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Rocky Ford Cold Case Investigation Continues

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The Rocky Ford Police Department and Colorado Bureau of Investigation are continuing to investigate a missing persons case from nearly 35 years ago after new information came to light.

November 1, 1982, Victoria Lenore Sanchez and Yvonne Marie Mestas, both 15 at the time, left Rocky Ford High School during the afternoon and disappeared.

New information, which has not been disclosed, led RFPD and CBI to continue the investigation to determine what happened the day the girls went missing.

EPA Awards $1.3 M for Arkansas River Pollution

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,293,010 to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface water and groundwater in order to improve and protect water quality.   

Cold and Snow Coming Later this Week?

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Typical fall weather starts the week across most of Colorado, though a change is possible heading into next weekend.

Eastern Plains

A cold front is on track to impact eastern Colorado Thursday night into Friday, and may bring snow to at least part of the plains. It's a bit early to be confident in the potential, so keep an eye out for forecast updates.

Warm and Dry Conditions for Colorado this Winter

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As another La Nina weather pattern becomes a stronger possibility, forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center - part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which also oversee the National Weather Service - have revealed their thoughts about the coming winter season.

There is a 55 to 65 percent chance that La Nina conditions will develop, in which ocean waters become cooler than normal.

SWAT Team Captures Man with Felony Warrants

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The Weld County SWAT team has capture a man in Evans who had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Thursday morning, the Evans Police Department had been searching for Fernando Vasquez-Corral, 25, who was located at a home in the 2900 block of Glendale in Evans. Vasquez-Corral ran when he saw police, and barricaded himself inside his apartment. He refused to communicate with officers.

Warm Friday – Cold Front on the Way

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Friday afternoon will be windy but warm ahead of cold air that will flow across Colorado and drop temperatures significantly Saturday

Eastern Plains

Friday afternoon will be breezy across the eastern half of the state, with west winds in the 15 to 30 mile per hour range. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s to low 80s under mostly sunny skies, while the lower Arkansas valley will see mid-80s.

Overnight Friday, a cold front slips into the state. Though no precipitation is expected, Saturday's temperatures will be 20 to 25 degrees cooler than Friday.