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... more »
It was nothing but traditional holiday celebrations at Bent's Old Fort today with traditions dating back to the 1840's!
The breaking of the pinata is a Hispanic holiday tradition that the kid's loved. They also got to see how old wooden toys were made and talk to over 70 living... more »
Colorado Emergency Management has issued a statement asking people in the Lamar area to use caution due to downed power lines.
Power is out in Lamar, Eads, Chivington and Sheridan Lake and surrounding areas. The statement calls damage to homes "considerable" and says power may be out for four... more »
FORT LYON, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire in southeast Colorado has spread to nearly 22 square miles, but it is about 90 percent contained after drops of water and fire retardant from the air and work by ground crews.
A single-engine airplane dumped water and an air tanker made... more »
A small air tanker is now aiding fire fighting efforts in Bent County near Las Animas.
An estimated 17 square miles of grass and prairie land has burned, but no structures so far. The fire is about 80 percent contained. Last night fire fighters intentionally burned about 1,500 acres... more »
The fire in Bent County is estimated to have burned 9,000 acres since last weekend. And while it is 85 percent contained, it is still burning along the Arkansas River near John Martin Reservoir.
Fifty homes were evacuated near Las Animas by official request, another 30 homes were evacuated... more »
FORT LYON, Colo. (AP) - A large wildfire in southeast Colorado has been 85 percent contained. Fire managers said cooperative weather Monday night helped crews fighting an 11-square-mile wildfire near Las Animas, about 85 miles east of Pueblo. Crews were working Tuesday to put out hot spots and protect structures... more »
DENVER (AP) - State lawmakers are scheduled to meet with officials from a southeastern Colorado city to discuss the possible closing of a prison that residents say will damage the area's economy.
The Joint Budget Committee will meet with Bent County officials this afternoon to hear their concerns as... more »
Admission will be free on August 14 and 15 at Bent's Old Fort near La Junta, as well as hundreds of other national parks.
"This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to explore a nearby park they have never... more »
Bent's Old Fort will commemorate 50 years as a national historic site this weekend. President Eisenhower signed the law on June 3, 1960.
All events listed below are free and open to the public.
Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Koshare Indian Museum in La Junta, Colorado, at... more »