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.
Four more lynx have been released in Colorado as part of efforts to reintroduce the longhaired,
tuft-eared cats to the state.
The cats were released yesterday. Twenty-eight more will be released in the next several weeks. Trapping, poisoning and development have wiped out the native lynx population in Colorado.
At least 34 of the 96 lynx that were reintroduced to Colorado in 1999 and 2000 are known to have survived. The plan now is to get enough lynx to start breeding so they can sustain the population.