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LA County Treasurer’s tab drive for Ronald McDonald House

continues to grow

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DENVER – Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats has appointed District Court Judge Leslie J. Gerbracht to serve as Chief Judge of the 3rd Judicial District (Huerfano and Las Animas counties).

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Everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse and neglect. The Las Animas County Department of Human Services (DHS) and its Child Services division, led by Foster Care Coordinator Jamie Pike, are looking for partners in its Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Campaign. The DHS…

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Sixty-two local families received a Thanksgiving surprise on Sunday, Nov. 18 when 34 volunteers delivered 55 food baskets and seven gift certificates for dining out at local restaurants.  

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No longer will retiring Chief District Court Judge Claude W. Appel have to blast away at those pesky squirrels with an air rifle to keep the darn critters from invading his bird feeders. Judge Appel received a squirrel-proof bird feeder as one of his retirement gifts after serving 34 years o…

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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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On Saturday, November 17, Fort Wooten Memorial Square was returned to local veterans after 75 years. The occasion was marked with an open house and tours of the facility and a flag raising by local veteran Nick Debono.

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The Trinidad Police Department is holding its fifth annual Shop with a Cop event, which pairs local children and law enforcement for a day of holiday fun, on Saturday, December 15.

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A permanent Artocade museum will be made reality this weekend with the opening of the Art Cartopia Museum this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2702 Freedom Road, near businesses THCU and Big R, in Trinidad from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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There’s nothing like brand new toys at Christmas time to surprise and delight a young child. Time is running out to apply for the 42nd Annual Trinidad Fireman’s Toy Drive. Applications must be received by Monday, December 3, 2018. Applications for kids from infancy up to age 15 can be picked…

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A local business leader talked about hearing loss and what to do about it at the monthly luncheon of the Trinidad and Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce (TLACChamber) in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Student Center on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College on Wednesday, November 1…

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Low-cost seedling trees and shrubs from the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS)— South East Area are now available for order, as part of the 2019 Trees for Conservation seedling tree program. The program aids landowners impacted by recent fires, to obtain seedlings at a minimal cost to repl…

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With the rush of the holidays, and gift giving primarily focused on children, often our senior citizens are forgotten. For shut-ins, or seniors with little or no family nearby, the holidays can be an especially lonely time of year.

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The Chronicle-News — a five-day-a-week publication that has served Trinidad, Colo., and its surrounding communities since 1877 — has been purchased by Julie and Kirk Loudon and Kim and Rich Hoffman of The Chronicle-News Media Group, LLC.

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The most recent statistics from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment show Las Animas County unemployment at 5 percent through the month of August, a slight tick up from this July when the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. 

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A frighteningly fun series of events are coming up in Trinidad leading up to the witching hour of Halloween on Wednesday, October 31. Titled the Santa Fe Trail of Terror at the County Fair, the three events will all start at 6:30 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays in Octo…

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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 general election is coming up fast on November 6, 2018. Colorado voters will have a lengthy ballot in this year as we choose a new Governor, decide who will represent us locally, consider municipal and school district ballot measures, and make our choices on several constitutional and st…

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Las Animas County representatives Commissioner Dean Moltrer and Phil Dorenkamp recently traveled to Cortez Colorado to make an oral presentation to the State’s Energy Impact Assistance Fund committee seeking $850,000 to be used for county road improvements. 

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Trinidad’s Central Park continues to be the scene of improvements as the new Rotary Club Pavilion at the park is now open to the public. Featuring aluminum construction over a concrete pad, with eight steel tables and chairs in a 30-foot by 30-foot space, the pavilion will be a great place f…

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Many 4-H and FFA members competed in various shows at the 91st Las Animas County Fair, July 24- 28, at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds in Trinidad. Local members exhibited a total of 79 beef entries, 117 goat entries, 126 horse entries, 17 poultry entries, 10 rabbit entries, 52 sheep entri…

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Buying school supplies before the start of each school year can be very expensive, especially for parents with several children attending classes. To help alleviate those costs the Colorado State Patrol, its Trinidad Port of Entry personnel and the Youth Club of Trinidad are teaming up on a …

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John Seim has spent at least a week at Trinidad State’s Summer Gunsmithing Series for more than 30 years. A couple of years ago he began documenting the tricky process of color case hardening, which was a common finish on guns in the 1800s. It involves heating a metal gun part and then quenc…

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A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from five states, including New Mexico Democrats Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall and Colorado senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, is urging Amtrak to keep train passenger service over all of the route of the Southwest Chief, which runs daily between Ch…

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A Killeen, Texas man pleaded guilty in federal court on July 19 to armed robbery, carjacking and firearms charges arising out of a 2-day crime spree in New Mexico that included Raton last year, according to a U.S. District Court of New Mexico news release.

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Felony murder charges have been dismissed against a Weston-area man who shot and killed his son and daughter-in-law during a domestic dispute at his home on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano’s motion to dismiss two felony counts of second degree murder again…

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