Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
A former U.S. Forest Service employee has pleaded guilty to a state arson charge stemming from Colorado's biggest wildfire.
Terry Lynn Barton pleaded guilty to fourth-degree arson during a brief hearing in Teller County District Court on Monday. Prosecutors filed the state charge to cover property damage done by last summer's blaze in Teller, Jefferson, Park and Douglas counties.
Barton faces up to 12 years in prison when she is sentenced on March 5.
Barton pleaded guilty last month to federal charges for setting the 137,000 acre Hayman Fire and lying to investigators. She is expected to receive a 6-year sentence at a hearing next month in U.S. District Court.
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