Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced Friday (July 15, 2016) the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Pueblo, Colorado $1,031,960 to expand the Pueblo Convention Center. According to the EDA, the grant will "create 150 jobs and leverages $85 million in private investment."
By Chris Sorensen
Enjoy "cooler" weather while you can - Friday will only reach 90 before temperatures rise toward 100 for the week ahead. Severe thunderstorms with strong winds, large hail, and even some tornadoes are a possibility for Friday afternoon into the late evening.
Eastern Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties have the greatest potential to be impacted by storms Friday afternoon as high pressure shifts east into Colorado. Hail may reach two inches in diameter, and outflow wind gusts from storms could reach 60 miles per hour.
Law enforcement across Colorado were on heightened alert for impaired drivers over the Fourth of July weekend, citing 312 drivers during the latest The Heat Is On enforcement. The 312 citations are an increase from the 271 during last year's enforcement.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today approved three bills authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): legislation pertaining to the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Florissant Fossil Beds Monument as well as the Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act.
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the National Park Service has launched the Find Your Park campaign. The Park Service is inviting Americans to discover parks near them. With this in mind, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) in southeastern Colorado has partnered with Fort Larned National Historic Site (NHS) in western Kansas to link two national parks that share common bonds of turmoil during the Civil War and Indian Wars.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Friday ordered flags be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the victims of the attack in Dallas, Texas, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be lowered until sunset on July 12, 2016.
The full text of the president's proclamation:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 8, 2016
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN DALLAS TEXAS
By Chris Sorensen
A tornado warning was issued around 2:30 a.m. Friday for portions of south central Kiowa and northwest Prowers County.
Radar indicated a storm capable of producing large hail and tornadoes seven miles southeast of Queens reservoirs.
The warning expired about 30 minutes later, and no reports of damage had been received.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting public hearings in the counties of: Pueblo, Otero, Bent, and Prowers to provide the public opportunities to comment on the US 50 Corridor East Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The project recommends improvements on US 50, extending from Pueblo to the Kansas state line.
On June 10, 2016 a notice that the draft document was made available was published in the Federal Register informing the public that a 45-day public comment period.
(As transcribed by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administation)
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
Leave Fireworks to the Professionals