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Connie Grimm appointed as new La Veta trustee

Recent flooding not as bad as thought by Bob Kennemer LA VETA — The first item on the La Veta Town Board’s agenda this past Tuesday was to appoint a board member to fill the seat of Dave Molyneux, who had resigned due to health reasons. Connie Grimm, who was a past resident of La Veta… Keep Reading

Klusmire fired

Walsenburg City Administrator terminated immediately on a 5-2 vote by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — Walsenburg’s City Administrator Leslie Klusmire’s job was on the line Tuesday night, and while personnel matters are, by law, discussed in closed door executive sessions, the topic appeared to be the worst kept secret in the city. When the final council… Keep Reading

Two arrested for meth by Colfax Sheriff’s Office

staff report RATON — A pair of Raton residents were arrested last week after the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at a city address. Andrew Madrid and Theresa Mendez, both 44, of 203 Maxwell Ave., Raton were charged with felony possession of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia after the special… Keep Reading

Las Animas County sees $400,000 DOLA grant for roadwork

by Bill Knowles LAS ANIMAS — In a letter from the department of local affairs, the Las Animas County Commissioners were informed they had received a grant totaling $410,000 to be used by the county’s road and bridge department for road work and improvements throughout the largest county in Colorado. The award comes from monies… Keep Reading

Raton schools see drastic reductions across the board

by Carol Bridge RATON — In a surprisingly subdued meeting the announcement was made that 9.5 teachers, seven non certified staff, and others, including an administrator, custodian, and a secretary, were included in the reduction of force action. English and math positions and other important programs were eliminated, including the Alternative Credit Recovery program, intermediate… Keep Reading

Have you updated your computer?

If not, it may make you WannaCry. by Jaye Sudar EARTH — The news this weekend was filled with stories about a virus that has been infecting computers across the planet. On May 12, WannaCry RansomWare wormed its way into millions of computers. This virus encrypts your files and sends you a message stating that… Keep Reading

Raton City Commissioners met Wednesday

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media RATON — Raton City Commissioners met a day later than usual, on Wednesday evening, May 10, and covered a variety of topics from funding requests, liquor license application to insurance and budget matters. Commissioners approved the proposal for the Run for the Wall this year closing off Clayton Road for… Keep Reading

RMPBS Insight rebroadcasts “Trumped: Rural Rebellion.

by Joe Tarabino “Trumped: Rural Rebellion,” an insightful documentary by investigative reporter John Ferrugia, has been scheduled for a last presentation on Tuesday evening, May 23 at 10:00 pm on Rocky Mountain PBS. The original program premiered on January 19 and 20th, and has had subsequent showings since then. The well photographed, edited and researched… Keep Reading

Body found at Trinidad Reservoir still unidentified

by David J. Santistevan, Jr. LAS ANIMAS COUNTY — Las Animas County Sheriff James W. Casias confirmed DNA samples have been sent out to help identify a body found on the southside of the Trinidad Reservoir back in late April. “We are still actively investigating this case. Also, we sent up samples to Denver to… Keep Reading

Heavy rains cause area-wide flooding

Following days of rain in the Spanish Peaks region, emergency and municipal officials in La Veta and Huerfano County monitored rising water levels in the Cucharas river early this week. While officials prepared for possible evacuations of residents in low-lying areas of town, the river continued to overflow its banks, such as pictured here at… Keep Reading

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