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.
(Denver-AP) -- The state's Department of Agriculture is changing its policy on chronic wasting disease.
During the past five months, officials automatically euthanized entire herds of elk and deer containing small numbers of infected animals. Now officials are making those decisions on a case-by-case basis.
In one recent case, state officials allowed elk exposed to the fatal brain disease to live. In another, a rancher was allowed to restock his land with hundreds of animals.
Agriculture Commissioner Don Ament says ``there are no perfect answers to these issues.''
The inconsistency is frustrating officials at the Division of Wildlife and wildlife activists. They want to see the department take a more aggressive stance.