Kit Carson County

Parts of Colorado again under severe thunderstorm watch Saturday; high fire danger elsewhere

PROMO Graphic - Severe Thunderstorm WATCH - Chris Sorensen

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 p.m. Saturday for three northeast and east central Colorado counties. Portions of Kansas and Nebraska are also included.

Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are expected across the warned area.

Obituary - Gertrude May Monroe

Obituary - Grave Marker In Loving Memory - iStock - melissarobison

Gertrude May Monroe

March 16, 1917 - May 15, 2019

Gertrude Clair Monroe was born March 16, 1917, to Warren Clair and Anna Lohff Clair south of Kirk, Colorado.  She departed this life on May 15, 2019, at the age of 102 years and 2 months.  She shared the distinction of being the third of the Clair girls to reach the age of 100+.  She spent her childhood in the Tuttle community and walked about 1/2 mile to school.

Structure Fire Closes US 24 Between Stratton and Vona

PROMO 660 x 440 Fire - Firefighter Hose Water Flame - iStock

This article has been updated to reflect the road reopening.

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported Saturday afternoon that US Highway 24 was closed in both directions between Vona and Stratton. It has since reopened.

A structure fire in the area led to the closure, which was first reported Saturday at 3:07 p.m. The road was reopened about an hour later.

Information about the building and damages was not immediately available.

Congressman Buck in Sterling, Burlington Saturday

Saturday, July 29, 2017, Congressman Ken Buck will hold a town hall in Burlington & Sterling. The event offers constituents the opportunity to hear directly from the Congressman and share their thoughts and questions. Congressman Buck appreciates receiving feedback and ideas from constituents that he can take back to Washington.

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Address: Sterling Public Library, 420 N. 5th Street, Sterling, CO 80751