A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
VALLECITO, Colo. (AP) -- A wildfire west of the Vallecito Reservoir has grown to about 1,000 acres.
The U.S. Forest service said the fire is about 25 percent contained. State officials issued a health advisory for portions of eastern La Plata County because of smoke being generated by the fire, which is burning in the San Juan National Forest.
Firefighters were also called out for a fire that burned in thick vegetation at the base of Sleeping Giant Mountain near Steamboat Springs on Sunday.
Authorities said that fire started out as an agricultural burn and has scorched about 40 acres.