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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Babies rule on AVF Kids Daycame the Baby Look-Alike, and finally the Baby Crawling contest. In the Kids C
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 2 days ago
came the Baby Look-Alike, and finally the Baby Crawling contest. In the Kids Car Show, the winners were Anthony Bonds, Rocky Ford, first place; Amiyah Ruiz, Rocky Ford, second place; Devon Paiz, La Junta, third place. Bonds' chassis was a Radio... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
North La Junta project will continueWeber and Goble report on projects The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 2 days ago
Weber and Goble report on projects The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy met in Rocky Ford on Wednesday, featuring the reports of staff members Mike Weber and Engineer Jack Goble. Weber’s report was on the status of the North La Junta Flood... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Torrez and Rogers reign over Ark Valley FairArkansas Valley Fair Silver Royalty were announced Wednesday at the Gobin Cente
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 3 days ago
Arkansas Valley Fair Silver Royalty were announced Wednesday at the Gobin Center in Rocky Ford. [Joe Zemba] Antonia Torrez represents everything good about Las Animas. Born and raised in Las Animas, Torrez, 82, worked at Fort Lyon Veterans Affairs... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Colorado Proud touts state-made ag at Dillon Farmers MarketMany consumers are familiar with Palisade peaches, Rocky Ford cantaloupes and O
Summit Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Many consumers are familiar with Palisade peaches, Rocky Ford cantaloupes and Olathe sweet corn, but representatives of the Colorado Proud program aren't so sure those same people are nearly as well informed about the state's beef, pork and lamb... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
American Legion Riders run for causeThe riders were impressed with the people of the small towns of the valley, she
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 5 days ago
The riders were impressed with the people of the small towns of the valley, she said. Flags were all along the route at Rocky Ford. The run went through Las Animas, La Junta, Swink, Rocky Ford, Manzanola and Fowler on their way to the Canyon of... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
AVF Fiesta Pageant crowns 2017 royaltyKing Nicholas Barela and Queen Audrianna Sandoval, both of Rocky Ford High Scho
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 6 days ago
King Nicholas Barela and Queen Audrianna Sandoval, both of Rocky Ford High School, reign over this year's Arkansas Valley Fair Fiesta The revival of the Fiesta Pageant has come full circle with the 2017 selection of the king and queen of the... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Bicycle bonanzaServices, Crowley County Social Services, as well as Manzanola and Crowley Coun
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 7 days ago
Services, Crowley County Social Services, as well as Manzanola and Crowley County Schools. The Toy Dance also aids the Rocky Ford Ministerial Alliance with their Christmas program for underprivileged children. This year the American Legion... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Saving the cantaloupe marketcantaloupes to the Hirakata Farms packing shed, which washes and packs the melo
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 9 days ago
cantaloupes to the Hirakata Farms packing shed, which washes and packs the melons for shipping. They are members of the Rocky Ford Growers Association: Hirakata Farms, Hanagan Farms, Matthew Proctor Farms, Lusk Farms, Knapp Farms, Mills Farms,... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Colorado Proud shines spotlight on farmersbut as farmers in their own right, ag officials pointed out. She, too, managed
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 9 days ago
but as farmers in their own right, ag officials pointed out. She, too, managed to break away from the family farm near Rocky Ford during the busy season to participate in consumer and media outreach. “So much of the confusion surrounding what... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Melons for American Legion Riderspass through La Junta at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Puebloans had melons
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 10 days ago
pass through La Junta at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Puebloans had melons from the Pueblo area, but needed the famous Rocky Ford Melons to complete their menu. Jody Bracy, president of American Legion Riders Post 168 in Manzanola, and Jay... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
O'Meara: This is how to choose the best melonEarly August brings sweet treats to our stores as wonderful Colorado melons rol
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 11 days ago
Early August brings sweet treats to our stores as wonderful Colorado melons roll in. I follow Rocky Ford Growers Association on Facebook, so when they announced that melons were here, I rushed over to the grocer. Approaching the stacked cantaloupes,... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
State addresses teacher shortagesthe teaching profession and it is more and more difficult to recognize the reas
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 13 days ago
the teaching profession and it is more and more difficult to recognize the reasons that it is a lucrative opportunity.” Rocky Ford School District is still looking for an elementary teacher. The shortage, Superintendent Kermit Snyder said, is... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
; A woman reported that her boyfriend choked her and pulled her hair.a fingerprint from a mirror on a jewelry box that had been opened but from whic
Statesboro Herald / Posted 17 days ago
a fingerprint from a mirror on a jewelry box that had been opened but from which nothing was thought to be missing. ▲ ROCKY FORD ROAD — A couple in the process of getting a divorce were reportedly in a domestic dispute. The woman stated that... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Kids Rodeo saddles ready to goGM, Tri-County Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Tri-County Dodge, 1st National Bank of Las
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 17 days ago
GM, Tri-County Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Tri-County Dodge, 1st National Bank of Las Animas, La Junta, Fowler, Ordway and Rocky Ford, La Junta Mill & Elevator, Kent and Paulette Waggoner, the Waggoner Ranch, Armor Sheet Metal Inc., Colorado Bank &... Read more
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Strathmore Standard
Clock tower to honour volunteer firefightersthey have spent representing our department and volunteering we [decided to] pu
Strathmore Standard / Posted 17 days ago
they have spent representing our department and volunteering we [decided to] put a clock up representing that time,” said Rocky Ford Mayor Darcy J. Burke. The clock tower memorial was revealed after the Rockyford Parade on Saturday, July... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Taste of Summer: Rocky Ford historySmith's Farm Market is a treasure trove of Arkansas Valley History. Greg Smith
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 17 days ago
Smith's Farm Market is a treasure trove of Arkansas Valley History. Greg Smith is a first-generation Rocky Ford farmer. He started with just an acre and built what may be the first commercial drip irrigation system in 1993, using a well pump and... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Chair Affair swingsauctioneer. A special thanks goes to the sponsors of the event: Bob and Terry G
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 18 days ago
auctioneer. A special thanks goes to the sponsors of the event: Bob and Terry Grooms of Accelerated Wealth, O’Neil produce, Rocky Ford Discount Tire and Cornelius mini-storage. The Chair Affair is one of the main fundraisers for the pregnancy... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
O'Meara: Peppers have it made in the shadetransplants I put out," said Mike Bartolo, senior research scientist and manage
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 18 days ago
transplants I put out," said Mike Bartolo, senior research scientist and manager of the Arkansas Valley Research Center in Rocky Ford. "They looked great for the first 10 days and I was thinking, 'Man, this is going to be a beautiful year.' But... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Marilyn Leuszler featured First FridayAug. 4. What: First Friday Art features Marilyn Leuszler When: 5-7:30 p.m. Fr
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 20 days ago
Aug. 4. What: First Friday Art features Marilyn Leuszler When: 5-7:30 p.m. Friday Where: IDEA Place, 408 N. Main Street, Rocky Ford Award-winning artist Marilyn Leuszler studied in Japan for 10 years, under Masters in Brush Calligraphy, Sumi-e... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Taste of Summer: Colorado produce onlyand beginning tomatoes (still green but will ripen soon). More is to follow soo
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 20 days ago
and beginning tomatoes (still green but will ripen soon). More is to follow soon. Eric, who is a board member of the Rocky Ford Growers Association, and son Luke presented the first crate of Rocky Ford cantaloupes to Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne on... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Lynne tests cantaloupe for ripenesshow to test for a ripe cantaloupe. At Monday's ceremony on the Colorado Capito
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 21 days ago
how to test for a ripe cantaloupe. At Monday's ceremony on the Colorado Capitol steps, Eric Hanagan, president of the Rocky Ford Growers Association, taught Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne how to test a cantaloupe for ripeness as he delivered the first... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Fishing ForeCast: Best days to fish in August, plus weather predictions, lake reports and lake levelsState Fishing Lake No. 2 has a good channel cat population weighing three-quart
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 22 days ago
State Fishing Lake No. 2 has a good channel cat population weighing three-quarters of a pound up to 3 pounds. — Rocky Ford Fishing Area south of Tuttle Creek has seen good fishing lately for catfish, white bass, wipers and drum. Wipers... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
The taste of summerFirst stop, Knapp's Farm Market. Late afternoon is a busy time at Knapp’s Farm
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 23 days ago
First stop, Knapp's Farm Market. Late afternoon is a busy time at Knapp’s Farm Market on Highway 50 west of Rocky Ford, but it’s because all the bins need to be restocked to welcome late afternoon after-work shoppers. All the produce marked... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
; A gray 2011 Dodge charger was reported stolen.orders to go back with an employee of the home. Deputies arrested the juvenile
Statesboro Herald / Posted 24 days ago
orders to go back with an employee of the home. Deputies arrested the juvenile and he was later returned to the home. ▲ ROCKY FORD LANDING/OGEECHEE RIVER — A man who parked his truck at the landing returned from fishing to find someone spray... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
History Café focuses on Centennial FarmsVogel Scott. Archibald was the eighth of 12 children born in Ontario, Canada. I
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
Vogel Scott. Archibald was the eighth of 12 children born in Ontario, Canada. In 1897, Archie and Sophie first moved to Rocky Ford, Colorado and then in 1909 traveled by train to Haxtun, where they purchased a 320-acre farm. A.C. went on to... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Students present 'Fiddler on the Roof'Rocky Ford's Summer Student Musical may be their best performance yet. The liv
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 24 days ago
Rocky Ford's Summer Student Musical may be their best performance yet. The lively musical “Fiddler on the Roof” is this summer’s Rocky Ford Student Summer Musical. It may well be the best Student Summer Musical this reporter has seen. Tevya, the... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Rocky Ford to pay $1.3 million to Jacquez familyJames Ashby's lawyers want complaints kept out of trial James Ashby's lawyers
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 24 days ago
James Ashby's lawyers want complaints kept out of trial James Ashby's lawyers want complaints kept out of trial ROCKY FORD, Colo. - Rocky Ford is going to pay $1.3 million to the family of a man who was fatally shot in the back by an officer in... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Colorado's 7 most unique mascots, including the Meloneers, Beetdiggers and moreThe Rocky Ford region is known for its canteloupe, and boy they sure are proud.
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 24 days ago
The Rocky Ford region is known for its canteloupe, and boy they sure are proud. Proud enough to wear melons everywhere, as the school is represented by the Meloneers. Colorado has the Gold Diggers, but we felt this school's mascot outshined such a... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Death notices, July 27, 2017No. 1807 in Hotchkiss. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; one son, Brian of Bu
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
No. 1807 in Hotchkiss. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; one son, Brian of Buffalo, Wyoming; one daughter, Jennifer of Rocky Ford; two brothers, Tim Boden of Oakland, Michigan, and Scott Boden of Mount Clemens, Michigan; and four... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Local food, farmers marketsPalmer Land Trust partners with local producers — Hanagan Farms located in Swin
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 26 days ago
Palmer Land Trust partners with local producers — Hanagan Farms located in Swink, Knapp on highway near Rocky Ford. Partnering with the farmers that help produce our local food is a great experience. Their knowledge — sometimes passed through... Read more
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CBS Denver
Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Harvest BeginsDENVER (CBS4)– The first Rocky Ford cantaloupes of the season have been deliver
CBS Denver / Posted 26 days ago
DENVER (CBS4)– The first Rocky Ford cantaloupes of the season have been delivered to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office. Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne greeted Eric Hanagan to accept the cantaloupes on Monday. The harvest begins this week so the melons should... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
County awarded emergency food, shelter fundsprograms in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of repre
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 26 days ago
programs in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of representatives from the Salvation Army Unit of Rocky Ford, La Junta Associated Charities, Rocky Ford Ministerial Alliance, Catholic Church, senior advocacy groups, American... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Rocky Ford Cantaloupe season beginsThe Rocky Ford Cantaloupe season officially kicked off Monday morning when the
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 27 days ago
The Rocky Ford Cantaloupe season officially kicked off Monday morning when the Rocky Ford Growers Association presented Gov. John Hickenlooper's office with the first box of the season. The Rocky Ford Cantaloupe season officially kicked off Monday... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Rocky Ford cantaloupe season begins in Colorado, hits DenverDENVER — The first Denver resident to receive a Rocky Ford cantaloupe of the se
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 27 days ago
DENVER — The first Denver resident to receive a Rocky Ford cantaloupe of the season was Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday morning. He was afforded the honor of receiving the first of the season. Not far behind, Denver7 crew members were able to... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Colorado consumers have preference for locally grown foodsand trade groups working together with producers, ranchers and growers to brand
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 27 days ago
and trade groups working together with producers, ranchers and growers to brand Colorado-grown products like sweet corn, Rocky Ford cantaloupes, Western Slope peaches, Pueblo chiles and more. Additionally, these and other local foods have... Read more
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La Junta Tribune-Democrat
Otero County Republicans host gubernatorial candidatesnight, with state legislators and gubernatorial candidates in attendance. Over
La Junta Tribune-Democrat / Posted 29 days ago
night, with state legislators and gubernatorial candidates in attendance. Over 40 people attended the event hosted at the Rocky Ford Swimming Pool. In attendance were gubernatorial candidates, Victor Mitchell and Doug Robinson. District Attorney... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
Police Report, : A man told police someone struck him on top of the head with a broom.County Sheriff's Office ▲ PECAN GROVE ROAD - A woman left her lawn mowers outsi
Statesboro Herald / Posted a month ago
County Sheriff's Office ▲ PECAN GROVE ROAD - A woman left her lawn mowers outside of her shed and someone took them. ▲ ROCKY FORD LANDING/OGEECHEE RIVER - A man said someone flattened a tire and put glue on his vehicle's lug nuts while he was... Read more
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