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5 things you need to know - December 19, 2019

Carol Gebhart Florence, CO
Posted at 5:59 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 08:11:02-05

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

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Manitou Springs advances vaping and tobacco regulations

Recent surveys pegged Colorado as having some of the highest teen vaping rates in the country, especially in the state's rural and mountain communities. In Manitou Springs, city leaders made the call to move forward with regulations and restrictions for vaping and tobacco in their city.
Pelosi says she may hold off on sending articles of impeachment to Senate

During a press conference after the final vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that she will delay sending the articles of impeachment over to the US Senate because she wants reassurance from Senate Republican leaders that it will be a fair trial.
Seasonable temperatures expected to wrap up the week

A low pressure system is moving over Colorado today, bringing high clouds and filtering sunshine throughout the afternoon. Temperatures will be comfortable along I-25 and in the Plains, but it will remain cold in the mountains.
Pueblo's permanent homeless shelter almost complete

Last month, Pueblo's City Council voted to keep its emergency shelter open until a permanent one is ready. That permanent shelter is now close to being completed despite some delays in construction. The Rescue Mission says it plans to open the building by mid-January for the community.
Military family reunited after months apart, kids surprised at school

The holidays can be a difficult time especially for those serving in the military overseas and for the family members they have to leave behind. However this Christmas, one local family was reunited after months of being apart with both parents serving overseas.