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.
Downtown Colorado Springs is about to lose some of its oldest residents. The city plans to cut down 100 to 200 diseased and dying trees.
A local city forester says many of the elms, oaks and maples along streets like Nevada and Cascade, have been struggling to survive over the past few years. That’s partly because of the ongoing drought conditions. They're also stressed from an infestation of bark beetles.
The city forestry division plans to begin cutting down the trees in these areas later this year. They hope to replace any that are on public land.