The first weekend of spring starts off with high fire danger spanning five states, including Colorado.
Two male juveniles have been arrested for alleged threats against Niwot High School that occurred in mid-February.
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office received Safe 2 Tell reports February 16 in which a 16-year-old male, who has not been identified, made statements and released a video related to a school shooting in Florida. Other students at the school were concerned and made reports to authorities.
While the end of winter is over a week away, Colorado continues to see increases in drought and high fire risk.
A red flag warning for high fire danger will be in effect as early as 11:00 a.m. Friday for eastern Larimer, northern Weld and all of Logan, Yuma, Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties. Northwest winds are expected to gust as high as 40 miles per hours as humidity drops below 15 percent. High temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 60s for the day. Neighboring counties in Kansas will experience similar conditions.
A search is underway for two men who escaped from the Conejos County Jail Friday.
After a short reprieve, elevated fire risk is returning to eastern Colorado to close the week.
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.