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5 Things You Need To Know - December 22, 2020

Additional CARES funds have been made available to Pueblo county, so where will they be used?
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Posted at 6:29 AM, Dec 22, 2020

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

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Congress approves relief package with stimulus checks, bill moves to President Trump

Both chambers of Congress voted on Monday on a long-awaited COVID-19 relief package. A deal was reached among Congressional leaders Sunday evening, who worked through the weekend to smooth over differences, after months of tense negotiations. The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for his approval. It ncluded $300-a-week in supplemental jobless benefits, direct payments of $600 for individuals, more than $300 billion in small business loans and more than $80 billion for schools, as well as billions for help with vaccine distribution.
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Pueblo County receives additional $5.8 million in CARES funding

Pueblo County is receiving an additional $5,811,184 in CARES money and every cent is going to exclusively to small businesses. The county applied for $6 million dollars from emergency funds that the state has been reserving in order to help meet the needs of local businesses that have yet to receive money. However, only businesses that applied previously for relief funds, in rounds one through three, are eligible for the new grants.
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Windy day as cold front moves in

A cold front will push into southern Colorado today with more wind expected across the region, bringing cooler temperatures for tomorrow. Click the link above for our full weather forecast.
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CHSAA announces new start date for winter sports

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) announced Monday it secured variances from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment along with state officials that will allow all winter sports (Season B) sports and activities to begin practice in January. Practice for Season B sports, which include ice hockey, skiing, girls swimming, wrestling, basketball, and competitive spirit, is scheduled to begin Jan. 18.
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Colorado Springs man found guilty of sexual assault on children sentenced to life in prison

A man found guilty of sexual abuse on children dating back over 20 years has been sentenced to 624 years in prison, according to the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office. The district attorney's office announced Sunday evening that 69-year-old Joseph Lee Davis was sentenced after being convicted of 15 counts including sexual assault on a child in a position of trust - pattern of abuse, enticement of a child, and sexual exploitation of children.
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