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5 Things You Need To Know - June 15, 2020

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Posted at 6:01 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 08:11:59-04

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

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Cripple Creek casinos can reopen this morning

After months of being temporarily shut down due to COVID-19, casinos in Cripple Creek will soon be able to welcome back gambling fans. Teller County's variance request was approved last week by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Along with a go ahead from the Division of Gaming, casinos say they are allowed to officially reopen today at 10 a.m.
Body recovered after Summit County boating accident

The Summit County Sheriff's Office says one person has died after a boating accident Saturday on Dillon Reservoir. Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a storm cell came over the reservoir as boats from the Dillon Yacht Club's Peak One Regatta were returning to Dillon Marina after the race. One sailboat tried to change course, but the boat lost control and the captain fell overboard. He was not wearing a personal flotation device, but it was on the boat.
More heat and fire danger to start the week

The hot and dry weather pattern persists to start this week. Red flag warnings are in place for the eastern plains up to I-25, into the Arkansas river basin in Fremont and Chaffee county, and through the San Luis Valley. Humidity will drop less than 15%. Winds may gust up to 40 mph.
State lawmakers approve $1 million in funding for Fishers Peak near Trinidad

A Senate Bill supporting the development of a new state park at Fishers Peak near Trinidad passed this weekend, albeit with a much smaller price tag than originally intended. SB20-003 originally called for $10 million to support the creation of the park ($4 million) and for other projects. Due to budget concerns related to COVID-19, the total amount dwindled to $6 million with $1 million allocated for Fishers Peak.
The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know about COVID-19 this week

Another busy week with a lot of moving parts as we continue to transition through the safer-at-home phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, News5 has put together a review and preview of what is going on in southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus.
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