A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for *ALL* of southeast Colorado from 2pm Tuesday until 3am Wednesday. Storms will be capable of producing very heavy rain not only near area burn scars but across the region. Stay with the 11 Breaking Weather Team and follow all social media outlets for updates throughout the afternoon and evening. (@KKTV11 Weather, @KKTV 11 News)
(Durango-AP) -- La Plata County Commissioners are considering asking voters to temporarily increase their property taxes to help pay for this year's firefighting costs.
County commissioners also have decided to lift a ban on charcoal barbecue grills, and provided residents with tips to use the grills safely.
Commissioner Bob Lieb says the tax-increase proposal wouldn't go to voters in November unless it gets unanimous support from the commissioners. County officials don't know yet how much the county's share will be for costs of fighting the 77-thousand-acre Missionary Ridge fire and cleaning up afterward.
Commissioners have voted to give notice to elections officials that they intend to place at least one question on the November ballot. Officials say the question or questions will be decided later.