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.
Governor Bill Ritter laid out an ambitious agenda for improving Colorado's economy, education, transportation and health care today, saying Coloradans have "the opportunity of a lifetime" to build a new economy around renewable energy.
In his first State of the State speech, the new Democratic governor also made an overture to Republicans, saying Democrats don't have a monopoly on ideas, even though they control the House, the Senate and the governor's office for the first time in four decades.
In prepared remarks to legislators two days after he took office, Ritter promised to listen to their ideas and seek out their cooperation.
Ritter said he won't always see eye to eye with his opponents but will pursue responsible debate not rhetoric.
He called his address a "State of the People" speech and said he would apply a litmus test to each bill before deciding whether to sign it into law: "How does this create a better future for our children and our children's children?"
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