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Two Injured in Baca County Highway Accident

On Saturday, October 22, 2016 at approximately 6:30 am, Colorado State Patrol responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on Baca CR j, 0.7 miles west of Baca CR 15. The crash location was approximately 10 miles west of Campo on CR J. The 2006 Dodge pickup, driven by 20 year old Braelen Fisher of […]

Bent County 4-H Recognizes Outstanding Youth

    Las Animas, Colorado – October 21, 2016: Bent County 4-H recognized exceptional members at their end-of-the-year Achievement Program held recently. Named Outstanding Members for 2016 were Dominique Cardinelli in the senior division, and Cassidy Jagers in the junior division.  Cardinelli was lauded for her dedication to learning and improving, and her commitment to […]

Campaign Signs forbidden on State Right-of-Way

 Rules of the Road: Signs unlawful & unsafe DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding supporters of candidates and issues that campaign signs are not permitted in the state’s right-of-way.  In addition, placing real estate or other types of signs in state right of way is illegal. “Federal and state laws prohibit […]

USDA Cattle of Feed Report

CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 860,000 head as of October 1, 2016. The latest inventory was 8 percent above last month and 4 percent above the October 1, 2015 inventory. […]

LCC Bolsters Sexual Assault Prevention Practices with Haven

(Pueblo, Colorado – October 20, 2016) – On Wednesday, October 19, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman met with students and educators from several higher education institutions to launch a new program to provide critical sexual assault prevention education to colleges and universities around Colorado. Through funding provided by the Attorney General’s Office, the Haven-Understanding Sexual […]

Colorado Employment Situation for September 2016

Total nonfarm payroll jobs declined 300 from August to September to 2,621,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,600 and government decreased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of percentage point in September to 3.6 percent. The number of people actively participating […]

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