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High Winds are a Major Risk in Colorado During the Winter

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week continues through Saturday. Tuesday's article about winter watches, warnings and advisories can be found here.

The two main causes of high winds in Colorado during the cold season are the air pressure difference between strong low pressure and cold high-pressure systems, and Chinook winds developing across the front range and other eastern mountain ranges.

Hunting Tips – Moose or Elk – Be Sure of Your Target

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Reintroduced to Colorado more than 30 years ago, moose are thriving in many parts of the state. Unfortunately, almost every year hunters inadvertently shoot moose. During the last few years more than a dozen moose have been killed during each season by hunters who thought they were shooting elk. 

Elk hunters need to be sure to know the difference between these two ungulates. If a hunter without the proper license shoots a moose, the fine can be more than $1,000 and hunting privileges can be lost. 

Winter Watches, Warnings, and Advisories in Colorado

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week continues through Saturday. Monday's article about winter travel safety can be found here.

The National Weather Service will inform you about developing hazardous weather with outlooks, watches, warnings and advisories. Now is the time to find out what they mean, during this Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week.

If You’re Hunting, Leave the Drone At Home

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement and Public Safety Assistant Director Heather Dugan says CPW is seeing more cases of Colorado hunters illegally using drones.

"The bottom line is, if it's related to a hunt in any way, you can't do it," Dugan said. "For scouting, locating, anything. If they fly before they take an animal, they're illegal. If they use the drone to locate an animal they may have shot and wounded, they're illegal."

Pueblo National Weather Service Office Seeks Volunteers

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The National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado is looking for citizens who would like to volunteer to join its SKYWARN Weather Spotter Network. During the winter season, these citizen volunteers are primarily asked to report snow depth, and occurrences of ice, wind, and fog. During the warm season, spotters are asked to report severe weather conditions, such as large hail, damaging winds, tornados, etc. directly to the National Weather Service in Pueblo using a toll-free 800 telephone number.

$1.5 Million Awarded for Rural Colorado Businesses

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Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO-3), today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $1.5 million to support business growth in rural Colorado.

"These grants provide critical funding to assist rural communities with workforce development and job creation efforts," Bennet said. "We will continue our work with the EDA in Delta and Montrose counties to assist communities that are struggling with job losses in the coal industry."

Annual Colorado W.I.F.E. Convention Held in Lamar

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Colorado Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) held their annual state convention in Lamar, Colorado on October 6, 2017 at the Lamar Community Building. The convention business meeting began just after 1 pm with Colorado WIFE President Cathy Scherler, Sheridan Lake, Colorado, calling the meeting to order. Several members were in attendance and guest speaker Colorado State Representative HD 64 and WIFE member Kimmi Lewis from Kim, Colorado joined the meeting later on.

Hunters Can Expect Another Good Waterfowl Season

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Colorado hunters can expect another good waterfowl season in 2017-18, although CPW avian program leader Jim Gammonley said there are signs that duck numbers may start to see declines in the future due to drier conditions to the north. Waterfowl hunting opportunities in Colorado extend from mid-September teal seasons to light goose conservation seasons ending in April.