A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
With smoking bans on the ballots in three jurisdictions this fall, anti-smoking advocates are worried state legislators may try to pass some kind of ban on local smoking bans.
Any action by the state could supersede piecemeal local laws that have completely or partially banned smoking in restaurants and bars in seven Colorado cities.
Sam Mamet of the Colorado Municipal League says that would just be like how the Legislature handled gun legislation last session, passing a weaker law that overrode stricter local laws.
However the Colorado Restaurant Association, which includes the
tobacco industry, may favor a statewide smoking ban. They say that
way no business would have to worry about losing customers to
another city without a ban.