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1 year 8 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43...

2 years 5 months ago

Blowing dust advisory for San Luis Valley

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a Blowing Dust Advisory for Western Colorado and the San Luis Valley. Cities in the Blowing Dust Advisory include, include Rangely, Craig, Hayden, Meeker, Aspen, Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Delta, Montrose, Nucla, Telluride, Cortez, Durango, and Alamosa The...

2 years 5 months ago

Lone Ranger casting call

The casting company working on the Disney movie "The Lone Ranger" will be in Colorado Springs Monday looking for extras, and the list borders on bizarre. Sande Alessi Casting will be at the UCCS Campus on Monday between 3 and 6 p.m. They're looking for background extras for this...

2 years 10 months ago

Investigators seek cause of Alamosa plane crash

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a twin-engine plane crash in southern Colorado that killed its pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration says a Cessna 337 crashed and burned on a highway south of San Luis Valley Regional Airport Thursday afternoon soon after takeoff....

2 years 10 months ago

Deadly plane crash in Alamosa

We have reports of of a deadly small plane crash in Alamosa. The Valley Courier in Alamosa says one person was killed. The victim has not been identified. They say the plane was heading from Alamosa to Salida

2 years 11 months ago

Ex-Great Sand Dunes worker accused of theft

DENVER (AP) - A former Great Sand Dunes National Park employee is accused of theft and money laundering in the alleged embezzlement of $730,000. A federal grand jury Wednesday handed up a 198-count indictment against 48-year-old Lydia White of Hooper. She's accused of using government checks and charge cards...

3 years 6 days ago

Gov. appoints Gonzales to 12th Judicial District

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Alamosa County Court Judge Michael Anthony Gonzalez to serve as a 12th Judicial District judge. The district serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Gonzales' appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of District Judge O....

3 years 2 months ago

Monte Vista man dies while trimming trees

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - Xcel Energy and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating after a Monte Vista man died while trimming trees. Authorities said the man died Monday at Blue Waters Hacienda in Saguache when the arm of his tree-trimming device came into contact with an electrical...

3 years 2 months ago

Alamosa couple faces murder charges

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - A couple arrested in Colorado faces murder charges after the man was pulled over driving the truck of a man who'd gone missing in Arlington, Texas. Forty-three-year-old Thomas Eugene Dunham was stopped by officers in Alamosa on June 7. He was driving a truck that...

3 years 2 months ago

Couple charged in death of Texas man

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - A couple arrested in Colorado faces murder charges after the man was pulled over driving the truck of a man who'd gone missing in Arlington, Texas. Forty-three-year-old Thomas Eugene Dunham was stopped by officers in Alamosa on June 7. He was driving a truck that...

3 years 3 months ago

Alamosa fire destroys businesses

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a fire in Alamosa that destroyed several businesses. The fire broke out around 7 o'clock last night on Main Street near Poncha Avenue. The Alamosa Fire Department says it started inside a salon. An employee says he saw fire coming...

3 years 4 months ago

$90 million loan goes to Alamosa solar company

The Department of Energy has committed to loan $90 million to Congentrix of Alamosa to build a 30 megawatt photovoltaic power generating station in the San Luis Valley. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the announcement today. The project will provide 75 construction jobs and 10 jobs after construction...

3 years 5 months ago

Record High Temperatures on Saturday

As wind speeds increased, so did temperatures in the NewsFirst 5 viewing area on Saturday. At least 3 cities hit record highs. Colorado Springs 80 (Old record 73/2007) Pueblo 87 (Old record 83/1959) Alamosa 75 (Old record 72/1959) We'll add additional records for the day as they're reported

3 years 6 months ago

Redistricting panel heads to southern Colo.

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - A bipartisan panel considering new congressional districts is headed to southern Colorado talk with residents about their district. The legislative panel planned hearings in Alamosa and Pueblo Saturday. Both are currently in the 3rd Congressional District represented by Republican Rep. Scott Tipton. The panel...

4 years 1 month ago

McInnis back on campaign trail

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis is back on the campaign trail. The former congressman is set to speak to the Farm Bureau in Alamosa on Monday. On Saturday, McInnis held a fundraiser in Silt that drew 300 people. McInnis missed a campaign event last week, saying he wanted...

4 years 2 months ago

Medano fire grows very slowly

The Medano Fire, burning on the north edge of the Sand Dunes National Park, grew only slightly since yesterday. It is now estimated as 4,891 acres, an increase of only 125 acres since Tuesday. There are just over 200 firefighters working the blaze, which is aimed only at containment....

4 years 2 months ago

Teen hiker dies on Colorado peak

A young, but experienced hiker is dead after a fall on one of Colorado's 14,000 foot mountains. Kevin Hayne, 18, of Highlands Ranch slipped and fell into a ravine Tuesday on Little Bear Peak. Hayne and a friend were rappelling down the side of the mountain when Hayne fell....

4 years 6 months ago

Alamosa: tainted water update

Southern Colorado residents who say they were sickened by a salmonella outbreak blamed on Alamosa's water supply are suing the city. The lawsuit filed in Alamosa District Court Monday alleges the city failed to monitor and maintain a sanitary water system. The outbreak in March 2008 sickened as many...

4 years 8 months ago

Woman dies from inhaling sand at Sand Dunes

A coroner says a woman whose body was found at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve died after apparently falling face down in the sand in an intoxicated state, passing out and inhaling sand. Alamosa County Coroner Mike Rogers said Wednesday that an autopsy indicated 27-year old Kristin...

4 years 8 months ago

All aboard for the Christmas train!

If you're looking for an out-of-town getaway this weekend, try the Dickens of a Christmas Train. The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad runs the train every day through Wednesday, December 23. Depart from La Veta. The one-of-kind Christmas train celebrates the spirit of the classic story: A Christmas Carol. Live...

4 years 11 months ago

Ride the rails for Oktoberfest & fall colors

All aboard for fall fun! This Saturday, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad will run a special Rails and Ales Oktoberfest Train. Belly-up for beer and bratwurst served in time to German Oompa Band music as the train leaves from Alamosa, winds through mountain passes with aspens displaying their glorious fall...

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