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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.

Business

Nicolais: April snow showers always throw me for a loop

Just like Charlie Brown trying to kick Lucy’s football, I am always caught making spring plans when a late snowstorm arrives

Opinion Columns

Weekend snowstorm, at 27.1 inches, was Denver’s 4th largest dating back 140 years

The weekend snowstorm closed roads, shut down Denver International Airport for two days, and kept schools, businesses and governments closed on Monday

News

Denver International Airport shuts down its runways, I-70 through the mountains is closed as heavy snow pounds Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation warned that road closures are highly likely and asked people not to make unnecessary trips.

News

Is Colorado’s power grid in shape for a Texas-size storm? Yes, mostly.

Northern Colorado had its own cold-weather challenge Sunday, making it through despite a notice to customers to turn down their thermostats

Energy

Grape disappointment: Colorado vineyards say an October freeze will chill their 2021 vintage

Bad luck merges with the pandemic to cork the state’s wine production, but past years’ surplus provides solace

Business

“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake, but changing weather slows march toward Estes Park

Massive Grand County fire charred another 50,000 acres Thursday, topping 170,000 acres to become the second largest fire in Colorado's history

Wildfire

Dry weather worsens in Colorado; 17% of state is in “exceptional drought”

The drought is happening just a year after most of Colorado was declared drought-free.

Environment
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