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COGCC adopts final draft of new oil, gas regulations
12/16/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) approved the final draft last Thursday of its new regulations for the oil and gas industry following a final three-day batch of deliberations on the rules.... View

 
Menancing pleas entered in drive-by case
12/16/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- A Trinidad juvenile pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of menacing for his involvement in an October drive-by. Gage Rivera, 17, was ordered to be released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond into his father's custody in Pueblo and wear an ankle monitor pending his sentencing by the cou... View

 
Man claims kidnapping, tourture
12/09/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Trinidad resident Andrew Gonzales, 51, told police last Tuesday that the previous night had seen him kidnapped, taken to Aguilar and tortured by unidentified parties. Police have yet to make any arrests in the case.... View

 
More bricks, girders coming in I-25 project
12/02/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- The Colorado Department of Transportation's I-25 Trinidad Project is in the middle of tidying up a few odds and ends as the winter season approaches.... View

 
Veterans could boost nursing home funds
12/02/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Trinidad's city council last week discussed the possibility of housing veterans at Trinidad State Nursing Home (TSNH), and thus attracting additional government funds to the facility, in an attempt to alleviate the nursing home's financial difficulties.... View

 
Cancer service offers free genetic screening
11/25/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Las Animas County residents worried that they may have inherited something more sinister from their ancestors than a predisposition to early graying and rotundity now have access to free genetic screening for hereditary forms of cancers.... View

 
Hospital on lockdown following shooting-related calls
11/25/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Mt. San Rafael Hospital was put on lockdown status for several hours Thursday afternoon, following phone calls perceived as threatening by the hospital administration.... View

 
City to hold hearing on 2009 draft budget
11/18/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Trinidad's city council is prepared to hold a public hearing on its draft budget for 2009 at its regular meeting Tuesday, in preparation for preparing the budget's final draft.... View

 
State to investigate nursing home's financial needs
11/18/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is investigating the needs of the Trinidad State Nursing Home (TSNH) in hopes of procuring some extra funding for it from the coming state budget. The CDHS will be canvassing the TSNH workers for their input Nov. 24, with a meeting between CDHS repre... View

 
Attempted-murder plea made in 2007 stabbing
11/07/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- acob Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree attempted murder for a June 2007 attack at a party in Trinidad that resulted in one death and a number of injuries.... View

Cook part of historic women's efforts during World War II  
Cook part of historic women's efforts during World War II
11/07/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- AGUILAR - The number 705477 is one that Aguilar resident Julia (Pasquin) Scarafiotti isn't likely to forget. It's her military identification number and she can say it without blinking an eye.... View

 
Golf association requests more money from city
11/04/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- The Trinidad-Las Animas County Municipal Golf Association, Inc. (TGA) petitioned the City of Trinidad for more money last Tuesday at the city council work session, with the TGA estimating that it would otherwise run out of funds by January.... View

Brick, concrete work in line for project  
Brick, concrete work in line for project
11/04/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- More bricks and concrete are to be laid on Trinidad's streets in the coming month as the Colorado Department of Transportation's I-25 Trinidad Project moves along toward its phase-two completion date next summer.... View

 
District working on corrective action for special education
11/04/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- The executive director of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) for south central Colorado, Cindi Seidel, addressed the board of education for Trinidad School District No. 1 (TSD) at their regular meeting last Tuesday to inform the board of the corrective action plan upon which BOCE... View

 
Prowler sentenced to 15 months for June break-in
10/28/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Trinidad resident Daniel Athens, 18, was sentenced to 15 months in the county jail Friday, minus time served, for a second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree criminal mischief related to a residential break-in committed in June.... View

 
Ballot measures, candidates questioned at forum
10/21/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Local candidates and ballot measures were the focus of attention at Thursday night's Meet the Candidate's forum at Trinidad State Junior College. The forum involved discussions of local health care issues, taxation and how to best keep Las Animas County moving in a forward direction.... View

 
New gas utility charge system unveiled
10/21/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- A proposed update to the city's gas code was unveiled at the Tuesday work session of Trinidad's city council. Consultant Mike McFadden of McFadden Consultant Group told the council how the city could update its gas code to deal with spikes in gas prices while simplifying its pricing calculation.View

 
Army's study shows no strong need for expansion
10/14/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- The Army released Friday a draft Environmental Impact Statement concerning the addition of another infantry brigade and combat aviation brigade at Fort Carson in 2011. The Fort Carson Grow the Army Stationing Decisions Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) claimed that the Army could narrowly... View

 
Charter school shares curriculum plan
10/14/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Proposed public charter school Trinidad International Academy (TIA) held its first public meeting Thursday night to explain the curriculum and operational details that would govern the school should its application be approved by the local district.... View

 
High school recognized for closing achievement gap
10/07/2008

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Trinidad, Colorado (STPNS)- Trinidad High School (THS) was recently recognized for its achievement in bridging the achievement gap between its students of differing socioeconomic levels. A study by research firm Augenblick, Palaich & Associates (APA) on the CSAP scores of poorer Colorado students found a large percentage of t... View