COLD temperatures and occasional flurries and light snow will prevail today for much of Southern Colorado. Heaviest and most persistent snow showers will remain in the mountains. Watch out for some icy spots on the roads too and don't expect much melting... highs will only climb to the teens and 20s today... For complete details click on the 'Weather' tab!
State senators killed a plan for broad school vouchers after Republicans said it would be too expensive for counties.
Senate Bill One died on a 25-to-10 vote. The plan was one of several school voucher bills introduced this session.
Gov. Owens will sign a narrower pilot plan into law next week. It will allow public schools to pay private or religious schools to educate low-income children.
The new law will apply to children in kindergarten through 12th grade who are eligible for free or reduced-cost school lunches.
It also allows a school district to provide vouchers to qualifying children if at least eight of its schools receive low or unsatisfactory academic performance ratings.