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1 year 7 months ago

More wind energy blowing to Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is among the nation's top states in the development of wind energy. That's according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Energy. The 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report found that Colorado last year installed 496 megawatts of new wind power capacity. The state...

2 years 11 months ago

Local students head to national competition

Students from Heaton Middle School in Pueblo will be headed to a national science and engineering competition in Seattle this summer. The Heaton team took first place in a statewide MESA contest in the wind turbine challenge on April 13. Yency Gonzales, Melissa Johnson, Sheyanne Bernal, Noah Suazo and...

2 years 11 months ago

Blowing dust advisory for San Luis Valley

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a Blowing Dust Advisory for Western Colorado and the San Luis Valley. Cities in the Blowing Dust Advisory include, include Rangely, Craig, Hayden, Meeker, Aspen, Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Delta, Montrose, Nucla, Telluride, Cortez, Durango, and Alamosa The...

2 years 11 months ago

Wind damages Pueblo property

Winds in Pueblo reached 63 miles per hour at one point Monday night into Tuesday morning, the same as tropical storm force winds. That left some damage in the city. Over on Goodnight Avenue near the City Park, a trampoline blew over onto a fence and tree. Neighbors say...

2 years 11 months ago

Wind takes its toll

Winds gusted to 65 miles an hour in the Pueblo area overnight. It made sleeping tough, but it was even harder on the trees. This tree at 29th and High in Pueblo was knocked down overnight. Part of it ended up in the street.

3 years 8 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 11 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,...

4 years 4 days ago

Bennet tours Vestas factory in Pueblo

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was in Pueblo today to tour the Vestas wind tower factory. The junior senator wanted to learn more about Vestas' training program at Pueblo Community College and the company's future. Vestas projects wind energy production will increase in the U.S. by about 40% in the...

4 years 5 days ago

Fierce wind too much for Pueblo turbine

You'd think all this wind would be great to produce energy, but even wind power generators can only tolerate so much.In Pueblo, the iconic wind turbine in front of the Vestas factory has been temporarily shut down because of the ferocious wind. Vestas says its towers usually need wind...

4 years 1 month ago

Band and symphony festival at CSU-Pueblo

Colorado State University-Pueblo's Department of Music will host more than 200 high school musicians and faculty representing 31 Colorado high schools as part of the third annual Festival of Winds event. The two and a half day event starts tomorrow and will feature a director-recommended High School Honor Band, exhibition...

4 years 1 month ago

Miserable weather to start the day

Start with winds up to 50 miles an hour and throw in a little snow and you have an exceptional blizzard. White out conditions are being reported across Southern Colorado. Visibility is often 150 to 200 feet, but occasionally it goes down to zero. Conditions are worse in rural...

4 years 3 months ago

Vestas sells more wind generators

Vestas has received an order for 44 wind turbines to be installed near American Falls, Idaho for Ridgeline Energy. "We look forward to working with Ridgeline on its Rockland wind energy project," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. "Ridgeline is a highly respected and experienced developer of commercial-scale...

4 years 3 months ago

Vestas gets another order

Vestas has received an order for 24 wind turbines for a project near Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. "Minnesota is one of the leading states for wind power, and we are excited to help create more clean, reliable energy here," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. This is Vestas'...

4 years 5 months ago

Snow falls in Teller County

Southern Colorado got its first taste of winter weather on Monday. Temperatures dipped into the twenties in some areas out west with snow in the high country. In Teller County many people woke up to something they haven't seen in quite a while, snow. "I just thought oh dear! It's...

4 years 5 months ago

Sacramento buys 55 wind turbines from Vestas

DENVER (AP) - Vestas American Wind Technology Inc. says the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has ordered 55 wind turbines from it for a project near Rio Vista, Calif. Vestas said Thursday that the utility's 128-megawatt order includes a service and maintenance agreement that will last up to 15 years....

4 years 5 months ago

Google to invest in offshore wind power project

A consortium of technology and investment companies including Google has devoted $1.8 billion to building a network of transmission lines to connect future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic from New Jersey to Virginia. Google has teamed up with investment firm Good Energies, Japanese industrial conglomerate Marubeni and Maryland...

4 years 5 months ago

Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes. In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark...

4 years 6 months ago

Utah wildfire has now claimed 4 homes

A wildfire sparked at a Utah firing range has destroyed four homes. More than 1,600 homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out during a National Guard training session and blazed across thousands of acres. But the fire that was threatening the small community of Herriman has now...

4 years 8 months ago

Vestas looking to hire 182 workers in Pueblo

Vestas is looking to hire 182 more workers in Pueblo. This information was announced Tuesday, during a media tour at the wind turbine manufacturing plant, located south of Pueblo. The company is looking for people who are who are skilled in plasma cutting, welding and painting according to Tony Knopp...

4 years 9 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 9 months ago

Hail damage last week estimated at $70 million

The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association reports $70 million in damage from a hail and windstorm that hit Colorado last week. So far, approximately 13,600 auto and homeowners insurance claims filed. The storm included baseball-sized hail and high winds that damaged homes and cars around Brighton, Commerce City and...

4 years 9 months ago

Damaging storm hits Illinois

Storms rolled through Mackinaw, Illinois Wednesday leaving behind damage. Rooftops were lifted and trees were uprooted as a strong line of storms hit the area. The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado touched down in the area.

4 years 10 months ago

A windy day at Dove Valley

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Those weren't trade winds blowing through Dove Valley Monday. On a day when a 45-foot pine tree next to one of the team's practice fields was blown over by wind gusts that reached 70 mph, coach Josh McDaniels emphatically denied the Denver Broncos were trying to...

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