A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late this morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later this afternoon. Locations higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to colder temperatures. So then, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less snow and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
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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