Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide until sunset Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to honor the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas, and as proclaimed by President Trump.
Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in commemoration of the Memorial Day Holiday with a free guided walk Saturday, May 26, at 10:00 a.m. The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise attack by Colorado (US) Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. Join Park Guide John Launius for this free guided tour, which discusses one of this nation's most profound tragedies.
An investigation is underway following a bear attack on a child that occurred over night near Grand Junction in Mesa County.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers interviewed the five-year-old girl's mother. She said she heard screaming around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, and discovered a black bear dragging her daughter away. The bear dropped the child when her mother started screaming at the animal. She believes her daughter went outside after hearing noises, thinking it was her dog.
Nearly one-third of Colorado remains within the two worst categories of drought as portions of the southwest corner shift from extreme to exceptional drought.
Exceptional drought, the worst category, has been impacting all of Montezuma, much of La Plata and portions of Dolores and Archuleta counties since April. With the latest update, the remainder of Dolores county moved to exceptional, along with much of San Miguel and parts of San Juan and Montrose counties.
While drought conditions across most of Colorado were stable, southern Colorado saw an expansion of exceptional drought.
Conditions in Las Animas, Huerfano, Custer, Saguache, Alamosa, and Costilla counties moved into the most severe category, joining the southwest corner of the state.
After a quiet week, high fire danger resumes in Colorado Sunday and Monday.
Over 18 tons of beef products have been recalled due to possible contamination with staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Pinnacle Foods, Inc, of Fort Madison, Iowa, is making the recall of the heat-treated, shelf stable products due to a potential "processing deviation" that may have led to contamination. There are no confirmed reports of illness.