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Cyclist dies after running out of water on Palisade Plunge trail near Grand Junction during heat wave

GRAND JUNCTION — Authorities say a 52-year-old man ran out of water and died while mountain biking in intense heat in western Colorado. Mesa County sheriff’s officials say three other cyclists called 911 after finding the Colorado Springs man alone on mile 28 of the 32-mile Palisade Plunge trail near Grand Junction on Saturday evening. […]

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Barrels burn all night at Western Slope orchards as farmers try to save crop from spring freeze

OLATHE — It’s 10 minutes after 2 early Thursday morning and Kerry Mattics inspects a thermometer hanging on a deer fence that surrounds his family’s fruit orchard. Twenty-seven degrees. “It’s go time,” he says. “The bottom just fell out.” The mercury had dropped a full three degrees in just a few minutes, as a thin […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News

Winds reached up to 100 mph as they pummeled Front Range, Eastern Plains

By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press High winds whipped across the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing roads and highways and forcing the cancellation or delay of hundreds of flights. The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts between 60 and 80 mph along Colorado’s Front Range throughout the day and gusts of […]