Roads are icy in spots that saw accumulating snow yesterday. Allow yourself plenty of extra time this morning and dress warmly, as wind chills are in the single digits and teens for many. A second disturbance will bring another round of snow showers to the Front Range this afternoon and early evening. While not as heavy as yesterday, some additional light accumulations over the higher terrain will be possible, including Teller and Northern El Paso Counties. Highs in the 30s and 40s will feel colder when factoring a blustery northwest wind. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Sharply rising natural gas prices are raising fresh worries for thousands of households over winter heating bills.
Xcel Energy says it expects typical residential natural gas bills in December to be up 34 percent from December 2004. So a typical residential bill would be about 170 dollars and 52 cents in December.
Typical small-business customer bills would increase 35 percent to 776-dollars and 40 cents.
Aquila, with about 55-thousand natural gas customers in Colorado, expects its residential customers to see a 38 percent increase in the cost of natural gas.
Energy Outreach Colorado director Skip Arnold says some people are just catching up on bills from last winter.