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Colorado Climate Center Website

The climate center website has not seen a major upgrade since the early 2000s! We decided it was really time to integrate some 21st century technology. Twenty years ago, our website was "cutting edge". We provided climate data that couldn't be found anywhere else online! These days, there are plenty of data repositories that can be freely accessed. We want to continue to make that data easy to access on our website. But we also want to provide you with more than just the raw data. We want to educate and inform our visitors with how that data makes up the complex and interesting climate of Colorado. We aim to make our new website your "one stop shop" for all things pertaining to Colorado's climate. If you can't find the answer on our website, let us know so that we can add it!

Learn More - Climate Center 

Manageing Tough Times

This year the Southeast Area Extension Agents are developing a series of articles covering different strategies to help farmers and ranchers better manage their agricultural entities during tough times. Various topics will be presented and discussed throughout the series including: mental health, finances, livestock care, and drought strategies to name a few.

Strategies - Farm & Ranch 

Firewise Tips for Homeowners

Not that is should be a surprise, because it seems to be more normal than not, but the weather has turned hot and very dry again – or at least very dry, depending on the day. With these dry conditions plus the unusual amount of rain seen in many areas during the summer months, we are also experiencing relatively heavy fuel loads in Southeast Colorado.

Firewise Tips 


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