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TRINIDAD — The Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce will host “Meet the Candidates”, at Massari Theater on the Trinidad State Junior College Campus, Thursday, October 5, starting at 6 pm. This is an opportunity for the citizens of Trinidad to view the candidates and hear their positions on the issues facing the City and… Keep Reading

Frank (Sonny) Leone Jr. running for Trinidad City Council

TRINIDAD — Hello, I’m Frank (Sonny) Leone Jr. and I’ve been part of the Trinidad community my entire life & career. I have been a businessman for over 50 years. I am currently the owner of Leone Ready Mix, Leone Sand and Gravel, & SRG’s Landscaping and Growing Supply. I have served on the city… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council

Walsenburg City Council members approved, by unanimous vote on Tuesday, July 18, a proclamation celebrating the combined 50th class reunion of the classes of 1966 and 1967 from Walsenburg High School. Former Walsenburg resident, Teresa Rudder of Alamosa, appeared before council that night and thanked the city for the proclamation. Mayor Jim Eccher said he… Keep Reading

Council approves another Tier 1 cultivation license, but Martra request denied

City honors retired employees by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Following a public hearing Tuesday night, the Walsenburg City Council unanimously approved another Tier 1 marijuana cultivation license, but following an executive session later in the evening, denied a request from Martra Holdings that likely would have put $100,000 into city coffers. City council approved a… Keep Reading

Raton City Council recognizes Relay for Life superheroes

RATON —The mayor and city council of Raton made a proclamation praising and in support of the Relay for Life Team for their efforts against cancer. The mayor noted the substantial amount of money that they have raised in the past in the fight against cancer and stated that cancer deaths have declined 23% since 1991.… Keep Reading

City Council approves Tier 1 recreation marijuana grow

City council July meetings set for 11th & 18th by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — It’s summer and the living is easy, and the thoughts of Walsenburg City Council have already turned to tax issues for the November election. While a proposed ballot tax question concerning the creation of a municipal excise tax on marijuana sales… Keep Reading

Walsenburg takes next step in City Lake Dam project

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While the regular Walsenburg City Council meeting took only about 20 minutes Tuesday night, council members fixed what was described as a technical issue by passing Resolution 2017-R-6 and committed nearly a half a million dollars for the next phase in the City Lake Dam rehabilitation and expansion project. With… Keep Reading

Trinidad begins discussion on changes to city charter

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — The Trinidad City Council met in a special work session Wednesday, March 29, at city hall to discuss possible changes to the city’s charter, changes they view as necessary. The charter lays out how the government of the City of Trinidad operates and sets limits and boundaries to the powers… Keep Reading

Tensions mount between city and sheriff’s office on computer crime files

Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office prepared arrest warrant for Walsenburg city administrator Klusmire last week by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The transition of equipment and case files from the City of Walsenburg to the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office under the mandate of the IGA (intergovernmental agreement) prepared and signed in accordance with the November 2016 vote… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council accepts Salazar resignation;

Indiana Ave. paving project approved, Was police equipment given to La Junta Police Department, instead of Sheriff? by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg City Council is back down to six members with the resignation this week from Ward III council member John Salazar II. Salazar, a former city police officer, has taken a law… Keep Reading

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