When Denver's thermometer hit -15 on December 5, we thought it would stand as the coldest day of the season. But no: At 5:53 a.m., the National Weather Service recorded the official Denver temp at -16. This mark is the second chilliest February low in Denver this century. But how's it stack up with ... More >>
Update: At long last comes the announcement residents of Colorado Springs have been awaiting since June 23, when the Waldo Canyon fire flared to life. The blaze, which destroyed 346 homes and took the lives of Barbara and William Everett, age 73 and 74, respectively, is finally 100 percent containe ... More >>
The just-released review of the Lower North Fork Fire, which cost three lives and destroyed dozens of structures, is quite a thorough document given the short amount of time it took to produce. And while the report (on view below) is written dispassionately, it's plenty damning when it comes to the ... More >>
The Lower North Fork Fire has already resulted in two fatalities and remains uncontained at this writing -- and the conditions that have fueled it are clearly not lost on officials in other communities. Below, see information about newly announced fire bans in Boulder and Golden, as well as a releas ... More >>
Mike NelsonAs Jef Otte wrote, tomorrow is National Weatherman's Day. No really. Created for 18th-century weather observer John Jeffries, it honors "men and women who collectively provide Americans with the best weather, water, and climate forecasts and warning services of any nation," the Nat ... More >>
Next thing you know, Denver won't actually be a mile high. The current Men's Journal casts a shadow on Denver's claim to have 300 days of sunshine annually, pegging our sunny total at 245. Turns out, boosters are counting not days, but hours of the bright stuff. How many days of sunshine do ... More >>
"Dan, please stop joking on air that the new National Weather Service Station, located near the 12th tee at City Park Golf Course, is reporting 'hail-sized golf balls.' You're confusing our senior viewers!"
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