Monday Newscast, 6/20/16, 7:04 AM

Jun 20, 2016

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Thursday Newscast, 6/16/16, 5:32 PM

Jun 16, 2016

Newscast for Thursday, June 16, 2016, 5:32 PM:

Southeast Colorado received some much needed precipitation after experiencing some pretty dry conditions.

National Weather Service

Winter weather returns to Colorado this weekend as much of the state braces for heavy snowfall.

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management is urging people stay home, especially in the northern and eastern parts of the county.  Currently, Highway 24 from Colorado Springs to Limon is closed.  Eastbound Woodman from Marksheffel to Highway 24 in Falcon is also closed, as is Highway 94 from Enoch Road to Punkin Center. (UPDATE 3:40 PM: Hwy 94 from Enoch Rd. to Punkin Center has reopened.)

Thursday Newscast, 4/14/16, 5:32 PM

Apr 14, 2016

Newscast for Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5:32 PM:

National Weather Service- Pueblo

The National Weather Service is hosting its annual weather spotter preparedness and training sessions.

Wednesday Newscast, 3/23/16, 5:32 PM

Mar 23, 2016

Newscast for Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 5:32 PM:

National Weather Service

Modified post:  

Northern El Paso County remains under a blizzard warning until 8 PM.  Southern El Paso County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM.  Public safety groups are urging people to stay off the roads.

The fast-moving storm closed routes along the Front Range, including Interstate 25 from North Academy to County Line Road in Denver.  Check current route statuses here with the Colorado Department of Transportation.


A recently released study suggests droughts in the southwest could last longer and have more severe impacts in the future.  The study, performed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), compared 35 years of observational data to existing climate models.

Thursday Newscast, 3/10/16, 5:32 PM

Mar 10, 2016

Newscast for Thursday, March 10, 2016, 5:32 PM:

Environment Colorado / Screen Grab

An environmental advocacy group has a new interactive extreme weather map that charts natural disasters across the nation and in Colorado. 

Thursday Newscast, 2/18/16, 5:32 PM

Feb 18, 2016

Newscast for Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:32 PM:


Colorado Springs officials are planning to apply for a grant to help property owners affected by landslides on the city's west side. 

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

An avalanche killed a snowmobiler near Wolf Creek Pass earlier this week. With the recent snows, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center says there's increased avalanche danger.

Tuesday Newscast, 2/2/16, 5:32 PM

Feb 2, 2016

Newscast for Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 5:32 PM:

National Weather Service - Pueblo

The Winter Storm Warning that blanketed much of Colorado over the past several days is lifting piece by piece as the snowstorm moves out of the state. It leaves behind record-breaking snowfall in some places, and communities with closed schools and government offices.

Tuesday Newscast, 2/2/16, 7:04 AM

Feb 2, 2016

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Monday Newscast, 02/01/16, 5:32 PM

Feb 1, 2016

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Jan 22, 2016

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Tuesday Newscast, 11/17/15, 5:32 PM

Nov 17, 2015

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Monday Newscast, November 16, 2015, 6:04 PM

Nov 16, 2015

Newscast for Monday, November 16, 2015, 6:04 PM:

  • A federal agency is standing behind its assertion that Colorado officials signed off on a cleanup project that led to a 3 million-gallon toxic waste spill from an inactive gold mine. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's statement today was the latest twist in a dispute between state and federal agencies over what role Colorado officials had in the spill.
  • Nicole Nicoletta is Manitou Springs' newest mayor after the completion of the official election canvass.  KRCC’s Rachel Gonchar has more.
  • The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management has issued a winter weather alert for the city.  Officials are asking residents to remain indoors as much as possible.  A blizzard warning is in place for northern El Paso County east to the Kansas State line.  Trinidad, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs are under a winter weather advisory.

Wednesday Newscast, 10/14/15, 5:32 PM

Oct 14, 2015

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Wednesday Newscast, 9/16/15, 7:20 AM

Sep 16, 2015

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Tuesday Newscast, 9/15/15, 5:32 PM

Sep 15, 2015

Newscast for Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 5:32 PM:

Monday Newscast, 9/14/15, 5:32 PM

Sep 14, 2015

Newscast for Monday, September 14, 2015, 5:32 PM:

  • A bi-partisan committee of Colorado lawmakers is wrapping up statewide hearings this week on Colorado’s water plan. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
  • The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of southern Colorado tomorrow, starting at 11 and ending at 8..  Low humidity and gusty winds are in store for the region.  The National Weather Service has also issued a fire weather watch for Wednesday.

Monday Newscast, 8/10/15, 5:32 PM

Aug 10, 2015

Newscast for Monday, August 8, 2015, 5:32 PM:

High winds have caused the closure of some recreational areas on National Forest land in Douglas County.

The Devils Head Fire Tower, campground, trailhead, and picnic area were closed after a blowdown occurred in the South Platte Ranger District of Pike National Forest.

The historic fire Tower is the only original Front Range lookout tower still in use today.

The damaged area covers around six acres of aspen, spruce, and Douglas-fir trees. Crews are assessing damages and working to remove fallen trees and dangerous snags from the area.

Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center; David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center / U.S. Drought Monitor

Dry conditions across Colorado have largely disappeared, according to the latest U. S. Drought Monitor. 

Only a small portion of the state remains listed under the "Abnormally Dry"  classification, compared with more than a quarter last week.  Those remaining dry locations are in the northwest and southwest portions of the state.  

No portion of Colorado currently faces drought conditions.

The U. S. Drought Monitor shows about 98% of the state clear of all classifications of drought and dry conditions, compared with 59% one year ago.

Record-breaking rains leading to high water levels have prompted Colorado Parks and Wildlife to restrict access in some recreational areas. 

Boat ramps, shoreline access points and parking areas are limited at Lake Pueblo State Park. The department isn’t sure when they’ll reopen.

Near Lake George, the South Platte River is running usually high, resulting in the closure of Spinney Mountain State Park’s river access lot. The department is discouraging fishing along many areas of the river.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo says Colorado Springs received a record breaking 3.16 inches of rain Monday.  The old record, set more than a century ago in 1914, was 2.27 inches.  The record-breaking day comes after a record-breaking month of May, which, for the most part, removed southern Colorado from lingering drought conditions.