Gulf of Mexico
Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.
The fire danger remains high to very high across much of the state. Because of the danger more areas are imposing fire bans.
Hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University play an important role during a big storm, such as Hurricane Isaac.
Former Colorado politician Tom Strickland has joined a law firm that is defending BP for its involvement in a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.