Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.
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Paying rent during coronavirus: tenants, property managers weigh in
For thousands who are struggling financially across southern Colorado, today is the first of the month meaning rent is due. A spokesperson for the Colorado Apartment Association shared that they understand this is a really challenging time for people. They're focused on communities coming together to try and find ways for people to be able to pay their rent.
Future of local government budgets during COVID-19
While government operations are essential during a time of crisis, a few cities across the United States have furloughed hundreds of workers. Local governments in southern Colorado say they're not looking at leaving workers without pay in the near future, in many cases it's the last resort when it comes to saving money.
Warmer and windier today with high fire danger south of Highway 50
The forecast today involves more wind, warmth, clouds, and fire danger. The winds will increase this afternoon as the humidity drops, leading to Red Flag Warnings along and south of highway 50 in Huerfano, Las Animas, and Baca counties. Despite the overcast skies, we'll be warmer in the region compared to Tuesday.
Governor Polis says stay-at-home order could be extended
While Gov. Jared Polis said during a news conference Monday that "it is looking more and more like we will need an extension" of the state's stay-at-home order, Conor Cahill, a spokesperson for his office, said the governor wants to get a "few more days of data before we make that decision."
We're Open Colorado: 300 Days of Shine works to create hand sanitizer
300 Days of Shine Distillery, which is known for its moonshine, added hand sanitizer into the mix recently and is donating to organizations on the front line of this crisis after every purchase. Due to updated guidelines passed down by the FDA, they are currently working to implement the new changes into future batches.
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