A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late this morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later this afternoon. Locations higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to colder temperatures. So then, 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 snow and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
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.