Trinidad

Man’s Rampage Endangers Motorists, Officers Injured



William Woody 04/19/2014 MONTROSE – A man high on meth terrorized motorists with a hammer on North Townsend Avenue earlier this week damaging dozens of vehicles and injured two police officers. He is currently in jail on $5,000 bond and faces nearly a dozen charges.

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Trinidad pot policy changed



04/05/2014 TRINIDAD - City Council has tentatively changed its licensing procedure for medical marijuana businesses and will vote on an ordinance at an upcoming meeting.

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Heroin combined with OxyContin kills nine in Las Animas County



Michelle San Miguel 04/01/2014 LAS ANIMAS COUNTY - Nine lives were lost last year to overdoses from a combination of heroin and OxyContin.

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29 Arrested In Joint Operation By Trinidad, Raton Police



12/20/2013 Twenty-nine people have been arrested for drug-related crimes after a four-month joint operation by Trinidad and Raton, N.M. police. During the sting, the Trinidad Police Department says officers purchased drugs such as heroin and cocaine, and two firearms from various individuals.

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Trinidad flips rules on pot



9/22/2013 TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council passed a moratorium on retail marijuana sales Tuesday night, then lifted its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Trinidad passes moratorium on retail pot shops, lifts ban on medical sales



Michelle San Miguel 9/18/2013 TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council passed a moratorium on retail marijuana sales Tuesday night, then lifted its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. Council passed the moratorium by a 5 to 2 vote. The moratorium is in effect until June 30, 2014. Councilman Joe Bonato and Mayor Bernadette Baca Gonzalez voted against the moratorium.

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Local leaders react to Justice Dept. pot ruling



Lindsay Watts 8/30/2013 EL PASO COUNTY - The Justice Department says it won't stand in the way of Colorado's marijuana laws, but could that sway local elected leaders who voted to ban the sale of recreational pot?

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Trinidad residents await decision on marijuana sales



Michelle San Miguel TRINIDAD - Many people in Trinidad are pushing City Council to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, arguing it's the economic boost the struggling city needs.

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