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.
A 54-year-old Dolores man accused of starting a wildfire that prompted evacuations in southwest Colorado has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree arson.
The Cortez Journal reports Roger Stratton struck a plea deal Thursday that calls on him to serve five years of supervised probation, pay full restitution, refrain from having an outdoor fire on his property for five years and perform an undetermined amount of community service.
The Roatcap Fire burned more than 400 acres and prompted evacuations of about 30 homes in Montezuma County after it started Oct. 24, 2012.
Stratton, who is set to be sentenced Jan. 23, acknowledged burning leaves on his property when the wind caused the fire to spread out of control. No structures were lost.
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