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3 years 4 weeks ago

Trinidad earthquake caught on camera

It was the largest seismic event to hit Colorado in 40 years. Video of the magnitude 5.3 quake was captured by surveillance cameras at the Big 4 Country Store in Valdez. Ray Moltrer owns the business with his brothers. He described it as, "the scariest thing I ever felt...

3 years 3 months ago

No containment for Shell Fire

The Shell Fire in Las Animas County has zero containment as of this morning, according to Las Animas County Emergency Management. The fire is burning 25,000 acres on both sides of Highway 109 between La Junta and Kim. The primary focus for today is on the west side of...

3 years 9 months ago

Jail faces staff shortage in Trinidad

The Fraternal Order of Police is asking the Las Animas County Commissioners to reconsider planned budget cuts at the Sheriff's Office. The Fraternal Order of Police represents 5,000 law enforcement officers in Colorado. While pointing out the unprecedented budget problems facing Las Animas County the statement from the police...

3 years 10 months ago

Aquilar Town Marshal found dead

The Aguilar Town Marshal was found dead in his apartment Sunday morning, according to the Las Animas County Sheriff's office. The Las Animas County Sheriff tells the Trinidad Chronicle News the Marshal's name is John Wiggins. Neighbors say Wiggins didn't answer his door this morning, but his car was...

4 years 4 months ago

2 killed in accident near Trinidad

State Troopers say 2 people were killed when the driver lost control of his SUV north of Trinidad. It happened around 6:30 a.m. Saturday on I-25. Troopers say the vehicle drifted out of it's lane and the driver overcorrected causing the 2002 GMC Yukon XL to roll...

4 years 9 months ago

Deadly rollover: 7 year old killed

A 7 year old boy was killed early Friday when the van he was riding in rolled over in Las Animas County. Colorado State Patrol says Christy Sue Mosman of Colorado Springs was driving the van on I-25 when it went off the right side of the road. Investigators say...

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