Baca County

Colorado students graduate from Fort Hays State University

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Local and area students from Colorado are among 616 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, in the summer 2018 term. 

Graduates are listed with their degrees and majors and, in parentheses, areas of concentration. The university conferred 149 graduate degrees (master's, Education Specialist and Doctor of Nursing Practice), 454 bachelor's degrees and 13 associate degrees. 

Repairs, Upgrades to Two Buttes Reservoir Dam Planned

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports steady progress is being made on expensive repairs and upgrades to the Two Buttes Reservoir. The changes are designed to increase the capacity of the century-old earthen dam.

CPW engineers have nearly completed design of the $3.4 million project, which includes replacing two gates on the dam at a cost of $678,00 and installing a bulkhead for the gate repairs, improving the channel below the spillway for $1.37 million, installing a spillway tower for $875,000 and constructing a new gate control building for $467,000.

Baca County Crash Injures 2, Kills 1

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A two-vehicle crash in Baca County around 9:30 Wednesday night left a Texas man dead and two more people with injuries.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the crash occurred on Highway 287 13 miles north of Springfield when a 2013 GMC Yukon driven by Justin Wayne Murdock, 35, of Gruver, Texas, drifted into the southbound lane. Murdock was traveling north at the time. His vehicle collided with a 2018 Volvo semi-tractor and trailer driven by Mykola Zhalanavski, 34, of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Recap: Prowers County 4-H Mini Livestock Boot Camps

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So, you joined 4-H and you bought yourself your first animal to show at the county fair this year. But now what? What do I feed? How do I clip? What should I do in the show ring? These are all thoughts that have run through every showman's minds at one point in their career.

This year Prowers County 4-H held their first ever mini livestock boot camps. These were held June 11- 13 with each night being a different pairing of species all the way from rabbits to market cattle.  

Workshop on Drought-Proofing Farms and Ranches Set

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The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association will sponsor a drought workshop at the Baca County Fairgrounds in Springfield May 17-18, 2018. The event will focus on drought-proofing farms and ranches, adding value to cover crops with the inclusion of animals, improving bottom lines, and getting started with high and ultra-high stock density.

Springfield Longhorn Invitational Track Meet April 14, 2018

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8:30 A.M. SCRATCH MEETING

9:00 a.m.  COACHES MEETING

 

9:30 a.m. FIELD EVENTS START

Boys Discus

Girls Shot Put

Boys Long Jump

Girls Long Jump

Girls High Jump

Boys High jump will start following the Girls High jump

 

10:00 Girls 800 Meter Medley Relay (Final)

10:05 Girls 3200 M Relay (Final)

10:20 Boys 3200 M Relay (Final)

10:35 Girls 100 Meter Dash -Top 8 to Finals

10:50 Boys 100 Meter Dash -Top 8 to Finals

11 :05 Girls 3200 Meter Run (Final)

Highway 287 Reopens Following Fatal Crash

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As of 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation reports Highway 287 in Baca County has reopened following cleanup from a crash that occurred earlier in the day. The highwasy was closed for over five hours.

Around 7:30 a.m., the Colorado State Patrol reported it was investigating a crash on Highway 287 12 miles north of Springfield.

Three vehicles were involved in the Wednesday morning crash, and the southbound lane was blocked due to a fire.

CDOT reported at 7:41 a.m. that the road was closed in both directions.