Storm Struck Southeastern Colorado in Recovery

Several of rancher Clarence Bulkley's cows aborted their calves after the stress of the storm.

Several of rancher Clarence Bulkley's cows aborted their calves after the stress of the storm. He worries that fewer cows will become pregnant next year. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Jeff Brady, NPR

It has been nearly three months since a blizzard dumped about four feet of snow on rural Southeastern Colorado, paralyzing towns there and stranding livestock. National Guard helicopters dropped loads of hay to starving cattle. But still, the state estimates that at least 10,000 farm animals died.

The area's recovery has been complicated by a violent storm — and tornado — that passed through this week.

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