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Lynn Fagerberg of Fagerberg Farms talks with CBS4's Ty Brennan (credit: CBS)

Recent Moisture A Godsend For Farmers, But Is It Enough?

Farming is big business in Colorado and spring planting is just around the corner. After a dry winter recent moisture has been a godsend, but farmers are still worried about this year’s water supply.

03/12/2013

Snowpack

Latest Snowstorm Didn’t Halt The Drought, But It Will Help Farmers A Bit

Sunday’s snowstorm dumped close to a foot of snow across the Front Range, but that barely put a dent in our severe ongoing drought.

02/26/2013

Sen. Mark Udall at the meeting (credit: CBS)

Udall Meets With High Country Fire Chiefs To Prepare For Wildfire Season

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.

02/10/2013

Mountain snow (credit: CBS)

Major Winter Storm Moves Into Western Colorado

A vigorous winter storm is moving across western Colorado.

01/28/2013

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Extraordinary Snowfall Needed To Relieve Drought

When his drought-stricken Nebraska farm was blanketed with several inches of snow, Tom Schwarz welcomed the moisture. But it wasn’t nearly enough.

01/02/2013

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Better News From Winter’s First Snowpack Survey

Scientists say recent winter storms could be a sign of a bounce back after a dry start to the season.

12/31/2012

A child sledding in Fort Collins on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Not A Lot Of Snow In Northern Colorado, But Every Little Bit Helps

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.

12/19/2012

Firefighters clear brush inside Rocky Mountain National Park near the Fern Lake Fire area on Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Wildfires In December Put A Strain On Resources

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.

12/04/2012

CBS4's Ty Brennan talks with Water Conservation Coordinator Ruth Quade (credit: CBS)

Greeley Asks Residents To Halt Watering Lawns On Oct. 1

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.

09/21/2012

Horsetooth Reservoir on Monday (credit: CBS)

Dwindling Horsetooth Reservoir Water Level Hurts Marina

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.

09/03/2012

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