Moderate snow continues to fall for some areas of northern El Paso and Teller Counties, accumulating in the grass and yards. Meanwhile, in the plains and along the southern I-25 stretch, light rain/snow mix continues. Take it slow on the roadways - due to VERY strong winds, we are seeing blowing dirt and snow (depending on the region), which is tremendously reducing visibility. Click on the Weather tab for more information on the forecast.
Republican Senator Wayne Allard wants like to see Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee replace Trent Lott as Senate G-O-P leader. Lott stepped down from the leadership role earlier today because of fallout from a comment he made lamenting Senator Strom Thurmond's failed bid for president in 1948. Thurmond ran as a segregationist that year. Allard says Lott did the right thing for the country, the Senate and the party by stepping down as majority leader. He says he looks forward to working with Republican colleagues in selecting a new majority leader, and he is currently giving his endorsement to Frist. Colorado's other Republican senator -- Ben Nighthorse Campbell-- didn't return a telephone message seeking comment.