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5 things you need to know - January 9, 2020

Steve Shugart Westcliffe sunset
Posted at 6:06 AM, Jan 09, 2020

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

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Pueblo County Commissioners to vote on expansion of buffer

Pueblo County was among the first places in the nation to license retail marijuana in 2013. However, County Commissioners will vote today to tighten restrictions on where businesses can grow their pot plants. Right now, the regulation distance from outdoor marijuana grow and the nearest home is 250. Commissioners are looking to increase the distance to 1,000 feet.
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El Paso County Sheriff's office searching for felon

Daniel Beals has strong ties to Eastern El Paso County in the Ellicott, Yoder, Rush, and Calhan area, the Sheriff's Office says. He is 42 years old, currently described as clean shaven and possibly having long hair. Beals is believed to be armed and dangerous. If anyone has information on his whereabouts, they are asked to call the Sheriff's Office.
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Chilly, breezy today before light blowing snow Friday

Chilly and breezy across the region today with dry skies expected during the daytime. If we do see any snow today, it's most likely to be out west over the Continental Divide in the afternoon and evening. A few flurries could drift into the Sangres and Wet mountains this evening, as well as western Fremont County and Teller County.
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El Paso County Sheriff's Office states stance on red flag law

The red flag law passed by the Colorado General Assembly in 2019 allows for law enforcement to confiscate weapons after they or family members petition the court for temporary removal of firearms from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has put out their stance when it comes to enforcing extreme risk protection orders this law.
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House to vote on restraining Trump’s actions against Iran

The House will vote today on a measure limiting President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran as Democratic criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general intensified. Because of a procedural dispute between the two parties, it was unclear whether Thursday’s vote would be a step toward binding Trump’s hands on Iran or a symbolic gesture of opposition by Democrats.