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  • It’s drier than normal in the Four Corners area and it will probably remain that way at least until the summer monsoons.
  • Spring in Cortez has been drier than usual
  • The USDA declares that 2023’s U.S. corn production was the largest on record, a billion-dollar wind and hail weather disaster hits the southern Plains, farmers remain optimistic despite concerns over input costs, and beef cattle continue to be big business in Colorado and across the country.
  • Colorado secretary of State Jena Griswold says recounts requested by election deniers in two primary races will be done by Thursday. And August is forecast to be wetter than normal for much of the Colorado River basin, especially in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.
  • The Biden Administration announced that millions of dollars will be given to rural communities in the U.S. over the next year, the FBI is warning agricultural cooperatives that ransomware attacks might be more likely during the current planting and harvest seasons, tire maker Bridgestone begins work developing a domestic supply of natural rubber using a shrub called guayule, and a look at the accuracy of weather forecasts.
  • Wind gusts between 80 and 100 miles per hour ripped through Colorado’s Front Range last week. By late afternoon, some sixty thousand people were without electricity. In the Four Corners region, high winds knocked out power to thousands more. Winter Storm Bankston started in California, dumping snow in the Sierras and Utah. Much-needed precipitation arrived in Colorado, but the wind wreaked havoc. For more on the science behind what fueled the storm, KGNU's Shannon Young spoke with Andrew Winters, Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • Intense winds flipped at least 45 semi trucks on their sides, causing havoc on Utah's highways Tuesday. Many schools are closed Wednesday.
  • A new NPR probe found low-income areas in dozens of major U.S. cities are more likely to be hotter than wealthier ones, and people with severe mental illness are impacted by that increase in heat.
  • The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows improving conditions in the Four Corners. Most of southeast Utah and southwest Colorado is now ranked as…
  • Winter precipitation has been favorable to the Four Corners this season. Cortez received more snow in December than it did during the entirety of last…