Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 6:33 am
(Note at 8:30 a.m. ET, Dec. 20: The storm is indeed dumping heavy snow across several states. More here.)
Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado. That’s not so good though for western slope ranchers. Last year's dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing many ranchers to sell more than they like.
Despite this week’s snow in the mountains and eastern plains, 2012 will go down as one of Colorado’s driest years on record.
Icebergs aren’t just for salads or obstacles for oceangoing ships anymore. They’re also one of the 150 possible water shortage solutions submitted to the Colorado River Basin Water study.