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2 years 4 months ago

Drought forcing ranchers to sell cattle

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Cattle are streaming into auctions across the country as ranchers sell animals amid a spreading drought that has shriveled pastures and driven up the price of feed corn. Beef from those animals will start showing up in grocery stores in November and December, temporarily driving down...

3 years 4 months ago

Higher number of bear encounters this season

Colorado wildlife officials say they have received a higher than normal number of calls about bears this summer. People have reported bears entering homes, garages, sheds, tents and chicken coops. Wildlife officials killed a bear that injured a teenage camper in his tent July 15 near Leadville. The...

3 years 5 months ago

Fire bans continue despite wet weather

Despite the recent rain and humidity, the fire danger remains high in Southern Colorado. Fire bans are still in place in both Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County. Captain Jesse Ortiz with the Colorado Springs Fire Department says all of the the moisture is helping, but one or...

3 years 8 months ago

Fire restrictions put in place in Colorado Springs

The City of Colorado Springs has enacted fire restrictions effective tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Those restrictions will stay in effect until conditions improve. A Lack of precipitation and continued high temperatures have left the city with very high wildland fire danger. Vegetation is extremely dry. Grasses, already dry,...

5 years 2 months ago

Commute improves after slippery weekend

Other than some fog very early in the day, the weather had little affect on the Monday morning commute. Roads were dry throughout El Paso County, including over Monument Hill which was covered with fog from about 3:30 - 5:30 a.m. The conditions were vastly improved from Saturday...

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