Colorado weather

Kaibab Sauvage

The devastating reality for most of Colorado’s wine grape growers and producers is a loss of between 80-100% of most wine grapes for the 2021 growing season.

FERAS ABDALLAH / PLA, LEED® GREEN ASSOCIATE™

I was standing at my desk looking out into the garden I share with neighbors when I saw an American robin come by and pick up an earthworm. This red breasted feathered friend was followed by four more of their kind that paraded through the winter beds looking for worms and  finding no more quickly moving on. A traditional sign of spring the robin stopped by for that little earth worm snack which has wriggled its way up to the surface of the soil.   

Calla Rose Ostrander

Water is life. It makes up 71% of Earth’s body and 60% of ours. An essential element it is often characterized by being in motion: flowing, ebbing, falling, freezing, melting, vaporizing, condensensing. Water is ever cycling through its different states of being, as a gas (vapor), a liquid (water), and a solid (ice).

The Old Farmer's Almanac has been sharing farming and homesteading tips and offering weather predictions since the 1700’s. While it is unclear exactly how they make their weather predictions, an answer to a listener's question helps us see that what is clear is that climate change is making weather much more variable and extreme and so prediction methodologies based primarily on historical weather patterns are becoming less reliable.

Kori Stanton

KVNF discusses the impacts of continuous hot and dry weather in Western Colorado with Reagan Waskom, Director, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University, Harrison Topp, Topp Fruits, Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, and rancher, Cynthia Houseweart, Princess Beef.

Adam Smith

Here on the western slope we have been blessed with a combination of warmth from the desert combined with steady streams of water that flow down from the mountains in our rivers. This lovely combination makes our area agriculturally rich and abundant, allowing us to grow crops that cannot be grown anywhere else in the Rocky Mountain region.  But living on the edge of a desert means it's all too easy for us to become a desert too!

  • End of month storm brings record cold, snowfall in October
  • Lawmakers consider returning to traditional style license plates
  • Paroled felons around the state registering in time to vote
  • Ski resorts around state opening early after big snows
  • Human cases of West Nile virus in Delta County up to 35

  • De-listing of gray wolf off Endangered Species list prompts calls for reintroduction
  • CBI releases 2018 stats; number of murders falls but violent crimes increase
  • Survey of weather reveals mild monsoon season, fewer severe storms so far

  • Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne will run for governor's chair
  • Delta County gets new voting system, machines for next election
  • Average statewide temperature to increase by 5 degrees in next 30 years
  • Ute Council Tree in Delta will be cut down on Friday