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Trinidad City Council appoints Valentine interim city manager

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — During a special meeting on Friday, February 10 at City Hall, the Trinidad City Council voted 7-0 to choose current utilities director Mike Valentine as interim city manager. The specifics of the resignation of the previous city manager Gabe Engeland haven’t been released to the press, but the unstated reasons have… Keep Reading

Raton commissioners table Old Pass Road discussion

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners met Tuesday evening in regular session and tabled the discussion on the old pass road since they hadn’t received an opinion yet. Laura Brewer spoke about the road reminding the commissioners of its importance for both the Iridium layer and the Santa Fe Trail, noting… Keep Reading

Walsenburg still hasn’t found evidence auditor

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While it has been four months since Walsenburg voters decided to turn over city policing authority to the Huerfano Sheriff’s Office, little progress has been made to transfer cases, equipment, and evidence to county law enforcement. Former city police captain Vince Suarez told city council Tuesday night he had been… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council looks at expanding marijuana business

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — The Trinidad City Council opened their regular meeting Tuesday with a discussion giving city staff direction in crafting a new marijuana ordinance that would allow marijuana clubs to operate in the city limits. Marijuana clubs are buildings that would be used by users in a social setting. So far clubs… Keep Reading

Trinidad city manager Gabe Engeland quits

Takes job in Sierra Madre, California by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Trinidad’s city manager Gabriel Engeland, is leaving Trinidad and taking the position as city manager for the city of Sierra Madre in California. He will take over the reins of the city beginning in March following an extensive search by the Sierra Madre City… Keep Reading

Raton City Commissioners met in regular and executive session this week

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners dealt with budget issues in their regular open session this week before going into an executive session to discuss the lawsuit over the landfill and collective bargaining negotiations with the Raton Firefighters union. This month’s budget adjustments were simple transfers of money to complete closing… Keep Reading

Delays in Walsenburg Police Department transition discussed at city council

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg City Council Tuesday night put former police chief Tommie McLallen on the hot seat, asking him to explain exactly what the remaining ex-police employees are doing to accommodate the transition of cases, property and evidence to the sheriff’s office. The discussion was held in the work session portion… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council takes note of what was done in 2016

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — With all council members present, the Trinidad City Council passed on the second reading an ordinance establishing a procedure for permitting and regulating special events. As spring and summer begin, events such as Artocade, the Trinidad Bluesfest, and other types of warm weather goings-on will be regulated by the ordinance,… Keep Reading

Major projects on Walsenburg’s horizon

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — On a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Walsenburg City Council approved moving forward with a partial engineering study that will allow them to meet a state deadline for a loan application to rehabilitate and expand the storage capacity of City Lake Dam. The estimated cost of the partial study is… Keep Reading

Slow tractors and speeding cars top La Veta Town Board’s agenda

November 16, 2016 by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — With a light agenda, the La Veta Town Board breezed through its workload with only a few action items. Mayor Doug Brgoch explained the town had received four applications for the town’s assistant maintenance position. The board decided to go ahead an interview all four applicants, although… Keep Reading

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