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5 Things You Need To Know - July 8, 2020

Posted at 6:35 AM, Jul 08, 2020

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

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Temporary location opens in Colorado Springs for Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center announced Tuesday it has opened a temporary location to help those searching for job opportunities in person. The services provided at the temporary location will be by appointment only for job seekers, according to the center. The location can have 50 job seekers in the building.
COVID-19 rapidly rising again in El Paso County

As we approach the four-month mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a spike of positive cases in El Paso County. Recent data shows a major increase in positive cases among young people in the 20 to 29 age range. In the first month of the COVID-19 outbreak, the group accounted for 10% of cases. In the last month the number is just over 28%.
Extremely high fire danger today with some of the hottest air of the year

We're focusing on high heat and widespread fire danger today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for most of Colorado's mountain and valley country with strong daytime winds and low humidity making a fire easy to ignite. The heat will be incredibly high today with most areas along and east of I-25 in the 90s and triple digits.
Find your district's Back to School plan in response to COVID-19

News5 has compiled links to all the school districts in southeastern Colorado so parents can find out district plans amid concerns about COVID-19. We're covering this issue as part of The Rebound Colorado as our communities find safe ways to get life back to normal while keeping everyone's health in mind.
Fountain Police investigating after shots fired Tuesday evening

Just before 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Fountain Police responded to a shots fired call in the 400 block of Hadley Drive. When officers arrived on scene, they determined that people in two vehicles were shooting at each but had left the area. According to police, witnesses described the vehicles as a gold or silver Chrysler 300 and a red sedan, possibly a Chevy Malibu. Each vehicle was occupied by two males who were all wearing face coverings. Officers also located multiple shell casings.
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