Thursday Newscast, 10/15/15, 5:32 PM

Oct 15, 2015

Newscast for Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:32 PM:

  • Medicare open enrollment begins today, and for those with questions, the state is offering free phone counseling to get through the process...
  • Reaction is mixed in Fremont County over the possibility of detainees at Guantanamo Bay being transferred there.  One option under consideration is an empty state prison designed for solitary confinement that quickly closed as officials moved away from the practice.  Some say it would give new purpose to the closed prison.  Others are concerned that the area will become a target for terrorists and their sympathizers.
  • Firefighters in Huerfano County were called to the scene of a small grass fire north of La Veta along Highway 160 this morning.  A fire line was established before noon, but strong winds and dry conditions have prevented authorities from declaring containment.  Fire crews remain on scene, and at this time no structures are threatened.