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Bent County

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Recent Storms Bring Hope To Drought Stricken SE Colorado

The cycle of summertime thunderstorms is a crucial part of the climate in eastern Colorado.

06/19/2014

Fort Lyon in 2013 (credit: CBS)

Plan For Former Prison Stalled In Legislature

A plan to turn a former prison in southeast Colorado into a treatment center for the homeless has been defeated by state lawmakers.

05/03/2013

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5 Tornadoes Leave Path Of Destruction In Southeast Colorado

Five tornadoes ripped through southeastern Colorado, leaving several communities to clean up in the aftermath of the unexpected twisters.

04/27/2012

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Tornadoes Strike Overnight In Southeastern Colorado

Power lines are down, several structures are damaged and there are some minor injuries in Southeastern Colorado after weather officials say three tornadoes touched down overnight.

04/27/2012

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Colorado Closing Canon City Prison

Colorado will close a second state prison in two years because of a declining inmate population, the state Department of Corrections announced Monday.

03/19/2012

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Mortgage Money Going To Colorado Homeowners, Veterans

Homeowners facing foreclosure and veterans in need of temporary housing will be among the recipients of Colorado’s portion of a $25 billion settlement with mortgage lenders.

03/16/2012

John Suthers (credit: coloradoattorneygeneral.gov)

Colorado May Use Part Of Mortgage Deal On Prison

A prison in southeast Colorado that closed earlier this year wasn’t a victim of the national mortgage crisis. But it could find new life because of it.

03/13/2012

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Hickenlooper Visits Prison That Closes Next Year

Gov. John Hickenlooper visited southeastern Colorado on Tuesday to talk with employees at a rural prison that’s closing because of budget cuts.

07/26/2011

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Southeast Colorado Farmers Eligible For Drought Assistance

Federal officials have declared a drought-related disaster in southeast Colorado, making farmers and ranchers eligible for emergency help.

06/27/2011

An image from the fire in Bent County (credit: CBS)

SE Colorado Wildfire 90 Percent Contained

A wildfire in southeast Colorado has spread to nearly 22 square miles, but it is about 90 percent contained after drops of water and fire retardant from the air and work by ground crews.

04/13/2011

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