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KRDO exclusive look at the Spring Creek Fire burn scar, how the community is healing

LA VETA, Colo, (KRDO) -- Friday, a KRDO crew had an exclusive tour of the worst area damaged by the 2018 Spring Creek Fire in La Veta Pass. That fire burned acres of trees, destroyed homes, and led to the aftermath of flooding and erosion in western Huerfano and eastern Costilla counties.  Highway 160 through the The post KRDO exclusive look at the Spring Creek Fire burn scar, how the community is healing appeared first on KRDO.
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CDOT begins work on six southeast highways for stencil marking operations

El Paso, Huerfano, Las Animas & Pueblo Counties - The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor RoadSafe Traffic Systems, will begin stencil-marking work across six highways in southeastern Colorado on May 22. This project will focus on the removal and replacement of painted roadway symbols at various intersections, crosswalks, and turn pockets.
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Lamar, La Junta and Huerfano Counties Awarded $1.5 million to Advance Environmental Cleanups

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced southern Colorado communities will receive $1.5 million to advance the cleanup and revitalization of priority sites. Huerfano County Economic Development, the City of Lamar and the City of La Junta will each receive $500,000 to conduct community-wide Brownfields assessments. “With...
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Three semi trucks blown over on I-25 in Huerfano County during Monday’s high wind warning

HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Drivers of three 18-wheelers escaped injury Monday when their vehicles rolled over in hurricane-force wind gusts on Interstate 25, north of Walsenburg. KRDO The Colorado State Patrol said that two of the semi-trailers overturned northbound at Exit 59; the third flipped southbound a few miles farther north near the Pueblo The post Three semi trucks blown over on I-25 in Huerfano County during Monday’s high wind warning appeared first on KRDO.
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Wildland fire burning near Greenhorn Mountain

HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Crews are battling a 5-acre fire in Huerfano County. According to the Gardner Fire Department, the fire is burning on land that borders an area controlled by the Bureau of Land Management on Greenhorn Mountain. Multiple agencies, including Gardner Fire Department and BLM, have responded. The post Wildland fire burning near Greenhorn Mountain appeared first on KRDO.
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High winds overturn several semi-trailers along I-25 in Southern Colorado

SOUTHERN COLORADO (KRDO) -- Multiple semi-trailers have reportedly overturned Tuesday morning in Southern Colorado due to high winds. Just before 7:30 a.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation reported northbound I-25 near Walsenburg was temporarily closed due to two overturned semi-trailers. The interstate reopened at 7:45 a.m. A KRDO crew in the area spotted another overturned The post High winds overturn several semi-trailers along I-25 in Southern Colorado appeared first on KRDO.
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Trucks overturn on I-25 due to high winds

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson confirmed two trucks overturned on I-25 Tuesday morning due to high winds. One truck was located at mile marker 52, the other at mile marker 59 near Walsenburg. Northbound lanes of I-25 were closed in that area for vehicle recovery efforts, but have since reopened.

How Tuesday’s wind compares to damaging Dec. 15 storm

COLORADO SPRINGS — High winds are expected Monday night into Tuesday, with Red Flag Warnings and fire restrictions in effect across the Front Range. But how does this storm measure up to the winds that took down trees and power lines and toppled semi trucks on December 15th? FOX21 Meteorologist Robert Hahn predicts the winds […]
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LA & Huerfano County residents now have greater access to COVID-19 test kits, masks, after state expands distribution program

Residents in the bi-county region now have increased access to rapid-at-home COVID-19 test kits and protective masks after the state health department expanded its test kit program last week. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Tuesday, Feb. 22 that the state is expanding its free rapid-at-home testing...
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Plan to revive abandoned ski resort in Colorado fails – for now

Those hoping new life would be brought to the abandoned ski area in southern Colorado's Huerfano County will have to keep waiting. According to a report from the Colorado Sun, near the end of January, Huerfano County commissioners ended negotiations with Florida-based Moss Adventures regarding their plan to operate a year-round adventure park at Cuchara Mountain Park. The commissioners basically said they didn't think it was the best deal for the county, as it may limit local access, also citing personality conflicts between the parties...
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Huerfano County Sheriff responds to court order on evidence handling

HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Huerfano County Sheriff Bruce Newman says his office is following the rules when it comes to handing evidence to the 3rd Judicial District Attorney's Office. A little over a week ago, a district court judge ordered the Huerfano County Sheriff's Office to hand over discovery and maintain evidence in a The post Huerfano County Sheriff responds to court order on evidence handling appeared first on KRDO.
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