People living the Arkansas Valley will have a new way to travel to Pueblo and other areas along the Front Range beginning next week.
"A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit" Proverbs 15:13
On Christmas Eve, the Haswell United Methodist Church was packed with local folk and many visitors that I didn't recognize. How heartwarming it was to sing and worship with family and friends and to recognize that when Jesus was born and that He lived for 33 years, then died on the cross for us and arose from the tomb three days later...just a prophesied. Now believers in Him can look forward to Heaven.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings until sunset Tuesday in honor of Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish.
Parrish, 29, died in the line of duty Sunday of injuries sustained while responding to an incident in Highlands Ranch.
Parrish has been with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for seven months. Before joining the Sheriff's Office, he worked for the Castle Rock Police Department.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
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Las Animas was the site of another earthquake Saturday evening according to the United States Geological Survey.
The 4.0 quake, as measured on the Richter Scale, occurred at about 4:45 p.m. as was centered about 68 miles south of Pueblo at a depth of three miles. The earthquake was downgraded slightly from the original 4.1 report.
An hour after the earthquake occurred, 30 people had reporting feeling the shaking, however damages and injuries had not been reported.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory beginning at 11:00 p.m. Sunday, continuing through 9:00 a.m. Monday. In Colorado, Baca, Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, and Yuma counties will be under the advisory, as will border counties in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.
While large portions of the northeast plains of Colorado will remain below the freezing mark Saturday, mountain and foothill areas from Boulder to the Colorado-New Mexico state line will see 50s and 60s, and a risk for fire returns.
Unlike the eastern plains, temperatures will be noticeably warmer over the coming days for the western half of the state; however, conditions will also favor increased fire danger for parts of the southern mountains. Welcome to December in Colorado!
Look for a pleasantly warm Friday across the plains - but don't get too comfortable. Highs will be below freezing Friday night until at least Tuesday for most of the region, and overnight lows will drop below zero Sunday and Monday nights in some areas.