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1 year 8 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43...

2 years 7 months ago

Officials warn of avalanches following snow

DENVER (AP) - State officials say more than 3 feet of new snow that's fallen in the high country has increased the probability of large avalanches. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the storm that moved across the state on Friday and Saturday fell on weak layers of snow. Human-triggered...

4 years 4 days ago

No protections for Gunnison sage grouse

Federal wildlife officials say the Gunnison sage-grouse should be protected but there aren't enough resources to do so now. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that there is sufficient data to propose threatened or endangered status for the Gunnison sage grouse, which lives in southwest Colorado and...

4 years 3 months ago

Man killed in small plane crash identified

Authorities have identified the man killed in a plane crash in western Colorado. The Gunnison County coroner said 39-year-old William Michael Fritts of Osceola, Mo., died in the crash Sunday morning near Marble, 125 miles west of Denver. Fritts was flying the Beech G35 when it crashed. Two women...

4 years 4 months ago

Turning to geothermal in Colorado

Colorado has been ramping-up its solar and wind energy projects over the past several years--geothermal could be next. The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public until June 24 to submit comments on a proposal to lease land in southeastern Gunnison County for geothermal energy development. The...

4 years 6 months ago

62 pronghorn released on Colorado's Western Slope

Wildlife officers have transferred 62 pronghorn captured on private property near Pueblo to the Gunnison basin to boost the population in Colorado's Western Slope. In late February, a low-flying helicopter and about 100 Colorado Division of Wildlife biologists, staff and volunteers rounded up the animals from an area near Pueblo...

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