Our temperatures have rocketed from a cool, moist early June to July temperatures. Plants can’t go to the basement or turn on the air conditioning. Many may start suffering from the heat. And different plants react differently to heat stress.
Last September's destructive Four Mile Canyon Fire is still fresh in the minds of Boulder County officials.
Fire managers in Colorado are worried that resources will be stretched thin should large blazes spark along the rapidly drying Front Range over the holiday weekend. This as several small fires have already been keeping fire crews busy in places such as Boulder County.
As a headwaters state, Colorado provides much of the water that allows cities and farms in the desert southwest to bloom. But the state’s own population is projected to soar, and now water managers are starting to discuss ways to pipe water back into the state. One of highest profile and most controversial ideas right now is a proposal to build a 550 mile pipeline between the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwestern Wyoming and the Colorado Front Range.