Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 a.m. That means we will turn our clocks back one hour - and gain an hour of sleep! The semi-annual time change is also a great opportunity for valuable preparedness steps focused on checking your emergency preparedness supplies or stocks.
Change Your Clock, Check Your Stocks
As you prepare to change your clock, it's time to check the stock in your emergency preparedness kit for items that may be missing or expired. If you don't have a preparedness kit, you can create one that includes:
Extreme drought disappeared from Pueblo County over the past week, while other drought levels continued to recede from other southeastern counties. Western and south-central Colorado largely remains in extreme and exceptional drought, the two worst categories.
Starting Tuesday, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is urging voters to drop off their ballots at a voting center or 24-hour drop box rather than mailing them.
That's because postmarks don't count -- ballots must be in the hands of an election official by 7:00 p.m. Election Day, November 6.
"I tell you, Ned, it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized."
So wrote Captain Silas S. Soule in 1864, shortly after the national tragedy known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Two hundred and thirty souls - Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women, and children - lost their lives that cold November day in 1864.
It's a tragedy that haunts us today. But what were the causes that led to this brutal attack?
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately following this Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Colorado flags will remain lowered on all public buildings until sunset Wednesday, October 31, to honor the victims.
U.S. President Donald Trump has also issued a proclamation ordering flags lowered at public buildings across the nation and at embassies and other federal facilities around the world.
Colorado drought conditions were wholly unchanged from the previous week as improvements in the western part of the state halted. While chances of an El Nino continue to increase, the weather pattern is not expected to bring significant relief.
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will be hosting aseries of speakers/educators throughout 2018 and 2019 to present sessions that will address American history, tribal histories, American Indian Law, and Native and Non-Native American perspectives of the historical context in which the Sand Creek Massacre took place.