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5 Things You Need To Know - June 11, 2020

Care and Share drive
Colorado City sunset Jim Korf
Posted at 6:25 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 08:25:13-04

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

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KOAA partners with Care and Share for donation drive today

Let’s join forces to stop hunger in our community. Take part in the KOAA5 - Care and Share Drive on Thursday, June 11, by making a donation between 4:30 a.m. to midnight. Throughout the day, KOAA News5 will be broadcasting live to drive donations. These funds will be used to purchase food for struggling families in southern Colorado.
Proposal to reopen Incline with free, interim reservation system to be presented to Manitou City Council

Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs are collaborating on an interim plan to reopen the Manitou Incline with recommended public health modifications in place. The Incline has been closed since March 17 under an emergency resolution issued by Manitou Springs City Council in response to COVID-19.
Pleasant weather ahead to wrap up the week

Lots of sunshine and warmth today! This morning is cool outside with 40s and 50s to start. The sky is clear and winds are very light across the region. Today will be a warm one overall, as temperatures climb with a warming westerly wind at the jetstream. Temperatures will be climbing about 5 degrees above average today. Winds will be light.
El Paso County Commissioner cleared in residency investigation

El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller has been cleared after being accused of living outside of the district he represents. A complaint filed with the El Paso County District Attorney's Office triggered an investigation into the accusations. News5 Investigates has learned the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office has since concluded its investigation and found no wrongdoing on Waller's part.
Helping kids cope with mental health challenges they're facing

For just about all of us, this year has not gone as planned. Isolation, changes to the school year, financial stress and canceled plans are things adults are struggling to deal with, but it's also having an impact on kids. Experts say it's something we need to recognize, so we can help.
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