across Colorado

Interactive Map – Guide to USDA, SBA Colorado Drought Disaster Designations and Assistance

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Editor's note: Additional counties have received designations. See the latest updates here.

Drought conditions that began to increase in December continue to impact the state, with nearly one-third of Colorado in the extreme or exceptional categories.

Severe Thunderstorms Across the Eastern Plains Friday – Large Hail, Tornadoes Possible

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Much of eastern Colorado will be at risk for severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon, with potential for heavy rain, golf ball-size hail and tornadoes.

Moisture has been increasing across the region, which is expected to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms starting in the early afternoon.

Drought Improves for Northeast Colorado – ‘Exceptional’ Continues to Expand in Southwest

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While southwest Colorado continues to suffer under the worst category of drought conditions, the northeast portion of the state showed improvement following an increase in spring rain and thunderstorms.

Abnormally dry conditions continued to recede from the northeast, leaving more than 20 percent of the state free from drought. Moderate drought was also in decline for Adams, Arapahoe and northern Elbert county, moving those areas into abnormally dry conditions. Severe drought dropped to moderate conditions in parts of Elbert and Lincoln counties.

Savage and Bartlett Announce Merger

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Supply chain provider Savage Companies, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grain and milling firm Bartlett and Company, based in Kansas City, Missouri, are pleased to announce the planned merger of their businesses to form a new combined entity, Savage Enterprises. Together, Savage and Bartlett have more than 180 years of experience providing transportation, logistics and materials management services for customers across multiple industries, with a focus on energy and agriculture. 

Sand Creek Massacre Site Hosting Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

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Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in commemoration of the Memorial Day Holiday with a free guided walk Saturday, May 26, at 10:00 a.m. The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise attack by Colorado (US) Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. Join Park Guide John Launius for this free guided tour, which discusses one of this nation's most profound tragedies.