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5 Things You Need To Know - February 15, 2021

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Victim of original Trinidad package explosion speaks out exclusively to News 5
Posted at 6:46 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 08:46:41-05

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

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Exceptional cold this morning with light snow expected Tuesday and Wednesday

Today is the coldest day we've seen here in southern Colorado in almost 100 years for some people! Colorado Springs broke the record cold of -8° this morning, a record set back in 1895! Pueblo stayed just shy of the current record of -23°. Sunshine and warming flow off the mountains will attempt to push high temperatures into the single digits and teens today with some of the warmest air in the state on the west side of the Continental Divide.
Senate acquits former President Trump of article of impeachment of inciting insurrection

Former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the US Senate on Saturday on an article of impeachment that he incited the deadly US Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Fifty-seven senators voted in favor of conviction, but a conviction needed 67 votes. Seven Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in voting to convict Trump.
School Closings and Delays

There a few delays that have come in for those districts that were not already off for Presidents Day. Pueblo School District 60 and Pueblo District 70 will have remote learning days today and Custer County District C-1 is on a two-hour delay. Click the link above for the full list of closures and delays.
There has never been a U.S. president from Colorado, but some have tried

There has never been a U.S. President from Colorado, but it’s not for lack of trying. Over the decades since statehood in 1876, several Coloradans have attempted presidential runs. There are also Presidents that have connections to the state in some way. Here’s a look at some of the Coloradans that have made a run for president.
Victim of original Trinidad package explosion speaks out exclusively to News5

After two explosions — happening three days apart — left one man fighting for his life, the victim of the first explosion is speaking out exclusively to News5 about his ordeal, and the motives he believes could be behind it. Ron Garcia and his girlfriend had their camper parked outside a Trinidad Walmart that week. On Feb. 5, they left around 10:30 a.m. to run some errands, getting back around 2:30 that afternoon. That’s when Garcia noticed a small box under the camper.

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