A fire weather watch that had been announced Saturday for 14 southeast Colorado counties has been upgraded to a red flag warning.
The United States Geological Survey recorded a relatively minor earthquake near Trinidad in Las Animas county Saturday night.
The quake measured 3.6 on the Richter scale, and was located 18 miles west of Trinidad at a depth of about three miles. Two hours after it occurred, only four people had reported feeling the quake.
The location is just outside the southwest boundary of the Spanish Peaks State Wildlife area.
The risk for fire Monday will be elevated across a number of southeast Colorado counties.
Lamar Community College has named Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen as the next Vice President for Academic and Student Services. Dr. Schlotterhausen, who is currently serving as the Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota, will assume her role at LCC on April 16, 2018.
Signs are being installed along roadways across Colorado to honor State Patrol members who have died in the line of duty.
Conditions Report - Statewide
Rivers and Creeks
The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 960,000 head as of February 1, 2018. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from January 1, 2018, but up 7 percent from February 1, 2017. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 185,000 head
After some improvement in drought conditions last week for northeast Colorado, extreme drought has entered the southwest part of the state.
Park rangers get all kinds of questions from the millions of visitors Colorado Parks and Wildlife receives each year at our 41 state parks.
A good portion of my work each day involves answering those questions, which range from simple requests for directions to advice on hiking, camping or boating to inquiries about the history of a park. (I even end every Ranger Station by inviting questions from readers.)
We also get our share of silly questions such as: "Why do you let snakes live here?"