Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.
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Small-town businesses working to adapt to new mask mandate
As Coloradans adapt to the state’s recently enacted mask mandate, small-town businesses are facing their own unique challenges. News5 spoke with the owner of Woolsey’s Food Center in Calhan who says turning away customers to follow the mask mandate is not an easy option, but he is offering an alternative to help follow the statewide order.
Pueblo police investigate double homicide
Two men died and two men were injured in a shooting Saturday night in Pueblo that may have been self-defense, according to the Pueblo Police Department. Officers interviewed the shooter and other witnesses who said the two men who died tried to rob their group at gunpoint. The Pueblo County Coroner identified the two men who died as 28-year-old Domingo Jaramillo and 24-year-old David Sansoni.
Hot and mostly dry today
We're looking pretty hot across southern Colorado today, and a few might get lucky enough for a stray thunderstorm in the afternoon. Rain chances are pretty limited today from a lack of moisture and a hot air mass in place this afternoon. Overnight any rain we have will dry up in the plains and we'll just be calm and mild.
Explaining the power of an executive order
News5 took a closer look at the new statewide executive order mandating masks in public places, with respect to how the rule would play out legally. Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, who has previously served as Colorado's Attorney General, explained that by definition in the statutes, an executive order has the force of law and that it would be enforced when businesses need it to be.
Send us your questions for the KOAA Roundtable discussion on Community Voices and Diversity
We are always working with you to look for solutions to better our community and our homes for everyone. That's why tomorrow, in partnership with the Colorado Springs Council of Neighbors and Organizations, we're hosting a round table discussion about relationships between local law enforcement and many of you, that have led to a great amount of tension and passion across the state and nation. Tell us what you want to hear about, send us your questions right now to email@example.com or use the form within this article by clicking the link above.
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