Although we are still tracking some light snow and icy/snow covered roads, the biggest concern for the morning will be the frigid temperatures. We are starting off with temperatures a few degrees above/below zero. Due to a breezy wind this morning, our wind chill, or what it "feels" like is well below zero. Please bundle up with numerous layers as you head out this morning. You will likely need to keep all the layers on hand throughout the day as highs reach the teens and low 20s with lingering flurries possible. For a full look at the weekend, click on the "Weather" tab.
The U.S. Forest Service says it will rethink its plan to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire on eight-thousand acres in the Pike-San Isabel National Forest near the headwaters of the Arkansas River.
Acting Leadville District ranger Beth Boyst says her office needs to further study the fire history in the proposed Box Creek Watershed Restoration Project area at the foot of Mount Elbert. She says the agency will also consider more roads than initially planned and evaluate the impacts of thinning and prescribed fire on wildlife.
The re-evaluation comes in response to complaints from environmentalists and area residents to the original plan.
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