Today's Mile Mountain News (Thurs 5/3/2018)

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon today above 9000 feet.  Another 2-5 inches expected up high this morning.  6 inches new at A-Basin today. 7 at Loveland. 13 inches new at Winter Park—Mary Jane is still open.


The traction law is in effect for passenger vehicles on I-70 from East Vail to Bakerville.


All that moisture is good news for a dry Colorado.


The National Interagency Fire Center issued a report this week forecasting significant wildland fire potential spreading throughout Colorado in June, including the White River National Forest.  The Bureau of Land Management put Stage I fire restrictions in place in southwestern Colorado on Tuesday. That bans campfires, outdoor smoking and fireworks on lands it administers. The U.S. Forest Service's air tanker base in Durango is now fully staffed—that is two weeks earlier than normal.


Search efforts have intensified for a missing Steamboat man and now a reward is being offered.  38-year old Matthew Shelters has been missing for more than a week.  A swift water rescue team scoured the Yampa River this week and found no signs of the missing man.  Shelters is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has a beard and was last seen wearing a dark hoodie, a dark-colored, flat-billed hat, brown pants and light-colored shoes.

Colorado House Democrats have proposed a transportation bill rewrite and are looking now to protect money for underfunded schools in the final days of the legislative session.  The last-minute proposal places the two parties at an impasse over how much to spend on transportation in coming years