Gusty wind, low relative humidities, warm temperatures, and dry fuels will all combine to produce high fire danger on Wednesday. Red Flag Warning goes into effect at Noon and lasts until 8pm. Please, no outdoor burning or use of flammable materials. Head to the "Weather" Tab for more information on the forecast.
Overworked and difficult working conditions. That's the challenges facing a number of sheriffs departments along the Front Range.
Departments are getting stretched thinner and thinner because of a growing population and budgets that are falling short.
Staffing in departments in some counties are falling below the FBI-recommended 1.9 officers per 1 thousand residents. It's translated into longer response times and slashed programs.
Also presenting problems for law enforcement: increased costs for technology, training, and homeland security.