Friday Newscast, 2/7/20 8:04 a.m.

Feb 7, 2020

Newscast for Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:04 a.m.

  • An environmental group has launched a new tool that shows how increased energy drilling could impact elk and deer migration. Rocky Mountain Wild mapped existing and proposed federal oil and gas leases in Colorado. Tehri Parker with the group says a fragmented habitat can reduce the size of herds...
     
  • Colorado lawmakers have advanced a bill to allow college student athletes to profit from their names and images. The bill also gives the NCAA or Congress time to issue guidance beforehand. Colorado's Senate Education Committee heard testimony yesterday on the bipartisan legislation. The bill would allow college athletes to be compensated without surrendering their scholarships. Athletes could hire attorneys or agents to negotiate with outside parties on their behalf. If passed, Colorado’s act would go into effect in 2023...
     
  • Heavy snow is in the forecast today for the central mountains where between 10 and 30 inches of snow is possible. The national weather service says Monarch Ski Area could see between 6 and 8 inches with wind gusts between 50 and 60 mph. Vail, Copper Mountain, and other neighboring slopes along I-70 could see around 20 inches of snow this weekend...