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1 year 8 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...

2 years 2 months ago

Another fire for Estes Park

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - One trail is closed as firefighters try to put out a small blaze in Rocky Mountain National Park. An 18-person ground crew hiked to the area, which covered about half an acre on Wednesday. A helicopter was called in to drop water on the fire....

2 years 3 months ago

High Park Fire now at 50 percent contained

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire that has charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado since it began 10 days ago is now 50 percent contained. Firefighters faced dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region Monday, as they toiled in hot, dry weather to battle...

2 years 5 months ago

Battling the Pine Beetle

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Rocky Mountain National Park is planning several steps to mitigate the effects of a bark beetle outbreak on its trees. Over the next two months, the park plans to protect up to 6,700 high-value trees in developed areas from being infected by beetles...

2 years 7 months ago

Santorum speaks in Woodland Park

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum continued his tour through Colorado today, making a stop in Woodland Park. In a speech to the Teller County Tea Party, Santorum said the healthcare reform bill was flawed and that our country needs to more strongly preserve the constitution and our rights. ...

3 years 7 months ago

Teller County officer arrested

The Teller County Sheriff's Office reported today one of its officers was arrested in December in Park County. Teller County Sheriff's Corporal Kendal Klug was arrested on charges of prohibited use of a weapon, defective license plate light and driving while impaired. He was arrested by Park County...

3 years 8 months ago

Park to be renamed after war hero

The Pueblo City Council has approved changing the name of Wildhorse Creek Park located, at 1320 W Graham Avenue, to Pete Jimenez Park. The formal ceremony will happen on February 6, 2011 at 3 p.m. Pete Jiminez was a WWII war hero who lived a half block from the...

3 years 11 months ago

National Guard busy in Pueblo Tuesday

You may see a National Guard helicopter flying over Pueblo today. No worries. It's not responding to a natural disaster or terrorist incident. Rather, its helping kids say no to drugs. Pueblo is gearing up for Red Ribbon Week, when schools and communities join together to promote healthy, drug-free...

3 years 11 months ago

Clean up planned at dog park

El Paso County Parks and the Pikes Peak United Way will host a clean up day at the Bear Creek Dog Park on Saturday. The event is called Happy Hounds Day and is part of the national " Make A Difference Day " campaign. Volunteers will be provided pizza...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Eleven Mile drowning victim identified

The Park County Coroner has identified the man who drowned in Eleven Mile Reservoir over the weekend. The body of Clifford Carrano, 49, was pulled from the reservoir Sunday night. The coroner ruled the death a drowning. Witnesses say Carrano was sitting on the shore of the reservoir when...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Guided walk at state park Wednesday

If you watch birds flying overhead, but have no idea what they are--here's your chance to learn about birds of the Pikes Peak region. Naturalists at Cheyenne Mountain State Park are leading a Guided Bird Walk Wednesday morning. You'll observe, identify, and record both resident and migratory bird species....

4 years 3 weeks ago

Cheyenne Mtn. State Park this weekend

With the weekend here, it's time to get outside and remember why it's so wonderful to live in Colorado. You don't have to go far to immerse yourself in beauty--Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs has plenty for you to do--from hiking to special programs. Here's what's...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado Springs Beer Fest this weekend

If you love micro-brews, this is your weekend to sample lots of beers and mingle with like-minded aficionados. The Springs Beer Fest will be held Saturday at Antlers Park in downtown Colorado Springs. You may sample beers from more than 30 brewers eat amazing food and enjoy live music....

4 years 2 months ago

Teen shot to death in Pueblo County identified

The Pueblo County Coroner has identified a teenager who was shot to death last night in the Meadowbrook mobile home park. The victim is 18-year-old Joshua Abeyta. The coroner says he died at Parkview hospital around 11:40 p.m. from complications from multiple gunshot wounds. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Officer says...

4 years 2 months ago

Geology Walk at Garden of the Gods

Find out more about the geology of Garden of the Gods on a guided tour of the park Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. The tour will be led by Jay Perkins, through the Central Garden. For more information or to make a reservation, phone 219-0108.

4 years 2 months ago

Popular Pueblo pool to reopen

The Mineral Palace Park Swimming Pool will reopen on Thursday, July 1, after undergoing extensive renovations this past spring. Renovations included upgrades to the bath house to meet Federal ADA requirements as well as the replacement of the existing roof. The pool will be open to the public from to...

4 years 2 months ago

Medano fire grows very slowly

The Medano Fire, burning on the north edge of the Sand Dunes National Park, grew only slightly since yesterday. It is now estimated as 4,891 acres, an increase of only 125 acres since Tuesday. There are just over 200 firefighters working the blaze, which is aimed only at containment....

4 years 3 months ago

Sand Dunes fire up to 3,000 acres

More warm weather is expected at the scene of a 3,000-acre wildfire burning on the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado. Park spokeswoman Carol Sperling says the fire isn't threatening park facilities, but is heading toward the San Isabel National Forest. More crews are expected...

4 years 3 months ago

Small fire burns near Sand Dunes

A small wildfire is burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park northeast of Alamosa. The fire was started by lightning on June 6 and is located about four miles north of the park Visitor Center near Little Medano Creek. It is estimated at 17 acres in size and...

4 years 3 months ago

Lightning strikes near Old Faithful

A lightning strike in Yellowstone National Park injured nine people waiting to see Old Faithful geyser erupt. One man was hospitalized while the others suffered minor injuries. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the lightning struck about 4 p.m. Tuesday. He says a 57-year-old man, whose name was not released,...

4 years 3 months ago

Cattle owner found to be "unfit"

A Park County judge has declared Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, to be unfit to own livestock seized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Last week, representatives from the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Animal Protection, with help from the Park County Sheriff's Office, gathered nearly 400...

4 years 4 months ago

Vandalism in Woodland Park, reward offered

The Woodland Park Police Department is investigating several acts of vandalism. Much of the damage is from spray painting. The Woodland Park Police Department could use assistance. If you have seen or heard anything that could help with the investigation please contact the Woodland Park Police Department at 687-9262....

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