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2 years 7 months ago

Melon growers rebounding after outbreak

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) - Nearly a year after tainted cantaloupes from southeast Colorado sickened hundreds and caused a nationwide melon scare, farmers in Rocky Ford say they're having a strong season. This year's crop is smaller, with less than half the acreage in cantaloupes compared to last year. But...

4 years 1 month ago

Fire burning in Otero County

Rocky Ford officials say a fire is burning on Hwy. 71, south of 350. Both roads are closed in the area. Officials say there aren't any structures threatened at this point. They aren't sure yet how big it is or what caused it.

4 years 4 months ago

Troopers make $300K marijuana bust

State troopers have arrested a man they say was carrying over $300,000 dollars worth of marijuana in his car. They stopped the 2001 Cadillac CTS at about 10:00 p.m. on Thursday just west of Rock Ford. The driver who is from Northglenn was reportedly speeding and the vehicle's registration had...

4 years 6 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...

5 years 1 month ago

No charges in Colorado Amtrak threat

Prosecutors in Otero County say they won't pursue charges against an ex-convict accused of making a threat against an Amtrak train. Authorities say further investigation revealed the man displayed no bizarre behavior or even made a threat. Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, of Elizabeth, N.J., was arrested Jan. 26...

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