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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

Plea bargains offered to remaining five CR 510 marijuana defendants

by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — On Friday, Dec. 1, the remaining five defendants in the October 2017 marijuana bust conducted by the sheriff’s office on CR 510 waived their preliminary hearings in light of a plea deal offered by the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Appearing in court with their attorneys Friday morning were Celedonio… 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

Las Animas County Commission asks for study on road closure

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — After several county commission meetings, work sessions, and special meetings, the Las Animas County Commission still needs to take a closer look at the requested closure of County Road 85.5. They approved, with a 3-0 vote, the relocation of gates to ensure the safety of families living on 85.5, and… Keep Reading

Commissioners hold 2018 budget hearing

New planner hired and offer made for building inspector by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners held their annual budget hearing Tuesday and reviewed a conservative budget during the regular session. Within the budget process there are what was described as ‘great unknows’ facing final adoption, including what loss of property tax revenue… Keep Reading

World Journal rates will be going up in 2018

WALSENBURG– The per-issue cost of the World Journal newspaper will be going up to a dollar in January, 2018. Brace yourselves. Commensurate to that fact, the annual subscription rate will be going up to $50 across the board. What this means is, the next time you renew your paper in 2018, there will be a… Keep Reading

State’s CR 510 pot cases going up in smoke

Five more preliminary hearings set for tomorrow by Eric Mullens WALSENBURG — While the burden of proof in a preliminary hearing is lower than that of a criminal trial, and evidence in a preliminary hearing is weighed in favor of the prosecution; Third Judicial District Deputy DA Steven Sullivan failed to convince the court this… Keep Reading

Furloughed inmate attacks police and citizen with cane

by Bill Knowles TRINIDAD — Bad luck wasn’t just with the turkeys this Thanksgiving. A Trinidad jail inmate on furlough over the Thanksgiving weekend found little to be thankful for after he took a walking stick from the Alta Convenience Store and began attacking property, a Trinidad citizen, and a couple of law enforcement officers,… Keep Reading

Eagle Nest man cuts deal in death of daughter

special from Colfax County Sheriff’s Office to KRTN Multi-Media and the World Journal RATON — On November 27, 2017, Mariano Araica-Avalos of Eagle Nest , NM, pled “No Contest” to one count of abandonment of a child resulting in death, a second degree felony, in the 8th Judicial District Court. A part of the plea deal,… 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

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