Public Service Announcement Now that Weld County has gone through its first major snow storm of the year, we would like to give the community tips on making sure their vehicles are prepared for the winter season. We will put out tips once a week for the next month or so to help you prepare your vehicle for the roadway and the winter months. The topics we will cover are
ADA Robb Miller presented this morning at the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) conference about the Tera Lewandowski murder. Tera’s mother, Vonda, our victim advocate Amanda, and both the lead detectives that helped solved this case and bring justice to Tera also spoke this morning. We couldn’t thank Vonda enough for sharing her story about grace with today’s audience.
Field Sandbur is a native, warm season, annual grass. Occasionally, it can act as a short-lived perennial plant. Field Sandbur is grazed early in its growth, prior to bur formation. To remove the burs from hair or clothing use a pocket comb to pull them out or wet your fingers as they will be less likely to stick. For more information on plants, go to www.weldweeds.org.
If it’s too cold for you, then it is probably too cold for your pets. Today: The snow could be heavy at times with areas of blowing snow. High near 17 degrees. Wind chill values as low as -11. Blustery, with a north wind at 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches
Due to the weather conditions expected this afternoon, the Board of County Commissioners has decided to close Weld County Offices at 4:00 p.m. today. Please stay tuned to our social media and web pages for updates as they become available. Our Public Works crews continue to work their routes, and are reporting no major traffic issues on county-maintained roads at this time. Please use caution, however, when traveling throughout the
DA Rourke and Detective Mike Prill from GPD presented this morning at the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) conference about the Kristina Tournai murder. They spoke about the challenges and what it took to investigate and prosecute this no-body homicide case. It’s an honor having the opportunity to educate other law enforcement professionals and victims advocates around the state.
Current conditions: No snow falling south of Hwy 52 at this time. Light flurries between Hwy 52 and WCR 74 with heavier flurries north of WCR 74 to the state line. Winds are very light in the southern areas of county, but are picking up generally north of Hwy 34. Far northern roads have some drifting, but plows are keeping up. Most primary road conditions are a mix of snow-packed
Crews continue to work their routes. Roads are icy and snow packed but some are starting to slush; intersections, hills, bridges are melting with sand/slicer mix applied. Currently no snow, no wind.
Today, by resolution, the Board of Commissioners named Jamie Ulrich the new Director of the Department of Human Services (DHS), effective January 16, 2020. Ulrich, who has served as the Deputy Director of the department since 2016, has spent the past three years under the mentorship of current director Judy Griego. Read more at www.weldgov.com.
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO NOON MDT WEDNESDAY. WHAT: Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. WHERE: Portions of east central and northeast Colorado. WHEN: From 6 AM Tuesday to noon MDT Wednesday IMPACTS: Travel is expected to be very difficult. The hazardous conditions are expected to impact the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commute. The cold wind chills as low