Wednesday will offer more cloud cover and cooler temperatures. By later Wednesday afternoon, rain showers will develop across the Pikes Peak Region and slowly drift southward. Those rain showers will change to snow at higher elevations, and accumulations will be likely. At lower elevations, snow accumulation does not appear to be a big deal. Forecast details can be found under the "Weather" tab.
Governor Bill Owens is defending President Bush's handling of Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath, saying Bush had no power to send federal troops in to Louisiana without a request from that state's Democratic governor, Kathleen Blanco.
Owens told listeners on his monthly radio program on Denver's KOA radio that the White House warned officials in New Orleans to evacuate -- but state officials waited more than 24 hours, until it was too late.
He also criticized New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
Owens says Louisiana has long been plagued with corruption, and that the state's emergency management system was no exception.
Owens says three Louisiana state officials are facing possible charges because of money missing from emergency management programs.