Las Animas County sees 28 new COVID-19 cases; Huerfano County adds two more

(Jan. 15, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed 28 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and two additional COVID 19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 294 with nine active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 879

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Nine new cases and one death in Las Animas County; One additional case in Huerfano County

(January 13, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed nine new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and one additional COVID-19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 292 with seven active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 850 with

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124 new COVID-19 cases in Las Animas County, many attributed to prison outbreak; one new case in Huerfano County

(NOTE: This story will be updated when more information is available from the Colorado Department of Correction) (January 8, 2020)- Public Health has confirmed 124 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and one additional COVID 19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 290

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CDPHE launches program to place rapid COVID-19 tests in schools;

State also offers school masks to reduce risk to teachers and students REMOTE, (Jan. 6, 2020): As part of ongoing efforts to keep in-person learning as safe as possible, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has developed a new at-home COVID-19 testing program for teachers, staff, and selected students at participating schools.

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Las Animas County sees three new COVID-19 cases; Huerfano County has three as well

(January 6, 2020)- Public Health has confirmed three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and three additional COVID 19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 289 with 10 active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 703

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Trinidad City Council approves COVID-19 emergency assistance for local businesses

by Bill KnowlesTRINIDAD — Trinidad City Council passed the second reading of an emergency ordinance with a 7-0 vote during their regular meeting last Tuesday. The ordinance allows the city to give out financial assistance to local businesses and residents who are dealing with the flattened economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the

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Las Animas County sees 178 new COVID-19 cases since New Year’s Eve; Huerfano County logs four new cases

(Jan. 4, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed 178 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and four additional COVID 19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 286 with 16 active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 700

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(updated 1/1/21) Starting Jan. 4, restaurants in Las Animas and Huerfano counties can reopen for indoor dining, as Gov. Polis turns “red” counties “orange”

by Mark Craddock Gov. Jared Polis announced via Twitter Wednesday night that he is asking the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to move all counties in the “Red – extreme risk” designation on the state’s COVID-19 dial to “Orange,” effective Monday, Jan. 4. This will loosen several public health restrictions — most notably

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COVID-plagued 2020 crawls to a close: The dawning new year looks much like the daunting old year

by Mark CraddockOUR WORLD — As a brutal year crawls to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic is proving once again that it defies borders, beliefs and ideology — and it has little respect for anniversaries. The dawning new year looks much like the waning old year, with national case counts and deaths continuing to rise; some

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Filling a need by filling our pantries: Food insecurity was a problem before the COVID-19 pandemic; Now it’s much worse

by Mark CraddockOUR WORLD — Mittens, stocking caps, and masks were the uniform of the day as a handful of La Veta Village volunteers gathered in the brisk early-morning of Dec. 12 to prepare boxes of food for distribution to area residents. By 9 a.m. cars began arriving at La Veta Village to receive an assortment

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