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5 Things You Need To Know - February 12, 2021

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Pueblo's Transit Center downtown serves as the city's Emergency Warming Center
President Donald Trump
President Joe Biden
Posted at 6:33 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 08:33:36-05

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

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Extreme cold with heavy snow moves in this weekend

Arctic air slipped under already cold air last night in the plains and generated light snow and flurries right up into the I-25 corridor! We will keep the cold air around all day today, with highs expected to top out in the teens at best for cities and towns 6,000 feet and below.

There could be occasional flurries through the day today, and then again tonight when temperatures fall even lower.
Dangerous temperatures bring change to Pueblo's warming shelter

Sub-zero temperatures approaching are forcing the City of Pueblo to expand the Emergency Warming Shelter's hours of operation.

Pueblo's Transit Center downtown opened earlier in the week from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., providing shelter to the homeless people who need it. As temperatures this weekend drops to single-digits, the city is opening the shelter from 6 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Monday, providing warmth for the entirety of Sunday.
Trump's legal team to open defense argument in impeachment trial Friday

Former President Donald Trump’s legal team will open defense arguments in Trump’s second impeachment trial Friday, a day after Democrats concluded back-to-back days of methodical presentations aimed at arguing for his conviction.

While Trump’s lawyers will face an uphill battle in matching the evidence presented by Democrats on Wednesday and Thursday, their performance won’t likely affect the outcome of the trial.
Fremont County rolls out new vaccine scheduling system

Fremont County is giving people another way to schedule their vaccinations. The county has joined Prep Mod, an online scheduling system being utilized across Colorado. The system allows people who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine to make an appointment. Fremont County residents can also choose a time and date that fits their schedule.
Biden says US is securing 600 million vaccine doses by July

President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. will have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the summer to inoculate 300 million Americans.

Biden made the announcement at the sprawling National Institutes of Health complex just outside Washington as he visited some of the nation’s leading scientists on the frontlines of the fight against the disease.
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