The warm, dry weather we've had recently has taken a toll on our state's moisture. We may love the extended warmer weather, but it has but Northern Colorado into a drought.
According the the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly a quarter of the state is currently under a moderate drought as seen here:
In the past week, we have seen a nearly 20 percent increase in the spread of the drought and as of three
Much like the Keith Urban song "Long, Hot Summer", we here in Northern Colorado are feeling that heat as we are now officially in a drought.
It seems that the intersecting county lines of Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties in Northern Colorado appear to be hit the worst in our state outside of the southwest corner of Colorado...
As we enter a year facing a drought like we haven’t seen for nearly ten years, water will be on the top of everyone’s mind. One thing is for sure; while watering is being limited, you'll want to make sure that you can keep your plants and grass alive so they don't have to be replaced. You don't want your lawn looking like the one above!
Guess what? If you live in Fort Collins, you'll could face water restrictions as early as April 1st, 2013. At least that's the news from the Coloradoan. Those water restrictions could be more severe than usual.
And when restrictions are in place, the city water features at Oak Street Plaza, Spring Canyon Park and Fossil Creek Park all have to have their water turned off as well. Lame.
Peanut butter has been a staple for frugal food lovers for years, but a looming price increase could make it more of a luxury item before the end of the year.
Facing shortages after a dismal peanut harvest, producers have begun implementing steep price hikes, and consumers will start feeling the pinch this week — adding to a general rise in the cost of food throughout 2011.