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Commissioners Discuss Fire Ban

Commissioners Discuss Fire Ban

Staffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief, and Jim Faull, Sheriff and Fire Marshall for Prowers County, discussed the recent fires in Bent and Baca Counties and the Prowers County fire ban enacted last month. Sheriff Faull said the Red Flag warnings posted by the National Weather Service usually serve to curtail non-permit burns in the county.  “Farmers […]

Highway 50 Closed Near Las Animas due to Rangeland Fire

Highway 50 Closed Near Las Animas due to Rangeland Fire

A wind-driven, fast-moving prairie fire closed highway 50 to traffic at 1:10 pm Saturday afternoon. There is a multi-community response from area fire departments to contain the fire. Traffic was diverted just outside of Lamar at the Wiley Junction and another detour point at county road 20 near Hasty. The fire closed traffic on Highway […]