Light snow/rain continue to develop along northern El Paso County, as well as wind picking up in this location. This trend will continue to extend to the south throughout the afternoon hours. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
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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