Beginning December 9, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists will assess deer and elk populations by taking low-altitude helicopter flights in southeast Colorado, west of Interstate 25.
Fire danger across the eastern plains of Colorado is high Friday as strong winds rush across the region.
A small plane that was making an approach to the Lincoln County Airport clipped a transmission line near Limon, resulting in a power outage affecting portions of eastern Colorado.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, the plane was making its approach shortly before 8:00 p.m. Thursday when the power line was severed. The pilot attempted to land the plane at the Limon airport, but crash-landed nearby.
The pilot escaped with minor injuries, and was found walking around the area when emergency crews arrived.
Flags will be lowered to half-staff Thursday in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be at half-staff until sunset Thursday.
The day marks 76 years since more than 2,400 people died in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Japan. The attack prompted the United States to enter World War II.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was established in 1994, however it is not a federal holiday.
After a thorough review of the best-available scientific and commercial information, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced that the white-tailed prairie dog is not currently in danger of extinction and is not likely to become in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future. Consequently, the Service has released a 12-month finding stating that the species is not warranted for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) at this time.
Sunday continues the recent trend of above-average temperatures, though a system moving later in the day will push temperatures closer to seasonal averages starting Monday and continuing at least through mid-week. While heavier snow will mainly be confined to northweast Colorado for now, it's a great time to brush up on your winter driving preparations.
Upper 60s are in store for the northeast and east central portions of the state Sunday, while the southeast will see low 70s.
An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale struck the Salida area in Fremont county Thursday afternoon according to the United States Geological Survey.