Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Wednesday to spend about $1.2 million over the next couple of years testing new technology designed to predict wildfires.
Colorado vacation promoters like to boast that Colorado has an average 300 days of sunshine a year, but that may be in jeopardy this year.
The Poudre River and South Platte River are running high and are expected to cause flooding in northeastern Colorado through the week.
As the rain continues to fall and the mountain snow melts, the water runs high along Bear Creek in Evergreen. At the dam water is spilling over as well.
Rain and snow from the latest Pacific storm to hit the West renewed the risk of flooding in Colorado on Tuesday while providing two seasons of fun for kayakers and skiers and some relief from the drought.
The threat of yet even more rain is not good news for areas already dealing with high water. Some already-swollen reservoirs are having trouble getting back below flood levels.
Spring storms that have been pounding the West hit northern Utah over the weekend, causing minor flooding and a rock slide, with more storms forecast this week here and in neighboring Colorado.
Communities along the South Platte River in Northeastern Colorado are protecting their homes from another round of rain.
Authorities have issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents around the Messex area in extreme northwest Washington County due to possible flooding.
Antique guns, Native American artifacts and pioneer-era tools are among the treasures being moved to higher ground as Coloradoans on the Eastern Plains prepare for possible flooding.