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2 years 1 month ago

Horse survives 70 mph fall

Talk about defying the odds: a horse fell off a trailer moving at 70 miles per hour down I-25 near Walsenburg...and survived. MJ Anderson was driving down the highway when a people in a truck pulled up alongside her vehicle and motioned to her that the door to her...

2 years 4 months ago

Dougherty gang faces sentencing Monday

It is perhaps the final chapter of the Dougherty saga in Colorado; the sibling trio is expected to be sentenced tomorrow in Walsenburg. Tonight they're behind bars in Huerfano county. The nationwide manhunt came to a screeching halt last summer; the three fugitives were captured after a shoot-out and...

2 years 5 months ago

Train derails in Huerfano County

A train derailed in Southern Colorado. It happened just after six this morning about five miles north of Walsenberg. Huerfano County Sheriff's Deputies say no one was hurt. That train was carrying wind turbines. We don't have any more details. News 5 has a call into BNSF, the train...

2 years 6 months ago

CenturyLink wireless service outage

CenturyLink reports that much of wireless service in Trinidad, Walsenburg and the San Luis Valley is out due to an inadvertent cable cut. This affects wireless, Internet and long distance service. There's no word on when service will be restored, but a crew is working on it.

2 years 8 months ago

Pueblo's Monsignor Delaney turns 100

Friends are wishing a special happy birthday to Pueblo's Monsignor Howard Delaney; he turns 100 Sunday! He entered a new century of life with a trip to morning mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Pueblo. Msgr. Delaney was born December 11th, 1911 in Nebraska. He later...

2 years 11 months ago

Doughtery siblings will face Colorado charges

Three siblings from Florida will face numerous charges in Colorado, including attempted murder on state troopers. Today at a preliminary hearing a Huerfano County judge ruled there is probable cause that crimes were committed. Dylan, Ryan and Lee Grace Dougherty are accused of firing shots at pursuing officers during...

2 years 11 months ago

Fugitive siblings in court

Officers who pursued three siblings wanted in a cross-country crime spree say they heard gunshots as they chased the trio in Colorado. The officers testified Tuesday during a hearing in Walsenburg, Colo., to determine whether the three will stand trial. Lee Grace Dougherty and her brothers, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty...

2 years 11 months ago

Teen shot in Walsenburg

Walsenburg police are investigating the shooting of a 19 year old man. The victim was taken to the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center Tuesday by a personal vehicle. Officers believe the shooting may have occurred within city limits. The man was flown from Spanish Peaks via Flight for Life...

3 years 1 month ago

Widespread power outages

Black Hills Energy and San Isabel Electric are reporting widespread power outages from Pueblo to Walsenburg. Thousands of homes are without power. Right now there's no estimate for when the power will be restored. Black Hills tells us they've lost a major powerline and have been dealing with outages...

3 years 1 month ago

70-mile chase ends with officer involved shooting

A juvenile leads law enforcement on a chase across three counties and it ends with an officer-involved shooting. The pursuit started early this morning in Alamosa. Sheriff deputies and state troopers followed the suspect east on highway 160 through Alamosa, Costilla and Huerfano Counties before he was finally caught. ...

3 years 3 months ago

Brush fire in Huerfano County

Fire crews are battling a brush fire in Huerfano county right now. More than 200 acres have already been scorched 20 miles east of Walsenburg. Fire crews from Pueblo County are on the way to help. We'll bring you more as we get it here and on News First...

3 years 5 months ago

Huerfano County Courthouse still closed

The Huerfano County Courthouse is still closed after chunks of rock starting falling off the courthouse tower earlier this week. Those scheduled to be in court Monday March 14 must appear on Monday at the Walsenburg City Hall in the City Council Chambers. Those scheduled to appear Tuesday...

3 years 5 months ago

Huerfano Courthouse closed due to tower damage

Court and probation operations at the Huerfano County Courthouse in Walsenburg have been suspended because of safety concerns. On Friday some large sections of rock broke loose and fell from the courthouse tower. State officials from the Judicial Department and State Office of Risk Management are in the process...

3 years 5 months ago

Trial cancelled at crumbling courthouse

A jury trial set for Monday at the Huerfano County Courthouse in Walsenburg has been cancelled after large sections of rock broke loose from the front of the courthouse tower. Chief Judge Claude Appel cancelled the trial out of concern for public safety. A photograph provided by the Colorado...

3 years 5 months ago

4 people hurt in crash near Walsenburg

State Patrol investigators say a driver may have been driving too fast on a slushy, wet I-25 Friday afternoon, causing a serious two car accident. It happened six miles south of Walsenburg on I-25 near milepost 43. A southbound 2003 Toyota Sequoia spun into the center median, across the...

3 years 6 months ago

Two schools locked down in Walsenburg

Two schools were on lock down in Walsenburg this morning for about three hours after a threat was made. School officials said the threat was made in person against students and staff, so the school went on lock down as a precaution. Both Peakview School and John Mall High...

3 years 7 months ago

Crash kills one on Highway 160

One person died in an accident yesterday on Highway 160 west of Walsenburg. A pick up truck pulling a flat-bed trailer, went off the right side of the road just after 11 a.m. The truck went out of control and rolled. The driver was treated for minor injuries....

3 years 9 months ago

Tragic natural deaths in Walsenburg

Police in Walsenburg paint a tragic picture of two deaths discovered on November 8. Officers were called to check the welfare of residents at a home in the 700 block of Pinon in Walsenburg. They found Juan "John" Vigil, 70, dead along with his son, also named Juan, 37....

4 years 2 weeks ago

Crash kills one in Huerfano County

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating alcohol as a possible contributing factor in an accident that killed one man on Friday night. It happened about four miles west of Walsenburg on Highway 160. According to the accident report a mid 90s model Toyota Camry was traveling west when it...

4 years 4 months ago

High winds expected through evening

Wind is the word in Southern Colorado. A High Wind Warning is in effect until midnight along the southern I-25 corridor and the Wet Mountains. The strongest winds are expected late Wednesday afternoon and evening. Winds of 35 to 45 miles an hour will be common south of Pueblo,...

4 years 4 months ago

Officer involved shooting: suspect dead

A man shot by a Walsenburg Police Officer late last night has died. The Huerfano County Coroner is not releasing the mans name until next of kin have been notified. According to a statement released Monday morning, two officers responded to a call on Stacy Drive around 9:30 Sunday...

4 years 5 months ago

More job loss in Walsenburg

Here's what I'm working on today. A private prison in Walsenburg is closing its doors, resulting in layoffs for up to 188 people. The city's unemployment rate is 10.2%--Now it's expected to climb higher. How is the city dealing with the job loss? I'm trying to set up an interview...

4 years 5 months ago

Rock dropped from I-25 overpass

A Walsenburg woman reported Monday afternoon someone dropped a rock on her car from an overpass, cracking her windshield. Kelly Mallery-Coulter said she was driving around 75 miles an hour when she saw three men on an overpass at mile marker 49. When she came out the other side...

4 years 6 months ago

UPDATE: Officer involved crash

State Patrol and Walsenburg Police are investigating an accident on 8th street in Walsenburg. That's just off Main street. A Walsenburg Police officer was involved in this crash with a van. The officer was not hurt. Several people in the van suffered minor injuries. State Patrol accident investigators...

4 years 7 months ago

Private prison in Walsenburg closing

A private prison in Walsenburg that employs 188 people will close, likely in April. The prison is run by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), and houses 700 inmates from Arizona. Arizona is ending all contracts for housing inmates out of state because of budget cuts. CCA plans to...

4 years 10 months ago

Thursday morning closings and delays

Banning Lewis Ranch Academy : 2 hour delay Big Sandy in Elbert County is closed. Calhan School District RJ1 is canceling school Thursday. Catholic Elementary Schools in Colorado Springs : ST. Peter's - Monument - 2 Hour Delay - a.m. Pre-School -cancelled Colorado Springs Christian Schools: CSCS -...

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