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...
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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