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.
About two-dozen veteran firefighters who spent months battling wildfires across the West this summer have been ordered to return thousands of dollars in overtime pay.
The firefighters work for the National Park Service, Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
They were told they worked too much overtime and exceeded salary limits. Federal law restricts pay for firefighters to $121,600 a year.
Officials say they are trying to find a way to allow the firefighters to keep their overtime by receiving reimbursements in some other form.