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Man Found in Field South of Eads Facing Multiple Charges

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The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office says a man found in a field southeast of Eads is facing numerous charges.

Deputies were summoned Wednesday to a location near County Roads E and 46.5 south of Nee Noshe Reservoir about a report of a man lying in a field. There they found Brian Mason of Lamar, who was transported by ambulance to Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Eads.

Governor Visits Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper visited the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Kiowa County Wednesday to pay respects to those who died in the 1864 attack led by Colorado U.S. Volunteer Cavalry led by Colonel John Chivington. Peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho native Americans were camped at the location and received assurances they would not be harmed. Instead, Chivington's attack left 230 people dead, more than half of whom were women and children.

Earthquake Sunday South of Colorado-New Mexico Border

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A small earthquake was recorded Sunday evening just across Colorado's southern border with New Mexico

The quake, measuring 2.7 on the Richter Scale, occurred just after 5:00 p.m. at a depth of about five miles beneath the surface according to the United States Geological Survey. It was centered 100 miles southwest of Pueblo in a sparsely populated area of New Mexico.

The USGS has not received any citizen reports of feeling the earthquake.

Sand Creek Massacre Site Hosting Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

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Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in commemoration of the Memorial Day Holiday with a free guided walk Saturday, May 26, at 10:00 a.m. The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise attack by Colorado (US) Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. Join Park Guide John Launius for this free guided tour, which discusses one of this nation's most profound tragedies. 

Bear Attacks Child Overnight Near Grand Junction

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An investigation is underway following a bear attack on a child that occurred over night near Grand Junction in Mesa County.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers interviewed the five-year-old girl's mother. She said she heard screaming around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, and discovered a black bear dragging her daughter away. The bear dropped the child when her mother started screaming at the animal. She believes her daughter went outside after hearing noises, thinking it was her dog.

‘Exceptional’ Drought Continues to Expand in Colorado

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Nearly one-third of Colorado remains within the two worst categories of drought as portions of the southwest corner shift from extreme to exceptional drought.

Exceptional drought, the worst category, has been impacting all of Montezuma, much of La Plata and portions of Dolores and Archuleta counties since April. With the latest update, the remainder of Dolores county moved to exceptional, along with much of San Miguel and parts of San Juan and Montrose counties.