Despite the calendar showing winter in Colorado, high fire danger returns to the southeast plains of the state Sunday.
After two months of progressively worse drought conditions in Colorado, part of the state has begun to feel relief as the north central and northeast portion of the state saw a return to normal conditions.
Another hint of spring is in store for the weekend after a slightly cooler start Friday.
High temperatures will be in the 40s over most of the eastern plains of Colorado Friday, though La Junta and Otero county may reach 50. Light overnight snow will mostly dissipate by early morning, with clouds lingering later into the morning. Look for wind gusts around 30 miles per hour continuing through the day into Friday night.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings until sunset February 19 to honor the victims of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump.
The full text of the president's proclamation:
If it was easy, everyone would do it!! Wrestling is not for the weak at heart and you must wear your guts on your shirtsleeves, you must give 110% to be satisfied with your performance and you must know that at the end of every match there is only one hand that gets raise. The performance the County Line Rivals put on this weekend at Regionals was exceptional. Each of these fine athletes came together and managed to pull off the Regional Championship in the Class 2A Region 2 tournament held in Sanford this past weekend.
Cherry Creek Media, which owns 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar, along with 1400KBLJ-AM and 92.1 KTHN-FM in La Junta, will be transferring the stations to 25-7 Media, Inc. according to an announcement made Monday.
25-7 Media is based in Lamar, with Aaron Leiker serving as President and General Manager of the company. Leiker was raised in nearby Holly and started his radio career while in high school in Lamar. He later graduated from Kansas State University with an emphasis in broadcast management.
The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that one of its employees, Nolan Olson, has died after being struck by a vehicle. Olson was working February 2 filling potholes on US Highway 160 in Pagosa Springs when he was hit and received severe injuries. He was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood, where he died Sunday from his injuries.