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5 Things You Need To Know - April 14, 2020

Downtown Pueblo.
District 70
Mt. Princeton Sunset
Posted at 6:00 AM, Apr 14, 2020

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.

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Pueblo City Council approves resolution for COVID-19 emergency fund to support businesses

Pueblo City Council has unanimously passed an emergency resolution to help local businesses. On Monday night, council members approved the transfer of $5 million out of the half-cent sales tax fund to a COVID-19 emergency fund.
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D70 suspends school lunch program for 2 weeks due to possible COVID-19 exposure

Pueblo School District 70 announced Monday night that it will suspend its emergency school lunch program immediately due to possible COVID-19 exposure to a food service worker. District Superintendent Ed Smith said the worker reported symptoms over the weekend and followed CDC guidelines to quarantine themselves.
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Bitterly cold in the morning with snow melt in the afternoon

We are absolutely FREEZING this morning with many sites in Teller and El Paso County reading in the single digits! The sun will fight through the clouds as the day goes along, and that will help to push highs into the 30s and 40s across the lower elevations.
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Meat sales boom, cattle prices drop hurting local ranchers

The novel coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on all of us. News5 has learned cattle ranches are facing some of the toughest times of their lives. Out on the eastern plains, ranchers say despite meat sales booming in grocery stores, cattle prices are tanking at a point in time when they can’t afford to come up short.
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We're Open Colorado: Voyager Home Health Care supports special needs families

Voyager Home Health Care is providing care packages filled with essentials to special needs families. The organization jumped into action to help out once the crisis hit, purchasing and donating essentials to families that have children with special needs or are immunocompromised.
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