Fort Lyon Correctional Facility
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.
A southern Colorado town worried about the closing of a state prison there next year could look to a nearby facility for hope.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says his decision to close the aging Fort Lyon Correctional Facility was frustrating but necessary.
Gov. John Hickenlooper visited southeastern Colorado on Tuesday to talk with employees at a rural prison that’s closing because of budget cuts.
Colorado House Democrats are proposing dozens of amendments Wednesday to a state budget that was overwhelmingly approved in the Senate this week.
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.
Colorado House Democrats unhappy with the state’s budget proposal to cut education funding are gearing up for a long fight.
State lawmakers proposed delaying the closure of a southeastern Colorado prison amid concerns from rural county officials who say the facility is a big economic driver for the region.
State lawmakers and officials from a southeastern Colorado city are discussing the possible closing of a prison that residents say will damage the area’s economy.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says he recognizes that closing a prison in rural southeastern Colorado will have a “significant impacts” on the community.
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