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2 years 1 month ago

2 killed in violent thunderstorms

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) - At least two people have been killed as a violent thunderstorm struck the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Park spokeswoman Melissa Cobern says a man on a motorcycle was killed as was a 41-year-old woman who was struck by a falling tree. The names of the...

2 years 2 months ago

Is Colorado "prettier" than others?

Is it possible that Colorado is "prettier" than other states? Many of you who live here definitely say yes. A Headwaters Economics study done recently says the outdoor quality of life in Colorado leads people to move here, find jobs here, and stay here. Its attractive advantage over other states...

2 years 2 months ago

Remains of missing hiker found

MINTURN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have discovered human remains near a campsite believed to have been used by a hiker from Chicago who has been missing since October 2010. James Nelson was reported missing when he failed to return from a five day, 25-mile hike in the Holy Cross Wilderness...

3 years 2 months ago

Ski season still in full swing

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Mountain is reopening for skiing with a bigger base of snow than it had on New Year's Day. The Aspen Skiing Co. is reopening the mountain Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day. The Aspen Times reports the base snow depth is around 70 inches at the...

3 years 2 months ago

Grand Junction area prepares for flooding

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A slow melting snowpack that is the largest in more than a decade has Mesa County officials preparing for flooding. Authorities are also warning novice river runners to stay off the water. A report by the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center predicts the chances...

3 years 3 months ago

The flurries are flying

A spring snow storm brought a mix of rain and snow to communities across Southern Colorado Wednesday morning. Rain, snow and thunder are expected throughout the day with the heaviest snow falling in the mountains and higher elevations. Despite the storm, the National Weather Service says we still need...

3 years 3 months ago

On the edge of Tornado Alley

Watching images of destruction from tornadoes in the Southeast United States can make you wonder; could a major tornado happen here? The damage they can do is devastating. Every year tornadoes pop up in Colorado. "We're right on the edge of Tornado Alley," says News First 5 Meteorologist...

3 years 5 months ago

Colorado now has above average snowpack

DENVER (AP) - February's snowstorms helped boost snowpack across the state as the trend of above-average conditions continued. The Natural Resources Conservation Service said the snowpack statewide on Tuesday was 115 percent of average. February's storms ended up being the most significant of the year. This year's snowpack totals...

3 years 7 months ago

Mountain snowstorm winds down

DENVER (AP) - A nearly weeklong snow storm that brought over 6 feet of heavy, wet snow to parts of Colorado is winding down. A winter storm warning was in effect through 5 p.m. Thursday in much of western Colorado and then colder and drier air is expected to move...

3 years 11 months ago

High fire danger this afternoon

The National Weather Service says conditions are right for dry lighting across much of Colorado today, which raises the threat of wildfire. A Red Flag Warning is in effect along the Continental Divide from New Mexico to Wyoming until 9 p.m. The area includes Colorado Springs and Denver and...

3 years 11 months ago

Marijuana found growing in Colorado forest

Authorities are investigating a suspected illegal marijuana growing operation in the mountains north of Boulder. The Boulder County sheriff's office said a man fled the area when investigators arrived to do surveillance on Monday. Three SWAT teams and the U.S. Forest Service have been called in to help in...

4 years 3 weeks ago

California wildfire destroys 30 homes

Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly in Southern California have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of the state's Kern County. The most destructive of the fires was burning about 10 miles southeast of Tehachapi, a city located in a mountainous area between Bakersfield...

4 years 1 month ago

Bear season safety tips

Two bears ravaged a camp ground near The Broadmoor on Sunday afternoon. It's not quite what you may think. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo puts on this simulation to show what could happen if you don't take the proper precautions when out in the wilderness or even your back yard. The...

4 years 2 months ago

Sand Dunes fire up to 3,000 acres

More warm weather is expected at the scene of a 3,000-acre wildfire burning on the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado. Park spokeswoman Carol Sperling says the fire isn't threatening park facilities, but is heading toward the San Isabel National Forest. More crews are expected...

4 years 2 months ago

Wind adds to fire danger

A Red Flag Warning for high fire danger is in effect for much of Thursday in Colorado. High winds and warm, dry air will increase the chance of fire and make any fires difficult to extinguish. The Red Flag Warning is in effect Thursday afternoon and evening from Deckers,...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado snowpack melting faster than usual

The Colorado snowpack is melting more quickly than usual, boosting reservoir storage above average across the state. The latest surveys conducted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service show snowpack totals are below average across the state. However, they still remain higher than last year's. In May, stormy...

4 years 2 months ago

Don't bring firewood on a camping trip

When camping, the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds outdoor enthusiasts to leave their firewood at home. "Moving firewood across the state can contribute to tree mortality," said John Kaltenbach, CDA's cooperative agricultural pest survey coordinator. "Insects and diseases can be transported with the wood and can hurt or even...

4 years 3 months ago

Paying for the peaks: hiking charges considered

Hikers who tackle some of Colorado's highest peaks could soon face a toll beyond the physical. The federal government is considering charging hikers up to $20 to access popular mountaintops. The U.S. Forest Service says it will consider permit fees to cover trail improvements at some of Colorado "fourteeners"...

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