Overnight a disturbance passes through parts of S Colorado... this will bring a push of moisture falling as rain in the Plains with a few late night/early morning showers possible in Pueblo. For the Palmer Divide, N & W El Paso Co. and Teller Co. it will fall as snow... bringing a few additional inches of accumulation in mainly between 1am and 6am, lingering into the mid morning. Winds also pick up overnight with gusts into the 40s, the winds look to continue across much of S Colo. through the day Sunday.... head over to the "Weather" tab for more information.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- U.S. wildlife officials in Denver plan to destroy six tons of ivory to send a message against elephant poaching that has reached record levels.
The ivory tusks, statues and jewelry being destroyed on Thursday were confiscated by federal agents around the country.
Global treaties ban trafficking in ivory. But tens of thousands of African and Asian elephants are killed each year to support the illegal trade.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it hopes the ivory crush raises global awareness about the ongoing elephant slaughter.
The event is being held at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Commerce City.