Nov 25, 2019 12:07 AM

Winter storm warning for western Nebraska, SE Wyoming, NE Colorado

Posted Nov 25, 2019 12:07 AM

DENVER (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for northeastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska, saying heavy snow in the region could hamper travel during Thanksgiving week.


The weather service says storms Monday through Tuesday afternoon could bring about 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow to Cheyenne, 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow to Denver and similar amounts to western Nebraska.


Meteorologist Kyle Fredin said Sunday the Denver area is forecast to see 6 to 8 hours of heavy snowfall starting late Monday that will cause significant travel impacts and possibly temporary road closures.


The agency says there’s a chance travel could become nearly impossible Monday night and Tuesday morning across the Interstate 25 urban corridor in northeastern Colorado and into Wyoming.


United Airlines announced Sunday it would waive the change fee for re-booking flights scheduled to leave Denver International Airport on Tuesday.

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Survey of bankers shows rural economy growing in November

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of bankers suggests the economy continues growing in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the ongoing trade disputes continue to hurt the outlook for more growth.


The Rural Mainstreet survey's overall index improved to 54.2 in November from October’s 51.4. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy, while a score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy.


Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey, says bankers still have a weak outlook for the region because of the ongoing trade war with China.


The confidence index for the region remained in negative territory at 44.4 in November even though it was higher than October’s 36.5.


Bankers from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming were surveyed.