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.
The long-time president of Colorado State University and chancellor of the CSU system has announced he will step down at the end of the fiscal year.
Albert C. Yates made the announcement Friday morning during a news conference in Fort Collins. His retirement will mark the end of one of the longest tenures of any CSU president. Only two other presidents have served longer than Yates' 13 years.
Yates says he wants to spend more time with his wife and two young daughters.
Yates is credited with rebuilding the campus better than it was before a $130 million flood devastated CSU in 1997. The National Western Stock Show named Yates its 2002 Citizen of the West last year. He was the 24th person overall and the first black to receive the award.
Yates will continue to serve as chancellor of the CSU system for a brief time following June 30th to ensure a smooth transition of the University of Southern Colorado to Colorado State University-Pueblo.