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1 year 8 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 2 months ago

10 Public Trustees resign

Gov. John Hickenlooper, on Tuesday, accepted the resignations of the 10 public trustees he appoints. The trustees are in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld counties, most of the largest in Colorado without Denver County. "We all have to stand for good government,"...

2 years 3 months ago

More residents evacuated from High Park Fire

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - More than 600 firefighters and nearly 30 aircraft are continuing to fight a northern Colorado wildfire blamed for one death and damage to more than 100 structures in northern Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service says about 40 fire engines will also be helping efforts Wednesday to...

3 years 2 months ago

Thunderstorms spur concerns of flooding

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Predictions of thunderstorms for Boulder County have emergency officials on alert for possible flooding where a wildfire last year left mountainsides west of Boulder bare of trees and bushes. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for parts of Colorado's Front Range, including...

4 years 1 week ago

Prosecutors seek more information on Loveland fire

Larimer County prosecutors say they need more information before deciding whether to file criminal charges against two people suspected of accidentally starting a wildfire that destroyed two homes in the foothills west of Loveland. Sheriff's investigators presented their evidence to the district attorney's office last week. They say...

4 years 5 months ago

Two identified in Granby murder-suicide

Police have identified the two people found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Granby home. Granby Police Chief William Housley identified the man as 53-year-old Michael Rexford McCormick, a man suspected - along with his father - in the disappearances of as many as 17 homeless men in...

4 years 11 months ago

Sheriff's blog recounts balloonacy

Some suggested fishing hooks. Others, skydivers. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden says spectators sent him plenty of real-time suggestions last week on how to capture the large helium balloon that a Fort Collins couple said was carrying their 6-year-old son, Falcon Heene. The boy was found at home. In his...

4 years 11 months ago

Larimer County Sheriff: "This is a hoax"

Larimer County Sheriff has announced that the "balloon boy" saga is a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax." Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters Sunday, "On the bizarre meter this rates a 10." Sheriff Alderden explains that the Heene's staged the hoax as a publicity stunt with...

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