Drought

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Wed December 26, 2012

6:00am

Wed December 26, 2012
Environment

The Drought’s Impact on the Arkansas River Valley

A dry irrigation cannel in the Arkansas River Valley.
Andrea Chalfin KRCC

For many in Southern Colorado, the Arkansas River is the lifeblood of healthy communities.  But the region suffered during this year’s extreme and exceptional drought conditions.

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1:21am

Fri December 21, 2012
The Salt

Drought, Economics And Your Holiday Feast

Originally published on Fri December 21, 2012 9:16 am

Think your prime rib holiday dinner is more pricey this year? You're right. But maybe not for the reason you think.
Todd Patterson iStockphoto.com

Nobody really wants to think about economics, the famously dismal science, while sitting down at a table loaded with love and calories. Like it or not, though, supply and demand drive food production and set the price of dinner.

So, in a season of feasts, what are the business stories on your holiday menu?

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8:49am

Wed December 19, 2012
The Two-Way

A Winter Storm Is Pummeling The Rockies, And The Plains Are Next

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 6:33 am

Current winter storm watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.
National Weather Service

5:00am

Wed December 19, 2012
Agriculture

Drought Impacts Colorado Livestock Producers

Rancher Dick Hansen drives through the property where he pastures his herd. This year's drought meant that his hay crop was only half of what it normally is.
Ariana Brocious KVNF

Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado. That’s not so good though for western slope ranchers. Last year's dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing many ranchers to sell more than they like.

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