Largest Earthquake in Colorado this Year Strikes Las Animas County Saturday

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Las Animas was the site of another earthquake Saturday evening according to the United States Geological Survey.

The 4.0 quake, as measured on the Richter Scale, occurred at about 4:45 p.m. as was centered about 68 miles south of Pueblo at a depth of three miles. The earthquake was downgraded slightly from the original 4.1 report.

An hour after the earthquake occurred, 30 people had reporting feeling the shaking, however damages and injuries had not been reported.

Wind Chill Advisory Sunday for Eastern Counties – Download Free Wind Chill Chart

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The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory beginning at 11:00 p.m. Sunday, continuing through 9:00 a.m. Monday. In Colorado, Baca, Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, and Yuma counties will be under the advisory, as will border counties in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Bitter Cold Coming to the Eastern Plains this Weekend – High Fire Danger Friday

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Unlike the eastern plains, temperatures will be noticeably warmer over the coming days for the western half of the state; however, conditions will also favor increased fire danger for parts of the southern mountains. Welcome to December in Colorado!

Eastern Plains

Look for a pleasantly warm Friday across the plains - but don't get too comfortable. Highs will be below freezing Friday night until at least Tuesday for most of the region, and overnight lows will drop below zero Sunday and Monday nights in some areas.

Increased DUI Patrols Begin Friday

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For many, the new year marks a time for self-improvement, reflection and growth. For those who decide to drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, it could mean jail time, steep fines and other penalties. From December 29 to January 2, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will increase DUI enforcement to keep our roadways safe from impaired drivers during New Year's weekend celebrations. 

3.0 Earthquake Southwest of Trinidad Wednesday

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The United States Geological Survey recorded an earthquake in Las Animas county at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. It was centered 27 miles southwest of Trinidad.

The quake, measuring 3.0 on the Richter Scale, occurred at a depth of 3.1 miles. A week ago, a 3.4 earthquake occurred about 20 miles north of the area, which regularly experiences such minor quakes.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

Prepare Now for Winter Driving Safety

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Storms are becoming more frequent as winter weather sets in, so it is time to ensure your car, truck or SUV is ready for driving as conditions change for the season.

Tires are a critical part of safe winter driving. Tire tread should be at least 1/8 inch deep. You can check your tires using a quarter - insert the quarter into the tread with George Washington's head pointed toward the center of the tire. If you can see the top of his head, your tires will not provide enough traction should be replaced.