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2 years 1 month 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 10 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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Energy exploration planned in Kiowa County

Riverton, Wyo. (AP)-U.S. Energy Corp. has entered an agreement with an undisclosed private party to explore and develop an oil and gas prospect in southeast Colorado. The Riverton, Wyo.-based company said Monday it wouldn't divulge its partner, financial terms of the deal, or the exact location for competitive reasons,...

4 years 5 months ago

Elbert County official faces theft charges

KIOWA, Colo. (AP) - An Elbert County official facing embezzlement and other charges has been placed on paid leave of absence. The Denver Post reports that the commissioners took the action on Wednesday in the case of assessor Phyllis Jean "P.J." Trostel. The 57-year-old Trostel was indicted Sept. 10 on...

4 years 9 months ago

DOW looking for pronghorn poachers

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is offering a $1,000 reward for information that might help solve a series of poaching incidents in Kiowa County. DOW investigators say at least five pronghorn have been shot and abandoned along county roads west of Eads since May 7. All five were found on...

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