Wednesday will offer more cloud cover and cooler temperatures. By later Wednesday afternoon, rain showers will develop across the Pikes Peak Region and slowly drift southward. Those rain showers will change to snow at higher elevations, and accumulations will be likely. At lower elevations, snow accumulation does not appear to be a big deal. Forecast details can be found under the "Weather" tab.
Terry Barton pleaded guilty, Friday, to setting fire to federal land and making false statements to investigators. The Hayman fire, in the mountains southwest of Denver destroyed 133 homes and cost more than $29 million to contain.
Barton is scheduled for sentencing Feburary 21. She faces 70 to 87 months in prison, and restitution for the 2 federal counts with which she's charged.
For the state charges, the U.S. Attorney's office says that Barton will be prosecuted separately in state court. Victims say the federal sentence is too short and call Barton's plea agreement unfair.
Barton and public defender Warren Williamson declined comment after the hearing. She remains free until she is sentenced.