Three tornadoes and hail up to 2.5 inches was recorded in Colorado Saturday.
El Paso County
Tornado warning issued near Burlington in Kit Carson County, Colorado. Tornado confirmed by the NWS over the town.
Repairs slated for the Crystal Creek Reservoir dam prompt Colorado Parks and Wildlife to issue an emergency fish salvage order.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff September 17 to honor U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Diobanjo Sanagustin, was died September 4 in Afghanistan supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Sanagustin, 32, is survived by his wife, son, and parents. He was assigned to B Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.
Due to lower water levels in Rampart Reservoir and related safety concerns, the management partners of the reservoir site will close the boat ramp and watercraft inspection station for the remainder of the season, starting at 5 p.m., Sunday, July 15.
Management partners include Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the U.S. Forest Service. The decreased water levels in Rampart Reservoir are affecting the operability and safety of the boat ramp for launching and loading trailered/motorized boats.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking the public for help solving a rash of wildlife harassment cases involving animals shot with blow darts.
Ducks, rabbits, Canada geese, squirrels and other animals have been the targets of blow darts recently in the Colorado Springs area. In some cases, the darts injured the animals. But at least one rabbit has died from its injury.
The Elbert County Sheriff's Office has announced the names of two men who were found shot to death Thursday at a home near Simla.
Luis Suarez, 30, of El Paso County, was found dead outside the home located in the 30000 block of Highway 24. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the torso.
Christina Gillette Randle, a first-grade teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary, was named the 2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year today in a surprise announcement by Dr. Katy Anthes, Colorado's Commissioner of Education, at a school assembly.