Sprawling Las Animas County, like many rural areas, badly needs emergency responders. But it’s a teachable moment.

HOEHNE — Between the passing bells, teen students gradually find their way to a second-floor classroom at the K-12 Hoehne School where they pause before entering, raise both hands and, one by one, greet instructor Dominic “Junie” Verquer with what could be considered the class mantra. “BSI, is my scene safe?” At first glance, the … Continue reading Sprawling Las Animas County, like many rural areas, badly needs emergency responders. But it’s a teachable moment.