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Unidentified body found under Animas Street Bridge

Staff report TRINIDAD — The body of an unidentified person was found under the Animas Street Bridge in Trinidad, according to police reports. Around 4:45 pm on Friday, August 3, Trinidad police responded to a call of a person who had not moved since at least early the same morning. As TPD officers arrived at… Keep Reading

Las Animas County considers contract to take Pueblo County inmates

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — The Las Animas County Commissioners heard from the Sheriff and the jail detention commander captain Mangino on the subject of receiving inmates from the Pueblo County Jail, up to 10 a day, to help relieve the stress of overcrowding. Still up for negotiation is the cost of housing the inmates… Keep Reading

Second legislative roundtable looks at Las Animas County funding needs

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — The second legislative roundtable held in Trinidad Tuesday afternoon took a look at the recent state legislative session with a focus on bills that could bring funding benefits to southern Colorado. Guest speakers included State Representative Kimmi Lewis, State Senator Larry Crowder, and representatives from the offices of U.S. Representative… Keep Reading

Trinidad woman arrested for alleged role in murder of Burchard Mitchell

Staff report TRINIDAD — A second arrest was made this week in the brutal murder case of Murrice Mitchell. Angel Maria (Griego) Waln, of Trinidad was taken into custody and booked in the Las Animas County Jail, charged with a number of felonies including Conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, count 1; conspiracy… Keep Reading

Battling the negative factor

Trinidad SD#1 holds community meetings for ballot issue by David J. Santistevan, Jr. TRINIDAD — On July 31, Trinidad School District #1 hosted a second meeting at Trinidad High School Cafeteria, looking for public input on ideas of what to ask the voters of TSD#1 this November. “State funding is not being fully funded due… Keep Reading

Relay for Life ROARs again

Funds raised for the American Cancer Society by David J. Santistevan, Jr. TRINIDAD — The annual ROAR for Relay for Life held on Saturday, August 4 at Central Park in Trinidad was a huge success, as survivors and supporters from Las Animas & Huerfano counties came together in the fight against cancer. Says event leader,… Keep Reading

Activities & Events for week of August 9, 2018

HUERFANO Huerfano County Fair time! LA VETA — The 81st Annual Huerfano County 4-H, FFA Fair and Livestock Sale opened Wednesday, August 8 and will run through Sunday, August 12. The fair grounds are located at 401 Moore Avenue. Come out and enjoy the fun! Each day is full of events: Thursday, August 9 8… Keep Reading

Bear or Bull: which are you?

Huerfano and Las Animas communities come together for Spring Fire benefit race August 12 by Ruth Stodghill HUERFANO COUNTY — “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” These song lyrics the tone for the 2018 Bears vs. Bulls Spring Fire Benefit Run and Walk, set to take place on Huerfano County Roads… Keep Reading

Today is the Day girls basketball camp

Third annual girls hoops camp held in Trinidad inspires, trains, and ignites by David J. Santistevan, Jr. TRINIDAD — The third annual ‘Today Is the Day’ girls basketball camp was held last week, July 30 to Aug. 1, at the Trinidad Community Center for all incoming 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls in Las… Keep Reading

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