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Colorado Parks Closing Shorelines at Blue Lake, John Martin

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking visitors to John Martin and Adobe Creek (Blue Lake) Reservoirs for help in protecting two rare shorebirds that nest in Colorado.

As in previous years, parks and wildlife managers will be closing access to some shoreline areas to protect the nests of Least Terns and Piping Plovers. The closures will run from early April through mid-August.

Understanding Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

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By NWS Staff

When the National Weather Service sees the potential for severe weather, a stream of weather information flows from our forecast offices to you.

Each National Weather Service forecast office has a web site, a Facebook page, and a Twitter feed where you can find vital Information highlighting upcoming weather hazards. The hazardous weather outlook, a text product, highlights weather hazards seven days in advance.

Weather Outlook – Rain and Snow Start Thursday Evening

National Weather Map for April 28, 2016

An upper low pressure system will be lifting into the Four Corners area tonight bringing heavy snow to the mountains and rain across the eastern plains of Colorado.

Mountain areas could see up to two feet of snow, while 1-2 inches of rain is expected across Kiowa County overnight Thursday into the evening Friday. Baca and Las Animas Counties could see supercell thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. The potential for isolated showers continues through Monday evening before a drying trend starts Tuesday.

Grief Assistance Available

By Connie Brase, MA

Many of us have the idea that the only time we grieve is when a loved one, an integral part of our lives, passes away. Grief is a normal response of sorrow,

emotion, and confusion from loss; it is a natural part of life.

However, ANY loss of something important to our lives can throw us into that complicated emotion.

Traumatic events include the loss of a close pet; loss of a job; loss of good health due to an illness. Even moving can be traumatic; we may be excited about going to

Semi-finalists for Lamar Community College President Named

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The national search for a president for Lamar Community College began in March 2016.   A search committee comprised of college, community and system representatives has been working to screen and conduct preliminary interviews of applicants in order to identify those most suited to be considered for the role of president.  Current President John Marrin will be retiring from LCC on July 31, 2016.

Ordway, Fowler and La Junta to Host 5th Annual Pedal the Plains Tour

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, The Denver Post Community Foundation and presenting sponsor Viaero Wireless have announced the route for the 2016 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. Now in its fifth year, an estimated 1,000 riders will spin through southeast Colorado covering 151 miles over the course of 3 days. From September 16-18, participants will visit the host communities of Ordway, Fowler and La Junta, while touring a number of scenic, historical and agricultural stops along the way.