They did it again!

Lady Wolves advance to finals!

With two wins over Shallowater, the Lady Wolves softball team advances to the regional finals round of the playoffs. 

MCHD wins a Pulse Award

For stellar EMS department

The Pulse Award is presented to a department that has displayed outstanding vision, dedication and commitment to excellence.

RTFW is another success!

Riders enjoy lunch & program

Hundreds of motorcycle riders traveling the southern route of Run for the Wall came into Colorado City Saturday to enjoy and delicious lunch and patriotic program put on by middle school students.

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  • The city council approved the annexation of the Colorado City Airport into the City of Colorado City at the regular meeting earlier this month. City Manager David Hoover sat down with the Record to clarify for citizens what the annexation means to them.What does annexing the airport mean for the City of Colorado City? Hoover said that annexing the property at the facility gives the city the right ...
  • VOLUNTEERING FOR A BETTER TOMORROW – Volunteers with the Mentoring at Colorado City program have been assisting Kelley Elementary staff with helping students learn to read during the entire school year. Those pictured here along with students are: (back row, l-r) Jonathan Connell, Margo Connell, Ann Marie Molina, Mona Crockett, Leslie Jones, MACC founders Terri Robben and Doris Sands, Wade Sands, ...
  • Lady Wolves cruised into regional finals with sweep of Fillies. The Colorado High School Lady Wolves didn’t need much time to take the heart out of the Shallowwater Fillies in their Class 3A regional semifinal playoff. In fact, they needed only about six seconds – or the time needed for Madie Gutierrez to take the first pitch she saw from Taylor Keaton and deposit it over the centerfield wall for ...
  • According to affidavits filed in the Mitchell County District Clerk’s office, the 32nd Judicial District Task Force has been hard at work. In a little over a month, more than $340,000 and two vehicles have been seized.Last month on April 13th, Task Force Investigator Billy Joe Sides stopped a 2001 tan Chevrolet Suburban on I-20 near mile marker 208 near Westbrook for failure to maintain liability ...

Money, vehicles seized on I-20

moneyAccording to affidavits filed in the Mitchell County District Clerk’s office, the 32nd Judicial District Task Force has been hard at work. In a little over a month, more than $340,000 and two vehicles have been seized.
Last month on April 13th, Task Force Investigator Billy Joe Sides stopped a 2001 tan Chevrolet Suburban on I-20 near mile marker 208 near Westbrook for failure to maintain liability insurance on the vehicle. The driver, Jesus Dominguez, did not have a current driver’s license. Two passengers, Guadalupe Antonio Sanchez and Israel Sanchez, were also identified.
The vehicle’s occupants consented to have Sides search the vehicle, and he found $47,400 concealed in the left rear quarter panel of the Suburban. The affidavit says that all three subjects confirmed that the money was from the sale of illegal drugs and possibly transporting illegal aliens into the interior of the United States.
Dominguez admitted to being paid money to transport a friend who he knew to be illegally in the U.S. to Oklahoma City from El Paso. He also admitted that the money was given to him to transport back to El Paso.
Because the vehicle and money were used in felonies, both were seized. The Suburban is registered to David Lara in El Paso. The currency and vehicle’s fate will be decided in a civil forfeiture hearing.
According to affidavits, Sides made another important stop on Wednesday, May 18th. A white 18-wheeler truck on I-20 was stopped near mile marker 210 for a major safety violation. The air lines connecting the truck to the trailer were dragging on the frame between the truck and trailer causing a serious safety issue.
The truck was pulling a car hauler trailer with numerous vehicles being transported. Sides identified the driver as Lasha Chinchaladze by his driver’s license out of Pennsylvania. The investigator said the driver quickly corrected the safety violation.
Sides asked the truck driver about the origin and destination of the vehicles he was transporting. The investigator became suspicious about one of the vehicles and obtained permission to search the vehicles on the trailer.
While searching a 2007 blue Hyundai, a hidden compartment was located in the rear floor area of the vehicle. The compartment contained a vacuum sealed package of U.S. currency amounting to $299,160.
Sides released the driver and his truck and trailer but confiscated the Hyundai and the money. The investigator contends that the vehicle was used to commit money laundering in an amount of over $200,000, which is a first degree felony, and the money is the proceeds of the unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
Juan Hernandez of Tucson, Arizona and Mario Guzman of Tempe, Arizona have been identified as possible owners of the vehicle. They will be served to appear in a civil forfeiture hearing, as will truck driver Chinchaladze.
Assistant District Attorney Ricky Thompson said he is proud of the work the investigators do. If the money and vehicles are forfeited, funds go into accounts to help local law enforcement and to fund the task force.
“Billy (Sides) and Ronnie (Stiltner) are very good at what they do. They are an asset to this district,” Thompson said.

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