Denver Parks and Recreation is closing its grass fields for sports including soccer until April 1. (credit: CBS)

Denver Limits Sports Fields Access Due To Drought

As drought conditions linger, Denver Parks and Recreation is closing its grass fields for sports including soccer until April 1.


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Drought Relief For Farmers In 43 Colorado Counties

Thirty of Colorado’s 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat.


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Extraordinary Snowfall Needed To Relieve Drought

When his drought-stricken Nebraska farm was blanketed with several inches of snow, Tom Schwarz welcomed the moisture. But it wasn’t nearly enough.


George Garmany took this photo of "White Christmas in Boulder" on Dec. 25.

Despite Snow, Colorado’s Drought Outlook Uncertain

The outlook for a major change in Colorado’s drought is uncertain even though holiday storms have improved the mountain snowpack, a climate researcher said Thursday.


Carolyn Mickelson from the Daniels Ridge neighborhood in Castle Pines sent in this photo of a bear on Aug. 19, 2012.

Clashes With Bears Spike Sharply In 2012

In his 38 years in wildlife management, Perry Will has never seen a bear season like 2012.


The Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park (credit: RMNP)

December Wildfires Should Mean January Policy

A major wildfire in December has given every Coloradan pause, and it should give our elected leaders focus and determination to address the problems that are making these fires worse.


Arapahoe Basin (credit: CBS)

Drought Likely Affecting A-Basin Snowmaking

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is coping with low stream flows that are affecting snowmaking.


North Teller Lake in Boulder County is nearly dried up. (credit: CBS)

Low Water Level In Boulder County Lakes Is A Concern

Despite a rain and snow mix that swept into Colorado Wednesday night, the state remains in a drought until significant moisture is received. That’s putting a drain on the state’s natural resources.


Frisco Marina at Lake Dillon (credit: CBS)

Frisco Marina Casualty Of Drought, Low Water Levels

Dillon Reservoir is down about 18 feet from normal water levels. The biggest casualty of the low levels is the Frisco Marina where 900 feet of dock needs to be moved nearly every day.



Drought Expected To Affect Waterfowl Hunters

Drought conditions have affected waterfowl habitat on the Eastern Plains so much that hunters may have to work harder to find ducks and geese this fall and winter.





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