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Mar 23, 2010 3:15 PM

Colorado proceeds with Trinidad Nursing Home sale

State officials are evaluating four bids to buy the money-losing Trinidad State Nursing Home.  Colorado Department of Human Services spokeswoman Liz McDonough
said Monday that the department is proceeding with a sale, even as legislators consider a bill to block it.

The Legislature last year authorized a sale of the nursing home, which was losing an estimated $1 million per year. However, a document from the 1950s specifies that ownership of the home reverts to Trinidad State Junior College if it is used as anything other than a state-run home for the aged.

Some legislators say they wouldn't have voted to authorize a sale if they had known.

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