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John Martin Reservoir State Park Closes West Boat Ramp

John Martin Reservoir State Park Closes West Boat Ramp

HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed the West Boat Ramp to boat launching and retrieving to prevent damage of personal property to those visitors who prefer to utilize that boat ramp. When water levels drop, visitors run the risk of incurring trailer damage because of a drop off at the end […]

Swift Response Contains Arkansas River Bottom Fire

Swift Response Contains Arkansas River Bottom Fire

Arkansas River Bottom Fire June 14th, 2013- Fire Report Prowers County Rural Fire Department was called to a fire on the Arkansas River bottom Friday evening June 14th, the fire was fueled by high winds and the extremely dry vegetation.  The department responded with 15 firefighters and 7 apparatus.  Mutual aid was immediately called for […]

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Highway Construction Resumes East of Las Animas

BENT COUNTY – Work is picking up where it left off to add passing and merging lanes and construct other improvements on U.S. 50, east and west of Hasty and at State Highway (SH) 196 (McClave Junction). The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project went on winter hiatus in November 2012. Remaining work consists of […]

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Roadwork on US 50 Between Lamar and Las Animas

BENT COUNTY – Work is underway to add passing and merging lanes and construct other improvements on U.S. 50, beginning west of Hasty and continuing east to State Highway (SH) 196 (McClave Junction). The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project consists of asphalt paving, construction of acceleration and deceleration lanes at the Fort Lyon (SH […]

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CDOT Summer Road Work Schedule

May 11, 2012 – Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 – PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning or completing work on 30 projects totaling $194.4 million throughout southeastern Colorado this construction season. “We’ll have a variety of projects underway this summer, with a lot of bridge replacements taking place along with some large […]

Air Tankers Make Water Drops on Bent County Fire

Air Tankers Make Water Drops on Bent County Fire

  13,500 acres of prairie have been burned in the Bent County fire since Saturday afternoon. According to Chris Sorensen, Public Information Officer for the Bent County Sheriff’s Office, heavy and light airplanes have been making water drops on the fire as of Wednesday morning. “A combination of large tankers and a single engine plane, […]

Bent County Weekend Fire Summary and New Developments

Bent County Weekend Fire Summary and New Developments

Above Photos Courtesy of Jill Smith (all rights reserved) Pictures for Video Courtesy of John Robinson and Mark Menz The weekend fire that engulfed over 7,000 acres of prairie in Bent County continued to burn in some locations this Monday afternoon. The fires were situated on the north and south side of the Arkansas River […]

Obituary - Julia A. Davis

Obituary – Julia A. Davis

Julia A. Davis – June 30, 1945 – March 22, 2011 Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel A celebration of life memorial service for Ft. Collins, Colorado resident and longtime McClave, Colorado resident, Julia A. Davis, will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Hasty Fire House in Hasty, Colorado. Pastor Rick Beard will […]