Roads are icy in spots that saw accumulating snow yesterday. Allow yourself plenty of extra time this morning and dress warmly, as wind chills are in the single digits and teens for many. A second disturbance will bring another round of snow showers to the Front Range this afternoon and early evening. While not as heavy as yesterday, some additional light accumulations over the higher terrain will be possible, including Teller and Northern El Paso Counties. Highs in the 30s and 40s will feel colder when factoring a blustery northwest wind. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is offering unemployment benefits to workers who lost their jobs and others who are unable to work because of the High Park and Waldo Canyon wildfires that began on June 9.
This includes those unable to work because their place of employment was in an evacuated area, anyone who could not work due to an injury directly associated with the fire, or those currently unable to work because of the fire.
The benefits are being offered to people who live or work in El Paso and Larimer counties where the fires occurred. The department said Monday that benefits could continue through December if workers remain unemployed.
Those who believe they qualify must submit their Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) form by August 8. Those in El Paso County can file a claim at the Disaster Recovery Center on 105 N. Spruce Street in Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, or call the Wildfire Unemployment Resource line at 1-888-843-8382.
To qualify, the state wants proof applicants were working at the time.
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