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Another Earthquake Near Rangely Tuesday, 3 in Dolores County Saturday

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The United States Geological Survey has recorded the ninth earthquake of the year in the Rangely area.

A quake measuring 3.1 on the Richter Scale - updated from the original 3.0 estimate - was reported Tuesday. It occurred at 4:45 p.m. and was centered about three miles north of Rangley in Rio Blanco county. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.1 miles beneath the surface. Seven people have reported feeling the quake. No damage or injuries have been reported.

Fire Danger Continues – Warm Week Ahead

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Red flag warnings continue for portions of the eastern plains of Colorado Sunday, with dry and unseasonably warm temperatures expected to continue through the work week for most of the state.

Eastern Plains

Cheyenne, Kit Carson and Yuma counties are under a red flag warning until 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Northwest winds will be gusting up to 25 miles per hour, and the humidity could fall as low as eight percent, which could cause any fires that start to spread rapidly.

Colorado Sends Fire Engines to Support California Wildfires

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Colorado is sending 17 fire engines to support California wildfire operations. The request was made Tuesday through the National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System.

The engines and crews left the state Wednesday, and will support firefighting efforts in southern California. They are traveling to Chino, California, where they will then be assigned to specific locations and tasks. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control expects a second group of fire engines may also deploy to California later in the week.

Cold Front Coming to Colorado Later Sunday

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Sunday continues the recent trend of above-average temperatures, though a system moving later in the day will push temperatures closer to seasonal averages starting Monday and continuing at least through mid-week. While heavier snow will mainly be confined to northweast Colorado for now, it's a great time to brush up on your winter driving preparations.

Eastern Plains

Upper 60s are in store for the northeast and east central portions of the state Sunday, while the southeast will see low 70s.

Ask a Ranger – Tracking is a Fun and Challenging Winter Hobby

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Winter in Colorado, as we all know, means a hodge-podge of weather: snow, mud, wind and a lot of sunshine.

While Colorado's crazy winter weather makes it a challenge to dress appropriately each day, the muddy, snowy conditions actually are ideal for one of my favorite hobbies: looking for and identifying animal tracks.

Every animal leaves tracks, or something else, behind for us to discover. Looking for the clues and identifying them is fun.