Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags across the state lowered to half-staff in honor of Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm, who died Wednesday night after being shot by while responding to a disturbance call.
Portions of southeast and south central Colorado will be at an elevated risk for rapidly spreading wildfires Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning, set to start at 9:00 a.m., for Prowers, Baca, Las Animas, Huerfano, Custer and Fremont counties. Portions of Costilla, Alamosa, Saguache, and El Paso counties are also impacted. The warning is expected to continue until 5:00 p.m.
The suspect in the murder of a Bent County woman has been captured in Peoria, Illinois, after a nationwide bulletin was issued for his arrest.
While drought conditions were largely unchanged in Colorado after six weeks of rapid deterioration, severe drought expanded into southeast Colorado.
[Updated to reflect the closures of Interstate 70 and US Highway 36, along with watch and warning updates.] A winter storm stretching from Colorado to the Great Lakes is bringing snow, wind and colder temperatures across the area.
Colorado law enforcement agencies will be boosting DUI enforcement for the end of January with increased officers on duty and saturation patrols starting Friday. For 10 days, 119 law enforcement agencies statewide will dedicate additional resources to apprehending drivers who get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol, cannabis or other drugs.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset Monday, January 22, in honor of Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin.
Golin, 34, died in the line of duty January 1, of injuries sustained from small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Golin was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.
He is survived by his parents and daughter.
Temperatures across the eastern plains of Colorado will approach records before a winter storm moves in to much of the state for the weekend.
Highs across the plains will feel like spring Friday as the northern quarter of the state sees temperatures in the 60s, while southeast Colorado will be in the 70s.
From the Extension Agent's Desk
I just wanted to pass along some information concerning the new tax bill and how it affects farmers. The following information came from our Ag Business Management Specialist Jeff Tranel. Hopefully you find it useful. There are, of course, still a lot of questions.