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5 Things You Need To Know - January 13, 2021

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Colorado officials warn of vaccine scams targeting residents
Madalyn and Kim Hardee
Posted at 6:23 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 08:23:02-05

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

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Monument residents react to resolution condemning 'unconstitutional limitations' by governor

In a 7-0 vote, the Town of Monument passed a resolution Monday night that condemns "the unconstitutional limitations" imposed by Gov. Jared Polis. The passed resolution states it serves as a way of "reasserting the rights of the town" and will not support "COVID restrictions" that would shut down businesses. Under the resolution, the town suggests business owners should not feel forced to comply with the restrictions, only doing so if they want to. However, the town acknowledged in the resolution it does not have the authority to stop the state from taking action against violators.
House poised to impeach Trump again for his role in Capitol riots

President Donald Trump will likely become the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice during his time in office on Wednesday, as Congress considers his role in last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol that killed five people. The House of Representatives is considering one article of impeachment against Trump — inciting an insurrection.

Unlike Trump's first impeachment — where the House charged him with "abuse of power" and "obstruction of Congress" — this time, the push to charge Trump comes with bipartisan support.
Warm and windy today ahead of a gusty cold front tonight

We're looking at a windy and warm day through southern Colorado with highs expected to climb into the 50s and 60s through the afternoon. The winds will be gusty coming out of the mountains and valleys today, but we'll see even stronger winds tonight as a cold front moves through the region.
As coronavirus vaccine is distributed in Colorado, officials warn of reported scams

As the State of Colorado works to distribute the coronavirus vaccine, state officials tell News5 they've started to receive reports of residents in our state being targeted by vaccine scams. As people wait to get vaccinated, Colorado's attorney general says scammers and fraudsters are ramping up attacks and he's very concerned about the most vulnerable in our communities.
Hospital visitation restrictions impact those with disabilities and mental illness

Going to the hospital can be a frightening experience right now, especially for people who suffer from severe anxiety or PTSD. During the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals across southern Colorado have made modifications to their policies by limiting visitors for safety.

Before the pandemic, visitors were allowed to stay with a recovering patient without any issues. Now, with new restrictions in place, patients are finding themselves in a hospital room alone during an overnight stay.
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