Governor John Hickenlooper has more to think about Thursday when it comes to the closing of a state prison.
Hickenlooper was in Las Animas Wednesday getting a first-hand look at the community that will be affected by his proposal to close of the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility. Residents told the governor about their worries that the closing could devastate their economy. About 2,600 people live in Las Animas, and residents say the 204 jobs that the prison provides are crucial.
Hickenlooper says closing the prison would save the state more than $6 million a year, and that there is a lot of pressure to balance the state budget.
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