Locally heavy rain and snow will impact Southern Colorado through Friday afternoon and early evening. Heaviest snow will favor the mountains, Teller County, and El Paso County. This will lead to difficult travel conditions by Friday morning. Heavy snow will also occur in the higher terrain to the southwest of Pueblo. The storm will wind down later Friday evening. For the full forecast including snowfall potential, click on the "weather" tab.
Last year's devastating fire season is prompting Colorado lawmakers to think about establishing a state firefighting fleet to supplement a fleet managed by the federal government.
Under a proposed measure, a new division would have the power to buy or lease firefighting aircraft.
The bill passed one Senate committee Thursday and now heads to another.
Last year, two people died in the Waldo Canyon Fire, which burned 346 homes and 28 square miles in Colorado Springs, and one died in the High Park Fire, which destroyed 136 square miles and 259 homes west of Fort Collins. The Lower North Fork Fire left three people dead.
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