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5 months 3 weeks ago

Keeping Pets Safe in the Cold

There's nothing a dog loves more than running outside with the wind in their face, but that can be tricky when the temperatures dip into the single digits. "I would keep the being outside to a minimum, maybe a short walk," says Dr. John Sudduth of Northwest Animal Hospital....

5 months 3 weeks ago

Shelters Open Longer Hours This Week

With temperatures below freezing, area shelters are opening their doors to provide a place for people to go. The Springs Rescue Mission in downtown Colorado Springs will stay open 24/7 this week. In the Black Forest, Crosses for Losses will also be open. The shelter says if people...

9 months 2 weeks ago

Snow Continues to Fall in High Country

Snow is expected to keep falling in parts of western Colorado. Although we're not expecting to see much snow in our area, the high country could see significant amounts throughout Friday. Up to 12 inches are possible at higher elevations, including Crested Butte, through Friday evening. A few inches of...

1 year 3 months ago

Chilly weather keeps water use low

COLORADO SPRINGS - Snowy rooftops in April, if even just a trace, are a good sign when it comes to the drought. There may not be enough moisture to actually help irrigate the lawn, but the freezing cold temperatures have kept most of us from turning on the sprinklers. ...

1 year 4 months ago

When CDOT decides to close the roads

When weather conditions get too bad to drive, CDOT makes the decision to close the roads. That's what happened yesterday on many roads, including I-25 between Pueblo and Fountain. Some of you asked us on Facebook why the road didn't close sooner, saying it was extremely dangerous. Those with CDOT...

1 year 5 months ago

Icy roads holding up travel

The flakes are flying and with temperatures dropping, it's getting icy in Colorado Springs-- so icy that as of 8:30 PM, police moved to 'cold reporting status'. Translation: if you're in an accident with no drugs, alcohol, or injuries, you have 72 hours to report it to police. A lot...

1 year 5 months ago

Farmers glad to see snow

The snow was a warm welcome to farmers, but is it enough? We met with one Pueblo County farmer who says it's a welcome sight. It wasn't snowing when Shane Milberger first got up this morning, but then it hit us. "When we saw it coming down,...

1 year 6 months ago

Ski season slow but optimistic

If you're looking for a weekend getaway, ski resorts would love to have your business! We visited Monarch Mountain to find out about the season so far. "Season pass to monarch, this is definitely my favorite mountain in the state of Colorado," said Xandy Bustamante, a skier and snow...

1 year 7 months ago

Emergency managers urge preparation before storms

COLORADO SPRINGS - In light of the recent winter storms, emergency managers in Colorado Springs are encouraging everyone to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Ken Hughlett, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management says blizzards and snow storms can be life threatening...

1 year 7 months ago

Storms, tornado threats for Christmas around US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a...

1 year 7 months ago

Driving conditions slow in Pueblo

It was slow driving in Pueblo today, like many other areas of Southern Colorado. CDOT had about 80 different trucks out in the region. They will work till all main roads are clear and the storm is over. Drivers tell us, even if they're running late, they try to stay...

1 year 8 months ago

Ski Subsidies

DENVER (AP) - Colorado ski resorts are paying more to airlines for consistent flights into regional mountain airports. Airlines say they need the subsidies because of rising fuel prices and financially strapped vacationers. The Telluride Tourism Board is helping Crested Butte Mountain Resort with a $650,000 revenue-guarantee deal with Allegiant...

1 year 9 months ago

Beautiful snow on Greenhorn Mountain

For all of you cool-weather lovers out there, there are several welcome sights you can see in Southeastern Colorado! Not every peak is snow-capped just yet, but Greenhorn Mountain southwest of Pueblo was absolutely beautiful today. Many areas in the mountains got snow yesterday, and several of you told us...

2 years 3 months ago

Recent snow will not help drought

Many areas have experienced quite a bit of snow recently, and it still isn't enough to get us out of this drought. Pueblo's water supply mainly comes from the Arkansas and Upper Colorado River basins. Both of those are about 50 percent below average for this time of year when...

2 years 4 months ago

Snow is a no show

The snow that was supposed to hit overnight was mostly a no show. Dry air took the power out of the storm and left us with only a little snow and nothing much to report on the roads across Southern Colorado. We will see occasional snow flurries throughout the...

2 years 5 months ago

Snowy start, but roads should improve

Numerous accidents reported across the region this morning as slick roads greet morning commuters. The southbound exit lane of I-25 at Garden of the Gods is blocked by an accident, as well as one westbound lane adjacent to the accident. There's also an accident on Colorado at Pikes...

2 years 5 months ago

The snow keeps falling

The snowfall across Colorado Springs has been light but persistent, steadily falling since about 4:30 this morning. City, state and county snowplows have been out just as long clearing the snow and putting down anti-skid material on the roads. For the most part, the major roads are clear and...

2 years 5 months ago

Snow has skiers and businesses anxious

Colorado's recent snow has caused headaches for some; blocking off roads and shutting down schools. However, skiers and snowboarders aren't too upset; it's the snow they've been waiting for. The stores that keep them stocked up are happy to see it too. "Definitely a big sigh of relief,"...

2 years 5 months ago

Highway 24 closed to Limon

Highway 24 is now closed from Colorado Springs to Limon. Due to blowing snow the State Patrol has just closed Highway 24 from Constitution east to Limon. The roads in eastern El Paso County are treacherous and unsafe. Six inches of snow has fallen in Monument and Briargate...

2 years 7 months ago

Seeing green in all this white

Some are seeing dollar signs in all of the falling snowflakes. Michael Shannon and his family were out shoveling sidewalks trying to earn some extra cash for the holidays. He says they don't have a set price but only ask homeowners to pay what they think is fair. ...

2 years 7 months ago

Snow hampers flights

Low visibility and airplane deicing are working against airline schedules at the Colorado Springs Airport. The airport is reporting several delays and even a handful of cancelled flights. Assistant Aviation Director John McGinley says all four of the cancelled flights were headed to and coming from Denver. Reports out...

2 years 7 months ago

Staying safe on icy roads

As winter descends on Southern Colorado, no doubt we'll see cars slipping and sliding all over our roads. Whether you're a life time Coloradan or a newbie, those slick roads seem to get us all. But it doesn't have to be that way. We drove along with the instructors at...

2 years 7 months ago

Starting the month with a Brrrr

December is off to a snowy, blustery start as a winter snow storm continues to ice over roads, cause accidents and even cancel school. Lewis Palmer School District 38 in Mounment had been on a 2 hour delayed start this morning, when at around 9:45 a.m. administrators decided to cancel...

2 years 8 months ago

More snow means early openings

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Snowmass ski resort is opening five days early because of heavy snow over the past month. The resort is opening tomorrow with more than 160 acres open to skiers. Breckenridge plans to open today, celebrating its 50th anniversary with free cupcakes for the...

2 years 9 months ago

Snow continues to fall

DENVER (AP) - Northern Colorado is getting the brunt of a winter storm moving across the state. The National Weather Service reports Boulder north to Larimer County has seen accumulations of between 6 and 10 inches so far. Denver had been expected to get that much but has only...

2 years 9 months ago

Bracing for the snow

At the District 11 transportation facility there's a lot of work to be done before a snow storm. Facilities Director Kris Garnhart says his crews, understandably, prefer to rig their pick up trucks and dump trucks with plows and sanders the day before the snow hits. "We just don't...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Summer snow at the summit

It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up. The Eldred family,...

3 years 1 month ago

Snow closes Pikes Peak Highway

With as much as four inches of snow falling the summit of Pikes Peak, highway rangers closed the final nine miles of road today out of a concern for driver safety. The Cog Railway is still carrying passengers to top, but many visitors can be found rifling through the clothing...

3 years 2 months ago

Aspen Ski Area Stays Open

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen is reporting brisk business this holiday weekend as it reopens slopes to skiers because of late-season snowpack. Aspen Mountain saw some 1,700 skiers and snowboarders on 25 runs and 136 acres Saturday. The Aspen Daily News reports that the Aspen Skiing Co. will consider being...

3 years 2 months ago

Grand Junction area prepares for flooding

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A slow melting snowpack that is the largest in more than a decade has Mesa County officials preparing for flooding. Authorities are also warning novice river runners to stay off the water. A report by the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center predicts the chances...

3 years 2 months ago

Colorado's southern plains drying out

DENVER (AP) - Snowpack levels have reached 247 percent of average in Colorado's mountains, raising the threat of flooding around the state. But recent storms have largely bypassed the state's southeastern corner, leaving residents praying for rain. The National Weather Service said Monday there is a chance for thunderstorms in...

3 years 2 months ago

Wax those Boards

Still need that skiing and snowboarding fix? You may be in luck! Several resorts in Colorado may re-open, because of all the snow we've had recently. A Basin is still open and now Aspen is considering firing up those chairlifts again. The resort has a reported base of 70-inches! Aspen...

3 years 2 months ago

CDOT lifts Chain Law for Molas Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation has lifted the Chain Law order for US 550 over Molas Pass. Road conditions have improved to the point where commercial vehicles can pass without the need of chains. A winter storm system blew through the area earlier dumping snow and freezing rain on...

3 years 2 months ago

The flurries are flying

A spring snow storm brought a mix of rain and snow to communities across Southern Colorado Wednesday morning. Rain, snow and thunder are expected throughout the day with the heaviest snow falling in the mountains and higher elevations. Despite the storm, the National Weather Service says we still need...

3 years 2 months ago

N. Colo. prepares for flooding with melting snow

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Residents of northern Colorado are preparing themselves for potential flooding as expected warmer weather begins to melt the state's record snow levels. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Thursday Routt County officials have been watching streams and tributaries flowing through towns. They say blockages...

3 years 3 months ago

Singer Phoebe Snow dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Phoebe Snow, a singer, guitarist and songwriter whose song "Poetry Man" was a defining hit of the 1970s, has died. Rick Miramontez, her longtime friend and public relations representative, says Snow died Tuesday morning. He says she died of complications from a brain hemorrhage she...

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