Light snow/rain continue to develop along northern El Paso County, as well as wind picking up in this location. This trend will continue to extend to the south throughout the afternoon hours. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
Zoo officials say a hippo named Samantha has been put down.
The animal was suffering from an incurable kidney condition and ulcers.
She was 24. Samantha arrived from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in 1980 as a one-year-old calf. She later gave birth to 15 of her own calves, many of whom now live at other zoos.
Zookeepers say they had noticed a change in Samantha's behavior over the past two months.
Parts of the animal, like her hide or teeth, may be put on display for educational purposes.