Aguilar, CO

In Loving Memory of Martin David Dosen

Martin David Dosen, 67, and lifelong resident of Aguilar, CO, passed away on August 01, 2022. Martin was born October 23, 1954, in Walsenburg, CO to Pete and Alma Dosen (Baudino). Martin is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Dosen (Aguilar, CO), sons Michael Dosen (Parker, CO), David...
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We Are Trinidad: Highway of Legends

TRINIDAD, Colo. — If you find yourself traveling on I-25 to Trinidad, skip the interstate and take the scenic Highway of Legends, which links Trinidad, La Veta, Walsenburg and Aguilar. Highway of Legends was designated as a National Scenic Byway in 2021, and features the Spanish Peaks where gold-seeking conquistadors and Comanche, Pueblo and Tarahumara […]
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The southbound I-25 on ramp at Exit 11 will be fully closed August 8 to 12

August 2, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado - Traffic will be detoured north to Exit 13B in Trinidad to access southbound I-25 Las Animas County – The Colorado Department of Transportation will implement a full closure of the Exit 11 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 25 from Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12. The closure will be in place 24/7. During this closure, traffic will be detoured northbound on I-25 to Exit 13B Main Street in Trinidad to access southbound I-25. The ramp closure is necessary while crews connect the newly constructed elements at the southwest side of the Exit 11 interchange to the new on-ramp and County Road 69.1. After the full closure, the new west roundabout will open to traffic.

We are Trinidad: Sunset Bar & Grille

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Chef KK looks to bring international food to Trinidad. “So, I just want to give my experience to these people, to try the new food, new taste to this town,” said Chef KK Chef KK’s aim is to bring international cuisine to Trinidad, Sunset Bar & Grille features Thai, American Steak, Indian, […]

We are Trinidad: Hi-Country Flies

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Owned by the City of Trinidad, many make the drive to Monument Lake Resort in Weston to fish, spend time with family, or just to enjoy the beautiful scenery. For others, the area is deeply rooted in success, a testament which rings true for Chris Furia, Owner of Hi-Country Flies. “Very few […]

We are Trinidad: Trinidad’s history

TRINIDAD, Colo. — FOX21 met with the Mayor of Trinidad, Phil Rico to talk about Trinidad, its history, and what makes Trinidad welcoming. Trinidad was a hub of activity, back in the late 1800s, and early 1900s until the 1980s. The mines started to close down in the 1980s, today the city is trying to […]

We are Trinidad: Things to do in Trinidad

TRINIDAD, Colo. — FOX21 met with Cy Michaels Vice-Chair of the Trinidad Tourism Board, and asked her about Sister Blandina, and things to do in Trinidad. Michaels gave the history of Sister Blandina, she came to Trinidad when she was 22 years old, one of over 400 Sisters of Charity. The Sisters of Charity built […]

We are Trinidad: Local businesses are booming

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Amy Ruscetti, Executive Director of Trinidad Chamber of Commerce is seeing a lot more businesses opening up in town, and joining the community. Ruscetti says it’s a great place to open a business because Trinidad is family oriented, there is no hustle and bustle like the bigger cities. The chamber helps its […]

We Are Trinidad: The lost town of Sopris

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Beneath the tranquil waters of Trinidad Lake lies the ghost of a small mining town that was sacrificed in 1972 to make way for the reservoir. The town may be gone, but for those who grew up there, the memories flow like the raging Purgatoire River. “I was the last graduating class […]

We are Trinidad: Home to the oldest community college in Colorado

Trinidad, Colo. — This week, We are Trinidad, which is home to the oldest community college in Colorado. What makes Trinidad State College so unique is many of its educational programs are geared toward the city’s growth and emerging industries. “I feel like Trinidad State College is one the best kept secrets in Colorado,” said […]

We are Trinidad: Nana & Nano Monteleone’s Deli and Pasta House

TRINIDAD, Colo. — A family-owned business operating for over fifty years struggled during covid but the local community kept them running. The Monteleone family has had a business in Trinidad since 1953, starting as a produce store, then a deli and for the last 34 years, they have had a restaurant. Like all businesses, they […]

Stay clean with Steam King of Trinidad

Cleaning your carpets professionally is an excellent service that many people overlook. Steam King LLC, a company, established in Trinidad, CO, is letting everyone know that they are now offering carpet cleaning and other services throughout southern Colorado! In order to have a better understanding of the company, Nova spoke with its owner, James Mashburn.

We are Trinidad: Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center Director of Operations Ashley Dipaloa tells us the history of the center and the help it provides to the community. Mt. Carmel was built in 1907 as a Catholic church, which closed in 1998. In 2007 Jay and Emily Cimino bought the property and restored it. […]

We are Trinidad: Creating a space to create

TRINIDAD — In the heart of the city, a building over a hundred years old is getting a new look. “It was boarded up with plywood on the windows and ceiling tiles falling in and windows broken and not much going on. It’s been vacant for some time,” said Marilyn Leuszler, director of Corazon de […]

We Are Trinidad: The art of Cartopia

TRINIDAD, Colo. — We all know the traditional mediums for art: paper, canvas, clay, wood, film. But in Trinidad, you can witness some bizarre and awe-inspiring art… on a car! “You don’t see these things every day. Movable art,” laughed Amanda Palmer, the Executive Director of Artocade, a local art car festival. “It runs the […]

We are Trinidad: Curly’s Bead and Gift Emporium

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Camilla Campbell has owned Curly’s Bead and Gift Emporium for 15 years, adapting to the changing times. The store started as just a bead store, then over the years, they have grown its selection to feature jewelry, clothing, lights, and gifts. “We still are a major bead store. We will always be […]