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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...

3 years 8 months ago

Governor seeks drought assistance for Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper's staff released the following information about seeking drought assistance for three southern Colorado counties. DENVER ­- Thursday, June 16, 2011 - Gov. John Hickenlooper sent a letter today to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting drought assistance for Baca, Crowley and Otero counties. "Colorado's southern counties...

3 years 8 months ago

Just issued: smoke advisory

The Colorado Department of Public Health has just issued a Smoke Health Advisory for Southern Colorado. It includes: Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, and Crowley Counties. This advisory will be valid until 7 a.m. Thursday, June 16. Cities in this area include but are not limited to,...

3 years 11 months ago

Grass fire reported in Otero County

The La Junta Fire Department is responding to a grass fire in Otero County. The fire is reported at Highway 96 at Road 31. The fire is estimated at 15 acres. It is heading north toward Highway 96. The smoke is dense enough that it is causing traffic problems.

4 years 5 months ago

Suspect commits suicide in Otero County

A man from Texas committed suicide on an Otero County Road Monday after he was cornered by law enforcement officers according to the Otero County Sheriff's Office. The Otero County Sheriff's office reported a 911 call at about 4:45 p.m. from an address in the 28000 block of County...

4 years 6 months ago

Otero County gets disaster designation

Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that Otero and Montrose counties have been designated primary federal disaster areas due to severe frost, freezing temperatures, and high winds that caused significant damage to melon and cherry crops. Ten other counties were designated contiguous disaster areas. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack approved the disaster...

4 years 6 months ago

Governor requests help for melon farmers

Gov. Bill Ritter Friday announced he has requested federal disaster assistance for Otero and Montrose counties where freezing temperatures and severe hail affected crops. Gov. Ritter sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for Secretarial Disaster Designation. In Otero County, frost and freezing temperatures devastated melon...

5 years 5 months ago

Suspect search forces evacuation

A High School football game had to be evacuated in Otero County, Friday evening. It happened at Fowler High School, east of Pueblo. Law enforcement descended on the small town, on word that an armed suspect wanted in a brutal Pueblo beating was in the area. Some 150 fans...

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