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KRDO Colorado Springs
Heat helps cantaloupe crop recoverHarvest time has begun at Hirakata Farms in Rocky Ford, and that means packing
Heat helps cantaloupe crop recover
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 18 hours ago
Harvest time has begun at Hirakata Farms in Rocky Ford, and that means packing up and shipping out the world famous cantaloupes. "You'll find just a few, and then within a week, there's a lot ready," said Michael Hirakata from Hirakata... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Farm markets opening: Already or soonuntil next week, many stands are opening or have already opened with summer squ
Farm markets opening: Already or soon
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 21 hours ago
until next week, many stands are opening or have already opened with summer squash, peppers, sweet corn, cucumbers and Rocky Ford melons and cantaloupes (how did they do that?). Knapp's Farm Stand, Highway 50 and 71, opened last Friday and... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Douglas Powers on ballot for Otero County CommissionerDouglas Powers of Rocky Ford is unaffiliated to a political party, so he had to
Douglas Powers on ballot for Otero County Commissioner
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 23 hours ago
Douglas Powers of Rocky Ford is unaffiliated to a political party, so he had to get on the ballot the hard way, by petition. Douglas Powers of Rocky Ford is unaffiliated to a political party, so he had to get on the ballot the hard way, by petition.... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
; A man called police to report he punched a window and cut himself.being stung by a wasp. The complainant told deputies she was going to seek medi
; A man called police to report he punched a window and cut himself.
Statesboro Herald / Posted yesterday
being stung by a wasp. The complainant told deputies she was going to seek medical help for the victim. ▲ HIGHWAY 25/ROCKY FORD ROAD — A FedEx truck caught fire near the rear of the truck. Portal Fire Department responded to the scene and... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
Inmate helps stricken guardto speak up. When he did, Vickery didn’t answer. They reached their destinatio
Inmate helps stricken guard
Statesboro Herald / Posted 2 days ago
to speak up. When he did, Vickery didn’t answer. They reached their destination at the dump site on Old River Road and Rocky Ford Road, but Vickery continued to act oddly and failed to reply to the inmate’s questions of “Are you all right?”... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Gonzales receives Sunshine Awardof the Month.This month's breakfast sponsor was the Arkansas Valley Fair. The 1
Gonzales receives Sunshine Award
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 3 days ago
of the Month.This month's breakfast sponsor was the Arkansas Valley Fair. The 139th fair will be held Aug. 17-21 at the Rocky Ford Fairgrounds. Next month's breakfast is Aug. 16 and will be sponsored by Bent's Old Fort as the National Park... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Biz Buzz: July 17, 2016all the stuff people are looking for.” The farmstand also has Olathe sweet cor
Biz Buzz: July 17, 2016
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
all the stuff people are looking for.” The farmstand also has Olathe sweet corn for sale, and by August should also have Rocky Ford and Green River melons for folks to buy, including watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydews. Taylor Farmers Market... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
The benefits of providing oral health care during regular medical visitshealth care services in Southern Colorado. In the lower Arkansas Valley, Valley
The benefits of providing oral health care during regular medical visits
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 7 days ago
health care services in Southern Colorado. In the lower Arkansas Valley, Valley-Wide operates primary care clinics in Rocky Ford, La Junta and Las Animas. Dental services are available at the Rocky Ford and Las Animas clinics. Valley-Wide’s... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Valley-Wide Health Systems Inc. celebrates 40 years(HRSA) to assume the management of three community clinics located in the lower
Valley-Wide Health Systems Inc. celebrates 40 years
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 7 days ago
(HRSA) to assume the management of three community clinics located in the lower Arkansas Valley, in La Junta, Rocky Ford and Las Animas. At that time La Junta Clinic was housed in the annex building of the Arkansas Valley Regional... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Western Art Museum director speaksmeeting of the Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association this Satur
Western Art Museum director speaks
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 9 days ago
meeting of the Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association this Saturday, July 16, at the Grand Theater in Rocky Ford. Posted Jul. 14, 2016 at 6:00 AM "Gunfighter" Jim Dunham is flying in from Atlanta to address the monthly... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Producers gather to talk water conservation optionsJohn Schweizer has farmed in the Rocky Ford area since horses were used to pull
Producers gather to talk water conservation options
Greeley Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
John Schweizer has farmed in the Rocky Ford area since horses were used to pull plows. As a child farming next to his father, he watched crops shrivel in the fields when summers were hot and water was scarce. Even then, years before the farms around... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Group tries to save swim programwhich saw students from neighboring districts participating. This last season,
Group tries to save swim program
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 10 days ago
which saw students from neighboring districts participating. This last season, students from Swink, Cheraw, Las Animas, Rocky Ford and Lamar participated on the Tiger swim team.La Junta assumed the cost of facility maintenance, coaches and... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Divided America: From Denver to rural ColoradoROCKY FORD, Colo. - From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, th
Divided America: From Denver to rural Colorado
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 15 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. - From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Fiesta Royalty: Queen registration open until July 15Leon Valencia and Tracy Cordova and Judges Rebecca Ramirez and Rosa Ramos on We
Fiesta Royalty: Queen registration open until July 15
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 15 days ago
Leon Valencia and Tracy Cordova and Judges Rebecca Ramirez and Rosa Ramos on Wednesday at the American Legion building in Rocky Ford. The queen contest is still taking applications until July 15. Posted Jul. 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM Contestants for... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Dunham has background in HollywoodJim Dunham comes as special speaker to the Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe
Dunham has background in Hollywood
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 15 days ago
Jim Dunham comes as special speaker to the Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association at the Grand Theater in Rocky Ford July 16, he brings with him years of experience performing before crowds of Western history fans and on Hollywood... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Glenwood Springs nursing home soldin Colorado. Besides Grace, the sale included Paonia Care and Rehab Center in
Glenwood Springs nursing home sold
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 16 days ago
in Colorado. Besides Grace, the sale included Paonia Care and Rehab Center in Paonia and Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford. Grace Health & Rehab at 2305 Blake Ave. is located on 1.5 acres and has 54 skilled nursing beds and 16 assisted... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Rocky Ford 4th of July ParadeEvery year on July 4, the Rocky Ford Library, in connection with J.R. and Laura
Rocky Ford 4th of July Parade
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 16 days ago
Every year on July 4, the Rocky Ford Library, in connection with J.R. and Laura Thompson, hold a parade for kids and pets all around the library block, which includes a big park area and a museum. J.R. plays patriotic music on the boom box and... Read more
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BBC News
Is the US economic recovery stuck in a rut?to supporting work to help those individuals. "I think that's the pain we're s
Is the US economic recovery stuck in a rut?
BBC News / Posted 16 days ago
to supporting work to help those individuals. "I think that's the pain we're seeing."Image caption Rural areas like Rocky Ford, Colorado, have seen less growth than urban areas since the recession Income inequality between countries has... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesRichard Florida, a prominent urban theorist, argues that living in a booming...
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 17 days ago
Richard Florida, a prominent urban theorist, argues that living in a booming...BlueRidgeNow.comJuly 5, 2016 5:28 PM

ROCKY FORD, Colo. — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal.

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The News & Observer
The Day's Best Photos |Photo/Brennan Linsley) Brennan LinsleyAP In this July 1, 2016 photo, weeds gro
The Day's Best Photos |
The News & Observer / Posted 17 days ago
Photo/Brennan Linsley) Brennan LinsleyAP In this July 1, 2016 photo, weeds grow around an old building and picket fence in Rocky Ford, Colo., in Otero County, a rural and increasingly impoverished part of southern Colorado. Two different economic... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Divided America: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, th
Divided America: Town and country offer differing realities
Savannah Morning News / Posted 17 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesThe 40-year-old farms as a labor of love - he works fields of hay, corn and sma
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 17 days ago
The 40-year-old farms as a labor of love - he works fields of hay, corn and small grains, then hustles to the town of Rocky Ford where he teaches agriculture at the local high school to pay the bills. The running joke in the region is that... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Prather's Pick: A new book about Farmer Brown’s animalsThis last weekend when my sister, Darlene Blackford from Rocky Ford, came to vi
Prather's Pick: A new book about Farmer Brown’s animals
Craig Daily Press / Posted 18 days ago
This last weekend when my sister, Darlene Blackford from Rocky Ford, came to visit she brought a new picture book with her and graciously lent it to me. I had not seen it yet, but I immediately loved it! "Click, Clack, peep!" written by Doreen... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Divided America: Town And Country Offer Differing RealitiesRocky Ford, CO (AP) From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, t
Divided America: Town And Country Offer Differing Realities
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 18 days ago
Rocky Ford, CO (AP) From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants... Read more
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Boston Herald
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, th
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Boston Herald / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants... Read more
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The Columbian
America’s great divide: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. — Peggy Sheahan’s rural Otero County is steadily losing popul
America’s great divide: Town and country offer differing realities
The Columbian / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. — Peggy Sheahan’s rural Otero County is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She’s had to cut back on her business repairing broken windshields to help nurse her... Read more
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Salon.com
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorad
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Divided America: Town and country offer differing realitiesis part of Divided America, AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social an
Divided America: Town and country offer differing realities
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
is part of Divided America, AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. ROCKY FORD, Colo.— From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County,... Read more
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The Hindu
U.S: Town and country offer differing realitiesThe 40-year-old farms as a labour of love he works fields of hay, corn and smal
U.S: Town and country offer differing realities
The Hindu / Posted 18 days ago
The 40-year-old farms as a labour of love he works fields of hay, corn and small grains, then hustles to the town of Rocky Ford where he teaches agriculture at the local high school to pay the bills. The running joke in the region is that... Read more
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Salon.com
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) — Peggy Sheahan’s rural Otero County is steadily losing
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) — Peggy Sheahan’s rural Otero County is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She’s had to cut back on her business repairing broken windshields to help nurse... Read more
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The Hindu
U.S: Town and country offer differing realitiesThe 40-year-old farms as a labour of love he works fields of hay, corn and smal
U.S: Town and country offer differing realities
The Hindu / Posted 18 days ago
The 40-year-old farms as a labour of love he works fields of hay, corn and small grains, then hustles to the town of Rocky Ford where he teaches agriculture at the local high school to pay the bills. The running joke in the region is that... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorad
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is steadily losing
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She's had to cut back on her business repairing broken windshields to help nurse... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is steadily losing
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She's had to cut back on her business repairing broken windshields to help nurse... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorad
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorad
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is steadily losing
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) � Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She's had to cut back on her business repairing broken windshields to help nurse... Read more
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Island Packet
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesThe 40-year-old farms as a labor of love — he works fields of hay, corn and sma
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Island Packet / Posted 18 days ago
The 40-year-old farms as a labor of love — he works fields of hay, corn and small grains, then hustles to the town of Rocky Ford where he teaches agriculture at the local high school to pay the bills. The running joke in the region is that... Read more
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ABC News
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and Country Offer Differing RealitiesThe 40-year-old farms as a labor of love — he works fields of hay, corn and sma
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and Country Offer Differing Realities
ABC News / Posted 18 days ago
The 40-year-old farms as a labor of love — he works fields of hay, corn and small grains, then hustles to the town of Rocky Ford where he teaches agriculture at the local high school to pay the bills. The running joke in the region is that... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Urban, rural divide growsROCKY FORD, Colo. — Peggy Sheahan’s rural Otero County is steadily losing popul
Urban, rural divide grows
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. — Peggy Sheahan’s rural Otero County is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She’s had to cut back on her business repairing broken windshields to help nurse her... Read more
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Daily Herald
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. -- Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is steadily losing popu
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. -- Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She's had to cut back on her business repairing broken windshields to help nurse her... Read more
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Daily Herald
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realitiesROCKY FORD, Colo. -- From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, t
DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. -- From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal. Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
OJC names students to Spring Honor ListsRhett A. Bandy. Ordway: Aaron J. Hopkins. Pueblo: Karli French, Randi F. Harshm
OJC names students to Spring Honor Lists
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 21 days ago
Rhett A. Bandy. Ordway: Aaron J. Hopkins. Pueblo: Karli French, Randi F. Harshman, Sammy Taravella and Whitney Wilson. Rocky Ford: Rey R. Aragon, Ashley J. Garcia, Kellie A. Hirakata and Steven A. Morales. Swink: Cassandra L. Douglass and... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Rocky Ford residents petitioning to recall City Council membersControversy is stirring in Rocky Ford. The city manager of Rocky Ford, Ian Kai
Rocky Ford residents petitioning to recall City Council members
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 23 days ago
Controversy is stirring in Rocky Ford. The city manager of Rocky Ford, Ian Kaiser, is on administrative leave. There's also an effort to recall City Council members. Shelly Bauer is spearheading the petition process to recall Margaret Grasmick,... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Meet Rita BartleyUtah. Her father had a heart attack because the elevation was too much for him,
Meet Rita Bartley
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 23 days ago
Utah. Her father had a heart attack because the elevation was too much for him, so the family made the decision to move to Rocky Ford, Colorado where Rita attended Rocky Ford High School and graduated in 1969.In January of 1971, Rita enlisted in... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Last day for primary ballotscandidates for U.S. Senate.Julie Worley brought Ogallala Commons interns Marlen
Last day for primary ballots
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 24 days ago
candidates for U.S. Senate.Julie Worley brought Ogallala Commons interns Marlene Garcia of Manzanola and Sophia Alvarez of Rocky Ford, plus Ogallala Commons officials Craig Schroeder and Darryl Birkenfeld, to meet the Otero County Commissioners on... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Group continues to rally for justicefound James Ashby guilty of killing Jack Jacquez Jr. nearly two years ago while
Group continues to rally for justice
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 25 days ago
found James Ashby guilty of killing Jack Jacquez Jr. nearly two years ago while he was an on-duty police officer with the Rocky Ford Police Department.On Friday, the group honored Jacquez's memory, as well as the guilty verdict, and continued to... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Quandary: How to get a veggie fix in this meat-obsessed countyproduce just gets better and better. It will only be a matter of weeks before y
Quandary: How to get a veggie fix in this meat-obsessed county
Summit Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
produce just gets better and better. It will only be a matter of weeks before you are gnawing down on Palisade peaches and Rocky Ford cantaloupes, so ignore the cured meats as best you can and dream of something greener. Given how Summit’s... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Former cop convicted of murderA jury found a former Rocky Ford cop guilty of second-degree murder Thursday.At
Former cop convicted of murder
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 28 days ago
A jury found a former Rocky Ford cop guilty of second-degree murder Thursday.At 2:43 p.m. Thursday, James Ashby was convicted in Otero County District Court, bringing closure to a nearly two-year case.Ashby, a former Rocky Ford police officer, shot... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
DA's statement on Ashby verdictof the hard work, which they demonstrate on a daily basis and that so often goe
DA's statement on Ashby verdict
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 29 days ago
of the hard work, which they demonstrate on a daily basis and that so often goes unrecognized."I would like to thank the Rocky Ford Police Department. When this shooting occurred, that department immediately contacted the Critical Incident Team... Read more
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