Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
Voters in El Paso County passed an increase to sales tax Tuesday. About 60 percent of voters were in favor of the measure. Since it passed for every 10 dollars you spend, it will be about two cents more in El Paso County.
11 News talked to voters who say they felt compelled to pass the measure, “We are a growing community and as a growing community I think we need all facets of police and sheriff and this is one way to keep that going,” Daniel Romero said.
Sheriff Terry Maketa told 11 News when he first proposed the measure that he’s simply being honest with voters. He asked for more money four years ago and didn’t get it.
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