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2 years 4 months ago

Rural Post Offices to remain open

The United States Postal Office plans not to close as many as 3,700 low-revenue post offices. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says the agency will maintain a part-time post-office presence in rural areas, with access to retail lobbies and post office boxes. With a new plan, no post office...

2 years 5 months ago

Buckle up or you could get a citation

It's a push to get rural folks to wear their seat belts. The Colorado State Patrol along with 29 other rural law enforcement agencies will be writing citations during their "Click It or Ticket" program. It started Monday and will run through Easter Sunday. Sixty percent of the...

3 years 6 months ago

Small fires burning east of Pueblo

Pueblo Rural fire crews are working three small fires east of Pueblo. According to Sheriff's Office dispatchers the fires are all burning in fields. We have a call into the fire department to get more information. If you have any photos of the fire, please email us news@newsfirst5.com

3 years 7 months ago

Fire burns home in Hatchet Ranch

Pueblo County Sheriff's Officers are at a home in Hatchet Ranch south of Pueblo that caught fire around 9 a.m. Hatchet Ranch is in the Colorado City area. The home is in a rural area east of Highway 50. At this time we do not believe anyone was injured...

4 years 3 days ago

Colorado to allow nurses to give anesthesia

Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. Gov. Bill Ritter said Monday he made the change to help rural hospitals that don't have anesthesiologists on staff. Anesthesiologists fought the proposal, saying it would put lives at risk. ...

4 years 4 days ago

Governor Ritter changes rules on anesthesia

Gov. Bill Ritter announced Monday that Colorado will opt out of a federal Medicare rule that requires physician supervision in rural hospitals for certified registered nurse anesthetists. Colorado will join 15 other states - many of them large, Western and rural - that have opted out of the rule since...

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