A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for all of southern Colorado throughout our evening and overnight on Tuesday. Storms will continue to be an issue, capable of producing heavy rain with very slow movement. Storms look to mainly favor north and east of areas like Colorado Springs and the Waldo Canyon area, but storms cannot be ruled out still in this area. The 11 Breaking Weather team will be monitoring conditions closely. This Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
A young Marine killed while fighting in Iraq is being remembered as a patriot and a leader who lived life with voracity. Some 350 mourners packed First Methodist Church in Alamosa, Colorado, this morning for the funeral of Corporal Randal Kent Rosacker.
The 21-year-old was one of ten Marines killed March 23rd in fierce fighting near the Iraqi city of An Nasiriyah. Rosacker was buried with full military honors including a 21-gun salute from the Marine Air Control Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base.
Rosacker was born in Alamosa and grew up in San Diego. He spent summers and Christmas holidays in the Alamosa area and asked to be buried there if anything happened. Family members say he hoped to someday return to Colorado for good.