La Veta schools move to remote learning after five positive COVID-19 tests

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the following was posted on the La Veta School District Facebook page: Today, La Veta School District has confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 for five individuals, with cases spanning both the elementary and secondary schools. After consultation with the Las Animas-Huerfano Counties Health Department, the following plans are in place

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New NM Data Dashboard shows pandemic pain

by Sharon NiedermanCOLFAX — Ahead of a vote in the State Legislature on a $25 million special appropriation for tourism, the NM Tourism Department has released a “data dashboard” showing county-by-county losses due to COVID-19 on a scale from 1-8.  Colfax County’s current measurement is 6.5. The department’s intention is to educate the public about the

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90% of local educators seeking vaccines have received them, public health says

by Mark CraddockOUR WORLD — During a week when a blast of arctic air turned much of the nation into an icebox which slowed vaccine delivery to a glacial pace; when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued somewhat controversial new guidelines to promote in-school education before teachers are universally vaccinated, there is some good

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Public health announces 15 additional cases in Las Animas County, one additional case in Herfano

(Feb. 19, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and one new case in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 313 with seven active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 993 with 42

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Health department maintains two-front battle against COVID-19

by Mark CraddockOUR WORLD — As evidence continues to mount that the worst of the late-2020 COVID-19 surge has passed, as Las Animas and Huerfano counties both see case counts drop to the point that local restrictions have been eased on the state’s COVID-19 “dial,” the Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department is maintaining its two-front

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Huerfano County moves to blue, Las Animas County to yellow, in state’s new ‘Dial 2.0’

By Mark Craddock LAS ANIMAS/HUERFANO — As of Saturday, Feb. 6, both Huerfano and Las Animas counties saw an easing of public health restrictions as the counties moved to safer levels in the state’s COVID-19 dial. Huerfano County jumped two levels – from “orange – high risk” to “Blue – cautious” – while Las Animas

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Vaccination clinics provide glimpse of things to come

Need a shot? Call first —Walk-ins are still not allowed OUR WORLD — Amid the ever-shifting landscape of a COVID vaccine rollout plagued by uncertain vaccine delivery, changing state priorities for patient eligibility, and a general lag in centralized federal coordination, the scene at Walsenburg’s community center Tuesday provided a glimpse of possible things to come.

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Public health announces five new cases in Las Animas County, four in Huerfnao County

(January 29, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed five 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 303 with nine active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 922

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Turning a corner or just catching our breath?

Local COVID numbers in decline, but transmission control is down,vaccination is spotty at best, and a new mutant is a threat by Mark CraddockHUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS — For the third week in a row, all COVID-19 tests performed at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center have come back negative, both among staff and residents of the Veterans

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Six new cases in Las Animas County; None in Huerfano County

(Jan. 26, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed six new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and no additional COVID 19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 299 with seven active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 917

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