DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43... more »
DENVER (AP) - State officials say more than 3 feet of new snow that's fallen in the high country has increased the probability of large avalanches. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the storm that moved across the state on Friday and Saturday fell on weak layers of snow. Human-triggered... more »
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a Smoke Health Advisory for Southwestern Colorado. This advisory will be valid from 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 until 2 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011. Cities in this area include but are not limited to, Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Telluride,... more »
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A possible name change for a college in Grand Junction has another western Colorado school concerned about identity theft. The Daily Sentinel reported Friday that six of the new names being considered by Mesa State College include the words "west" or "western."
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Colorado State Troopers say that an 11 year old girl was seriously injured along with 7 others who were on board a church bus from Texas that rolled along Highway 114 west of Gunnison.
The group from Trinity United Methodist Church in Denton, Texas was headed to Crested Butte... more »
Federal wildlife officials say the Gunnison sage-grouse should be protected but there aren't enough resources to do so now.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that there is sufficient data to propose threatened or endangered status for the Gunnison sage grouse, which lives in southwest Colorado and... more »
Authorities have identified the man killed in a plane crash in western Colorado. The Gunnison County coroner said 39-year-old William Michael Fritts of Osceola, Mo., died in the crash Sunday morning near Marble, 125 miles west of Denver.
Fritts was flying the Beech G35 when it crashed. Two women... more »
Colorado has been ramping-up its solar and wind energy projects over the past several years--geothermal could be next.
The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public until June 24 to submit comments on a proposal to lease land in southeastern Gunnison County for geothermal energy development.
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The Colorado Division of Wildlife is taking more steps to shore up the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep herd north of Gunnison. Wildlife biologists are exploring whether to move sheep into the Taylor River area, where herd numbers have dwindled in recent years because of disease. In March, three pregnant ewes... more »
Wildlife officers have transferred 62 pronghorn captured on private property near Pueblo to the Gunnison basin to boost the population in Colorado's Western Slope. In late February, a low-flying helicopter and about 100 Colorado Division of Wildlife biologists, staff and volunteers rounded up the animals from an area near Pueblo... more »