Colorado officials are updating the outlook for spring and summer water supplies as the mountain snowpack falls behind normal and wildfire danger increases.
The wildfire danger is high for the third straight day in much of eastern Colorado on Wednesday because of strong winds and low humidity.
Some places in Colorado are already preparing for wildfire season. Aspen is one such town, where local organizations are hoping to stop any disaster before it starts.
The Eightmile Fire near Canon City is a reminder of just how quickly things can change in Colorado. After weeks of heavy rain, hot dry weather is raising the chances of fire danger.
Boulder firefighters are patrolling neighborhoods on the western edge of the city to monitor wildfire danger and respond quickly if a fire is spotted.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is about to get his annual briefing about the risk of wildfires this summer in Colorado.
High winds and hot temperatures are expected across Colorado for the start of the Memorial Day weekend, raising renewed concerns about wildfires.