Conditions Report - Statewide
Rivers and Creeks
Rivers and Creeks
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a man struck by lightning while camping at Ruby Gulch Saturday afternoon.
According to BCSO, an emergency call came in around 2:30 p.m. in which a woman reported that her boyfriend had been struck while he was standing next to their tent. They were camping near Forest Service Road 328E in Boulder County.
As fires scorched more than 200,000 acres in Colorado, drought conditions deteriorated for part of the state.
Abnormally dry conditions expanded in western Larimer county, while moderate drought returned to northern Routt County, along with smaller portions of Moffat and Jackson counties.
Conditions in the remainder of the state remained stable, with more than one-third of Colorado in extreme over exceptional conditions, the two worst catagories.
A photo of a salmon fillet held to a tree with black electrical tape made it obvious to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer Bob Carochi that a poacher was illegally baiting and killing bears in his district.
Hormel Food Corp. is recalling 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may contain pieces of metal.
Metal 12-ounce cans of SPAM Classic and Black Label Luncheon Loaf are subject to the recall.
The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office says a man found in a field southeast of Eads is facing numerous charges.
Deputies were summoned Wednesday to a location near County Roads E and 46.5 south of Nee Noshe Reservoir about a report of a man lying in a field. There they found Brian Mason of Lamar, who was transported by ambulance to Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Eads.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper visited the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Kiowa County Wednesday to pay respects to those who died in the 1864 attack led by Colorado U.S. Volunteer Cavalry led by Colonel John Chivington. Peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho native Americans were camped at the location and received assurances they would not be harmed. Instead, Chivington's attack left 230 people dead, more than half of whom were women and children.
A small earthquake was recorded Sunday evening just across Colorado's southern border with New Mexico
The quake, measuring 2.7 on the Richter Scale, occurred just after 5:00 p.m. at a depth of about five miles beneath the surface according to the United States Geological Survey. It was centered 100 miles southwest of Pueblo in a sparsely populated area of New Mexico.
The USGS has not received any citizen reports of feeling the earthquake.