across Colorado

CDOT Director Stepping Down

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced Shailen Bhatt will be leaving his role as Executive Director of the Department of Transportation (CDOT).

"Shailen's innovation and drive has pushed the Department of Transportation to work tirelessly to stand up a transportation network that can meet the needs of Colorado," said Governor John Hickenlooper. "We wish him the best and can only say 'watch out' as he brings his expertise and creativity to a new set of challenges."

Hunting Tips – Poaching is a Constant Problem

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Poaching continues to be a major issue in Colorado. Some national studies indicate that poachers kill almost as many animals as legitimate hunters do during legal seasons.  

If poachers kill even half that number each year, the problem is serious because they are stealing game from licensed hunters, robbing businesses and taxpayers of revenues generated by hunting, and depriving us all of a valuable resource--our wildlife. And it's not just game animals that poachers steal - they also kill threatened, endangered and non-game species. 

Cold and Snow Coming Later this Week?

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Typical fall weather starts the week across most of Colorado, though a change is possible heading into next weekend.

Eastern Plains

A cold front is on track to impact eastern Colorado Thursday night into Friday, and may bring snow to at least part of the plains. It's a bit early to be confident in the potential, so keep an eye out for forecast updates.

Hunting Tips – Big Game Options in Colorado

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Deer and elk are the most commonly hunted species in Colorado. But hunters also go to the high country to pursue other magnificent big game animals: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bears, moose and mountain lions. 

The numbers of these animals in the state are significantly lower than deer and elk, so licenses are few and difficult to get. But those who obtain a license can look forward to a high-quality hunting experience. 

Bighorn Sheep 

Winter Weather Week in Review - Preparedness in Colorado

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week concludes today. Throughout the week, KiowaCountyPress.net has been running daily safety and preparedness tips. Friday's article about avalanche safety can be found here, and each article throughout the week contains a link to the previous day's preparedness information.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado this winter season, but watch the weather.

Warm and Dry Conditions for Colorado this Winter

MAP Temperature Outlook - October 2017

As another La Nina weather pattern becomes a stronger possibility, forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center - part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which also oversee the National Weather Service - have revealed their thoughts about the coming winter season.

There is a 55 to 65 percent chance that La Nina conditions will develop, in which ocean waters become cooler than normal.