One Colorado senator wants air tankers to be a more frequent sight during the wildfire season in Colorado and throughout the West, but as of right now, Washington red tape is holding it up.
A vigorous winter storm is moving across western Colorado.
When his drought-stricken Nebraska farm was blanketed with several inches of snow, Tom Schwarz welcomed the moisture. But it wasn’t nearly enough.
Scientists say recent winter storms could be a sign of a bounce back after a dry start to the season.
Overnight some areas of Northern Colorado received anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of snow. Although that may not sound like a whole lot of precipitation, researchers at Colorado State University say any little bit helps.
Snowpack throughout Colorado is well below normal for this time of year and the fire season is extending into the holidays. That’s proving to be quite a challenge for wildfire managers.
Things are still dry along the Front Range and even though the summer is just about over the city of Greeley is asking people to voluntarily stop watering their lawns beginning Oct. 1.
Colorado is wrapping up one of the driest summers ever. August was the fourth driest on record and water levels at reservoirs across the state are down dramatically.
State monitors say Colorado’s snowpack is almost gone.
The town of Frisco is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water.