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1 year 9 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

Power may be out for four hours or 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...

3 years 6 months ago

Bent County fire now 85 percent contained

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...

3 years 7 months ago

Lawmakers to meet with Bent County officials

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...

4 years 4 months ago

Bent's Fort plans 50th celebration

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...

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