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5 Things You Need To Know - June 16, 2020

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Posted at 6:20 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 08:20:02-04

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

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Committee for police to be proposed to Colorado Springs City Council

Some of the police protesters in Colorado Springs will be going face-to-face with Colorado Springs City Council during a special work session Tuesday. Two activist groups will present ideas on creating a Civilian Oversight Committee to Colorado Springs City Council at Tuesday’s special session.
Watch Hickenlooper-Romanoff debate for Senate seat on Tuesday, June 16

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff will participate in a debate today at 6 p.m. The 90-minute debate will be held in-studio at our station Denver7 and will be hosted by anchor Denver 7's Anne Trujillo, Denver Post political reporter Justin Wingerter and Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

KOAA will air the first hour of the debate both on-air and on our streaming platforms, and the latter half-hour will air on our streaming platforms and on Ch 5.2 News5Now.
High heat and widespread fire danger through Wednesday

Tons of heat across the region today with plenty of fire danger across the region. The winds will increase this afternoon and we will likely see spotty thunderstorms in the southern mountains and plains. Fire danger remains critical through Wednesday, so if you see smoke in an area without an existing fire, call it in immediately.
Colorado communities moving toward ‘protect our neighbors’ phase of reopening

Proclaiming a downward trend in statewide COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Jared Polis followed Monday with the announcement that more virus-related restrictions will be eased under what he calls the "protect your neighbor" phase of reopening Colorado. Communities must qualify to enter this phase by demonstrating that they are reducing the spread of the virus and are effectively responding to outbreaks and contact tracking.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announces next round of e-tickets

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will release its next limited round of e-tickets this morning starting at 10 a.m. for Saturday, June 20, through Saturday, July 4. Currently, the zoo requires visitors to reserve tickets online, during a timed session. No matter what time you enter the zoo, you can stay until they close at 5 p.m.
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