Roads are icy in spots that saw accumulating snow yesterday. Allow yourself plenty of extra time this morning and dress warmly, as wind chills are in the single digits and teens for many. A second disturbance will bring another round of snow showers to the Front Range this afternoon and early evening. While not as heavy as yesterday, some additional light accumulations over the higher terrain will be possible, including Teller and Northern El Paso Counties. Highs in the 30s and 40s will feel colder when factoring a blustery northwest wind. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Gov. Bill Owens says he's a prime example why state lawmakers need to crack down on uninsured motorists. Owens was hit from behind by an uninsured motorist 15 years ago, and still suffers from a stiff neck. It was the uninsured motorist's third offense.
On Wednesday, Owens backed legislation that would toughen the penalties for uninsured motorists. The bill would increase the fine for the first offense from the current $100 to $500. The offender's driver's license would also be suspended until evidence of insurance was filed.
A second offense within two years would result in a mandatory fine of $1,000, up from the current $200. Owens says it's unfair for insured motorists to bear the financial burden of scofflaws.