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5 Things You Need To Know - January 12, 2021

Covid Vaccine Protocol
Powers and Research interchange one of many major road projects on tap for 2021
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Coroner attacked by conspiracies: Families demand COVID-19 diagnosis be removed from loved one's death certificates
Posted at 6:38 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 08:38:36-05

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

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Pueblo County vaccine site for 70+ meets quota early due to high demand

Pueblo's COVID-19 vaccine clinic for those 70 and older opened at the Pueblo Mall Monday, but lines were so long in the morning that officials began turning people away before the first vaccines were administered. Ultimately, over 700 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 today, according to the Pueblo Health Department.

To help the process going forward, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and health department have created an online form people can sign up to receive notifications when it is their turn to receive the vaccine.
Powers and Research interchange one of many major road projects on tap for 2021

As people continue to flock to Colorado, our roads just keep getting more crowded. In response, CDOT has several new highway improvement projects on tap for 2021, including a long awaiting interchange along Powers Boulevard. Two very large projects are coming to the Colorado Springs area and those projects include CDOT’s Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement project, as well as a new interchange at Powers and Research.
Warmer with more snowmelt today!

We have another COLD start for southern Colorado, but the afternoon will be really nice! Sunny skies will boost highs into the 40s and 50s later today with light winds. We should be clear and cold tonight with temperatures back in the teens and 20s.
House expected to call on VP to explore 25th Amendment options ahead of Wed. impeachment vote

Democratic lawmakers will continue their push today to remove outgoing President Donald Trump from office prior to president-elect Joe Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration by formally calling on Vice President Mike Pence to explore options to remove Trump through the 25th Amendment.

The calls for removal stem from last week's riot of Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol — supporters who he encouraged to descend on the Capitol moments before those riots.
Conspiracies attack coroner: Families demand COVID-19 diagnoses be removed from loved one's death certificates

For those working at the El Paso County Coroner's Office, there's no avoiding the harsh realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the staff is facing a new challenge, that the coroner says is fueled by conspiracy theories.

The job of the El Paso County Coroner's Office is to investigate sudden or unexpected deaths, including those that constitute a public health risk, such as COVID-19. At the end of last week, at least three families called or visited the coroner's office, and demanded the coroner remove the COVID-19 diagnoses from their loved one's death certificates.
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