MUCH colder temperatures and a wintry mix of precipitation will be possible for the next couple of days. Fog, flurries/light snow, and freezing drizzle will all be possible, which will likely lead to slick roads at times. Be sure to allow extra travel time, so you get to where you are going safely. For complete details click on the 'Weather' tab!
After losing everything in the Castle West fire, evacuee Nina Rethemeyer had reason to celebrate Sunday night. Nearly 2 weeks after flames shot through the building, 2 of her cats proved they still had some of their 9 lives left. Dangling from the bucket of a Colorado Springs Utilities boom truck, Rethemeyer plucked her cats, Tinkers and Boo Boo, from a third-floor apartment balcony. She used the cat's favorite treats, whipped cream and Meow Mix, to coax them out. Rethemeyer has 5 cats, 2 of which were rescued by fire fighters last week. The fifth cat, Elmo, remains in the burnt-out complex, and was last seen sunning itself, Sunday afternoon. Rethemeyer hopes more whipped cream will lure Elmo into a cat trap left on the balcony overnight. Colorado Springs Utilities, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, and the Colorado Springs Fire Department aided in the rescue.