Las Animas County

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    The Snitch Who Stole Christmas: How Trinidad's War on Drugs Attacked the Innocent

    Danika Gonzales was driving to work when she saw the police car in her rearview mirror, swooping down on her. She couldn't think of any moving violation she'd committed, but she quickly pulled over, figuring she was about to get a lecture for not wearing her seat belt. Except for her college years, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Will the Army send drones over Pinon Canyon...and beyond?

    Look out below! For almost a decade, Doug Holread and the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition have been alert for any furtherArmy incursions into Pinon Canyon, a stunning swathe of rangeland in southeast Colorado. Last year, a senior Army official assured ranchers that the Pentagon has no pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Thomas Guolee, white-supremacist-of-interest in Tom Clements killing, busted in Springs

    Update: The El Paso County Sheriff's Office recently issued an alert for two alleged white supremacists thought to have been in touch with Evan Ebel shortly before he allegedly killed Colorado prison boss Tom Clements in March. The first of the pair, James Lohr, 47, was arrested in Colorado Springs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Evan Ebel hit-list reference, "Bring on the f*ck letters" punctuated with a swastika

    The more we learn about Evan Ebel, the man thought to have murdered pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and Colorado prison boss Tom Clements, the more disturbing is the portrait he left behind after taking a bullet in the head at the end of a Texas police chase. Now, a letter has surfaced (see it below ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Marijuana criminalized in Colorado 95 years ago today: Unhappy anniversary?

    Today marks 95 years since the first cannabis-control law passed in Colorado. Andres Lucero, a Democratic representative from Las Animas County, introduced House Bill 263, which proposed making growing or using cannabis grown by individuals a misdemeanor. On March 30, 1917, the bill was approved, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Pinon Canyon controversy: Tim Wirth blasts "bankrupt" defense policy

    Tim Wirth​Former Senator Tim Wirth, a formidable opponent in the 1980s of the U.S. Army's big plans for its training site in southeastern Colorado, views possible expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site as possibly a greater threat to the area's environment and economy today than it was th ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2011

    The War Next Door

    Rich in history and imperiled species, Pinon Canyon isn't like any other place on earth. Locals fear that the Army wants to tear the hell out of it.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Drive safely this weekend -- or else an army of cops will bust your ass

    This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    The Wal-Mart Crusade

    Denver's best-known ambulance chaser rolls over Rollback Smiley.

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    All's Not Well

    Bon Carbo residents are still fighting for their right to clean water.

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    The Old Man and the Weed

    Eighty-three-year-old hermit Raymond Gutierrez is the state's unlikeliest pot farmer. But did he do it?

  • News

    May 20, 1999
  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Look Out Below!

    When a Denver gas company started drilling wells in Las Animas County, it brought bad feelings to the surface.

  • News

    August 27, 1998

    Sex Machine

    Dr. Stanley Biber has made 3,500 women--and 300 men.

  • News

    January 15, 1998

    No Taxation Without Misrepresentation

    A state property-tax goofup means that a poor Colorado county has to pay back a huge oil company.

  • News

    October 2, 1997

    Fill'er Up

    In Trinidad, you don't have to drink in bars in wind up behind bars

  • News

    March 8, 1995