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Archive for March, 2014


Mysterious Massive NM Explosion March 18 2014, Still a Mystery.

There is not yet any official explanation or confirmation on what caused the plume or ‘storm cloud’ caught on the weather radar after erupting off of a U.S. military missile testing ground in New Mexico. Weather experts are baffled: The U.S. National Weather Service offices in Albuquerque and El Paso have confirmed the reading, but […]

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Jed Guerrero wanted for first-degree murder

If you see this man, call 911. He’s Jed Guerrero of La Junta, sought for the May 2013 murder of Jonathan Vinson. Vinson’s body was found just one day prior to his 22nd birthday near a rural intersection west of La Junta. Guerrero should be considered armed and dangerous.~~ Zach Thaxton KOAA. A warrant has […]

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Today, The Sun Shines Bright in Baca County. Let’s go fishin’

After the sun went down last night, the air became still. Remnants of dust covered anything and everything that had been outside. Today the skies were clear and blue in Springfield and Baca County. A ride over to Two Buttes Lake and there I found some people boating, four wheeling, and fishing. Standing in a […]

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Highway 287 closed because of poor visability from Wind and Dust

There is ZERO visibility on highway 287 and it is closed. Mail trucks will not be leaving tonight. The Baca County Sheriff asks that people do not take any of the dirt roads back to the Highway a few miles down the road.  The roads are closed for a reason.   It is not safe […]

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Deaths 2014, Jan – March

Rosie Betz, active in the United Methodist Church was born July 14, 1924, and passed away in January, 2014. Services were held on January 11 at the United Methodist Church. Nancy Lasley, 76 passed away on January 27, 2014. Graveside services were held at the Springfield Cemetery, Maltbie funeral home officiating. Odis “Lloyd” Dean was […]

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Campo Cafe open for Early Birds.

Farmers tend to get up early with the sun and before starting their work day, they can have a hearty breakfast at the Campo Cafe.  The cafe is open at 5:30 until 2:00.  It is closed one day a week, I am guessing that is probably Sunday, but I’m not sure.  Campo is located south […]

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Local Radio Station KTTE 91.9 gets rebranded.

Press Release Whiplash Re-brands Classic Country Stations Whiplash Community Radio is re-branding its entire Cat Country Network of stations in the mid-west to Kroeger Media’s HANK FM. Stations include 91.9 KTTE Springfield, CO, 89.1 KXCT Goodland, KS, and in later in 2014 new stations in Limon CO, Kimball NE, Humboldt NE, and Liberal KS. “Howard […]

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Springfield’s Own Expresso Coffee House has Great Bagels.

I never know what to write for a title but that one says it all. Mom and I went to Froth eXpresso Coffee House (or Main Street Bistro) today to take a picture and write something about Springfield’s new coffee house that I had been hearing about and seeing on Facebook. I don’t drink coffee […]

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Big Game Application Workshop to be Held in Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Looking to hunt in Colorado this year but not sure which GMU to apply for? Not sure what a GMU is? No problem. Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Managers will help decode the hunt codes at a big game application workshop. District Wildlife Managers Mike Brown and Aaron Bartleson will cover […]

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Cranes Make Annual Return to San Luis Valley

MONTE VISTA — Colo. — In the San Luis Valley nature is again putting on one of its most memorable displays: the spring migration of greater sandhill cranes. In appreciation of this wildlife spectacle, area organizations, businesses and wildlife agencies are holding the annual Monte Vista Crane Festival, March 7-9. “Everyone who lives in Colorado […]

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Area Deaths

Brent Joseph Alfrey, of Springfield, passed away September 13, 2013. He was 45. A graveside funeral service was September 21, at 11:00 a.m. at the Vilas Cemetery. Lorene Elizabeth Chenoweth passed away on October 31, 2013 at the age of 95. Maltbie Funeral Services handled arrangements. Lloyd Doyle Shelton passed away on November 3, 2013. […]

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Bent on Birding & Heritage Festival

Bent on birding & heritage festival May 15-18, 2014 Weekend full of Bird Watching: Featuring Piping Plover, Least Tern, Migrants & Black Rail With EXPERT Guides, Duane Nelson – Biologist, John Koshak – Parks & Wildlife and local ranchers Wildlife Viewing, Petroglyphs, Dinosaur tracks, canyons & ranches, History, Arts & Cowboy lunch/Dutch Oven cuisine more information – […]

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Trouble in Campo

Campo Mayor and sons arrested According to KRDO.com , shared on Facebook: The mayor of Campo and his sons are facing theft and embezzlement charges. Campo’s Police Chief says the three have stolen between seven hundred and one thousand dollars in gas. Ray Johnson and his twin sons Kevin and Kasey were arrested Tuesday. Court […]

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