—Ed. note: Local entrepenuer Juan Delaroca, who operates a bike tour company in Trinidad, Backshop Bikes, is arguing to stop closure of Las Animas County Road 85.5 for public recreation. The Las Animas County Board of Commissioners is meeting on the closure at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at …
— Editor’s note: District Attorney Henry Solano penned this letter to Las Animas County Commissioners on Tuesday, June 26. It is being printed here in full as an opinion piece.
With spring on the horizon, now is the perfect time for gardeners in the area to start planning and preparing for another growing season. For those with limited space for a traditional garden, limited mobility, or the desire to get a jump on the short growing season at higher elevations, a s…
City of Trinidad Mayor Phil Rico will give the first annual State of the City address at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 12, in the Pioneer Room at Trinidad State Junior College.
“It’s painful to hear people say, ‘I wish I could have...’ It breaks my heart,” said Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care’s Medical Director, Lauren Smith, D.O.
The SoCo Patriots, a local American party organization met together on Saturday January 20 at noon at the Van Buren exit on I-25 with American flags and banners, to express their love for country and to celebrate president Trump in his first year, as well as welcome Republican Colorado Gove…
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…
Citizens of Trinidad — currently, I am collaborating with Pat Fletcher, Library Director Mallory Pillard and Dr. Sally Fabec on a housing initiative for our growing homeless population. We are the catalysts who are gathering local entities together to see if this idea is even feasible here i…
Wolves running in a pack through open fields and forests may seem a mythical sight to be seen—often romanticized in novels, movies, and by tourists alike—glimpsing creatures through binoculars from a guarded distance away in places like Yellowstone National Park. But for the people actually …
“None of us think we could have a child pass away and then one day, you’re in the club,” Crystal Gerlock, Bereavement Coordinator for Sangre de Cristo Hospice, told me. Her smile never slipping from her face. “I understand my bereavement better now. She was my oldest child...”
I have a terrible habit of forgetting names but I never forget faces; and their stories, they are even more unforgettable. The faces I can’t forget, their stories always leave a mark on me.
— Ed. note: In respect to World Elder Abuse Day, South Central Council of Governments is sponsoring a Senior Fair in Trinidad on Wednesday, June 14, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Harry Sayre Senior Center at 1222 San Pedro Ave. The event will feature information on identity theft protection an…
—Ed. Note: James Fernandez was the Trinidad utilities superintendent from 1977 until late 2013 and worked for the City of Trinidad for 42 years. Fernandez wants to address last week’s opinion from Trinidad City Manager Gabe Engeland, headlined “City manager wants to dispel rumors centered ar…
Recently there have been rumors circulating about the waste water plant as well as other utilities and services provide by the City of Trinidad.
Let me begin with full disclosure: I am the Executive Director of the Trinidad Ambulance District. However, I write today as a private citizen, to support question 5B on the Las Animas County ballot. What the district is asking the voters to approve is most commonly referred to as “de-Bruc…
My name is Elizabeth Jameson, I am the principal of Aguilar Jr/Sr High School. I would like to clarify some misconceptions of previous articles published (in the Thursday and Friday editions of The Chronicle-News) about Aguilar School District.
In 1624 John Donne, an English poet, penned an Ode that begins by saying “No man is an island” suggesting that we are all interrelated parts of the human community.
Being a city boy, I grew up listening to Rock and Roll. I never was involved with the county fairs in Texas. When I went to photograph The Las Animas County Fair I expected to see a lot of great livestock, but what I saw and took photographs of were the great young people that were working a…
We are a community, a group of people choosing to reside in a specific area, sharing responsibility for those services of common interest and need. Police and fire protection together with utilities and roads come quickly to mind.
— Ed. Note: Dana Crawford is an award winning preservationist and developer from Denver. She has become a looming figure in Trinidad’s downtown redevelopment, though she has yet to make any plans public. Her most recent project was the $54 million redevelopment of Union Station in Denver. Th…
As we approach Memorial Day, we remember all of the Americans who paid the ultimate price to protect our country and the freedoms that make it worth fighting for. It is important that we honor the memory of our fallen heroes by reflecting on their service and tireless dedication to protectin…
DENVER – The U.S. Department of Education released guidance to the nation’s school districts that accept public tax dollars. The guidance affirms that discriminating against transgender students is illegal under Title IX. One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, g…
Ed. Note: Trinidad attorney, Jon Barclay announces his withdrawal from the District Attorney race for the Third Judicial District, in the letter below. The race now includes only Henry Solano (Trinidad), who Barclay throws his support behind.
Something is not right. House Bill 16-1337 passed the House on April 1 with a 60 to five margin. This should have been introduced in the Senate a few days later. This is (April 18) and as of yet it has not introduced in the Senate.
I read the recent article on the presentation by the ambulance district. We all need to be grateful for the well trained EMS personnel. I was not surprised, but not happy, to see that more than 500 patients were transferred by ground ambulance to hospitals up north. However, I would like to know how many patients were sent by air ambulance.
Many of you may not know we exist! The Fishers Peak Archery Club is committed to providing the community a fun, safe, and productive activity. Something for children and families to do together that is enjoyable and healthy. We would like to extend our gratitude to the City of Trinidad for l…
After moving to Trinidad from Norman, Okla. several months ago and buying a home here. Jeff and Eden Morris couldn’t find a local contractor to clean their carpets. The upshot of that was SoCo Quick Clean a new Trinidad business located at 1103 N. Linden Ave. Featuring carpet, tile and grout cleaning along with pet stain removal for both residential and commercial locations, SoCo Quick Cle…
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