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1 year 6 months ago

Drought relief for farmers in 43 Colorado counties

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...

2 years 2 months ago

Drought meetings start for Summit County

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - Summit County officials are seeking options to deal with a severe drought. County officials are holding a meeting Tuesday after the National Integrated Drought Information System declared a severe drought in Summit County and the Colorado River Basin. The meeting is sponsored by the Colorado River...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Summer snow at the summit

It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up. The Eldred family,...

3 years 1 month ago

Snow closes Pikes Peak Highway

With as much as four inches of snow falling the summit of Pikes Peak, highway rangers closed the final nine miles of road today out of a concern for driver safety. The Cog Railway is still carrying passengers to top, but many visitors can be found rifling through the clothing...

3 years 9 months ago

Rep. Polis introduces wilderness bill

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has introduced a bill to protect land in Colorado's mountains. The bill involves nearly 166,000 acres in Summit and Eagle counties. Polis says it was introduced late Wednesday night. The land would be designated as wilderness or special protection areas.

3 years 10 months ago

Gov. Bill Ritter in Pueblo today

Gov. Bill Ritter will visit Vestas Towers plant in Pueblo this morning, where he'll discuss Colorado's leadership in the New Energy Economy. Vestas, maker of wind generators, is hosting more than 100 international investors and journalists for the company's bi-annual Capital Markets Day.

4 years 5 months ago

Health Care Summit update

A consensus on how to rein in spiraling health care costs seems to be emerging at President Barack Obama's health care summit. Obama agreed with assertions by Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that such waste and abuse now account for up to a third of the cost of entitlement...

4 years 8 months ago

Obama speaks out against Web censorship in China

President Barack Obama is telling Chinese students that unrestricted Internet access in the United States is a source of strength and an open exchange of information makes all countries stronger. Obama on Monday told a town hall-style meeting that societies benefit when citizens are able to go online, spread information...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama issues ultimatum to Iran on nukes

President Barack Obama says Iran must take action to demonstrate its peaceful intentions following the discovery of a covert nuclear facility. He says if the Islamic republic doesn't fulfill its responsibilities, it will be held accountable by the world's nations. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says "On...

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