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3 years 2 weeks ago

Fort Lyon Receives Funding

Fort Lyon is slated to receive $5 million from the mortgage settlement funds as announced this morning by the governor. The news is very welcome to the small community of Las Animas. As we've been reporting, the closure of the prison has forced some 200 employees to commute, some...

3 years 11 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...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Hickenlooper seems to soften on closing prison

Governor John Hickenlooper spent the day in the lower Arkansas Valley, listening to concerns about closing the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility near Las Animas. Hickenlooper toured the prison this morning, then met with local officials. The state plans to assign about 200 prison employees to other facilities. Bent County...

4 years 1 month ago

DOC proposes closing Fort Lyon facility

Tom Clements, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections announced a plan today to close the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility located near Las Animas. The prison has an emphasis on health care services, including high needs medical care, geriatrics and services for offenders with serious mental illnesses....

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