Bent County

Recent Storms Bring Hope To Drought Stricken SE ColoradoThe cycle of summertime thunderstorms is a crucial part of the climate in eastern Colorado.
Plan For Former Prison Stalled In LegislatureA plan to turn a former prison in southeast Colorado into a treatment center for the homeless has been defeated by state lawmakers.
5 Tornadoes Leave Path Of Destruction In Southeast ColoradoFive tornadoes ripped through southeastern Colorado, leaving several communities to clean up in the aftermath of the unexpected twisters.
Tornadoes Strike Overnight In Southeastern ColoradoPower 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.
Colorado Closing Canon City PrisonColorado will close a second state prison in two years because of a declining inmate population, the state Department of Corrections announced Monday.
Mortgage Money Going To Colorado Homeowners, VeteransHomeowners 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.
Colorado May Use Part Of Mortgage Deal On PrisonA 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.
Hickenlooper Visits Prison That Closes Next YearGov. John Hickenlooper visited southeastern Colorado on Tuesday to talk with employees at a rural prison that's closing because of budget cuts.
Southeast Colorado Farmers Eligible For Drought AssistanceFederal officials have declared a drought-related disaster in southeast Colorado, making farmers and ranchers eligible for emergency help.
SE Colorado Wildfire 90 Percent ContainedA 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.
Wildfire In Bent County Forces EvacuationsHomes are being evacuated where a fire has burned 11 square miles in southeast Colorado.
Wildfire Prompts Evacuations Near Las AnimasA wildfire burning near Las Animas grew to about 11 square miles on Sunday, leading authorities to call for some home evacuations in Hasty along U.S. 50.

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