[Hpn] 2007 IN REVIEW: Changes at the Top

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Fri, 04 Jan 2008 05:44:09 -0500


This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_0027_01C84E94.D3B54DE0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
	boundary="----=_NextPart_001_0028_01C84E94.D3B54DE0"


------=_NextPart_001_0028_01C84E94.D3B54DE0
Content-Type: text/plain;
	charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

January 03, 2008

http://www.stpns.net/view_article.html?articleId=3D76043207602117372


2007 IN REVIEW: Changes at the Top
New city councilors, school superintendent, district judge and others =20
      Record-breaking snowfall hit Trinidad and Las Animas County =
costing more than $2 million for snow removal, clean-up and rescuing =
people either stuck on the roads or in their homes.=20
      Staff Photo=20

By Paula Murphy
for The Trinidad Times Independent=20

TRINIDAD, Colorado (STPNS) -- With the end of 2007, Trinidad and Las =
Animas County residents can reflect back remembering some of the people =
and events that shaped our city and county - from the $805 million =
impact the oil and gas industry has directly had on the area to the $1.5 =
million cost the snowstorm of 2006 had on Las Animas County and the City =
of Trinidad.=20

Voters elected three new city council members and saw changes in the =
leadership of Trinidad School District No. 1, Mt. San Rafael Hospital, =
Carnegie Public Library, A.R. Mitchell Museum, and the Las =
Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department - each hiring a new =
top dog.=20

The first female district judge was appointed to the Las Animas County =
bench while dissention on other matters looms between the district =
attorney's office, the probation office and the police department.=20

As you read what made the list of events and people that have or will =
shape our future, you decide what has been an important lesson or memory =
worth holding on to in the year to come.=20

January

. A snowstorm dumping more than four feet stranded travelers and =
residents. The storm was responsible for multiple roofs' collapses =
crushing one car. Trinidad State Nursing Home hosted two Texas families =
of 14. Three hundred travelers were stranded at the Trinidad Community =
Center and more than 50 people spent New Year's Eve with Tom and Paula =
Murphy at their home. Many stories of rescue and giving came out of the =
storm.=20

. Leslie Gerbracht was sworn in as the Third Judicial District Judge by =
Chief Justice Claude Appel. Gerbracht is the first female district =
judge.=20

. Newly elected Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter was honored by more than 200 =
people at a reception at Aultman Hall as part of his inaugural "fly-in" =
throughout the state. First Lady Jeannie Ritter, along with aides and =
security accompanied the governor.=20

. Jane Besel has been named librarian to the Carnegie Public Library. =
Besel had many plans to better serve the public by expanding computer =
services, possibly including remote delivery and enhance the web site.=20

February

. For the first time in 17 years, Housing and Urban Development sought =
to get an accurate count of the homeless of Colorado. Advocates Against =
Domestic Assault (AADA), the agency responsible for the count, hosted a =
luncheon at the local soup kitchen. Many factors were used to determine =
whether a person is considered homeless.=20

. The City of Trinidad looked to upgrade technology by moving the city =
into the technological age and simplify government. The city needs to =
upgrade its internal computer system so different departments can better =
communicate.=20

. School District No. 1 has hired a new superintendent Dr. Julie Ford. =
Ford was serving as the area superintendent for Tulsa Public Schools in =
Oklahoma. School board president Georgia Rino said that Ford possessed =
the qualities to take the district closer to excellence.

. The A.R. Mitchell Museum's board of directors announced that it was =
taking a time out to reevaluate two grants for a heating and cooling =
system and roof renovations for the museum. The museum has been without =
a director since Dec. 31, 2006, following the resignation of Nancy =
Ellis.=20

. The U.S. Forest Service is planning to put in place a policy that =
would allow its rangers to "manage" some wildfires - rather than =
immediately working to extinguish them - for the benefit of the forest =
and other natural resources in the area, as well as trying to create a =
safer situation for any nearby development.=20

March=20

. A group, New Shelter Advisory Board, has formed to build a =
self-sustaining city and countywide animal shelter. The groups' goal is =
to come up with a plan to fund and build a city-county animal shelter =
and to establish a viable plan for its operations and maintenance.=20

. City council member Joe Bonato officially resigned his seat to run for =
mayor. According to the city's charter, no member of council can have =
terms that overlap. Bonato was in the second year of his term when he =
announced his intentions to seek the mayoral seat.=20

. The Trinidad Cancer Alliance was formed to ensure dollars locally =
raised would be used to help local cancer patients.

. Neil Sexton and Audrey Forcier bid farewell to Trinidad after nearly =
10 years in business in Trinidad to move to Utica, N.Y. Sexton was the =
founder of the Trinidaddio Blues Fest. Forcier, an artist, was the owner =
of Curiosities and Curly's Beads shops.=20

. District Attorney Lee Hawke promised to send more domestic violence =
cases to trial after being told by the county's probation officer Bernie =
Fay that 80 percent of this type of case has been dismissed. Hawke has =
been criticized by the Trinidad Police Chief Charles Glorioso for not =
prosecuting cases from his department.

April

. Charlotte Murphy and Tomas Rios celebrate their 100th birthday with =
Dr. Sally Fabec and her staff at Fabec's office.=20

. Pete Morlan was sworn into office by Las Animas County Court Judge =
Bruce Billings. Morlan was chosen by city council members to fulfill Joe =
Bonato's term. Morlan was one of six that threw their hats into the =
ring.=20

May

. Virgil Micek locked the front door of his 37-year-old business, =
Virgil's Music.=20

. The Democratic Central Committee has named Thatcher rancher Gary Hill =
county commissioner filling the vacancy left after Robert Valdez =
resigned. Of the committee's 43 members, 40 placed votes for the eight =
people vying for the position but the committee refused to release who =
voted for whom.=20

. Mt. San Rafael Hospital has selected Jim Robertson as its new CEO. =
Robertson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Masters of Health =
Care Administration program and is a fellow in the American College of =
Healthcare Executives.=20

. City and county officials continue to wait for Federal Emergency =
Management (FEMA) reimbursement funds for two snowstorms at Christmas =
and New Years in 2006. City Manager Jim Soltis was told "the check is in =
the mail." Cost for the storms to the city was $224,432. The county =
incurred $1,277,563 in storm expenses.=20

. Longtime poetry teacher at Trinidad State Junior College, Katie =
Kingston, won the prestigious Ruth Stone Prize in Poetry for 2007.

June

. Cousins Noah Martinez and Jacob Martinez were arrested after a late =
night arm wrestling match in which Noah lost his temper after losing =
twice. The two are accused of stabbing to death Jason Phillips and =
injuring three people.=20

. Mayor Joe Reorda declared himself opposed to the nearly-quarter =
million dollar clubhouse that the city council once sought to fast-track =
a purchase of for the Trinidad Golf Association (TGA). The TGA asked the =
city to purchase the clubhouse out of frustration with the speed and the =
progress made on renovations to the existing clubhouse by Falls Peak, =
LLC. The clubhouse is currently open serving lunch at its restaurant, =
Sabrosa.=20

. Mt. San Rafael Hospital and United Mine Workers of America local 8935, =
the union representing hospital employees, signed a 39-page contract =
calling for a 3-to-3.5 percent increase in employee wages in the next =
three years. Currently, union-covered hospital employee salaries and =
benefits are more than $3 million. Management also agreed to longevity =
reward program and compensation for additional training.=20

. Las Animas County drafted a new county fairground policy following an =
advisory committee's presentation, but nothing has been adopted at this =
time. Horse boarders at the fairgrounds were shocked when it was =
suggested boarding horse be abolished. The county had not adopted a new =
policy since 2002.=20

. A group of concerned citizens met to discuss problems they see at the =
Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The citizens, cemetery stockholders, met to =
voice concerns with the cemetery management and cemetery maintenance. =
The group wants to see the cemetery board accountable to the public.=20

July

. Former county commissioner Robert Valdez resigned for his elected post =
to take the job of county planner. Valdez listed County Administrator =
Bill Cordova, the person responsible for interviewing applicants for the =
planner position, as his reference on his application.=20

. The Trinidad Community Foundation (TCF) raised nearly $150,000 in a =
four-day fund-raising effort. TCF's goal is to raise $2 million by the =
end of 2008. Trinidad's newest park was named after board member and =
philanthropist Jay Cimino after TCF donated $100,000 to the city for the =
park. Denver Bronco head coach Mike Shanahan, St. John's coach John =
Gagliardi hosted golf tournaments at Cougar Canyon and the city's =
municipal course.=20

. The Sumaritan Clinic, utilizing an entirely volunteer staff, sees =
patients on the first and third Tuesday of each month offering =
non-emergency health care to anyone who does not have Medicare or =
Medicaid or private insurance.=20

. More than $21 billion in economic contributions has been made by the =
oil and gas industry through the study of extraction, drilling =
completion and recompletion by energy companies in Colorado. Las Animas =
County's total labor earnings had been $68 million. The total economic =
output from the energy companies in the Raton basin has been $805 =
million.=20

. Jim and Ann Tatum won one of the highest private settlements in U.S. =
history stemming from a lawsuit the Tatums brought against Basin =
Resources after they agreed to allow Basin to mine around their =
property. The agreement was made with the company to protect their house =
from the subsidence damage that could be caused by the mining process. =
The couple was awarded more than $1 million, absent the total for =
attorney's fees.=20

. City attorney Eugene Duran defended himself to the city council during =
a personnel hearing in open session. Duran was accused by some of the =
council members as not comporting himself in the desired fashion during =
a previous city council work session. Council member John Rino accused =
Duran of being disrespectful and sarcastic during a meeting regarding =
Monument Lake Park.=20

. The A.R. Mitchell Museum hired a new executive director Debbie Krumm. =
Krumm holds a master's degree in geology and a Ph. D. through the study =
of fossil corral reefs. She has managed exhibits with the marine =
institute museum at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in =
Florida.

. Busted water pipes on the west side of Simpson's Rest left residents =
with water but extremely low water pressure. Utilities Superintendent =
Jim Fernandez expected work on the repair to take at least two weeks to =
complete. The entire city was serviced by the south side water tank and =
pump system.=20

. The Trinidad Ambulance District (TAD) has been answering more calls =
and has taken steps to ensure that it is not faced with employee =
shortages. TAD's Executive Director Brandon Chambers asked his board for =
permission and was granted that permission to hire a new crew that would =
be on call for 12-hours a day, seven days a week. The new crews =
consisted of two paramedics and two emergency medical technicians.=20

. The Holy Trinity Class of 1957 held its 50th class reunion with a =
dinner, tour through the former school, trolley rides and a Mass at Holy =
Trinity Catholic Church.=20

August

. The City of Trinidad began discussion of a truck route through the =
city limits. The city is inundated with the oil and gas trucks and wants =
to keep the heavy equipment out of the neighborhoods.=20

. The Culebra Range Community Coalition (CRCC), Nature Conservancy and =
other conservationists organized a public scoping meeting to educate the =
public and to take its pulse on matters regarding watershed =
conservation. More meetings are scheduled and a website is under =
construction.

. Las Animas County formed an advisory committee to deal with the =
county's noxious weed problem. The committee will be responsible for a =
noxious weed management plan, provide advice and guidance to the =
commissioners for the management and eradication of noxious weeds.=20

. Auditor Gary Waller gave Las Animas County a "thumbs up" for its =
financial bookkeeping. Accounting and Finance Manager LeeAnn Fabec said =
she tries to "keep a tight watch on the books."=20

. The Trinidaddio Blues Fest had clear skies for the ninth annual music =
festival held in Trinidad. Joe Louis Walker, Ronnie Baker Brooks and =
Jimmy Thackery headlined the event.=20

. A two-vehicle crash on Highway 12 claimed the life of Ashleigh Haag, =
18, when a Kenworth truck driven by Gary Depue. Haag was attempting to =
make a west bound turn onto Highway 12 from the Trinidad Lake State Park =
road when Depue who was traveling east attempted to swerve to miss Haag. =


September

. Las Animas County Sheriff Jim Casias appeared before the county =
commission seeking funding for more DUI patrols along Highway 12. Casias =
asked the commissioners to allow him to apply for a grant from the =
Colorado Department of Transportation.=20

. The U.S. Senate passed an amendment placing a one-year moratorium on =
any expansion of the Pi=F1on Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) northeast of =
Trinidad. PCMS was created in 1984 through the largest use of eminent =
domain against non-Native Americans in U.S. history. PCMS is an =
extension of the U.S. Army base Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs.=20

. Dorothy Dennis Hayes recounts her childhood memories of her =
grandmother's boarding house, the Bloom Mansion back in the 1940s.=20

. Twenty-four people were arrested because of an investigation and the =
issuance of arrest warrants with charges stemming from 78 illegal =
transactions involving the sale and purchase of illicit substances. The =
oldest person arrested was 76 and the youngest 15.

. The state declined to extend the deadline to the City of Trinidad =
after the Water Quality Control Division of the Colorado Department of =
Public Health and Environment issued a cease and desist order for 10 =
violations to the Sanitary System Overflow. The state demanded the city =
revamp its sewer control system by Feb. 28, 2008.

. Trinidad hosted The Santa Fe Trail Symposium at various locations =
throughout Trinidad.=20

. State Rep. Wes McKinley rode into Trinidad with some friends and =
colleagues after their trail ride from Branson, along Grey Creek Road =
and down Engleville Hill into Trinidad.=20

. Trinidad Area Arts Council set its annual month-long ARToberfest =
events including the Good Earth, an invitational art show, the community =
flea market, masquerade ball, pumpkin carving and the Las Offrendas =
Project.

October

. The home of Oliver E. and Glenn Aultman has been named to the National =
Register of Historic Places. The Colorado Avenue home was built in 1905. =
Father Oliver and son Glenn both were successful photographers.=20

. Former Trinidad resident Chris Massarotti previewed his documentary =
The Miracle on the Pacchoca during Trinidad State Junior College's film =
symposium Making Movies... and Getting Them Shown.=20

. Representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture met the =
Las Animas County Commissioners to haggle over funding and discuss =
coyote control. The county argued that the funding was far less than the =
need in predator control.

. A trial was scheduled for November 2008 in an energy lawsuit against =
the City of Trinidad by local business owners accusing the city of =
overcharging on energy bills.=20

. The City of Trinidad proclaimed Oct. 17, 2007, Richard Lawler Day for =
his flag development parade protocol and for exhibiting patriotism =
through his flag displays.=20

. Planned community Cougar Canyon held an open house to show off its =
five styles of semi-custom homes available for purchase.=20

. The City of Trinidad declines to back Las Animas County's one-percent =
sales and use tax after City Attorney Eugene Duran suggested that the =
council get legal advice before committing to anything.=20

. Mary Garcia was named the new executive director the Las =
Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Departments. Garcia has a =
master's degree in nursing and has worked in the healthcare industry in =
the area for over 20 years. Garcia was hired after long-time director =
Carol Amato resigned in June citing an on-going campaign of harassment =
and defamtion.

November

. Trinidad Times Television owner Tom Murphy accused members of City =
Council of a Sunshine Law violation with the way the vote was handled =
for the awarding of the contract to Monument Lake Park. The ethics =
violation was dismissed due to lack of evidence. Also accused of =
entering into an executive session illegally was the Trinidad School =
District No. 1. The school board later apologized for doing it wrong.

. In the Nov. 6 election, John Rino and Jennie Garduno were re-elected =
to Trinidad City Council and Joe Reorda was again elected as mayor. Liz =
Aragon, Nancy Ellis and Jim Toupal were elected to council. Karen =
Montera was re-elected to the Trinidad School District No. 1 Board of =
Education. Joining Montera, was Linda Vigil and Vic Meyer.=20

. The county's ballot referendums for lifting term limits on =
commissioners and a 1percent sales and use tax both failed as did the =
Trinidad School District No. 1's two referendums. This was the first =
mail-in election for the county and the second for the city.

. The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) warned of possible grant =
changes from the severance tax proceeds. Of the 2007 energy impact funds =
of over $4 million, Trinidad and Las Animas County received =
approximately 54-percent less than expected. While cities on the Western =
Slope are lobbying for more of the grant dollars, DOLA representatives =
say every community can make an argument that it's making a contribution =
to the state's energy production.=20

. The Hoehne Farmers for the second consecutive year won the Girls Class =
2-A State Volleyball championship defeating Simla at the Denver =
Coliseum.=20

. Gina Raye of Colorado Land and Properties was named Business Woman of =
the Year and Danielson Designs and Redwing Electric were named large and =
small Business of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo.=20

Trinidad Police identified their alleged graffiti "Junk" tagger as Eric =
Eanes, 21.=20

. The Health Services Project for Las Animas County (HSP) accepted a =
request for proposals from John Snow International to conduct a needs =
assessment for the county's health-related needs. The HSP hopes to =
establish a health district in the Nov. 2008 election.=20

. The I-25 Trinidad Project received more than $37 million in funding =
for Phase Three, the south-bound lane. The project is scheduled to be =
completed in 2009.=20

. Anthony Sandoval was hurt in a drive-by shooting. Bruce Lamorie and =
Jonathon Abeyta were arrested and each charged with criminal attempt to =
commit murder, conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree assault. =
Both are in the Las Animas County jail with a $100,000 cash-only bond.=20

. Trinidad School District No. 1 was presented a comprehensive =
evaluation of its current strengths and weaknesses by the Comprehensive =
Appraisal for District Improvement (CADI) after appraising the district =
by interviewing staff and community members, classroom observations, and =
walk-throughs of the educational environment. Superintendent Dr. Julie =
Ford said, "The district needs major help. We need a major focus on =
school improvement."

December

. Former county attorney Jim Tatum was shot and killed in an alleged =
domestic dispute with his wife Ann. Off duty Las Animas County sheriff =
deputy John Martinez was also at the Tatum home the night of the =
shooting. Ann Tatum has hired high-profile attorney Pamela Mackey. =
Mackey is best known for defending NBA player Kobe Bryant in 2003. Tatum =
has yet to be charged. On Jan. 11, 2008, Tatum will or will not be =
charged.=20

. Third Judicial District Judge Claude Appel called for the elimination =
of supervision of people released from jail on bond due to District =
Attorney Lee Hawke's failure to consistently prosecute bond violators.=20

. The Arkansas River Power Authority, a power-purchasing consortium of =
which Trinidad is one of six cities faces a lawsuit from fellow member =
city Raton citing the continuously rising price tag of a renovated power =
station in Lamar. Raton says it will only be responsible for $76 million =
of the now $110 million project.=20

. Trinidad's new Cougar Canyon Golf Links was chosen by Golf Magazine as =
one of the "Top Ten New Courses." Matt Reames, director of golf =
operations, said, "We know we are going to win awards." Cougar Canyon =
Golf Links officially opened Aug. 31.=20

. Branson artist Mary Ann Louden's ornament of Capulin volcano was =
chosen to be displayed on the White House's official Christmas tree.=20

. Trinidad-Las Animas County Economic Development Inc. has hired the =
Denver consulting firm Swope and Associates in hopes of getting more =
results after the departure of longtime director Meghan Harris-Russell.=20













William Charles Tinker=20
New Hampshire Homeless=20
Founded 11-28-99
25 Granite Street=20
Northfield,N.H. 03276-1640 USA=20
Advocates,activists for disabled,displaced human rights.=20
1-603-286-2492=20
http://www.missingkids.com=20
http://www.nationalhomeless.org=20
http://www.newhampshirehomeless.org=20
http://www.newhampshirehomeless-subscribe@topica.com 
------=_NextPart_001_0028_01C84E94.D3B54DE0
Content-Type: text/html;
	charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; =
charset=3Diso-8859-1">
<META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.6000.16587" name=3DGENERATOR>
<STYLE></STYLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff>
<DIV>
<DIV class=3Darticle-date style=3D"FLOAT: left">January 03, =
2008</DIV></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><A=20
href=3D"http://www.stpns.net/view_article.html?articleId=3D76043207602117=
372">http://www.stpns.net/view_article.html?articleId=3D76043207602117372=
</A></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><BR></DIV><!-- Inform Div Start -->
<DIV style=3D"MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px" =
name=3D"inform_highlight">
<H1 class=3Darticle-headline style=3D"MARGIN-TOP: 12px">2007 IN REVIEW: =
Changes at=20
the Top</H1><SPAN class=3Darticle-subheadline>New city councilors, =
school=20
superintendent, district judge and others</SPAN>=20
<TABLE cellSpacing=3D3 cellPadding=3D0 width=3D300 align=3Dright =
border=3D0=20
valign=3D"middle">
  <TBODY>
  <TR>
    <TD><IMG height=3D200 alt=3D"2007 IN REVIEW: Changes at the Top" =
hspace=3D6=20
      =
src=3D"http://www.stpns.net/stpns/media-repository/74/0caee2c2-9cca-4392-=
a7e6-53c3f0c641c2_v.jpg"=20
      width=3D300 border=3D0></TD></TR>
  <TR>
    <TD class=3Darticle-photo-caption>Record-breaking snowfall hit <A=20
      class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Engleville Hill Trinidad"=20
      href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Engleville+Hill+Trinidad"><FONT=20
      color=3D#2226c0>Trinidad</FONT></A> and <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
      title=3D"Las Animas County"=20
      href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Las+Animas+County"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Las=20
      Animas County</FONT></A> costing more than $2 million for snow =
removal,=20
      clean-up and rescuing people either stuck on the roads or in their =

    homes.</TD></TR>
  <TR>
    <TD class=3Darticle-photo-credits>Staff =
Photo</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<P style=3D"MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px" align=3Dleft =
valign=3D"top">
<DIV class=3Darticle-byline>By <A class=3Dinform_highlight =
title=3D"Paula Murphy"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Paula+Murphy"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Paula=20
Murphy</FONT></A><BR>for The Trinidad Times Independent </DIV>
<DIV class=3Darticle-body><BR><A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Trinidad (Colorado)"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Trinidad+(Colorado)"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>TRINIDAD,=20
Colorado</FONT></A> (STPNS) -- With the end of 2007, Trinidad and Las =
Animas=20
County residents can reflect back remembering some of the people and =
events that=20
shaped our city and county - from the $805 million impact the oil and =
gas=20
industry has directly had on the area to the $1.5 million cost the =
snowstorm of=20
2006 had on Las Animas County and the City of Trinidad. <BR><BR>Voters =
elected=20
three new city council members and saw changes in the leadership of =
Trinidad=20
School District No. 1, <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Mt. San =
Rafael Hospital"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Mt.+San+Rafael+Hospital"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Mt. San=20
Rafael Hospital</FONT></A>, <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Carnegie Public Library"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Carnegie+Public+Library"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Carnegie Public Library</FONT></A>, <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"A.R. Mitchell Museum"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/A.R.+Mitchell+Museum"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>A.R.=20
Mitchell Museum</FONT></A>, and the <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Las+Animas-Huerfano+Counties+District+Healt=
h+Department"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health =
Department</FONT></A>=20
- each hiring a new top dog. <BR><BR>The first female district judge was =

appointed to the Las Animas County bench while dissention on other =
matters looms=20
between the district attorney's office, the probation office and the =
police=20
department. <BR><BR>As you read what made the list of events and people =
that=20
have or will shape our future, you decide what has been an important =
lesson or=20
memory worth holding on to in the year to come. =
<BR><BR>January<BR><BR>=95 A=20
snowstorm dumping more than four feet stranded travelers and residents. =
The=20
storm was responsible for multiple roofs' collapses crushing one car. =
Trinidad=20
State Nursing Home hosted two <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DTexas=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Texas"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Texas</FONT></A> families=20
of 14. Three hundred travelers were stranded at the Trinidad Community =
Center=20
and more than 50 people spent New Year's Eve with Tom and Paula Murphy =
at their=20
home. Many stories of rescue and giving came out of the storm. =
<BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Leslie Gerbracht"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Leslie+Gerbracht"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Leslie=20
Gerbracht</FONT></A> was sworn in as the Third Judicial District Judge =
by Chief=20
Justice Claude Appel. Gerbracht is the first female district judge. =
<BR><BR>=95=20
Newly elected <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Bill Ritter"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Bill+Ritter"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Colorado Gov. Bill=20
Ritter</FONT></A> was honored by more than 200 people at a reception at =
<A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Aultman Hall"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Aultman+Hall"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Aultman=20
Hall</FONT></A> as part of his inaugural "fly-in" throughout the state. =
<A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Jeannie Ritter"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jeannie+Ritter"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>First Lady=20
Jeannie Ritter</FONT></A>, along with aides and security accompanied the =

governor. <BR><BR>=95 <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Jane Besel"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jane+Besel"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Jane=20
Besel</FONT></A> has been named librarian to the Carnegie Public =
Library. Besel=20
had many plans to better serve the public by expanding computer =
services,=20
possibly including remote delivery and enhance the web site.=20
<BR><BR>February<BR><BR>=95 For the first time in 17 years, Housing and =
Urban=20
Development sought to get an accurate count of the homeless of <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DColorado=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Colorado"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Colorado</FONT></A>.=20
Advocates Against Domestic Assault (AADA), the agency responsible for =
the count,=20
hosted a luncheon at the local soup kitchen. Many factors were used to =
determine=20
whether a person is considered homeless. <BR><BR>=95 The City of =
Trinidad looked=20
to upgrade technology by moving the city into the technological age and =
simplify=20
government. The city needs to upgrade its internal computer system so =
different=20
departments can better communicate. <BR><BR>=95 School District No. 1 =
has hired a=20
new superintendent <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Julie Ford"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Julie+Ford"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Dr. =
Julie=20
Ford</FONT></A>. Ford was serving as the area superintendent for <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DTulsa =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Tulsa"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Tulsa</FONT></A> Public Schools in <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3DOklahoma href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Oklahoma"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Oklahoma</FONT></A>. School board president Georgia Rino =
said that=20
Ford possessed the qualities to take the district closer to =
excellence.<BR><BR>=95=20
The A.R. Mitchell Museum's board of directors announced that it was =
taking a=20
time out to reevaluate two grants for a heating and cooling system and =
roof=20
renovations for the museum. The museum has been without a director since =
Dec.=20
31, 2006, following the resignation of <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Nancy Ellis" href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Nancy+Ellis"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Nancy Ellis</FONT></A>. <BR><BR>=95 The <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"USDA Forest Service"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/USDA+Forest+Service"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>U.S. Forest=20
Service</FONT></A> is planning to put in place a policy that would allow =
its=20
rangers to "manage" some wildfires - rather than immediately working to=20
extinguish them - for the benefit of the forest and other natural =
resources in=20
the area, as well as trying to create a safer situation for any nearby=20
development. <BR><BR>March <BR><BR>=95 A group, <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Shelter Advisory Board"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Shelter+Advisory+Board"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>New=20
Shelter Advisory Board</FONT></A>, has formed to build a self-sustaining =
city=20
and countywide animal shelter. The groups' goal is to come up with a =
plan to=20
fund and build a city-county animal shelter and to establish a viable =
plan for=20
its operations and maintenance. <BR><BR>=95 City council member <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Joe Bonato"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Joe+Bonato"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Joe=20
Bonato</FONT></A> officially resigned his seat to run for mayor. =
According to=20
the city's charter, no member of council can have terms that overlap. =
Bonato was=20
in the second year of his term when he announced his intentions to seek =
the=20
mayoral seat. <BR><BR>=95 The Trinidad Cancer Alliance was formed to =
ensure=20
dollars locally raised would be used to help local cancer =
patients.<BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Neil Sexton"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Neil+Sexton"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Neil=20
Sexton</FONT></A> and <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Audrey =
Forcier"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Audrey+Forcier"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Audrey=20
Forcier</FONT></A> bid farewell to Trinidad after nearly 10 years in =
business in=20
Trinidad to move to <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DUtica=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Utica"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Utica</FONT></A>, N.Y.=20
Sexton was the founder of the Trinidaddio Blues Fest. Forcier, an =
artist, was=20
the owner of Curiosities and Curly's Beads shops. <BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Lee Hawke"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Lee+Hawke"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>District =
Attorney Lee=20
Hawke</FONT></A> promised to send more domestic violence cases to trial =
after=20
being told by the county's probation officer <A class=3Dinform_highlight =

title=3D"Bernie Fay" href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Bernie+Fay"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Bernie Fay</FONT></A> that 80 percent of this type of =
case has=20
been dismissed. Hawke has been criticized by the <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Trinidad Police" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Trinidad+Police"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Trinidad Police</FONT></A> Chief Charles Glorioso for =
not=20
prosecuting cases from his department.<BR><BR>April<BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Charlotte Murphy"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Charlotte+Murphy"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Charlotte=20
Murphy</FONT></A> and <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Tomas Rios"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Tomas+Rios"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Tomas=20
Rios</FONT></A> celebrate their 100th birthday with <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Sally Fabec" href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Sally+Fabec"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Dr. Sally Fabec</FONT></A> and her staff at Fabec's =
office.=20
<BR><BR>=95 <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Pete Morlan"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Pete+Morlan"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Pete=20
Morlan</FONT></A> was sworn into office by Las Animas County Court Judge =
Bruce=20
Billings. Morlan was chosen by city council members to fulfill Joe =
Bonato's=20
term. Morlan was one of six that threw their hats into the ring.=20
<BR><BR>May<BR><BR>=95 <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Virgil =
Micek"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Virgil+Micek"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Virgil =

Micek</FONT></A> locked the front door of his 37-year-old business, =
Virgil's=20
Music. <BR><BR>=95 The <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Democratic Central Committee"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Democratic+Central+Committee"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Democratic Central Committee</FONT></A> has named =
Thatcher rancher=20
<A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Gary Hill"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Gary+Hill"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Gary =
Hill</FONT></A>=20
county commissioner filling the vacancy left after <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Robert Valdez" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Robert+Valdez"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Robert Valdez</FONT></A> resigned. Of the committee's 43 =
members,=20
40 placed votes for the eight people vying for the position but the =
committee=20
refused to release who voted for whom. <BR><BR>=95 Mt. San Rafael =
Hospital has=20
selected <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Jim Robertson"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jim+Robertson"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Jim=20
Robertson</FONT></A> as its new CEO. Robertson is a graduate of the <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"University of Minnesota"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/University+of+Minnesota"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>University of Minnesota</FONT></A> Masters of Health =
Care=20
Administration program and is a fellow in the <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"American College of Healthcare Executives"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/American+College+of+Healthcare+Executives">=
<FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>American College of Healthcare Executives</FONT></A>. =
<BR><BR>=95=20
City and county officials continue to wait for Federal Emergency =
Management (<A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DFEMA =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/FEMA"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>FEMA</FONT></A>) reimbursement funds for two snowstorms =
at=20
Christmas and New Years in 2006. <A class=3Dinform_highlight =
title=3D"Jim Soltis"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jim+Soltis"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>City =
Manager Jim=20
Soltis</FONT></A> was told "the check is in the mail." Cost for the =
storms to=20
the city was $224,432. The county incurred $1,277,563 in storm expenses. =

<BR><BR>=95 Longtime poetry teacher at <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Trinidad State Junior College"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Trinidad+State+Junior+College"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Trinidad State Junior College</FONT></A>, <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Katie Kingston"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Katie+Kingston"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Katie=20
Kingston</FONT></A>, won the prestigious Ruth Stone Prize in Poetry for=20
2007.<BR><BR>June<BR><BR>=95 Cousins Noah Martinez and <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Jacob Martinez" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jacob+Martinez"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Jacob Martinez</FONT></A> were arrested after a late =
night arm=20
wrestling match in which Noah lost his temper after losing twice. The =
two are=20
accused of stabbing to death <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Jason =
Phillips"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jason+Phillips"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Jason=20
Phillips</FONT></A> and injuring three people. <BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Joe Reorda"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Joe+Reorda"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Mayor =
Joe=20
Reorda</FONT></A> declared himself opposed to the nearly-quarter million =
dollar=20
clubhouse that the city council once sought to fast-track a purchase of =
for the=20
<A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Trinidad Golf Association"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Trinidad+Golf+Association"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Trinidad Golf Association</FONT></A> (TGA). The TGA =
asked the city=20
to purchase the clubhouse out of frustration with the speed and the =
progress=20
made on renovations to the existing clubhouse by <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Falls Peak LLC" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Falls+Peak+LLC"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Falls Peak, LLC</FONT></A>. The clubhouse is currently =
open=20
serving lunch at its restaurant, Sabrosa. <BR><BR>=95 Mt. San Rafael =
Hospital and=20
<A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"United Mine Workers of America"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/United+Mine+Workers+of+America"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>United Mine Workers of America</FONT></A> local 8935, =
the union=20
representing hospital employees, signed a 39-page contract calling for a =

3-to-3.5 percent increase in employee wages in the next three years. =
Currently,=20
union-covered hospital employee salaries and benefits are more than $3 =
million.=20
Management also agreed to longevity reward program and compensation for=20
additional training. <BR><BR>=95 Las Animas County drafted a new county =
fairground=20
policy following an advisory committee's presentation, but nothing has =
been=20
adopted at this time. Horse boarders at the fairgrounds were shocked =
when it was=20
suggested boarding horse be abolished. The county had not adopted a new =
policy=20
since 2002. <BR><BR>=95 A group of concerned citizens met to discuss =
problems they=20
see at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The citizens, cemetery =
stockholders, met=20
to voice concerns with the cemetery management and cemetery maintenance. =
The=20
group wants to see the cemetery board accountable to the public.=20
<BR><BR>July<BR><BR>=95 Former county commissioner Robert Valdez =
resigned for his=20
elected post to take the job of county planner. Valdez listed <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Bill Cordova"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Bill+Cordova"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>County =

Administrator Bill Cordova</FONT></A>, the person responsible for =
interviewing=20
applicants for the planner position, as his reference on his =
application.=20
<BR><BR>=95 The <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Trinidad Community =
Foundation"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Trinidad+Community+Foundation"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Trinidad Community Foundation</FONT></A> (TCF) raised =
nearly=20
$150,000 in a four-day fund-raising effort. TCF's goal is to raise $2 =
million by=20
the end of 2008. Trinidad's newest park was named after board member and =

philanthropist Jay Cimino after TCF donated $100,000 to the city for the =
park.=20
<A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Denver Broncos"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Denver+Broncos"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Denver=20
Bronco</FONT></A> <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Mike Shanahan (Football Coach)"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Mike+Shanahan+(Football+Coach)"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>head coach Mike Shanahan</FONT></A>, St. John's coach <A =

class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"John Gagliardi"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/John+Gagliardi"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>John =

Gagliardi</FONT></A> hosted golf tournaments at Cougar Canyon and the =
city's=20
municipal course. <BR><BR>=95 The Sumaritan Clinic, utilizing an =
entirely=20
volunteer staff, sees patients on the first and third Tuesday of each =
month=20
offering non-emergency health care to anyone who does not have <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DMedicare=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Medicare"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Medicare</FONT></A> or=20
<A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DMedicaid=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Medicaid"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Medicaid</FONT></A> or=20
private insurance. <BR><BR>=95 More than $21 billion in economic =
contributions has=20
been made by the oil and gas industry through the study of extraction, =
drilling=20
completion and recompletion by energy companies in Colorado. Las Animas =
County's=20
total labor earnings had been $68 million. The total economic output =
from the=20
energy companies in the Raton basin has been $805 million. <BR><BR>=95 =
Jim and <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Ann Tatum"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Ann+Tatum"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Ann =
Tatum</FONT></A>=20
won one of the highest private settlements in <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"United States" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/United+States"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>U.S.</FONT></A> history stemming from a lawsuit the =
Tatums brought=20
against Basin Resources after they agreed to allow Basin to mine around =
their=20
property. The agreement was made with the company to protect their house =
from=20
the subsidence damage that could be caused by the mining process. The =
couple was=20
awarded more than $1 million, absent the total for attorney's fees. =
<BR><BR>=95=20
City attorney <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Eugene Duran"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Eugene+Duran"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Eugene =

Duran</FONT></A> defended himself to the city council during a personnel =
hearing=20
in open session. Duran was accused by some of the council members as not =

comporting himself in the desired fashion during a previous city council =
work=20
session. Council member <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"John Rino"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/John+Rino"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>John =
Rino</FONT></A>=20
accused Duran of being disrespectful and sarcastic during a meeting =
regarding=20
Monument Lake Park. <BR><BR>=95 The A.R. Mitchell Museum hired a new =
executive=20
director <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Debbie Krumm"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Debbie+Krumm"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Debbie =

Krumm</FONT></A>. Krumm holds a master's degree in geology and a Ph. D. =
through=20
the study of fossil corral reefs. She has managed exhibits with the =
marine=20
institute museum at the <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Harbor+Branch+Oceanographic+Institute"><FON=
T=20
color=3D#2226c0>Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute</FONT></A> in <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DFlorida =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Florida"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Florida</FONT></A>.<BR><BR>=95 Busted water pipes on the =
west side=20
of Simpson's Rest left residents with water but extremely low water =
pressure.=20
Utilities Superintendent Jim Fernandez expected work on the repair to =
take at=20
least two weeks to complete. The entire city was serviced by the south =
side=20
water tank and pump system. <BR><BR>=95 The Trinidad Ambulance District =
(TAD) has=20
been answering more calls and has taken steps to ensure that it is not =
faced=20
with employee shortages. TAD's <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Brandon Chambers" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Brandon+Chambers"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Executive Director Brandon Chambers</FONT></A> asked his =
board for=20
permission and was granted that permission to hire a new crew that would =
be on=20
call for 12-hours a day, seven days a week. The new crews consisted of =
two=20
paramedics and two emergency medical technicians. <BR><BR>=95 The Holy =
Trinity=20
Class of 1957 held its 50th class reunion with a dinner, tour through =
the former=20
school, trolley rides and a Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.=20
<BR><BR>August<BR><BR>=95 The City of Trinidad began discussion of a =
truck route=20
through the city limits. The city is inundated with the oil and gas =
trucks and=20
wants to keep the heavy equipment out of the neighborhoods. <BR><BR>=95 =
The <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Culebra Range Community Coalition"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Culebra+Range+Community+Coalition"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Culebra Range Community Coalition</FONT></A> (CRCC), <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Nature Conservancy"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Nature+Conservancy"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Nature=20
Conservancy</FONT></A> and other conservationists organized a public =
scoping=20
meeting to educate the public and to take its pulse on matters regarding =

watershed conservation. More meetings are scheduled and a website is =
under=20
construction.<BR><BR>=95 Las Animas County formed an advisory committee =
to deal=20
with the county's noxious weed problem. The committee will be =
responsible for a=20
noxious weed management plan, provide advice and guidance to the =
commissioners=20
for the management and eradication of noxious weeds. <BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Gary Waller"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Gary+Waller"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Auditor =
Gary=20
Waller</FONT></A> gave Las Animas County a "thumbs up" for its financial =

bookkeeping. Accounting and Finance Manager LeeAnn Fabec said she tries =
to "keep=20
a tight watch on the books." <BR><BR>=95 The Trinidaddio Blues Fest had =
clear=20
skies for the ninth annual music festival held in Trinidad. <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Joe Louis Walker"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Joe+Louis+Walker"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Joe Louis=20
Walker</FONT></A>, <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Ronnie Baker =
Brooks"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Ronnie+Baker+Brooks"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Ronnie=20
Baker Brooks</FONT></A> and <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Jimmy =
Thackery"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jimmy+Thackery"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Jimmy=20
Thackery</FONT></A> headlined the event. <BR><BR>=95 A two-vehicle crash =
on=20
Highway 12 claimed the life of <A class=3Dinform_highlight =
title=3D"Ashleigh Haag"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Ashleigh+Haag"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Ashleigh=20
Haag</FONT></A>, 18, when a Kenworth truck driven by <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Gary Depue" href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Gary+Depue"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Gary Depue</FONT></A>. Haag was attempting to make a =
west bound=20
turn onto Highway 12 from the Trinidad Lake State Park road when Depue =
who was=20
traveling east attempted to swerve to miss Haag. =
<BR><BR>September<BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Jim Casias"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jim+Casias"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Las =
Animas County=20
Sheriff Jim Casias</FONT></A> appeared before the county commission =
seeking=20
funding for more DUI patrols along Highway 12. Casias asked the =
commissioners to=20
allow him to apply for a grant from the <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Colorado Department of Transportation"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Colorado+Department+of+Transportation"><FON=
T=20
color=3D#2226c0>Colorado Department of Transportation</FONT></A>. =
<BR><BR>=95 The <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"U.S. Senate"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/U.S.+Senate"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>U.S.=20
Senate</FONT></A> passed an amendment placing a one-year moratorium on =
any=20
expansion of the Pi=F1on Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) northeast of =
Trinidad. PCMS=20
was created in 1984 through the largest use of eminent domain against =
non-Native=20
Americans in U.S. history. PCMS is an extension of the <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"U.S. Army" href=3D"http://www.inform.com/U.S.+Army"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>U.S. Army</FONT></A> base <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Fort Carson" href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Fort+Carson"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Ft. Carson</FONT></A> in <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Colorado Springs" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Colorado+Springs"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Colorado Springs</FONT></A>. <BR><BR>=95 <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Dorothy Dennis Hayes"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Dorothy+Dennis+Hayes"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Dorothy=20
Dennis Hayes</FONT></A> recounts her childhood memories of her =
grandmother's=20
boarding house, the Bloom Mansion back in the 1940s. <BR><BR>=95 =
Twenty-four=20
people were arrested because of an investigation and the issuance of =
arrest=20
warrants with charges stemming from 78 illegal transactions involving =
the sale=20
and purchase of illicit substances. The oldest person arrested was 76 =
and the=20
youngest 15.<BR><BR>=95 The state declined to extend the deadline to the =
City of=20
Trinidad after the Water Quality Control Division of the <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Colorado+Department+of+Public+Health+and+En=
vironment"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Colorado Department of Public Health and =
Environment</FONT></A>=20
issued a cease and desist order for 10 violations to the Sanitary System =

Overflow. The state demanded the city revamp its sewer control system by =
Feb.=20
28, 2008.<BR><BR>=95 Trinidad hosted The <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Santa Fe" href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Santa+Fe"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Santa=20
Fe</FONT></A> Trail Symposium at various locations throughout Trinidad.=20
<BR><BR>=95 State <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Wes McKinley"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Wes+McKinley"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Rep. =
Wes=20
McKinley</FONT></A> rode into Trinidad with some friends and colleagues =
after=20
their trail ride from <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DBranson=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Branson"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Branson</FONT></A>,=20
along Grey Creek Road and down Engleville Hill into Trinidad. =
<BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Trinidad Area Arts Council"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Trinidad+Area+Arts+Council"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Trinidad Area Arts Council</FONT></A> set its annual =
month-long=20
ARToberfest events including the Good Earth, an invitational art show, =
the=20
community flea market, masquerade ball, pumpkin carving and the Las =
Offrendas=20
Project.<BR><BR>October<BR><BR>=95 The home of Oliver E. and <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Glenn Aultman"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Glenn+Aultman"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Glenn =

Aultman</FONT></A> has been named to the National Register of Historic =
Places.=20
The Colorado Avenue home was built in 1905. Father Oliver and son Glenn =
both=20
were successful photographers. <BR><BR>=95 Former Trinidad resident <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Chris Massarotti"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Chris+Massarotti"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Chris=20
Massarotti</FONT></A> previewed his documentary The Miracle on the =
Pacchoca=20
during Trinidad State Junior College's film symposium Making Movies... =
and=20
Getting Them Shown. <BR><BR>=95 Representatives of the <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"U.S. Department of Agriculture"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/U.S.+Department+of+Agriculture"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>United States Department of Agriculture</FONT></A> met =
the Las=20
Animas County Commissioners to haggle over funding and discuss coyote =
control.=20
The county argued that the funding was far less than the need in =
predator=20
control.<BR><BR>=95 A trial was scheduled for November 2008 in an energy =
lawsuit=20
against the City of Trinidad by local business owners accusing the city =
of=20
overcharging on energy bills. <BR><BR>=95 The City of Trinidad =
proclaimed Oct. 17,=20
2007, <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Richard Lawler Day"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Richard+Lawler+Day"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Richard=20
Lawler Day</FONT></A> for his flag development parade protocol and for=20
exhibiting patriotism through his flag displays. <BR><BR>=95 Planned =
community=20
Cougar Canyon held an open house to show off its five styles of =
semi-custom=20
homes available for purchase. <BR><BR>=95 The City of Trinidad declines =
to back=20
Las Animas County's one-percent sales and use tax after City Attorney =
Eugene=20
Duran suggested that the council get legal advice before committing to =
anything.=20
<BR><BR>=95 <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Mary Garcia"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Mary+Garcia"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Mary=20
Garcia</FONT></A> was named the new executive director the <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Departments"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Las+Animas-Huerfano+Counties+District+Healt=
h+Departments"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health=20
Departments</FONT></A>. Garcia has a master's degree in nursing and has =
worked=20
in the healthcare industry in the area for over 20 years. Garcia was =
hired after=20
long-time director <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Carol Amato"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Carol+Amato"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Carol=20
Amato</FONT></A> resigned in June citing an on-going campaign of =
harassment and=20
defamtion.<BR><BR>November<BR><BR>=95 Trinidad Times Television owner <A =

class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Tom Murphy"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Tom+Murphy"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Tom=20
Murphy</FONT></A> accused members of City Council of a Sunshine Law =
violation=20
with the way the vote was handled for the awarding of the contract to =
Monument=20
Lake Park. The ethics violation was dismissed due to lack of evidence. =
Also=20
accused of entering into an executive session illegally was the Trinidad =
School=20
District No. 1. The school board later apologized for doing it =
wrong.<BR><BR>=95=20
In the Nov. 6 election, John Rino and <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Jennie Garduno" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jennie+Garduno"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Jennie Garduno</FONT></A> were re-elected to <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Trinidad City Council"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Trinidad+City+Council"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Trinidad=20
City Council</FONT></A> and Joe Reorda was again elected as mayor. <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Liz Aragon"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Liz+Aragon"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Liz=20
Aragon</FONT></A>, Nancy Ellis and <A class=3Dinform_highlight =
title=3D"Jim Toupal"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jim+Toupal"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Jim=20
Toupal</FONT></A> were elected to council. <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Karen Montera" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Karen+Montera"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Karen Montera</FONT></A> was re-elected to the Trinidad =
School=20
District No. 1 Board of Education. Joining Montera, was <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Linda Vigil"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Linda+Vigil"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Linda=20
Vigil</FONT></A> and <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Vic Meyer"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Vic+Meyer"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Vic =
Meyer</FONT></A>.=20
<BR><BR>=95 The county's ballot referendums for lifting term limits on=20
commissioners and a 1percent sales and use tax both failed as did the =
Trinidad=20
School District No. 1's two referendums. This was the first mail-in =
election for=20
the county and the second for the city.<BR><BR>=95 The Department of =
Local Affairs=20
(DOLA) warned of possible grant changes from the severance tax proceeds. =
Of the=20
2007 energy impact funds of over $4 million, Trinidad and Las Animas =
County=20
received approximately 54-percent less than expected. While cities on =
the=20
Western Slope are lobbying for more of the grant dollars, DOLA =
representatives=20
say every community can make an argument that it's making a contribution =
to the=20
state's energy production. <BR><BR>=95 The Hoehne Farmers for the second =

consecutive year won the Girls Class 2-A State Volleyball championship =
defeating=20
Simla at the <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3DDenver=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Denver"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Denver</FONT></A>=20
Coliseum. <BR><BR>=95 <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Gina Raye"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Gina+Raye"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Gina =
Raye</FONT></A>=20
of <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Colorado Land"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Colorado+Land"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Colorado=20
Land</FONT></A> and Properties was named Business Woman of the Year and=20
Danielson Designs and <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Redwing =
Electric"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Redwing+Electric"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Redwing=20
Electric</FONT></A> were named large and small Business of the Year at =
the=20
Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo. <BR><BR>Trinidad Police identified =
their=20
alleged graffiti "Junk" tagger as <A class=3Dinform_highlight =
title=3D"Eric Eanes"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Eric+Eanes"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Eric=20
Eanes</FONT></A>, 21. <BR><BR>=95 The Health Services Project for Las =
Animas=20
County (HSP) accepted a request for proposals from <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"John Snow International"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/John+Snow+International"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>John=20
Snow International</FONT></A> to conduct a needs assessment for the =
county's=20
health-related needs. The HSP hopes to establish a health district in =
the Nov.=20
2008 election. <BR><BR>=95 The I-25 Trinidad Project received more than =
$37=20
million in funding for Phase Three, the south-bound lane. The project is =

scheduled to be completed in 2009. <BR><BR>=95 <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Anthony Sandoval" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Anthony+Sandoval"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Anthony Sandoval</FONT></A> was hurt in a drive-by =
shooting. <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Bruce Lamorie"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Bruce+Lamorie"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Bruce =

Lamorie</FONT></A> and <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Jonathon =
Abeyta"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jonathon+Abeyta"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Jonathon=20
Abeyta</FONT></A> were arrested and each charged with criminal attempt =
to commit=20
murder, conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree assault. Both are =
in the=20
Las Animas County jail with a $100,000 cash-only bond. <BR><BR>=95 =
Trinidad School=20
District No. 1 was presented a comprehensive evaluation of its current =
strengths=20
and weaknesses by the Comprehensive Appraisal for District Improvement =
(CADI)=20
after appraising the district by interviewing staff and community =
members,=20
classroom observations, and walk-throughs of the educational =
environment.=20
Superintendent Dr. Julie Ford said, "The district needs major help. We =
need a=20
major focus on school improvement."<BR><BR>December<BR><BR>=95 Former =
county=20
attorney <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Jim Tatum"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Jim+Tatum"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Jim =
Tatum</FONT></A>=20
was shot and killed in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife Ann. =
Off duty=20
Las Animas County sheriff deputy <A class=3Dinform_highlight =
title=3D"John Martinez"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/John+Martinez"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>John=20
Martinez</FONT></A> was also at the Tatum home the night of the =
shooting. Ann=20
Tatum has hired high-profile attorney <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Pamela MacKey" =
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Pamela+MacKey"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Pamela Mackey</FONT></A>. Mackey is best known for =
defending <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"National Basketball Association"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/National+Basketball+Association"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>NBA</FONT></A> player <A class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Kobe Bryant" href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Kobe+Bryant"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Kobe Bryant</FONT></A> in 2003. Tatum has yet to be =
charged. On=20
Jan. 11, 2008, Tatum will or will not be charged. <BR><BR>=95 <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Claude Appel"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Claude+Appel"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Third =
Judicial=20
District Judge Claude Appel</FONT></A> called for the elimination of =
supervision=20
of people released from jail on bond due to District Attorney Lee =
Hawke's=20
failure to consistently prosecute bond violators. <BR><BR>=95 The <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Arkansas River Power Authority"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Arkansas+River+Power+Authority"><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Arkansas River Power Authority</FONT></A>, a =
power-purchasing=20
consortium of which Trinidad is one of six cities faces a lawsuit from =
fellow=20
member city Raton citing the continuously rising price tag of a =
renovated power=20
station in Lamar. Raton says it will only be responsible for $76 million =
of the=20
now $110 million project. <BR><BR>=95 Trinidad's new Cougar Canyon Golf =
Links was=20
chosen by <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"GOLF Magazine"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/GOLF+Magazine"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Golf=20
Magazine</FONT></A> as one of the "Top Ten New Courses." <A=20
class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"Matt Reames"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Matt+Reames"><FONT color=3D#2226c0>Matt=20
Reames</FONT></A>, director of golf operations, said, "We know we are =
going to=20
win awards." Cougar Canyon Golf Links officially opened Aug. 31. =
<BR><BR>=95=20
Branson artist Mary Ann Louden's ornament of Capulin volcano was chosen =
to be=20
displayed on the <A class=3Dinform_highlight title=3D"The White House"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/The+White+House"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>White=20
House</FONT></A>'s official Christmas tree. <BR><BR>=95 <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Trinidad-Las Animas County Economic Development Inc."=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Trinidad-Las+Animas+County+Economic+Develop=
ment+Inc."><FONT=20
color=3D#2226c0>Trinidad-Las Animas County Economic Development =
Inc.</FONT></A>=20
has hired the Denver consulting firm Swope and Associates in hopes of =
getting=20
more results after the departure of longtime director <A =
class=3Dinform_highlight=20
title=3D"Meghan Harris-Russell"=20
href=3D"http://www.inform.com/Meghan+Harris-Russell"><FONT =
color=3D#2226c0>Meghan=20
Harris-Russell</FONT></A>. </DIV>
<DIV class=3Darticle-credits style=3D"MARGIN-TOP: 10px"></DIV>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P>&nbsp;</P></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><BR>William Charles Tinker <BR>New =
Hampshire=20
Homeless <BR>Founded 11-28-99<BR>25 Granite Street <BR>Northfield,N.H.=20
03276-1640 USA <BR>Advocates,activists for disabled,displaced human =
rights.=20
<BR>1-603-286-2492 <BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.missingkids.com">http://www.missingkids.com</A> =
<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.nationalhomeless.org">http://www.nationalhomeless.org<=
/A>=20
<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.newhampshirehomeless.org">http://www.newhampshirehomel=
ess.org</A>=20
<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.newhampshirehomeless-subscribe@topica.com">http://www.=
newhampshirehomeless-subscribe@topica.com</A>=20
</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

------=_NextPart_001_0028_01C84E94.D3B54DE0--

------=_NextPart_000_0027_01C84E94.D3B54DE0
Content-Type: image/jpeg;
	name="0caee2c2-9cca-4392-a7e6-53c3f0c641c2_v.jpg"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Location: http://www.stpns.net/stpns/media-repository/74/0caee2c2-9cca-4392-a7e6-53c3f0c641c2_v.jpg
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------=_NextPart_000_0027_01C84E94.D3B54DE0--