Local State and Local Programs News ItemsColorado wildfires: Las Animas County blaze sparked by lightning burns across more than 11,087 acres5/24/2020 3:37:07 PM
Firefighters with air support on Sunday were suppressing a lightning-sparked wildfire in southeastern Colorado that had burned more than 11,087 acres over the past four days.
Colorado wildlife agency’s past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels5/24/2020 8:00:36 AM
Five years ago, Colorado Parks and Wildlife scientists found that killing mountain lions at the levels agency managers allow across much of the state — including what’s now being planned for the next decade on the Western Slope — will lead to declining numbers, contrary to the goal of ensuring stability for this species.
Colorado drought grows, summer fire danger increasing5/19/2020 8:00:06 AM
Colorado's drought is continuing to expand and intensify, based on data from Thursday's national drought monitor report.
Pandemic stands to complicate potentially bad fire season in Colorado5/17/2020 1:00:02 PM
As if Southwest Colorado’s extreme drought wasn’t enough to raise concerns about a potentially destructive wildfire season, the added complications of the coronavirus have only fueled that anxiety.
And then there were 4: Colorado’s last coronavirus-free counties want to stay that way5/17/2020 8:00:13 AM
Distances are big and wide in Kiowa County, while amenities are few and far between.
The remoteness and stillness of this wedge of high plains Colorado, flush up against the Kansas border, has undoubtedly played a major role in making it one of the last few counties in the state without a single documented case of COVID-19, the respiratory disease associated with the novel coronavirus.
"We're socially distanced 365 days a year," said Keith Crow, owner of Crow's Stop & Shop, the lone grocery store in Eads.
Colorado water roller coaster leads to drought, fire risk and weaker-than-average streamflow5/11/2020 8:00:29 AM
One of Colorado's driest springs on record has led to diminished mountain streamflow and snow at 76% of the norm for this time of year as warmer temperatures accelerate melting.
Colorado mountain lions hit with new hunting plan as people spread5/3/2020 8:00:59 AM
Mountain lions face an uncertain future under a new state plan to let hunters kill up to 15% a year across western Colorado, and more near subdivisions -- rankling animal rights advocates who favor a live-and-let-live approach to wildlife.