Overnight a disturbance passes through parts of S Colorado... this will bring a push of moisture falling as rain in the Plains with a few late night/early morning showers possible in Pueblo. For the Palmer Divide, N & W El Paso Co. and Teller Co. it will fall as snow... bringing a few additional inches of accumulation in mainly between 1am and 6am, lingering into the mid morning. Winds also pick up overnight with gusts into the 40s, the winds look to continue across much of S Colo. through the day Sunday.... head over to the "Weather" tab for more information.
Economists say a wildfire that burned 346 homes and scorched 28 square miles in the Colorado Springs area could provide an economic boost over the next five years.
Insurance claims for the contents and homes damaged in the Waldo Canyon Fire this past summer have reached $350 million and still rising.
Economist Tom Zwirlein tells the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/b5se3gw) the cost of rebuilding could create more than 750 new jobs over the next five years.
Refurbishing new homes and businesses could create more than 320 jobs and boost tax revenues.
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