After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Lake George: After firefighters, from local, state and federal agencies from around the country fought the Hayman wildfire for nearly six weeks, the fire was finally declared controlled last night, Thursday, at 6 p.m.
The Hayman Fire, which started on June 8, gained national attention as the largest wildfires ever to occur in Colorado. Before it was declared contained on July2, it had consumed 137,760 acres and destroyed 133 residences and 467 other structures.
In the days since, firefighters have worked vigorously to gain control of the interior of the fire, conduct mop up activies and to ensure the fire's permeter remained secure. Concurrently, U.S. Forest SErvice Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation team personnel and fire teams worked quickly to evaluate and conduct emergency treatment of the burned areas to reduce the potential for damaging erosion, heavy sedimentation of watersheds and the potential for flash flooding.
The fire area will continue to be monitored through aerial reconnaissance, while mop-up and rehabilitation activities continue.