If you have plans to be near rivers and streams in the high country this weekend, play close attention to the weather.
Severe storms that rolled through Colorado on Wednesday brought tornadoes, hail and heavy rain. That rain caused major flooding in Commerce City including city hall and a popular park.
Colorado’s Front Range saw its first round of severe weather this season on Wednesday, and some people living in the areas clobbered by last year’s flooding are getting nervous.
Lawmakers are trying to agree on last-minute changes to a proposal that would give a property tax break to residents affected by massive Colorado flooding and wildfires last year.
People who lost their homes and businesses during historic Colorado floods and wildfires last year may still get some relief on their property taxes, but it’ll be smaller than initially expected.
Spring melt is causing concerns in the mountains as creeks and rivers start to rise.
A flash flood develops rapidly, sometimes in as little as a few minutes.
Wednesday and Thursday’s snow was enough to have water running high in Boulder and the University of Colorado is preparing for the flood season by making sure a warning system is working.
Snowpack in some of Colorado’s high country is the highest seen in decades.
Colorado’s public schools and colleges are getting hundreds of millions to make up for budget cuts in next year’s proposed budget, and with the economy on the upswing, there’s money left over to save for a rainy day.