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

Some fruit farmers are still recovering from hard freezes in 2020 and 2021

Business

Chances of a white Christmas have melted a bit since the 1980s

Denver’s airport went from a 40% chance of Christmas snow in 1981-2010 to a 34% chance in 1991-2020.

Climate

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

High winds knocked out power, closed roads and forced the cancellation or delay of hundreds of flights.

Climate

Arvada’s Olde Town Square Christmas tree was knocked over by the wind

Despite his reputation, the Grinch is not believed to have been involved

Climate

Photos: Denver sees first snowfall after breaking 87-year-old record

The official measurement at the Denver International Airport was three-tenths of an inch

Climate

Yes, it hasn’t snowed yet in Denver. But it’s Colorado’s meager snowpack that should worry you.

Denver hasn’t seen snow in 225 days, but climatologists say they’re more concerned about the dry conditions in the high country

Water

Zornio: Climate change is coming for your pumpkin spice, coffee, chocolate and wine

Changing the narrative on climate change to reach more popular topics such as food may help increase the sense of urgency

Opinion Columns

Wolf Creek Ski Area plans to kick off Colorado’s ski season on Saturday; A-Basin opens Sunday

Wolf Creek received more than a foot of snow from a storm that pounded the high country this week

Outdoors

Why climate change is making it harder to peep leaves

In Denver, high temperatures have left “dead, dry edges of leaves” early in the season, said Michael Sundberg, a certified arborist in the area

Climate

Drew Litton: Need more evidence climate change has arrived?

Opinion

Heavy smoke from West Coast wildfires is expected to blanket Colorado this weekend

Fine particulate matter in the air will be worse Saturday than most other days this year, said Russell Danielson, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Boulder.

News

The West is baking, burning and drying out. These numbers explain why and how.

"It is a story of cascading impacts," climate scientist John Abatzoglou said, as the West weathers "an epically dry year followed by incredible heat the last two months and now we have fires."

Climate

What’s behind the heat wave that hit the American West?

A “megadrought" that's partially caused by climate change has sucked the moisture out of the soil through much of the Western United States.

Environment

Here are 5 hot weather facts about Denver amid a sweltering week

Warning: This will not cool you down.

News

Northwest Colorado under “extremely critical” fire warning for first time in 15 years as Western Slope drought worsens

About 45% of Colorado, all west of the Continental Divide, now in some state of drought

Environment

Weld County tornado destroys 2 homes, damages other buildings

Following a survey of the damage, the National Weather Service rated the tornado as an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale

News

Tornado touches down in Weld County, causing damage but no injuries

The tornado dropped down near Weld County roads 19 and 28 shortly before 5:30 p.m.

News

Some Colorado utility consumers could pay more than $550 for February storm

Consumer advocates still pursuing questions of why gas supplies for Front Range shot up so much when the cold hit Texas hardest.

Energy

While Colorado’s eastern half revels in rain, the Western Slope is still stuck in a drought

Ute Mountain Utes and other farmers and ranchers plan radical cutbacks in planting and grazing, as snowpack and runoff in some areas approaches 30% of normal.

Climate

Mother Nature sucker punched a Western Slope peach orchard. Now the farm is putting trees up for adoption.

The 2021 peach crop in Palisade is forecast to be good. But orchards to the south, like Ela Family Farms near Hotchkiss, are trying everything to survive after a tree-killing fall freeze.

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