobile unit to Las Animas, Huerfano, Baca, Bent, Otero and Fremont counties.

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While restaurants in Colorado are under a public health order to temporarily halt dine-in service, many are still open offering meals to go, delivery or both. The following is a list of locally owned restaurants in Trinidad, current hours and services offered. Hours and services are subject …

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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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