Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
El Paso County will soon be housing inmates in a temporary facility. Last night, county comissioners awarded a $73,000 contract to build a 12,000 square foot metal building just south of the Criminal Justice Center.
Construction on the temporary quarters will begin in March and inmates would move in by June.
El Paso County's jail population is usually more than 1,100, but the county's jail capacity is just 1,041.
The original plans for this metal building didn't include plumbing and heating, but those plans have been reconsidered and now it will have both.
The metal building will be converted into a storage facility once it is no longer needed as an extra housing space.
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