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2 years 2 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...

3 years 1 month ago

Dougherty brothers appear in court today

WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) - Two of three fugitive siblings who were the focus of a nationwide search last summer are due in court to enter pleas. Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Dougherty and 26-year-old Dylan Stanley-Doughtery are scheduled to appear in Huerfano County court in Walsenburg Thursday for plea hearings. The two...

3 years 6 months ago

Doughtery siblings will face Colorado charges

Three siblings from Florida will face numerous charges in Colorado, including attempted murder on state troopers. Today at a preliminary hearing a Huerfano County judge ruled there is probable cause that crimes were committed. Dylan, Ryan and Lee Grace Dougherty are accused of firing shots at pursuing officers during...

3 years 8 months ago

Fire danger douses holiday fireworks, campfires

DENVER (AP) - National forests and counties along Colorado's Front Range and eastern plains are banning outside fires and fireworks as hot, dry weather keeps the fire danger high. The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning signaling high fire danger for much of southern Colorado, including Las...

3 years 9 months ago

Brush fire in Huerfano County

Fire crews are battling a brush fire in Huerfano county right now. More than 200 acres have already been scorched 20 miles east of Walsenburg. Fire crews from Pueblo County are on the way to help. We'll bring you more as we get it here and on News First...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Huerfano County Courthouse still closed

The Huerfano County Courthouse is still closed after chunks of rock starting falling off the courthouse tower earlier this week. Those scheduled to be in court Monday March 14 must appear on Monday at the Walsenburg City Hall in the City Council Chambers. Those scheduled to appear Tuesday...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Huerfano Courthouse closed due to tower damage

Court and probation operations at the Huerfano County Courthouse in Walsenburg have been suspended because of safety concerns. On Friday some large sections of rock broke loose and fell from the courthouse tower. State officials from the Judicial Department and State Office of Risk Management are in the process...

4 years 9 months ago

Sand Dunes fire grows slowly

The Medano Fire, at the Great Sand Dunes National Park grew slightly Thursday. It now covers 5,417 acres, an increase in one day of 84 acres. Weather continues to be hot and dry. Firefighters are working on two fire lines; one on the north side of the fire, one...

4 years 9 months ago

Sand Dunes fire slows

The Medano Fire at the Sand Dunes continues to burn, but its growth is slow. As of Thursday morning it was reported at 5,335 acres, up 444 from Wednesday. The fire is burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park as well as on San Isabel National Forest in...

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