Though summer doesn't officially end until September 22, fall colors are already beginning to appear across the State of Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites you to plan your fall excursions, making the most of those fleeting fall colors. Whether you are looking for wildlife viewing, picturesque hiking trails or a scenic foliage drives, Colorado has got it all.
Threatening weather didn't deter a team of six Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists as they fanned out last week across 850 acres of Gary and Georgia Walker's cattle ranch in Pueblo County to distribute plague vaccine hidden inside peanut butter pellets.
Several of the biologists walked miles of transects across active prairie dog colonies where black-footed ferrets have been reintroduced, hand-tossing a pellet every eight yards, while a couple rode ATVs equipped with mechanical pellet shooters.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Tuesday, Sept. 11 in honor of those who lost their lives Sepember. 11, 2001. This also is in recognition of Patriot Day, which was designated by Congress in 2001.
Additional parts have been ordered for an ongoing refurbishment project of the National Weather Service radar site at Pueblo
The site was removed from service Wednesday morning, allowing technicians to replace original breakers and cables with new, modern fuses and cables that are expected to extend the useful life of the site for another decade. Similar upgrades are taking place across the NWS network of radar sites.
Conditions Report - Statewide
The Colorado Department of Agriculture's State Veterinarian's Office is continuing their investigation into a Weld County horse that tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in late August. With the help of records from CDA's Brands Division and Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory, the State Veterinarian's Office has determined that approximately 240 horses have been on the quarantined premises during the same time as the index positive animal. Approximately 100 of these horses were sent to 20 other states across the country and steps are being taken to lo
"Fair weather" takes on a welcome meaning in Kiowa County through Sunday as temperatures remain pleasant, with just a hint of fall in the air.
Drought conditions continued to improve across a large part of Baca County, and portions of Prowers, eastern Las Animas and the southeast corner of Bent County.
It was a different story for western Montrose and most of Ouray counties, where conditions continued to deteriorate. In both cases, exceptional drought - the worst category - overtook extreme conditions that had been in place for months.
Technicians are expected to begin refurbishment work on the National Weather Service's Pueblo radar site Wednesday morning to replace original breakers and cables with new, modern fuses and cables.
The nation's weather radar network is undergoing a series of upgrades and replacements intended to extend the useful life of sites for another decade or more.