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 conservative Christian group Focus on the Family says the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor's is a "wonderful opportunity."
That's an indication of the high stakes involved as President Bush proceeds with nominating a replacement for the first female justice on the court.
Officials with the Colorado Springs-based ministry believe O'Connor went beyond just interpreting the Constitution.
She ruled with the more liberal justices on recent decisions regarding the display of the Ten Commandments on government property.
Colorado Springs Reverend Ted Haggard of the National Association of Evangelicals says his group will be watching closely and hope that senators will vote on the president's nomination and not filibuster.