Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Tuesday, Sept. 11 in honor of those who lost their lives Sepember. 11, 2001. This also is in recognition of Patriot Day, which was designated by Congress in 2001.
Western Colorado experienced is sixth magnitude 2.5 or greater earthquake in just less than 10 days when a quake measuring 3.0 on the Richter Scale shook an area in Gunnison County 10 miles east of Panoia Sunday afternoon.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. at a depth of about two miles beneath the surface.
Bent County has recently been flooded with counterfeit bills. The Bent County Sheriff's Office is asking people to pay close attention to any $5, $10, $20 or $50 bills they receive.
Currency with the serial numbers listed below is likely to be counterfeit. Anyone spotting one of these bills is urged to contact local law enforcement. Do not attempt to use the counterfeit bills - doing so is a crime.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. President Donald J. Trump have ordered flags lowered to half-staff at public buildings until sunset Sunday, September 2 to honor Arizona Senator John McCain.
"John McCain dedicated his life to serving this country," said Governor Hickenlooper. "We (and the world) lost an incredible leader. He could never have imagined how much he'll be missed."
Rio Blanco County experienced its third earthquake in a day Saturday as a magnitude 3.4 quake shook an area approximately 50 miles north of Grand Junction.
The quake occurred at 4:42 a.m. and was about one mile beneath the surface. It was located about four miles southwest of a 4.3 earthquake that occurred Friday morning. That quake was the strongest of the year in Colorado so far. A magnitude 2.9 quake was also recorded in the area Friday by the United State Geological Survey.
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale was recorded in western Colorado overnight. The quake was centered in Rio Blanco County just a few miles from the location of an underground nuclear test site in the 1970s, and was one of four to occur in or near Colorado over the past 24 hours.
The United States Geological Survey reports that the earthquake occurred shortly after 4:00 a.m. in a sparsely populated area about 50 miles north of Grand Junction at a depth of more than three miles.