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5 Things You Need To Know - August 31, 2020

Colorado small businesses, nonprofits can apply for new grant and loan money starting Monday
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Posted at 6:29 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 08:33:51-04

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

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Small businesses prep for Energize Colorado Gap Fund application opening today

There's a new source of money for small businesses across Colorado. The Energize Colorado Gap Fund application opens today. Energize Colorado has amassed over 200 volunteers across eleven different business segments since they started in the spring of this year. The group has raised $25 million in a relief fund, reserved for Colorado's small businesses with less than 25 employees.
Pueblo City Council members working to get statue vote on November ballot

Pueblo City Council is holding a special meeting today to consider an emergency ordinance that would place a question on the November ballot about the future of the Christopher Columbus statue. Due to social distancing requirements, a maximum of 24 people will be allowed inside chambers for the meeting. It will be broadcast on public access Channel 17, online over Zoom, the City of Pueblo website and on the city's Facebook page. The meeting gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
Windy and much cooler today with spotty thundershowers today and tonight

It's going to feel like fall out there due to a strong cold front that passed overnight. We're going to see highs in the 70s and low 80s in the lower elevations, and gusty winds off and on all day. We'll see scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, but severe weather is not expected.
Join us for KOAA's Roundtable discussion on Community Voices and Diversity

News5 is always working with you to look for solutions to better our community and our homes for everyone. That's why in partnership with the Colorado Springs Council of Neighbors and Organizations, we're hosting a roundtable discussion about relationships between local law enforcement and many of you, that have led to a great amount of tension and passion across the state and nation.

We'll be airing this discussion live Tuesday, Sept. 1, on KOAA News5 at 6 p.m. and on all of our digital platforms. The event will be continued between 7 and 8 p.m. exclusively on our digital platforms. Tell us what you want to hear about by sending us your questions right now to
D20 school to reopen Monday after closure Friday

Academy School District 20 announced Sunday that Frontier Elementary will reopen on Monday, Aug. 31. The school was closed on Friday, Aug. 28 after some staff and students displayed "COVID-like" symptoms throughout the past week. The district said Sunday that based on test results received to this point, some individuals in isolation and/or quarantine can return to school on Monday. The district added that one class must remain in quarantine while the district awaits one additional test result.
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