Local health officials say the outbreak is the worst in 20 years. Boulder County has issued a health warning after recording 61 confirmed cases of whooping cough.
Five Colorado counties have been declared natural disaster areas due to drought by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Weld County Commissioners unanimously approved the construction of two bunkers that will have the capacity to store up to 7,000 pounds of explosives used in the hydraulic fracturing process
The U.S. House of Representatives chose not to add emergency watershed restoration funding to the most recent Hurricane Sandy relief bill that was passed on Tuesday.
The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a $125 million amendment to a Sandy disaster relief bill for emergency watershed protection Tuesday.