Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.
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Hunting or fishing license required to access State Wildlife Areas
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently adopted a rule change that requires anyone 18 years or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land in Colorado., which will go into effect today. CPW said that as Colorado's population continues to grow, these areas have seen a significant increase in traffic and it has disrupted wildlife, habitat, and the hunters and anglers whose contributions were critical in the state acquiring the properties.
Gov. Polis closes bars, nightclubs again as Colorado sees uptick in COVID-19 cases
Gov. Jared Polis ordered Colorado bars and nightclubs that don't provide food to shut down for 30 days to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which has been on the rise in the last couple of weeks. The order goes into effect in the next 48 hours. Bars and nightclubs were allowed to reopen at 25% capacity June 18 under Safer at Home guidelines. But, Polis said during a briefing Tuesday that a slight uptick of cases among younger people show these environments are not entirely safe and ready to reopen.
Classic summer day for the start of July!
July is here and it's going to bring a fantastic day of weather! We're going to see sunny skies across the region with a gusty cooling breeze in the afternoon and highs warming into the 80s and 90s later today. The skies should stay dry and we don't have enough wind and low humidity for critical fire danger today.
Applications for Colorado Springs police oversight board closes today
The Colorado Springs City Council passed an ordinance last week to create a new advisory commission tasked with bringing policy recommendations to the City Council, the Mayor and the Colorado Springs Police Department. The application for volunteers to join the police oversight board closes this evening at 5 p.m. The city said the council has already received more than 600 applications since June 17, when the application process for the proposed commission was opened.
Michael Allen leads District Attorney race, speaks on police reform
As of Tuesday evening, Senior Deputy District Attorney Michael Allen was reported to have 53% of the vote in the race for 4th Judicial District Attorney. His opponent, El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller, received 46% of the vote. This race was the Republican primary for District Attorney, and there was no Democratic challenger. The 4th Judicial District encompasses both El Paso and Teller Counties.
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