Thu May 10, 2012

What the Hail? Colorado State Climatologist Now Keeping Official Hailstone Records

CoCoRaHS national coordinator Henry Reges with record South Dakota hailstone from 2010
Colorado Climate Center courtesy of Colorado State University

Spring storms are well known for bringing damaging hail with them, such as one that hit the eastern Plains earlier this month. And though it may be impossible to say definitively where the biggest hailstone on record has fallen – or exactly how big it is - Colorado’s state climatologist wants to make it easier to prove those claims.

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Thu May 10, 2012


Thu May 10, 2012

Rough Waters Ahead for Summit County Rivers and Reservoirs

This map shows basin snow water equivalent (SWE) as a percent of average.
NIDIS Colorado Climate Center

Historically low snowpack combined with earlier-than-usual runoff could make this summer difficult for water managers in Summit County. Water officials meeting this week to discuss options are drawing on lessons from a decade ago.

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Thu May 10, 2012

Colorado's DigitalGlobe Fights Takeover Attempt

Longmont-based DigitalGlobe is fighting a takeover attempt by a Virginia-based company. KUNC’s Emily Boyer spoke with Boulder County Business Report Publisher Chris Wood about the battle.

Boyer:  Now before we dig into the details of what’s going on. Let’s talk about what kind of business DigitalGlobe and this other Virginia-based company are in.

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Wed May 9, 2012

Hickenlooper Calls For A Special Session [Updated]

Screencap of Governor Hickenlooper's speech today calling for a special session

Governor John Hickenlooper has called for a special session regarding civil unions. The decision comes the day after Republican leaders in the house filibustered the measure even though it had enough GOP votes to pass that chamber.

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