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Public briefings set next week addressing crime in 3rd Judicial District

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG / TRINIDAD — Current crime issues facing the residents of the Third Judicial District in southern Colorado will be addressed on the local and federal level in two meetings next week in Walsenburg and Trinidad hosted by 3rd Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano and Acting U.S. Attorney for Colorado Bob Troyer.… 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

WJ uncovers undisclosed jail drug investigation

Las Animas jail inmate charged for possession of drugs by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — A sweep by detention officers resulted in the discovery of drugs in the cell pods at the Trinidad Judicial Center last May, although it has taken an investigation by the World Journal to quell rumors that firearms were also found in… Keep Reading

Trinidad City Council hears ethics violation

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — During the regular Trinidad City Council meeting on Tuesday, the city’s board of ethics heard an alleged ethics violation filed by Trinidad City Council member Joe Bonato against fellow council member Anthony Mattie. The allegation concerns actions which occurred during an April 20, 2017 executive session of the board. Abstaining… Keep Reading

Social impact and justice for all Americans

Part 3 of 3 of the revised AHCA by David Tesitor WASHINGTON DC — It was anticipated the Senate would release their proposed version of the AHCA bill last week, but they are now not expected to release anything before their week long break beginning June 30. Until then, it is hard to say what, if any… Keep Reading

Court rules Commissioner Abeyta out

Dems to name new LAC Commissioner by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Judge M. Jon Kolomitz, on June 16, 2017, ruled Anthony Abeyta was not qualified for election in Las Animas County District One because of his lack of residency in that district, and therefore a vacancy now exists in the office of Las Animas County… Keep Reading

Sonic Bloom shows lower attendance in 2017

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Jess Gries and Jeff Swager representing Sonic Bloom, gave an informal after event report to the Huerfano County Commissioners this week indicating the electronic music and more festival had lower attendance this year. The numbers were down significantly, Gries said, with paid entrants slightly above 3,300. The commissioners earlier this… Keep Reading

New slate of officers at Navajo Ranch

courtesy JC Copeland NAVAJO — On Tuesday, May 16, the 2017 Navajo Ranch Officers were sworn in. New officers are JC Copeland, president; Richard Clements, vice president; Sara Engelmohr, secretary; and Dave Rogers, treasurer. Board members elected are Debbie Clements, Todd Evelin, and Sam Morningstar. Meeting discussions centered on maintaining neighborhood values with strict enforcement of… Keep Reading

Five southeastern Colorado hospitals announce BridgeCare Health network

Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Parkview Medical Center, Prowers Medical Center, Southeast Colorado Hospital District, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center come together to improve care in the region. S.E. COLORADO — There are more than 20,000 square miles in Southeastern Colorado and a new partnership will help connect the people in those communities to high quality… Keep Reading

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