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5 Things You Need To Know - July 28, 2020

D49 challenges community to help make masks
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Posted at 6:35 AM, Jul 28, 2020

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

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D49 postpones start of school by a week, teachers still concerned about going back

School District 49 will push back to start of school to Aug. 17, falling in line with El Paso County’s recommendations. But some staff still worry it’s not worth the risk to go back to school in person. The school board passed a resolution to push back the start of school during a virtual meeting Monday afternoon. The resolution says if conditions remain the same, there will be an option to learn fully online or return to campuses with social distancing practices in place. No matter what, the first day of school will be Aug. 17.
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Auto-pedestrian accident at Academy and Galley results in death of elderly man

An auto-pedestrian crash that shut down an intersection in east Colorado Springs Sunday night as police investigated the incident left one man dead, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. CSPD said their investigation revealed that 62-year-old Herbert D. Shelton III of Colorado Springs was attempting to cross N. Academy Blvd. in a wheelchair when he was struck by a southbound van.
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Heavy rain likely this afternoon and evening - localized flooding still possible

When we wake up to a lot of fog, low clouds, and muggy air, it's usually a good sign for heavy rain to come! Storms will develop over the mountains today and spread into the I-25 corridor and plains from the afternoon through the evening hours. There will be plenty of moisture available for heavy rain, and there could be some local flooding issues across the region.
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Helping kids to build credit and understand how to manage finances

What's the most memorable financial advice you remember from your childhood? Many kids might say they learned to take good care of their piggy bank. While that is important, chances are the change inside won't cover the big expenses kids will see in the first years of being a young adult. It's why experts say learning how to manage credit and debt now could help to avoid costly mistakes later on. Understanding how to build credit, manage debt and avoid scams comes with experience.
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Flooding danger remains high near the Spring Burn Scar

Huerfano County managers need help spreading the word that strong storms could produce dangerous flooding in and around the Spring Burn Scar. Heavy monsoon rains swept through southern Colorado over the weekend, and while no major flooding impacts have been reported yet, more heavy rain is on the way. If you live in and around the burn scar, especially in towns such as La Veta, Cuchara, and even Walsenburg, please plan ahead and take necessary precautions to prepare yourself and your residence for the possibility of an evacuation order.
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