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 slumping economy is forcing the city to tighten it's “budget” belt. Leaders have announced a hiring freeze.
That means 20 vacant positions will now stay vacant. The only positions that will be filled are police and fire.
We've learned that the biggest change is how long it takes for you to get city services done.
Other cutbacks include a freeze on overtime pay and buying new vehicles and computers. All city departments are also being asked to cut their budgets for this year. The city is also considering cutting some services and closing some facilities.
The city is still deciding a lot of the details on the cuts, but they need to save 9.8 million before the end of the year so everything is being considered at this point.