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New lawsuit accuses New Mexico prisons, health provider of poor care

State prison officials and health care providers at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility are accused in a new lawsuit of failing to provide appropriate mental health care to a suicidal inmate, leading to his death at the prison in December.


Colfax Ale Cellar tasty option for locals, visitors

The owner and brewer of the Colfax Ale Cellar, located at 215 S. Second St. in Raton, New Mexico, said it took him awhile to learn all of the ins and outs of the burgeoning craft beer industry.


New Mexico woman wanted by FBI for drug trafficking

NEW MEXICO (KCBD) - The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico issued a federal arrest warrant for 28-year-old Marysol Pena on Feb. 13, 2019. Pena is wanted by the FBI for her alleged involvement in a drug trafficking organization that operated in New Mexico as well as other sta


New Mexico 15-year-old’s family says his friends created plan to murder him

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County, New Mexico sheriff deputies have arrested two brothers and another teen in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old Albuquerque boy, according to KOAT.


Cancer patients in rural New Mexico must travel hours for treatment

A diagnosis of cancer for most residents of rural communities means traveling long distances to find treatment. Village of Ruidoso residents and visitors are more fortunate than those in other communities because Lincoln County owns a hospital in the village, as well as four rural health clinics.


New Mexico veteran held without bond in Irish prison

(KRQE) - A former U.S. Serviceman and Santa Fe living treasure is being held without bond in an Irish prison. Since retiring as Marine Corp Captain in 1966, Ken Mayers has worked as a peace activist, but that peaceful protest got him thrown in jail.


Home sales slow slightly in New Mexico

Home sales in New Mexico slowed a bit in February, and a low inventory continued to be a challenge in Lincoln County. February housing market numbers indicate that while the 2019 year-to-date number of sales is about 1 percent behind 2018’s record-breaking numbers, this will be another banner year f


Trinidad firefighters rejoin international association, reclaim Local No. 6 title

It was special evening for the Trinidad Fire Department as its members rejoined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) after nearly 60 years absence and reclaimed its designation as Local Number 6 within the IAFF organizational structure.


Space to Create moves forward — council approves agreements at special meeting

The Space to Create Trinidad project will move forward toward completion after Trinidad’s City Council unanimously approved three agreements at a Special Meeting held on Thursday, March 7 at City Hall. These included a Development Agreement, an Option to Purchase and a Commercial Master Lease Agreem


Community members put best foot forward for annual sock drive

Community members and business owners have helped Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care’s annual sock drive grow for a fifth straight year. The sock drive, which originally started as a way to provide socks for patients in need, will now give back to several community centers and organization


Theft at Mt. Carmel, hospital incident, outstanding warrant arrest made

City police have no suspects at this time in the theft of 10 antique photos from the Ziccardi Room of the Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center, located at 911 Robinson Ave. Trinidad police were dispatched to the center at approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19 for an alarm call.


Evergreen Natural Resources hosts facility tour, voices desire to be part of community

Company officials and staff members of Evergreen Natural Resources (formerly Pioneer Natural Resources) hosted an informational gathering and plant tour of their facility along Highway 12 for County Commissioners and media representatives on Wednesday, February 27. Evergreen’s Senior Superintendent



Here are legislative committee hearings and other events of note for the week ahead at the Colorado state Capitol. Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the Legislature’s website.


Wild week in sports: Baseball, basketball and track, OH MY!

What an amazing week. We hosted 16 home contests this week, winning 13 of those. We had the track team return from nationals with a pair of national championship medals and a great overall showing from all of our runners. We had a last second buzzer beater, to beat Otero no less. We had baseball go