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5 Things You Need To Know - February 25, 2021

Highway 94 Mark Sheffel
Donthe Lucas murder trial resumes Wednesday, following two-week recess
D49 announces return to school plan
Posted at 6:38 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 08:40:49-05

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

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Dangerous driving conditions from heavy snow overnight

Snow last night hit southern Colorado hard, with Colorado Springs seeing a general range of 3 to 7 inches across town and around 2 inches through Pueblo. Temperatures are cold enough that untreated roads will stay covered in snow and even a little ice until we thaw later this afternoon. The snow will stop pretty early this morning, with mostly dry skies in the plains by 9 to 10 a.m.

For updated closures and delays, click here.
Pueblo mass vaccination clinic with nearly 1.2K doses available to be held Thursday

A mass vaccination clinic hosted by Albertsons and Safeway pharmacies will be held in Pueblo Thursday for those 65 and older. The clinic will be inside an empty store location located at 1545 S. Prairie Ave. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to a press release, the pharmacies will team up to bring 1,170 vaccine doses to those available.

In order to attend the clinic, you must sign up by clicking here and using the zip code 81005.
Donthe Lucas murder trial resumes following two-week break due to positive COVID-19 test

Wednesday was the first day back in the Donthe Lucas murder trial after a two-week break caused by a positive COVID-19 test. You can find a recap of what happened before the break here. Cell phones and who was texting who has been a large chunk of the evidence presented thus far in the case and Wednesday continued to follow that trend.
Colorado lawmakers propose bill to ban use of American Indian mascots for public schools, colleges

The debate over American Indian mascots continues as Colorado lawmakers propose a bill to ban the use by public schools, charter schools, and universities. SB21-116 would not only prohibit the use of American Indian mascots but impose a monthly $25,000 fine for schools that continue to use them past June 1, 2021, payable to the state education fund.

According to the legislation, the presence and use of American Indian mascots across the state creates an unsafe learning environment for American Indian students by having serious negative impacts on those student's mental health and by promoting bullying of American Indian students.
District 49 to return with full in-person learning after spring break

District 49 officials announced Wednesday its schools would return to full in-person learning following spring break near the end of March. The district said starting March 29, students in all grades will be able to return for in-person learning Monday through Friday. Schools will still be offering remote learning options for those who wish to attend virtually.

Officials said they are asking families to "attend in person if at all possible" that way they are able to "moderate that extra burden on educators and support staff."

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