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Formal proceedings against Judge Walton

by Carol Bridge RATON — Formal proceedings against Colfax County Magistrate Court Judge Warren G. Walton have been instituted by the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission for nine counts of rule violations. After an investigation into the offenses by the commission, Hon. Warren G. Walton has agreed to the following: a mentor will be appointed… Keep Reading

US House Rep. Steve Pearce meets with Raton and Colfax County residents

2nd District GOP congressman making a bid for New Mexico Governor by Carol Bridge RATON — US Representative Steve Pearce (R- 2nd Congressional District) brought his campaign for New Mexico Governor to Raton December 28, 2017 speaking and listening to citizens and local government officials. Presenting himself as a moderate Republican to the general audience… Keep Reading

Raton Commissioners start 2018 quickly; announce local fire ban

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners had a short agenda to start off the first meeting of the 2018 year on January 9th, taking care of some regulatory business and reviewing the November 2017 financial report. As part of regular business, the commissioners approved the public meeting policy that is required… Keep Reading

Huerfano County to enter fight against Big Pharma and Opioid addiction

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Without any monetary risk to taxpayers, the Huerfano County Commissioners this week agreed to enter into a contract with a private, personal injury, malpractice and consumer advocate attorney in the growing national fight against pharmaceutical company’s profiting from a national addiction to painkiller prescriptions. Steven Ochs, a recently retired MD… Keep Reading

Hamer files appeal in ADA suit against Trinidad

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Following a recent court ruling against an ADA law suit filed in 2014 by Stephen Hamer against the City of Trinidad, Hamer, on Dec. 20, filed an appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeal concerning the decision by 10th Circuit Court Magistrate Judge Nina Wang. Hamer’s case was based… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council sees two members leave and two new come on

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — During the first Trinidad City Council meeting of 2018, the council saw two council members step down at the end of their terms and two new members step up after being sworn in by Judge Bruce Billings. Karen Griego and Rusty Goodall were elected to replace Pat Fletcher and Liz… Keep Reading

Commissioners pass resolutions, honor veteran in regular meeting

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners passed three resolutions, assigned a new property owner an address, approved a conditional use permit and honored a local veteran during their first regular session of 2018 on Jan. 2. On unanimous votes, the commissioners approved a resolution naming Dan Wachob as the official county surveyor;… Keep Reading

Walsenburg City Council selects new city judge

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Following a 90 minute executive session Tuesday night, the five members of the city council who attended the first meeting of 2018, voted to bypass two attorneys and select a lay person as the municipal judge. Joel F. Shults Phd, was elected on a three to two vote to serve… Keep Reading

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