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State Breathalyzer Program Highlights Personal Use Devices

State Breathalyzer Program Highlights Personal Use Devices

    STATEWIDE — In the six weeks prior to receiving their smartphone breathalyzers, 28 percent of the first-time DUI offenders in the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) 2017 Breathalyzer Program indicated they may have driven a vehicle impaired. Since receiving the breathalyzers, only 9 percent think they drove impaired. This is just one of […]

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

    The Colorado State Patrol held its 5th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. For the 5th year, the CSP Patrol Cars were parked before the main entrance to the store in […]

Thomas Announces Candidacy for Bent County Commission Seat

Thomas Announces Candidacy for Bent County Commission Seat

  Las Animas, CO – Longtime Bent County resident John Thomas has announced he will run for the Board of County Commissioners District 2 seat in the November 2018 midterm elections. Thomas, a Colorado native who has lived in the Lower Arkansas Valley for more than 50 years, has resided in Las Animas since 1985. […]

Zonta Annual Holiday Home Tour December 10th

Zonta Annual Holiday Home Tour December 10th

Seven homes will be featured for the annual Zonta Holiday Home Tour this Sunday, December 10th from 1pm to 4pm.  Tickets are available for the afternoon tour from Karen Ketcham at Core Financial at 336-5550, Linda Hawkins at the Flower Boutique at 336-9009 or Beverly Augustine at The Lassie at 336-2712. Pre-sold tickets are $7 […]

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

  WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service. This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that […]

Fortino Angel “Tino” Torrez, Sr….November 8, 1973 – November 23, 2017

Fortino Angel “Tino” Torrez, Sr….November 8, 1973 – November 23, 2017

  A mass of Christian burial for La Junta resident, Fortino Angel “Tino” Torrez, Sr. will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. A rosary service will be held at 6:00PM on Thursday, November 30, 2017 […]