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5 Colorado Counties Test Positive For West Nile

Jun 17, 2014
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For the first time in the 2014 season, West Nile infected mosquitoes have been found in 5 Colorado counties.

Jim Hill / KUNC

As the oil and gas boom in Northern Colorado brings more development closer to the urban core, sights that are common on the plains or in rural development areas like North Dakota’s Bakken may come as a surprise.

For example, a large pillar of fire burning at an oil and gas well site.

Grace Hood / KUNC

From 2012 to 2013, the transport of crude oil by major freight railroads spiked, increasing nearly 75 percent according to the American Association of Railroads. Even though crude oil accounted for just over 1 percent of overall 2013 traffic, there’s growing public concern about spills and other hazards.

Courtesy Greeley Blues Jam

The Greeley Blues Jam has long had a dual cause: To party and to support local charities. Now in its 10th year, event organizers expect an eightfold increase in the money donated.

The party will still come naturally.

Stephanie Paige Ogburn / KUNC

If you feel like you’ve dodged more than your share of hail and giant, plunking raindrops over the past few weeks, you probably have.

Jim Hill / KUNC

After a rare magnitude 3.2 earthquake northeast of Greeley, scientists hope to learn more about any possible future quakes in the area. They’ve quickly mobilized to set up a network of five instruments that monitor for earthquakes, all around the epicenter of the original one.

Weld County Office of Emergency Management

High water continues to move through Greeley, although Greeley officials say current river levels have dropped slightly since Tuesday afternoon. Several roads in and around Greeley remain closed, and all voluntary evacuation notices remain in effect.

Grace Hood / KUNC

Some Greeley residents got a surprise call Sunday night from the Greeley Fire Department giving notice of voluntary evacuations near the Poudre River.

Whitney Wild / 9News, KUSA-TV

One of every four motorists cited for drinking and driving in Colorado over the past two years was driving at the time without a valid license because it had been revoked, suspended or never issued.

And more than one-fifth had lost their driving privileges for a prior drunken driving conviction.

David Oonk / CIRES

As new restrictions on methane emissions for Colorado’s Oil and Gas Industry begin, a collaborative study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Colorado and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies reveals those emissions are three times as high than originally thought.

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