The cycle of summertime thunderstorms is a crucial part of the climate in eastern Colorado.
A tornado has struck in Prowers County in southeast Colorado.
Five tornadoes ripped through southeastern Colorado, leaving several communities to clean up in the aftermath of the unexpected twisters.
Power lines are down, several structures are damaged and there are some minor injuries in Southeastern Colorado after weather officials say three tornadoes touched down overnight.
A proposed water pipeline from Lamar to Elbert County is raising concerns over depleting water in the Arkansas River and losing irrigated farmland.
Federal officials have declared a drought-related disaster in southeast Colorado, making farmers and ranchers eligible for emergency help.