After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
A new slab of white marble found by a Colorado Quarry may be suitable to replace the cracked Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The 118,000 pound block has been cut from the Yule Marble Quarry, located about 100 miles southwest of Denver. The quarry supplied the marble for the original memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
But there are questions over whether the tomb should be replaced or repaired because of government purchasing rules.
A 1990 study recommended replacing the tomb because of two horizontal cracks that appeared in the 1940s and spread. But the Virginia Historical Society and national historic preservation societies still haven't determined whether replacing old marble would violate preservation rules.
The tomb is made from seven pieces of Colorado-quarried marble, weighing in at a combined 79 tones. It was completed in 1932 at a cost of 48-thousand dollars.
It honors troops killed in America's wars whose bodies were never identified. It's guarded around-the-clock by soldiers of the Army's Third Infantry Regiment.
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