The Head of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a declaration asking for federal aid to help Southeastern Colorado overcome last months crippling blizzard. Many of these towns rely heavily on cattle and farming as the main source of income.
So far a lot of progress has been made thanks to state and local emergency efforts, but some say help on the federal level is what's really needed.
Kimberly Bullen, Emergency Management Director in Mesa County says, "What this means is that those communities will now have access to federal funds for snow removal and life safety missions."
Right now its unknown how much money will be needed, because many ranchers are still trying to locate their cattle and survey their losses.