Baca County

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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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.