In western states, including Colorado, an opinion poll shows that voters broadly support public lands and outdoor access.
Areas of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are under a severe thunderstorm watch Monday afternoon.
Desert locations are likely to have the most brutal conditions, surpassing 110 degrees Fahrenheit for several days this week in places like Phoenix and Needles, California. Death Valley is forecast to reach 120 F one or more times in the coming week. Expect a warm week in drought-plagued southwest Colorado, too.
The potential for severe weather has promoted a severe thunderstorm watch and a flash flood watch for portions of southeast Colorado.
Pregnant Native American women were singled out for COVID-19 testing based on their race and ZIP code, clinicians say. While awaiting results, some mothers were separated from their newborns, depriving them of the immediate contact doctors recommend.
The National Weather Service is predicting another round of winter weather for southeast Colorado Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning.
Parts of six states, including Colorado, are under a severe thunderstorm watch August 23, 2019.
A small earthquake was recorded Sunday evening just across Colorado's southern border with New Mexico
The quake, measuring 2.7 on the Richter Scale, occurred just after 5:00 p.m. at a depth of about five miles beneath the surface according to the United States Geological Survey. It was centered 100 miles southwest of Pueblo in a sparsely populated area of New Mexico.
The USGS has not received any citizen reports of feeling the earthquake.