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Judge Rules that Powell Mesa Hen House will have to Close its Doors

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Judge J. Stevens Patrick ruled yesterday that operators of a Powell Mesa Hen House in Delta County must cease and desist operations immediately, bringing to an end (for now) a long and contentious lawsuit brought against the facility's operators and the Board of County Commissioners by a group of concerned residents.

After finding that the defendants in the case had failed to provide enough evidence to dispute claims that the facility was posing serious health risks to nearby residents and animals, Judge Patrick ordered the county to immediately deliver a cease-and-desist order to the Hostetler family, owners of Western Slope Layers. KVNF's Travis Bubenik brings us more details on the judge's ruling. 

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