A second disturbance will bring another round of snow showers to the Front Range this afternoon and early evening. While not as heavy as yesterday, some additional light accumulations over the higher terrain will be possible, including Teller and Northern El Paso Counties. Highs in the 30s and 40s will feel colder when factoring a blustery northwest wind. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
The US Forest Service says it has decided to stop using a firefighting slurry made by Fire-Trol Incorporated because laboratory tests show it can be toxic to aquatic life.
Fire-Trol is based in Phoenix and is protesting the decision with the General Accounting Office. The G-A-O declined to comment on the case. Company spokesman Robert Crouch says the Forest Service will continue using Fire-Trol products until its contract with the company expires in 2004.
Officials say lab tests show that when Fire-Trol brands are exposed to sun and water -- they briefly can release small amounts of cyanide that could harm fish. Fire-Trol says there is no evidence outside a lab.
Officials say an estimated five million gallons of Fire-Trol products have been used on Colorado wildfires this year.
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