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That little bird in the photo is from Loveland Ski Area. Workers say he was eyeing the chair lift all morning yesterday. They think he's ready for ski season.

While it's going to be in the mid-90s today, snowmaking starts at Loveland in about 71 days. But today, we're going to have hot weather and possibly storms. Check out the forecast.

What else is going on?

--Today, Denver is getting a new archbishop to replace Archbishop Charles Chaput. The ceremony for the Most Rev. Samuel Aquila is Wednesday afternoon at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver. Aquila will become the fifth archbishop of Denver during invitation-only ceremonies. The position came open after Chaput transferred to Philadelphia in August.

--A longtime Greeley Spanish teacher was arrested Tuesday after police said she admitted to a sexual relationship with a then 17-year-old student. A teenager she had a child with. The teenager is now 19. Read more here.

-- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will return to Capitol Hill today, where he'll testify to the House Financial Services Committee. Yesterday before the Senate Banking Committee, Bernanke painted a bleak picture of the U.S. economy and warned that it'll get worse if Congress doesn't soon agree on how to avert a budget crisis.

--In world news, Syria's state-run TV says the country's defense minister has been killed in a suicide blast in the capital. Wednesday's attack hit the National Security building in Damascus during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials. State-run TV said some of the officials were seriously wounded and later reported the defense minister killed.

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