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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 40 km WSW of Trinidad, Colorado

A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Trinidad in Colorado. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.52 km (2 miles). Event id: us2000g76k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g76k. Exact location, longitude -104.917° West, lat


Murder charges dropped against Weston-area man for killing son, daughter-in-law

Felony murder charges have been dismissed against a Weston-area man who shot and killed his son and daughter-in-law during a domestic dispute at his home on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Third Judicial District Attorney Henry Solano’s motion to dismiss two felony counts of second degree murder against Kenne


Pot Is Better Than Booze

Two years ago, I moved from a town (Athens, GA) that has the most bars per capita of any place in the U.S., and I moved to a town (Trinidad, CO) that has the most legal pot shops per capita of any place in the U.S. On hot summer mornings, Athens smells like vomit from the bars, and Athens’ main reve


Cimarron Canyon opens for tourism tomorrow - Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

Cimarron Canyon State Park re-opens 8 a.m. Thursday (July 19), according to a press release from the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, State Parks Division.


Santa Fe cardiologist sentenced to 51 months in federal prison - Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

Chief U.S. District Judge William P. “Chip” Johnson sentenced Roy G. Heilbron in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., this afternoon to 51 months of imprisonment for his convictions on health care fraud and obstruction of justice charges. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson,


Safe Streets seeking 2 suspects

Missy Fuentes, 30, is a Hispanic woman, 5 feet tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Fuentes has three no-bond warrants, which include the following charges: parole violation, assault, dangerous drugs and flight/escape.


Probe continues into death of man:  Did he fall from vehicle onto highway?

Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire said in a news release Thursday that Frankie Olmedo, 23, of New Castle, was pronounced dead the following day at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. An autopsy has been performed, but the cause and manner haven't yet been determined "pending further


Hundreds of ladybugs take over Capulin Volcano

CAPULIN, N.M. (KRQE) - The ladybugs are back.Each summer at Capulin Volcano, hundreds of the beetles take up residence at the highest points of the volcano.The annual phenomenon is called hill-topping.After feeding all summer, they hibernate through the winter on the volcano.Officials at Capulin say


Multiple agencies responding to reports of a fire south of La Junta

LA JUNTA, Colo. - The La Junta Fire Department and the Otero County Sheriff's Office are responding to reports of several fires south of La Junta.The location of the fires and their sizes have not yet been confirmed.This is a developing story, check back for updates.


Flash flood warning issued over Ute Park Fire burn scar area

CIMARRON, N.M. (KRQE) - A Flash Flood Warning has been issued over the Ute Park Fire burn scar area.The fire burned along the road and the Cimarron River between Cimarron and Ute Park last month.New Mexico State Police say U.S. 64 has been closed between Cimarron and Eagle Nest as a precaution due t


Spring Fire reaches Highway 12, not yet crossed into Las Animas County

The Spring Fire west of Trinidad continues to expand, reaching 78,941 acres as of early Tuesday, July 3, with just 5 percent containment, according to County Commissioner Dean Moltrer, who attended a fire update meeting in La Veta early Tuesday morning, along with County Emergency Services Manager K


Scout ranch closes backcountry activities due to fire threat

Philmont says its backcountry will be closed the rest of the summer but the headquarters, base camp, museum and training center courses aren't affected.


Viral Photos Show Ranching Family Watching 'Our Valley Go Up In Flames'

LA VETA, Colo. (CBS4)– They are among the most powerful pictures of a devastating wildfire in Colorado. The pictures have been shared by people all over the world, most of whom had never heard of the small town of La Veta, Colorado.


Fickle Colorado blaze forces nighttime fleeing

They were among more than 60 large blazes burning across the United States, mostly in the West, where whipping winds and increasing heat have made it easy for flames to spread.


Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Trinidad in Colorado

A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Trinidad in Colorado. Exact location of event, longitude -104.865 West, latitude 36.9884 North, depth = 5.93 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.93 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:16:0


The Latest: Crews try to keep wildfire out of Colorado town | WTOP

Ty Warren leaves a pen where his father's cattle are being kept at the Huerfano County Fairgrounds where displaced people have brought their pets for safe keeping as the Spring Fire continues to burn Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in La Veta, Colo. In Colorado, many communities have canceled firework displa


Spring Fire In Colorado Grows To 94,000 Acres

LA VETA, CO -- A week-old wildfire in southern Colorado continued to gain fuel Wednesday, growing to more than 94,000 acres. The Spring Fire, which sparked June 26 from a fire pit, has scorched through 100 homes and forced the evacuation of 2,000 residents, officials said.


Comcast internet service restored in Taos after five day outage

June 5, 7:00 a.m. update – After five days, Comcast service was restored in Taos Tuesday (June 5).


Dance Connection kids find regional success

Building youth self-esteem through dancing is the theme at Trinidad’s Dance Connection studio, located at 34442 Highway 12 in the Jansen area of town. Owner Deb Chongway said she’s always amazed at the way her approximately 70 students learn and grow by practicing dance routines and then performing


Spring Fire takes down power lines, meters, other infrastructure

LA VETA, Colo. -- - When you see a wildfire you often think about the homes being destroyed and families affected, but what we don't think about is also the damaged infrastructure, like communication towers, power lines and meters.