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DEER TICK (Ixodes scapularis) Found: Northeast and Upper Midwest Full story

Warm Springs Linked to Dwindling Snow in Rockies

Snow cover across the entire Rocky Mountain range has been shrinking due to warmer spring temperatures over the past 30 years, a new study finds. Full story

Something big is happening in Colorado

   With Democratic Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper signing three gun control measures, the formerly reliable red state has been anything but lately. David Sirota from Salon helps the NOW panel  get to the bottom of this Rocky Mountain high.

Early Snowmelt Confuses Birds and Bees

SAN FRANCISCO — Early snowmelt in Colorado's Rocky Mountains has cued flowers to bloom early, causing honeybees and hummingbirds to miss feeding opportunities, new research suggests. The animals arrive at their usual feeding times, but are now too late. Full story

Dinosaur boom linked to rise of Rocky Mountains

The evolution of new dinosaur species may have surged due to the rise of the Rocky Mountains and the emergence of a prehistoric inner sea in North America, researchers say. Full story

Firefighters struggle to contain Colorado fire

   What started as a single plume of smoke quickly exploded into the largest fire the Rocky Mountain area has seen in 25 years. NBC’s Charles Hadlock reports.

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NOAA WEST

This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, November 09, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT shows a low pressure system over the Rocky Mountains with snow and cloudy conditions from Montana to Utah. Rain showers and cloudy condition across the southwest United States.

HIGH PARK WILDFIRE
HIGH PARK WILDFIRE

epa03262264 Wildfires flare-up in the Roosevelt National Forest west of Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA, 12 May 2012, as the High Park Fire continues to burn out of control in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The fire, which is believed to have been started by lightning, is now covering over 43000 a