Drought conditions continued to evolve in Colorado this week, with improvements for north central counties, and extreme drought continuing to encroach on areas in the south.
The risk for rapidly spreading fires will be high across the eastern half of Colorado Wednesday and Thursday as dry and very warm conditions return to the region.
Veteran Lamar Community College Baseball coach Scott Crampton reached a big milestone over the weekend, winning the 1000th game of his coaching career.
Sunday, Runnin' Lopes Baseball hosted a doubleheader with Otero Junior College at Merchants' Park. The Lopes won the first game 4-1, to earn the 1000th win, but they didn't stop there. They celebrated with a sweep of the Rattlers by winning the second game 5-4, pushing Coach Crampton's win total to 1001.
One skier has died and another is injured following an avalanche that occurred just outside the Maroon Bowl near Aspen.
Each spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to bring attention to safety in work zones. This year, the Colorado Department of Transportation will recognize April 9-13 as work zone awareness week. CDOT joins transportation departments across the country supporting the awareness message and hosting events to honor those lost with a ceremony at CDOT's headquarters April 12.
A small earthquake occurred early Saturday morning in northwest Colorado.
According to the United States Geological Survey the quake, measuring 2.7 on the Richter Scale, happened shortly after 1:00 a.m. Saturday about 18 miles north of Glenwood Springs in Garfield county. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.7 miles.
Only one person has reported feeling the quake.
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Rivers and Creeks
Unaffiliated voters across Colorado may soon receive ballots for both the Republican and Democrat parties for the June primary election.
Proposition 108, passed by Colorado voters in 2016, allows voters who have not opted to affiliate with either of the two major political parties to vote in either - but not both - primary elections later this year. In the past, unaffiliated voters were required to join one of the parties in order to vote in the primary, though they had the option to return to unaffiliated status or switch to another party following the election.