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Trinidad scores in ADA case: Hamer appeal likely

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Although 10th Circuit Court Magistrate Judge Nina Wang said “there is no dispute that Stephen Hamer was impaired in his ability to get around the City of Trinidad due to curbs and sidewalks not being wheelchair accessible,” she dismissed his lawsuit Friday Dec. 1. However, Hamer’s attorney, Andrew Bizer, says… Keep Reading

Dozens crowd council meeting on water issues

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Approximately three dozen citizens attended the Walsenburg City Council meeting Tuesday night, most of them to speak on a water issue that wasn’t even on this week’s council agenda. Council spent the first hour of the meeting listening to comments from city residents and citizens who depend on water haul… Keep Reading

Raton commissioners work through short meeting agenda

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners met Tuesday evening, Nov 21 to work through a fairly short agenda with Mayor Sandy Mantz attending via phone. The commissioners’ first item was the approval of the minutes and the approval of the Festival of Lights to be held on First Street November 25,… Keep Reading

Ryus Avenue Bridge project gets CDOT go ahead

La Veta Town Board shares proposed 2018 budget by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — At the town board meeting on November 21, La Veta Mayor Doug Brgoch read a letter of concurrence from the Colorado Department of Transportation, which arrived earlier that day. The letter noted CDOT had reviewed and approved the Ryus Avenue Bridge… Keep Reading

ARPA and the City of Lamar strike a settlement, lawsuit dismissed

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — In a press release dated Nov. 27, 2017 from the Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA and the City of Lamar have resolved a lawsuit regarding the Lamar Repowering Project (LRP) and Lamar’s Unit 6 generating plant. The Lamar City Council and the ARPA board of directors both approved a settlement… Keep Reading

New council takes oath of office November 22

Consensus likely on water haul rates by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — One newly elected city councilman and three incumbents took the oath of office at the last Walsenburg City Council meeting and councilmembers during the regular session appeared to have reach a consensus on what to charge for ‘off the wall’ water haulers. Huerfano County… Keep Reading

Raton Commissioners hear exciting news about marketing

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — At their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 28, Raton City Commissioners heard from Geoff Peterson and Jessica Barfield from the Center for Sustainable Community about the progress they have made in marketing Raton through the ExploreRaton.com web page and other programs they are working on for the community.… Keep Reading

City of Trinidad receives final report from Jonathan Taylor

by Bill Knowles TRINDAD — The Trinidad City Council received a final economic development report from Jonathan Taylor during their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21. In that report, Taylor said the city’s downtown businesses experienced about $1.3 million in new sales so far in 2017. “There has been over $20 million in new investment, also… Keep Reading

Gas will pass once again in Las Animas County

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — At a meeting at La Quinta Inn on Thursday, Nov. 16, elected officials from Las Animas County and the City of Trinidad learned of the purchase of XTO interests in the county by Timber Creek, an energy company. Purchased were 61,000 net acres, over 500 wells and all associated operational… Keep Reading

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