Feds approve emergency loans
By CHASE SQUIRES
Casper Star Tribune
DENVER — The federal government agreed Friday to make emergency loans available to ranchers and farmers in 10 southeastern Colorado counties after devastating snowstorms left thousands of cattle dead.
The loans will be available in Baca, Bent, Crowley, El Paso, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers and Pueblo counties, Gov. Bill Ritter said.
He said family farmers in 10 contiguous counties may be eligible for the loans.