Go Wolves!

Pep rallies every Friday!

Colorado High School got football season pep rallies underway last Friday. Pep rallies are held each Friday in the gym at high school at 3 p.m.

Fire threatened Loraine home

Firefighters save the Doyle Mitchell house

A grass fire that burned about 50 acres ran up behind the Loraine Fire Chief's residence last Friday. Fortunately, LVFD and CCVFD managed to keep the home safe.

Friday night lights...

Football season in full swing!

The 2015 football season is underway, as the Wolves opened the season at home last Friday. They travel to Crane this Friday to take on the Golden Cranes.

Responsive Slideshow
e-Edition

The  edition of the Colorado Record is ready for viewing!

Modern Design
Local News

Read about local stories.

Responsive Slideshow
School Days

See what's happening in Colorado City, Loraine, and Westbrook schools.

Responsive Layout
Cline Shale Central

Up to date news about the Cline Shale in Mitchell County.

Responsive Layout
Sports

Catch all the action.

  • The artwork of Karen Burt is on display in the lobby of FirstBank & Trust for the duration of the month of September, as she is the featured artist of the West Texas Art Guild. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the bank and take a look. All artwork is also available for purchase.Burt got her start in painting in the summer of 1973. She lived in Sweetwater and saw an ad in the newspaper for adu...
  • The Mitchell County Retired School Personnel will hold the annual barbeque to kick off the beginning of the 2015-16 season. All retired school personnel are welcome to attend.The barbeque is set for Tuesday, September 8th and will be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. The group welcomes all newly-retired school personnel, such as teachers, para-professional...
  • When the Colorado High School Wolves watch their game film of Friday’s season opener against the No. 3-ranked Albany Lions, head coach Dan Gainey will try and find as many positives from their 49-19 setback as possible.And, even though the final score was lopsided, he won’t have too look hard. The play of the offensive line got better as the game went on. The offense built some confidence in the s...
  • A major change in trash collection started Monday morning, though citizens of Colorado City may not have noticed. City crews are now providing a service that was being contracted out to Republic, and they are hoping that the transition goes so smoothly that citizens won’t have to be aware.City Manager David Hoover said that the new trash truck began making rounds on Monday. The new truck is being ...
Fair

78°F

Colorado City, TX

Fair
Humidity: 60%
Wind: SSE at 13 mph
Sunday 71°F / 97°F Mostly sunny
Monday 72°F / 98°F Sunny
Tuesday 74°F / 98°F Sunny
Wednesday 69°F / 94°F PM Thunderstorms

Navigation Menu

City taking out its own trash

city trash collectionA major change in trash collection started Monday morning, though citizens of Colorado City may not have noticed. City crews are now providing a service that was being contracted out to Republic, and they are hoping that the transition goes so smoothly that citizens won’t have to be aware.
City Manager David Hoover said that the new trash truck began making rounds on Monday. The new truck is being purchased by the city and is already being utilized. Hoover said that the city also has a rented truck in town, in case anything happens that it becomes necessary.
“If the new truck goes out of service, we could still pick up trash,” he said. The other new truck is expected to be delivered soon.
No new employees were hired to provide the service, as both the full-time and part-time employees were already working for the city. One came from the landfill department and the other from the street department.
Hoover said that commercial pickups to the schools, hospital, nursing home and businesses with heavy trash loads will be made daily for the same price that has been charged for the last several months. At least that’s the plan for now. Adjustments to the routes will be made as necessary.
The city manager estimates that the switch to bringing garbage services in-house will save the city $32,000 or more per month.
The new trucks and dumpsters cost the city about $9,000 per month, and there’s the added cost of fuel, but that’s small potatoes when compared to the $43,000 per month the city has been paying Republic to provide garbage services. There is also an additional cost of maintenance, but Hoover said that a year’s worth of oil and filters was included in the purchase of the new trucks.
City trash customers can expect much to remain the same, as the city is sticking to the same routes and schedules used by Republic for now. Hoover said that adjustments can be made as things come up in the future.
The 80 or so roll-off cart customers also got to keep the carts, as the trucks are equipped for carts and dumpsters.
“I think it will be good for us in the long run. I really do,” Hoover said Monday.

Obituaries

Contact Us


Colorado City Record

257 E. 2nd

Colorado City, Texas 79512

(325) 728 - 3413

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

map