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.
The former U-S Forest Service employee who admitted starting the biggest wildfire in Colorado history wants her state sentence overturned -- claiming the judge was biased because he had to leave his home during the fire.
Thirty-nine-year-old Terry Lynn Barton was sentenced March fifth
in Teller County by Judge Edward Colt to 12 years in prison. She
earlier had been given six years in prison on federal counts.
Court papers filed Wednesday by her lawyer say Colt had a conflict
of interest because the fire directly affected him. He was
displaced for a night during last summer's flames.
Court documents say Colt should be disqualified and a new judge
should be assigned to hear the case.