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.
Fifty five year old Lonnie Westphal has headed the State Patrol since 1995. He joined the patrol in 1974 as a trooper, and worked his way through the ranks.
Westphal was only the sixth chief in the agency's 68 year history.
He says he's proud that the pay for troopers increased during his time as chief and that a hundred new patrol officers were added.
Still, Westphal says Colorado could use another 160 troopers because of the growth in population.
He's not sure what he'll do now but doesn't expect to remain in
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