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.
Federal officials are investigating the deaths of 19 horses at its Canon City Wild Horse Inmate Program facility, where Colorado inmates train select mustangs.
KOAA-TV reports the Bureau of Land Management found dead horses in a pen at the facility Monday, and several other wild horses in the pen were showing signs of illness. The BLM is working with veterinarians to investigate the cause of the illness, and the facility has been quarantined as a precaution.
Horses in the worst condition with a poor prognosis for recovery have been euthanized.
Necropsies on the dead horses are being conducted, and water and hay samples are being tested.
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