Continuing to track rain/snow showers throughout southeast Colorado this morning as wet, gloomy and cool conditions continue. If you are hitting the roads in the higher elevation (Teller/Fremont/Custer/ Monument) make sure you allow a little extra time as some roads may be a little snow covered. Wet pavement remains everywhere else. We'll see rain/snow showers continue for most of our Monday, clearing out before midnight. Head on over to the "Weather" tab for a full look at the week ahead.
State House Speaker Doug Dean resigned Monday to begin his new job as state insurance commissioner on Tuesday.
Governor Owens appointed Dean, a Republican from Colorado Springs, as insurance commissioner Friday. His resignation means that House Majority Leader Lola Spradley of Beulah will serve as interim speaker for one day until her formal election as speaker on Wednesday when the 2003 legislative session begins.
House Republicans, elected Spradley speaker, in November, but the full House must vote on leadership positions. Dean served four terms in the House and could not run for re-election last year because of term limits.