Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
The official student count is in for Colorado and the numbers seem to show consistent trends.
According to numbers compiled by the Gazette, Falcon School District 49 is still one of the state's fastest growing district, seeing a 16 percent increase in enrollment since last year.
Academy School District 20 grew almost 4 percent and Lewis-Palmer District 38 grew about 4.5 percent. Both are considered good growth rates.
Colorado Springs School District 11 is still the largest in southern Colorado. But D-11 continued to see a decline in enrollment, losing 488 students.
The figures are important because they determine how much funding the districts receive from the state.