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1 year 8 months ago

Small fire on Fisher Peak

A small fire is burning near the top of Fisher's Peak in Trinidad. The Las Animas County Sheriff confirms the fire is one and a half acres right now. Crews are responding to the fire and the sheriff has requested a plane drop be organized. We will update...

2 years 8 months ago

Two dead in crash near Trinidad

Two people have died in an accident just north of Trinidad that happened just after 9 o'clock this morning. The Colorado State Patrol reports one vehicle went out of control while southbound about 10 miles north of Trinidad and rolled. One person, a female, died at the scene. The...

2 years 10 months ago

Southern Colorado bridge collapses

TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) - A crack in a bridge in southern Colorado is forcing drivers to take the long route along a scenic byway that runs west from Trinidad to the Sangre De Cristo mountains. The Colorado Department of Transportation says the crack developed Wednesday evening on Colorado Highway 12...

2 years 11 months ago

Trails and Rails: History on a Train

Trails and Rails, it's a chance to ride the train and see history firsthand. We took the train to learn more about the Amtrak and National Park Service program that trains volunteers to tell passengers about the view out their window. It's a history lesson with a view. ...

3 years 1 month ago

CenturyLink wireless service outage

CenturyLink reports that much of wireless service in Trinidad, Walsenburg and the San Luis Valley is out due to an inadvertent cable cut. This affects wireless, Internet and long distance service. There's no word on when service will be restored, but a crew is working on it.

3 years 4 months ago

Playoffs in Pueblo: CSU-P fans ready to cheer

CSU Pueblo is taking the field in possibly the biggest game since bringing the football program back; the playoffs for undefeated CSU-Pueblo start Saturday against Minnesota-Duluth. The fans are getting into playoff mode too; some fans were out tailgating before nine in the morning. "Since it's playoffs I...

3 years 6 months ago

Earthquake near Colorado-New Mexico border

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck near the New Mexico-Colorado border. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 11:24 p.m. last night. It was centered 17 miles west of Raton N.M., that's about 10 miles from the Colorado border. An earlier quake hit 22 miles southwest of Trinidad,...

3 years 7 months ago

Quake rattles homes, mountain sides in Trinidad

Several earthquakes hit in Southern Colorado within the past 24 hours triggering several rock slides near Trinidad. The Colorado Department of Transportation has been busy clearing the roads and checking for structural damage. Meanwhile, people in Trinidad are still talking about the shock waves they felt. "I thought someone...

3 years 7 months 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 9 months ago

Disaster declaration for Las Animas County

Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued an emergency disaster declaration for the Bear and Purgatoire fires in Las Animas County. The executive order authorizes up to $2.5 million in state aid to help pay firefighting costs and directs the state to seek additional funds from the federal government if necessary. ...

3 years 9 months ago

Southern Colorado fires grew overnight

Two wildfires, the Bear Fire and the Purgatoire Fire, in Las Animas County experienced some growth due to high winds and dry conditions. The Bear Fire has burned about 6,800 acres on Horseshoe and Barela Mesas and is estimated at 15 percent contained. A small part of that fire...

3 years 11 months ago

Semi-trailer jack-knifes on I-25 NB Raton Pass

Colorado State Patrol tells News First 5 that a semi-tractor trailer has jack-knifed on I-25 Northbound over Raton Pass near mile marker 8. Crews are responding to the scene to help move the truck and trailer from the roadway. There are no reported injuries at this time.

4 years 2 weeks ago

One arrest in shooting in Trinidad

Trinidad Police arrested a young men after a shooting on State Street in Trinidad yesterday afternoon. Ashley Ingoldby, 21, was shot in the face. Daniel Lucero, 21 is believed to have fired 6 to 9 shots into a vehicle after an argument with those inside. Ingoldby was transported...

4 years 3 months ago

Driver arrested for human smuggling

A man from Guatemala was arrested this morning near Trinidad for smuggling people into the United States. Just before noon, Trooper Jorge Leal stopped a Honda Odyssey for speeding in a construction zone. According to the State Patrol, Trooper Leal discovered 9 people in the vehicle. Four were from...

4 years 3 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...

4 years 8 months ago

Fund set up to help Segundo family

A fund has been set up for the family who lost a home and a six-year-old boy in a fire near Trinidad Wednesday morning. The boy, Emiliano Valverde died at the scene, apparently from smoke inhalation. His aunt, Joann Montano, 48, was flown to the University of Colorado Hospital...

4 years 8 months ago

Update: Fire victim identified

The Las Animas County Sheriff's Office has identified a child killed in a house fire early Wednesday morning near Trinidad. The fire took place at 9050 CR 45.4 in Segundo, a few miles from Trinidad. The house was occupied by seven people. The boy was identified as six-year-old Emiliano...

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