A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, 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 amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
President Barack Obama says he wants REI business executive Sally Jewell to lead his Interior Department.
Jewell is the president and chief executive officer at Recreational Equipment, Inc. The company sells clothing and gear for outdoor wear.
She is the first woman the president has nominated for his Cabinet in the second term.
Obama noted her previous experience as an engineer in oil fields and her record of achievement and environmental stewardship at REI. He also said she is an active outdoorswoman who once spent a month climbing mountains in Antarctica.
If confirmed, Jewell would replace current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who held the post throughout Obama's first term. Salazar announced last month that he would step down in March.
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