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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 yesterday
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 yesterday
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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Summit Daily News
Colorado News Roundup: Northern Colorado wildfire doubles in size ()CONVICTS FORMER COLORADO OFFICER WHO KILLED UNARMED MAN DENVER — A jury in sou
Colorado News Roundup: Northern Colorado wildfire doubles in size ()
Summit Daily News / Posted yesterday
CONVICTS FORMER COLORADO OFFICER WHO KILLED UNARMED MAN DENVER — A jury in southeast Colorado has convicted a former Rocky Ford police officer of second-degree murder for shooting a man he followed into a home. The Denver Post reports jurors... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Ex-Rocky Ford cop found guilty of murdering Jack Jacquez while on dutyFormer Rocky Ford police Officer James Ashby was convicted Thursday of second-d
Ex-Rocky Ford cop found guilty of murdering Jack Jacquez while on duty
Canon City Daily Record / Posted yesterday
Former Rocky Ford police Officer James Ashby was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the 2014 slaying of a man in his mother's kitchen, becoming the first Colorado officer to be found guilty of murder in an on-duty death in decades. Ashby... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Former Rocky Ford cop convicted of murderA jury has convicted former Rocky Ford police officer James Ashby of second-deg
Former Rocky Ford cop convicted of murder
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted yesterday
A jury has convicted former Rocky Ford police officer James Ashby of second-degree murder. He is in custody of the Otero County Sheriff's Department. Sentencing will be Sept. 23. Posted Jun. 23, 2016 at 3:10 PM A jury has convicted former Rocky... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Ex-Rocky Ford cop James Ashby found guilty of murdering Jack Jacquez while on dutyDENVER - James Ashby, a former Rocky Ford police officer, was convicted Thursda
Ex-Rocky Ford cop James Ashby found guilty of murdering Jack Jacquez while on duty
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted yesterday
DENVER - James Ashby, a former Rocky Ford police officer, was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in his 2014 on-duty killing of a man. Ashby had been on trial for more than a week in the slaying of 27-year-old Jack Jacquez. Jurors began... Read more
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CBS Denver
Former Rocky Ford Officer Found Guilty Of Second-Degree MurderLA JUNTA, Colo. (CBS4) – The former Rocky Ford police officer accused of shooti
Former Rocky Ford Officer Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder
CBS Denver / Posted 2 days ago
LA JUNTA, Colo. (CBS4) – The former Rocky Ford police officer accused of shooting and killing a man he followed into his home has been found guilty in the death. James Ashby is accused of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of 27-year-old Jack... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Local program receives top honorsShe was nominated by the staff in her division, which is Child Support, located
Local program receives top honors
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 2 days ago
She was nominated by the staff in her division, which is Child Support, located in the Courthouse Annex on Raton Ave.Rocky Ford Superintendent Kermit Snyder reported on the activities of the Boys and Girls Club for the 2015-16 school year.... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Tributes for June 23Chicago, Ill., in 1967. He was a teacher of music, beginning his profession in
Tributes for June 23
Greeley Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Chicago, Ill., in 1967. He was a teacher of music, beginning his profession in Craig, Colo., and continuing his teaching in Rocky Ford, Colo., Bogata, Columbia, London, England, and finally retiring in Elbert, Colo., before moving back to Greeley.... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Jury deliberation continues Thursday regarding former Rocky Ford police officer accused of murderDeliberation will continue Thursday of a former Rocky Ford police officer who i
Jury deliberation continues Thursday regarding former Rocky Ford police officer accused of murder
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 2 days ago
Deliberation will continue Thursday of a former Rocky Ford police officer who is accused of murdering a man. James Ashby is facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of Jack Jacquez from October 2014. Both sides spent almost three hours... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
County to self-finance energy controlInc. revolving business loan funds. The two businesses helped were Jake's Gym,
County to self-finance energy control
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 2 days ago
Inc. revolving business loan funds. The two businesses helped were Jake's Gym, which moved to its own building, and, in Rocky Ford, Sweet Indulgence Creations, which is starting a bakery. This makes a total of three businesses improved by the... Read more
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CBS Denver
Jurors Get Murder Case Faced By Ex-Rocky Ford Police OfficerLA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) – Jurors in southern Colorado have begun deliberating in t
Jurors Get Murder Case Faced By Ex-Rocky Ford Police Officer
CBS Denver / Posted 2 days ago
LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) – Jurors in southern Colorado have begun deliberating in the case of a former Rocky Ford police officer accused of shooting and killing a man he followed into his home. James Ashby is accused of second-degree murder in the 2014... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Jury deliberation expected to beginAshby is accused of unlawfully killing Jack Jacquez Jr. in the early morning ho
Jury deliberation expected to begin
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 3 days ago
Ashby is accused of unlawfully killing Jack Jacquez Jr. in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, 2014. Ashby, an on-duty Rocky Ford police officer at the time of the shooting, shot and killed Jacquez in his home.Conflicting testimony leaves... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Rocky Ford cantaloupes thriving in high tempsWhile we’re all trying to beat the heat, the cantaloupes near Rocky Ford are th
Rocky Ford cantaloupes thriving in high temps
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 3 days ago
While we’re all trying to beat the heat, the cantaloupes near Rocky Ford are thriving because of the warm temperatures. This crop has had its fair share of a rough season. It has lasted through storms, hail and a freeze since being planted in... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Homeowners Might Tax Themselves To Fix Damwhere we live," she explained, "we love our neighbors. We love our water, and w
Homeowners Might Tax Themselves To Fix Dam
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 3 days ago
where we live," she explained, "we love our neighbors. We love our water, and we want it back." After the flood, the Upper Rocky Ford homeowners association quickly learned no one person could afford to repair the private dam. So they got a lawyer,... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Cantaloupes thriving thanks to the heatWhile we're all trying to beat the heat, the cantaloupes near Rocky Ford are th
Cantaloupes thriving thanks to the heat
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 3 days ago
While we're all trying to beat the heat, the cantaloupes near Rocky Ford are thriving because of the warm temperatures. The cantaloupe crop has had it's fair share of a rough season. It's lasted through storms, hail, and a freeze since being planted... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Defendant takes the standA. MacDonnell denied the defense's request for acquittal early Monday morning,
Defendant takes the stand
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 4 days ago
A. MacDonnell denied the defense's request for acquittal early Monday morning, leaving the fate of James Ashby, the former Rocky Ford officer accused of the unlawful death of Jack Jacquez Jr. in the hands of the jury, which is expected to convene... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Closing arguments set in trial of former officer charged with murderClosing arguments in the James Ashby trial have been scheduled for tomorrow at
Closing arguments set in trial of former officer charged with murder
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 4 days ago
Closing arguments in the James Ashby trial have been scheduled for tomorrow at 9 a.m. The former Rocky Ford Police Officer is charged with second-degree murder in the October 2014 shooting death of Jack Jacquez, 27. Ashby told investigators he... Read more
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CBS Denver
Former Rocky Ford Officer Testifies In His Murder TrialLA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) — A former Rocky Ford police officer has testified in the
Former Rocky Ford Officer Testifies In His Murder Trial
CBS Denver / Posted 4 days ago
LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) — A former Rocky Ford police officer has testified in the trial in which he is accused of shooting and killing a man he followed into his home. James Ashby said Monday that events happened very fast the night in 2014 that... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Defense attorneys plead former Rocky Ford police officer's caseattorneys presented their side of the case in the murder trial of James Ashby i
Defense attorneys plead former Rocky Ford police officer's case
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 4 days ago
attorneys presented their side of the case in the murder trial of James Ashby in La Junta on Monday. Ashby is a former Rocky Ford Police Officer and he is accused of killing Jack Jacquez in 2014. Prosecutors rested their case last week,... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Ashley Abel Memorial ScholarshipsCity Park. The run will proceed to different locales throughout the vicinity, a
Ashley Abel Memorial Scholarships
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 5 days ago
City Park. The run will proceed to different locales throughout the vicinity, and may be joined at any of the stops, ending at the Rocky Ford Elks Lodge, where a catered lunch is offered for $5 to the run participants. LA Junta Tribune - La Junta,... Read more
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The Advertiser-Tribune
Nearby lake now part of Paddle Ohio programhome to the park originally was set aside as a wildlife preserve, the website s
Nearby lake now part of Paddle Ohio program
The Advertiser-Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
home to the park originally was set aside as a wildlife preserve, the website states. In 1939, a dam was constructed over Rocky Ford Creek to provide additional fish and wildlife resources. In 1950, the area was turned over to the newly created... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Clinic teaches 4-H’ers new show skillsROCKY FORD, Colo. – A team of show livestock “professors” aided area youth June
Clinic teaches 4-H’ers new show skills
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 7 days ago
ROCKY FORD, Colo. – A team of show livestock “professors” aided area youth June 11 and 12 during a multi-species Stock Show University here.Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about clipping, show day grooming, and... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Weather puts delay on when famous southern Colorado melon hits marketWild weather is affecting the cantaloupe crop in Rocky Ford. The Rocky Ford Gr
Weather puts delay on when famous southern Colorado melon hits market
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 8 days ago
Wild weather is affecting the cantaloupe crop in Rocky Ford. The Rocky Ford Growers Association said the recent storms have caused the group to lose about 30 percent of its prized crop. This has caused people wanting the juicy melon to wait at... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
La Junta drops swimming, junior high softballwhich saw students from neighboring districts participating. This last season,
La Junta drops swimming, junior high softball
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 9 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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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Witnesses recount events on night of shootingThree key witnesses took the stand Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of J
Witnesses recount events on night of shooting
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 9 days ago
Three key witnesses took the stand Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of James Ashby, the former Rocky Ford police officer accused of the unlawful killing of Jack Jacquez, Jr. in October 2014. Kyle Moore, a civilian ride-along who was in the... Read more
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Columbia Star
Fort Jackson celebrates 100 years with Fort Jackson Centennial Parkon Gills Creek. • passed a resolution allowing for the creation of a special t
Fort Jackson celebrates 100 years with Fort Jackson Centennial Park
Columbia Star / Posted 9 days ago
on Gills Creek. • passed a resolution allowing for the creation of a special tax district that would encompass Lower Rocky Ford Lake. • heard from Williams about a prank at Citadel Park, where someone twice put up a huge banner advertising a... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Obituary list for Thursday, June 16, 2016GA Elmer Ponder, Jr., Claxton, GA Jackie Ray Roberts, Washington, DC Pansy L
Obituary list for Thursday, June 16, 2016
Savannah Morning News / Posted 9 days ago
GA Elmer Ponder, Jr., Claxton, GA Jackie Ray Roberts, Washington, DC Pansy L. Sheley, Sylvania, GA Algina W. Smith, Rocky Ford, GA Don Reynolds Story, Sr., Jesup, GA Thomas Strickland, Pembroke, GA Janice Thompson, Cedar Crossing,... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
CBI evidence, video from crime scene examinedonce, though she said she was unable to dial the full number before another man
CBI evidence, video from crime scene examined
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 10 days ago
once, though she said she was unable to dial the full number before another man entered her home, later identified as Rocky Ford Police Officer Tim Moore. Page 2 of 3 - "He came in, took the phone from me, threw it and said, 'You're not... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
La Junta PD face lawsuit after officers' actions allegedly caused man's paralysishome and that people were trying to kill him. At his request, an Otero County
La Junta PD face lawsuit after officers' actions allegedly caused man's paralysis
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 10 days ago
home and that people were trying to kill him. At his request, an Otero County Sheriff's Deputy transported him to Rocky Ford and police there took him to his brother's home. While officers said he had been mouthing off and believed him to... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Former CBI agent takes standMonday morning began just as Friday evening had ended in the murder trial of fo
Former CBI agent takes stand
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 10 days ago
Monday morning began just as Friday evening had ended in the murder trial of former Rocky Ford police officer James Ashby, with former Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent Gregg Slater on the stand to answer questions pertaining to Ashby's... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Law enforcement takes stand in murder trialmorning, setting the stage for what is expected to be a three-week trial to det
Law enforcement takes stand in murder trial
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 11 days ago
morning, setting the stage for what is expected to be a three-week trial to determine the fate of James Ashby, the former Rocky Ford police officer accused of the 2014 murder of Jack Jacquez Jr. Posted Jun. 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM Chief Judge Mark... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
SFTA presents authority on the Old Westhas spent most of his life pursuing his love of the American West. His coming t
SFTA presents authority on the Old West
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 14 days ago
has spent most of his life pursuing his love of the American West. His coming to speak and perform at the Grand Theater in Rocky Ford at 1:00 Saturday, July 16, will demonstrate this knowledge.The program is open to members of the Bent's Fort... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Jury selectedby what he perceived as a weapon in Jazquez's hands prior to the shooting.Ashby
Jury selected
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 15 days ago
by what he perceived as a weapon in Jazquez's hands prior to the shooting.Ashby, who was an on-duty police officer with the Rocky Ford Police Department at the time of the shooting, faces second degree murder charges stemming from the Oct. 12, 2014,... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Jury selection continues in murder trialLawyers continued the process of screening potential jurors in the upcoming mur
Jury selection continues in murder trial
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 16 days ago
Lawyers continued the process of screening potential jurors in the upcoming murder trial of James Ashby, a former Rocky Ford police officer accused of the 2014 murder of Jack Jacquez Jr. Posted Jun. 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM Lawyers continued the process... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Jury selection begins in police officer murder trialOn Oct. 12, 2014, Ashby reportedly confronted Jacquez and later shot him at the
Jury selection begins in police officer murder trial
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 17 days ago
On Oct. 12, 2014, Ashby reportedly confronted Jacquez and later shot him at the home of Jacquez's mother, Viola Jacquez, in Rocky Ford.Jacquez died of wounds received to his heart from a bullet wound, according to an autopsy report. The projectile... Read more
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CBS Denver
Jury Selection Begins For Rocky Ford Police Officer Charged With MurderLA JUNTA, Colo. (CBS4)– Jury selection is underway in the trial of a former Roc
Jury Selection Begins For Rocky Ford Police Officer Charged With Murder
CBS Denver / Posted 17 days ago
LA JUNTA, Colo. (CBS4)– Jury selection is underway in the trial of a former Rocky Ford police officer charged with murder. Investigators say James Ashby followed Jack Jacquez, 27, into his home and then shot him. The deadly shooting happened in La... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
SECOM acquires DD Wireless Inc.Pueblo West, Trinidad, Walsenburg, Canon City, La Junta, Lamar, Springfield, Gr
SECOM acquires DD Wireless Inc.
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 18 days ago
Pueblo West, Trinidad, Walsenburg, Canon City, La Junta, Lamar, Springfield, Granada, Las Animas, Fowler, Manzanola, Holly, Rocky Ford and Fountain.SECOM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southeast Colorado Power, an electric cooperative spanning all... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Men in Tights 3 promises lots of laughsfor the ongoing projects at the theater. It is hoped the funds will help finish
Men in Tights 3 promises lots of laughs
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 19 days ago
for the ongoing projects at the theater. It is hoped the funds will help finish the air conditioning project before the hot Rocky Ford summer gets too far along.With such personages as Claire the Duchess of Timpas, Shepira, and Kung Pao Kitten... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Legion honors MartinezAmerican Legion Post No. 8 in Rocky Ford presented member Jake Martinez with an
Legion honors Martinez
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 20 days ago
American Legion Post No. 8 in Rocky Ford presented member Jake Martinez with an Excellence of Service Award during their meeting Thursday, May 19. Joe Cordova, who is junior vice director for the district the post is in, presented the award to... Read more
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Bluffton Today
5 years after fish kill, Ogeechee on the mendare repeat paddlers for the Georgia River Network,” Markesteyn said. “They saw
5 years after fish kill, Ogeechee on the mend
Bluffton Today / Posted 20 days ago
are repeat paddlers for the Georgia River Network,” Markesteyn said. “They saw a good stretch of the river. It started at Rocky Ford and went down to Kings Ferry. Everybody was complimentary about how clean it was, beautiful and pristine. They... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
'Cruisin' Into Summer' Festival and 'Keep Kids Safe' FairSummer” Festival and “Keep Kids Safe” Fair on Saturday, June 4. This event will
'Cruisin' Into Summer' Festival and 'Keep Kids Safe' Fair
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 22 days ago
Summer” Festival and “Keep Kids Safe” Fair on Saturday, June 4. This event will be in the 200 block of South Main Street, Rocky Ford, from the Railroad Tracks to Maple Street.The Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce will offer a breakfast from 7 to 9... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
The art of John Shriveraround us; a mountain lion hears a rabbit in the brush, a stallion smells smoke
The art of John Shriver
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 23 days ago
around us; a mountain lion hears a rabbit in the brush, a stallion smells smoke and rears, a thrashing bull surrounded by cowboys . . .What: First Friday Art receptionWhen: Friday, June 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m.Where: The IDEA Place, 408 N. Main, Rocky... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Free summer lunch program for kids begins Mondayat both sites, Monday through Friday.Meals are provided to all children at no c
Free summer lunch program for kids begins Monday
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 23 days ago
at both sites, Monday through Friday.Meals are provided to all children at no charge and are the same for all children.In Rocky Ford, lunch will be held at Jefferson Intermediate School. Lunch will be provided Monday, June 6 through July 15 and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
5 years after big fishkill, Ogeechee River has recovered, officials sayare repeat paddlers for the Georgia River Network,” Markesteyn said. “They saw
5 years after big fishkill, Ogeechee River has recovered, officials say
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 25 days ago
are repeat paddlers for the Georgia River Network,” Markesteyn said. “They saw a good stretch of the river. It started at Rocky Ford and went down to Kings Ferry. Everybody was complimentary about how clean it was, beautiful and pristine. They... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Five years after fish kill, Ogeechee on the mendare repeat paddlers for the Georgia River Network,” Markesteyn said. “They saw
Five years after fish kill, Ogeechee on the mend
Savannah Morning News / Posted 25 days ago
are repeat paddlers for the Georgia River Network,” Markesteyn said. “They saw a good stretch of the river. It started at Rocky Ford and went down to Kings Ferry. Everybody was complimentary about how clean it was, beautiful and pristine. They... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
Police Report, : A man reported the theft of $5 in change from his bedroom.objects. ▲ Khirsten Ziemba S. Cashman, 25, Statesboro - simple battery (family
Police Report, : A man reported the theft of $5 in change from his bedroom.
Statesboro Herald / Posted 25 days ago
objects. ▲ Khirsten Ziemba S. Cashman, 25, Statesboro - simple battery (family violence). ▲ Steven Robert McDowell, 35, Rocky Ford - expired registration, suspended license. ➤ Georgia Southern University Police ▲ Christopher Shawn House, 20,... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Encampment, caravan highlight Santa Fe Trail weekend at Bent's Old Fort71, just north of its intersection with U.S. Highway 350, approximately 14 mile
Encampment, caravan highlight Santa Fe Trail weekend at Bent's Old Fort
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 26 days ago
71, just north of its intersection with U.S. Highway 350, approximately 14 miles southwest of La Junta or 14 miles south of Rocky Ford. Timpas Picnic Area is three miles further to the southwest down U.S. Highway 350.In celebration of the 100th... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Community band under new directionto the podium, and invite the community and friends to meet them in person at t
Community band under new direction
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 28 days ago
to the podium, and invite the community and friends to meet them in person at their upcoming concert, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Rocky Ford High School.The AVCB is composed of members of all ages and abilities from Las Animas to Pueblo. They are always... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Storm brings strong windsarea Thursday afternoon bringing rain, hail and strong winds.What is believed t
Storm brings strong winds
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 28 days ago
area Thursday afternoon bringing rain, hail and strong winds.What is believed to be a gustnado went through the west end of Rocky Ford Thursday afternoon. A gustnado is a strong whirlwind and looks like a tornado, but is not considered to be one. It... Read more
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