How High Heat Can Impact Mental Health

Sep 4, 2019

Jeanetta Churchill is blasting the air conditioning in her Baltimore row house. A massive heat wave just swept through the city, with temperatures topping 100 degrees. "I don't even want to see what my power bill is this coming month," she says.

Keeping cool in the summer months isn't just a matter of comfort, says Churchill. It helps her manage the symptoms of her bipolar disorder. Churchill says if she doesn't keep her house cool enough to sleep through the night, she can spiral into a manic episode with fits of rapid talking, irrational purchases, or even suicidal thoughts.

Daniel Rayzel

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows improving conditions in the Four Corners. 

Four Corners Welcomes Winter Weather (And a New Radar)

Jan 14, 2019
Daniel Rayzel

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 year’s winter — 207 percent of the monthly average, to be precise. 

Austin Cope

Last week was a hot one in Cortez, with daily high-temperature records falling like dominoes.

Austin Cope

As unusually dry weather continues in the region, Montezuma County has become the first entity to enact fire restrictions.