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2 years 2 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...

3 years 2 days ago

SolarReserve gets OK for Saguache County plants

SAGUACHE, Colo. (AP) - SolarReserve says it has received its final permit from Saguache County for two planned 100-megawatt solar thermal energy facilities. The facilities would be built on private agricultural land about six miles northeast of Center. The land currently uses about 8,800 acre-feet of water annually for agricultural...

3 years 6 months ago

Gov. appoints Gonzales to 12th Judicial District

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Alamosa County Court Judge Michael Anthony Gonzalez to serve as a 12th Judicial District judge. The district serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Gonzales' appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of District Judge O....

4 years 9 months ago

Sand Dunes fire grows slowly

The Medano Fire, at the Great Sand Dunes National Park grew slightly Thursday. It now covers 5,417 acres, an increase in one day of 84 acres. Weather continues to be hot and dry. Firefighters are working on two fire lines; one on the north side of the fire, one...

4 years 9 months ago

Sand Dunes fire slows

The Medano Fire at the Sand Dunes continues to burn, but its growth is slow. As of Thursday morning it was reported at 5,335 acres, up 444 from Wednesday. The fire is burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park as well as on San Isabel National Forest in...

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