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5 things you need to know - February 11, 2020

Florissant deer in the snow
Posted at 6:14 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 08:14:47-05

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

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Pueblo City Council adopts ordinance allowing voters to decide on city's future with Black Hills Energy

Pueblo City Council has adopted an ordinance after a unanimous vote that will allow voters to decide if the city will end its contract with Black Hills Energy and created its own public electric company. If voters approve the ballot measure in a special election on May 5, the city will be allowed to opt out of its current contract with Black Hills. This is part of a years-long effort to end a relationship with Black Hills Energy.
Slick morning drives and chilly afternoon conditions

Snow across southern Colorado overnight dumped a foot of snow over the Wet Mountains, but only about an inch through Colorado Springs. Even though we have seen the wide and varying snow reports, we're still seeing slick and icy streets through most of the region early this morning.
Air Force Academy conducting exercise starting Tuesday

Starting today, if you are by the Air Force Academy you will see a lot of emergency response activity in the area. The Air Force Academy's 10th Air Base Wing will be conducting a base exercise that will last until Thursday. During this time, visitors can still visit the Air Force Academy during normal visiting hours.
Search for Gannon Stauch enters third week

It's been two weeks since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch was reported missing in El Paso County, and the community came together this weekend to show the family support during this difficult time. On Monday, the Sheriff's office announced 385 tips have come in from the public and the office has conducted 2,656 hours of investigative work. The tips have contributed to areas deputies have searched to try and find the 11 year-old boy.
"Noise generating training" being conducted on Fort Carson

Fort Carson issued a public service announcement Monday to alert the community to some "noise-generating training" that is happening on the Mountain Post until Feb. 18. While the training is happening, increased noise and dust should be expected in the evenings and throughout the night due to large-caliber training with live munitions.
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