Another round of snow will move through after midnight. This will add light and fluffy snow on top of the already icy roads. While most of us likely won't ever see heavy snow or deep snow, the snow that does occur will take the roads from bad to worse by Wednesday morning. Travel safely and allow a lot of extra time for the Wednesday morning commute... For the very latest forecast, click on the "Weather" tab.
The Division of Fire Prevention and Control released a report of fire aviation Friday.
The report provides an extensive overview of wildfire resources and needs, and outlines improvements that could help possible future threats.
Included in the report:
• The report does not recommend that the state purchase air tankers.
• The report concludes that the most strategic allocation of resources focus attention and efforts on initial attack—the most critical time to locate and apply effective suppression response in the first few hours of a fire so as to keep it from becoming an out of control wildfire.
• The aircraft it cites as critical to this mission are 2 small fixed-wing aircraft equipped with modern fire-detection sensors to actively identify and locate small fires in high-risk wildland and wildland urban interface areas. (The recommendation is that these aircraft be complemented by other aircraft under use contracts)
• Implement a state-wide information management system that provides shared, collaborative, real-time information amongst all participants in Colorado’s wildfire management system.
The governor will begin meeting with legislative leadership to discuss the report, resources outlined and funding proposals to reach a collaborative, bi-partisan decision.
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