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1 year 3 months ago

Local Marine awarded for heroism

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A Marine Corps Corporal from Florence, Colorado was one of five Marines to be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Monday for their heroism in rescuing comrades trapped aboard a crashed MV-22 Osprey during a training mission in Morocco last April. Cpl. Steve...

2 years 9 months ago

Florence celebrates State Championship

The town of Florence is celebrating today after their high school football team claimed the 2A State Championship. The team, the band and the cheerleaders all took a victory lap Friday afternoon down Main Street to celebrate their achievement. The Huskies beat Bayfield in a blizzard last Saturday by...

3 years 1 day ago

Supermax inmate dies

A 73 year old inmate at the Supermax prison in Florence has died in his cell. Leroy Schweitzer was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. A statement released by Bureau of Prisons says that Schweitzer's death appears to have been from natural causes....

3 years 2 weeks ago

A priceless recovery

At first, Jim Huffman didn't realize he'd lost it. It wasn't until he'd returned home from dropping off his newspapers in the recycling bin that he noticed his wedding band was missing. At 84 years old, Huffman has celebrated two 25 year anniversaries. His first wife died years ago...

3 years 5 months ago

Sinking stadium closed in Florence

Husky Stadium at Florence High School is now closed. Engineers say that the facility is no longer safe to use. The stands themselves along with a barrier wall that holds the stadium back off the track is beginning to slip forward. "They really don't want to put anyone in...

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