Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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Church offers online memorial to remember Gannon Stauch
An online memorial service will be streamed Friday morning to remember 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. Restoration Church will hold the online service beginning at 10 a.m. that will be available on Facebook, the church's website and News5's website to "remember the sweet, caring, strong boy that stole the heart of a community." The church said friends and family will speak during the eulogy and a special slideshow that Al Stauch, Gannon's father, that he put together for Gannon will play.
State health officials urge those who used Citadel Mall site Tuesday to retest
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials are urging those who used the new Citadel Mall COVID-19 test site Tuesday to retest at that location due to "possible temperature control inconsistencies of testing samples." Officials said over 300 samples were completed on Tuesday, which was the first day the site opened. El Paso County Health and the Pikes Peak Office of Emergency Management opened the drive-thru testing site on the south side of Citadel Mall, in the parking lot next to JCPenney.
Hot once again today but with a chance for more wildfire smoke
We're going to be windy across the region today and hot. Smoke from the Pine Gulch, Grizzly Creek, and the new Cameron Peak fires will likely keep blowing into southern Colorado today and tonight. Overnight we'll be dry and mild but there could be clouds that push in from the plains and give us a low cloud deck early tomorrow morning.
New Colorado Springs school teaches moral courage to students
A brand new school in Colorado Springs has prepared to open its doors during the middle of a pandemic. Mountain View Academy says they're not only trying to keep their students safe, but they're also trying to build up student character. Throughout the year, the school will feature nine different moral focus virtues to cultivate the skills, behaviors, and values students need to contribute to their communities.
Cameron Peak Fire near Chambers Lake in western Larimer County grows to 1,540 acres
A wildfire that started Thursday afternoon near Chambers Lake in western Larimer County grew to more than 1,500 acres in less than four hours. The "very active" Cameron Peak Fire which shut down Cameron Pass on Highway 14 at mile post 61 at 3:30. p.m. was reported to be 1,540 acres in size by 7:15 p.m., according to U.S. Forest Service’s Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Approximately 40 firefighters were battling the blaze as of 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
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