La Veta Public Library offers curbside service

LA VEtA — La Veta Public Library (LVPL) would like to offer curbside service for our patrons during social distancing requirements. Patrons will reserve Library materials online via our catalog, or by calling in. Library staff will retrieve the materials, bag them, label them with the patron’s name, and place the bag on a table

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Camping at Colorado state parks and wildlife areas will remain closed until further notice

DENVER – Camping at Colorado state parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain closed until further notice, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) works to implement system-wide safety protocols related to social distancing in campgrounds.  Customer, volunteer, and employee safety remain a top priority. CPW is committed to providing park services at the highest level

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CHSSAA Spring 2020 sports season cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Dear student participants, coaches, administrators, officials and school communities: We have proceeded with cautious optimism, holding on to a thread of hope that the spring season would be able to realistically resume, knowing that the health and safety of our sports communities would dictate our course of action. It was our hope to be able

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Gardner Valley School cancels lottery and April board meeting

by Janet Kinniry GARDNER — Gardner Valley School is cancelling the charter board meeting and enrollment lottery planned for April 5 to comply with COVID-19 precautions. The charter board will publish the date of the next board meeting and enrollment lottery when known. In the meantime, the charter is accepting letters of interest from parents

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Southern Colorado Reperatory Theatre events and performances suspended until September

TRINIDAD — On March 14, SCRT made the decision to suspend operations until May 15 in light of the COVID pandemic.  On March 31st, executive director Andrew Schneider in a press release said the closure has been extended until September.  To preserve SCRT’s cash while the organization is not in operation, Schneider is stepping down

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Las Animas-Huerfano health department issues clarifications to order

Clarification to Public Health Orders issued on March 28 and 30, 2020 This addendum is intended to clarify the Public Health Orders issued on Saturday, March 28th and Monday, March 30th. To wit: Visitors of Las Animas and Huerfano Counties are directed to return home and persons considering visiting Las Animas and Huerfano Counties should

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Huerfano County waste transfer station closed

This from the Huerfano County public Information Office: The Huerfano County Waste Transfer Station is closed through April 11, 2020. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause with the disruption of service at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this pandemic.

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Colorado State Parks remain open, but all campgrounds and playgrounds are closed

DENVER – As the State of Colorado continues taking measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will close all playgrounds, campgrounds, camping and camping facilities (including yurts and cabins) at Colorado’s state parks as well as camping at State Wildlife Areas effective Thursday, March 26 until further notice.  CPW will

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Updates from rural Las Animas County schools

by David J. Santistevan, Jr. Hoehne HOEHNE — Beginning Tuesday, March 24, Hoehne School began providing drive-up lunches for students at the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until noon. Please remember to be checking your student portals for assignments and check the school website for more updates at www.hoehnesd.org. If your student does

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All Huerfano County offices closed to all person-to-person meeting

Third Judicial District Huerfano offices/courts limiting services Huerfano County Official Press Release HUERFANO (MARCH 24, 2020 12 NOON)— The Elected Officials of Huerfano County and the 3rd Judicial District Branch know that our primary mission is to serve the needs of the citizens of Huerfano County. Our employees are the most important component in serving

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