After years of work, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today secured a long-term fire funding fix in the omnibus spending bill being considered in Congress this week to end fire borrowing and improve how the federal government pays to fight wildfires.
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado (FCSC), a rural lending cooperative serving southern Colorado, will distribute a $3.75 million cash patronage to its customer owners.
Nearly $33 million has been returned to stockholders over the last 10 years.
As a Farm Credit of Southern Colorado borrower, customers become a member of a cooperative - a business that is owned and controlled by those who use its services. As a cooperative, FCSC can return a portion of its profits to its members, the owners, in the form of a patronage refund.
For the fourth consecutive day, portions of southeast Colorado will be under a red flag warning due to the high risk of fire across the region, while several inches of snow are expected elsewhere in the state.
Two male juveniles have been arrested for alleged threats against Niwot High School that occurred in mid-February.
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office received Safe 2 Tell reports February 16 in which a 16-year-old male, who has not been identified, made statements and released a video related to a school shooting in Florida. Other students at the school were concerned and made reports to authorities.
Bayer is recalling a portion of its popular Alka-Seltzer Plus line of cold and flu relief products after it was discovered that ingredients in the medication may not match those listed on the package. Additionally, ingredients listed on a sticker on the front of the box may differ from those printed on the back of the carton.
DUI Enforcement Begins Friday
Despite the official end of winter still days away, fire risk continues across southeast Colorado Friday and Saturday.
Dry conditions persisted in Colorado over the past week, resulting in a significant expansion of extreme drought in the southeast corner of the state - a further deterioration from the severe drought that grew across the area last week.
Fire danger is in the rise again for southern Colorado, along with southwest Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, northwest Texas and eastern New Mexico.