Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.
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Last day for Puebloans 65-and-older to sign up for vaccines through health department's website
According to the Pueblo Health Department, the city's 65-year old and up population who choose to could be completely vaccinated as early as the end of this week. Today is "last call" to sign-up on Pueblovaxnow.com. As of February 18, 2021, the county's health department reports that 21,897 people in Pueblo have received their first vaccination and 11,638 have received their second dose. Pueblo is still currently in Phase 1A and 1B.
Donthe Lucas murder trial resumes Wednesday, following two-week break caused by COVID-19
Eight years ago, 21-year-old Kelsie Schelling disappeared after driving from Denver to Pueblo to see her ex-boyfriend, Donthe Lucas, who is now the defendant in her murder trial.
The trial, which is slated to last around a month, came to a halt on Feb. 10 because someone with a positive COVID-19 test was reported to have been in the courtroom. News5's Colette Bordelon received a contact tracing call from the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, who said the exposure happened on both Feb. 8 and 9. The trial was recessed for 14 days, based on recommendations from the health department.
Warm and sunny today followed by winter weather Wednesday and Thursday
Stunning forecast today with sunny skies and gusty northwest winds through the region. We'll see highs in the 60s across the plains, and even through mountains won't feel too bad. We could see a high-impact event Wednesday and Thursday from freezing drizzle and heavy snow. Freezing drizzle is possible early Wednesday morning in El Paso, eastern Fremont, western Pueblo, and Huerfano counties.
Springs man arrested on multiple counts of sex assault on a child, police investigating potential additional victims
In November of 2020, Colorado Springs Police opened a criminal investigation into "numerous" reported sexual assaults involving the same suspect.
In Feb. of 2021, the suspect, 33-year-old Randy "Cam" Reams was arrested twice for multiple counts of sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. CSPD detectives are actively seeking additional information, including potential unreported incidences involving the suspect.
Nonprofit Envida now gives rides to COVID vaccine appointments
A local agency that gives rides to folks who can't get around, is now turning it's efforts to helping people get to their COVID vaccination appointments.
Envida, is a non-profit that's been around for 50 years in Southern Colorado. Envida has set up a phone line so that anyone in El Paso County or Teller County, who doesn't have a ride to their appointment, can get a ride. People can simply call the phone number, give their address and appointment time, and then the agency will send a trained driver to them on the day of their appointment.