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October 2016 Climate & Drought Review and November Preview

October 2016 Climate & Drought Review and November Preview

Dry and warm weather was experienced across south central and southeast Colorado throughout the month of October, as upper level high pressure again dominated the weather patterns across the region. A few minor disturbances moved across northern portions of the region, bringing a few periods of rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, mainly […]

State Revenue Forecast Shows Solid Performance

  DENVER — Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic forecast. State General Fund revenue is projected to increase 4.5 percent in FY 2016-17; the forecast is lower relative to June’s projections by $160.6 million, or 1.5 percent. “Economic expansion is expected to […]

Summer 2016 Climate Review and Fall Preview

Summer 2016 Climate Review and Fall Preview

The Summer of 2016 (June, July and August) started out very warm and mainly dry across south central and southeast Colorado, as the weather throughout much of the month of June was dominated by a large ridge of high pressure. This allowed for very warm and generally dry conditions to persist across the state through […]

Cheatgrass Management Info

Cheatgrass Management Info

How to beat the ‘cheat’ I was recently driving around with a producer south of Iliff, and we came upon the site of a cheatgrass invasion in his pasture. This wheat-colored, short-statured, winter annual grass is a problem weed in all 50 states, as well as many Mexican states and all 10 Canadian provinces. In […]