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, though areas in higher elevations could see 1-2". The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
The California-based Atmel manufacturing plant laid off 140 workers in Colorado Springs Tuesday.That's in addition to 60 employees that were laid off in December of 2012. A spokesperson for the company says it is because of "weak economic conditions".
The company says the plant has been operating between 70 and 80 percent capacity for more than a year now, and the economy has not allowed them to rehire.
Barry Pettis, a former computer programer for Atmel, says "It's really scary, I mean the bills still have to get paid. I dont know what I'm going to do."
Atmel Corporation specializes in microcontrolers, and touch screen technology. In December of 2012, the company employed around 1,300 workers in Colorado Springs.
A spokesperson notes that they are trying to help the workers they lay off find another job, and plan to rehire when the economy improves.