As summer draws to a close, the state health department is reminding Coloradans to continue protecting themselves from mosquito bites to avoid the West Nile virus. There have been six human cases of the virus reported in Colorado far this year, and mosquito pools in multiple counties have tested positive for the virus.
Employers in Colorado added 3,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,648,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 100 and government increased 3,500.
The 2017 Colorado Hay Directory, published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, is now available.
"This annual publication connects Colorado hay producers with buyers across the state and nation," said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "It is a valuable resource for horse and livestock owners."
For the fifth year, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee is accepting applications from Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters around the state as part of its Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program.
The deadline to apply is November 15.
The Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program assists FFA chapters in Colorado on projects that lack funding in their school's budget.
Traffic going to Wyoming and Nebraska for Monday viewing is expected to be very heavy through the weekend
The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing everything it can to ensure folks who are driving to Wyoming or Nebraska to view the totality of the solar eclipse on Monday are safe and will all be able to get where they are going.
CDOT Provides 20% Discount on BACtrack Breathalyzers
In July, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are joining forces under The Heat Is On campaign to conduct a nearly three-week DUI enforcement beginning Aug. 18 to Sept. 5.
After a day that saw reports of heavy rain, flooding and two-inch hail in parts of northern Colorado, along with at least one tornado warning in Washington county, severe thunderstorm potential will extend to all the eastern border counties Sunday.
In 2004, Colorado enacted a renewable energy standard (RES), which has informed energy diversification by requiring Colorado utilities to increase their share of electricity from renewable sources. Each investor-owned utility must achieve 30% renewable generation by 2020, and for one utility, a single project recently played a crucial role to keep them on target to meet Colorado's RES.
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold three town hall meetings on Tuesday, August 15thin Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Lakewood.
Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The events are open to the public.
COLORADO SPRINGS TOWN HALL
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, August 7 by offering free entrance at all 41 state parks. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition. Although the state celebrated its 141 birthday August 1, state parks are only offering free entrance on August 7.