Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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No reopening date in sight for Incline; hikers planning protest
With the Manitou Incline still closed as Manitou Springs Officials cite COVID-19 concerns, avid hikers are questioning that reasoning. Mayor John Graham with its worldwide popularity, along with two-way foot traffic, the Incline poses too much of a risk to open this soon. Possibly hundreds plan to hike the Incline Saturday morning in protest of its closure.
Explaining the role of civilian oversight in officer-involved shootings
Colorado Springs City Council is moving forward with plans for police oversight, in the form of a Citizen's Accountability Advisory Board. News5 looked into what kind of power similar groups hold and how they play a role in officer-involved shooting investigations. The proposal pitched by The People's Group will have its details ironed out early next week.
Dramatically cooler today with scattered showers overnight
A cold front overnight is going to leave the region feeling about 20 degrees cooler this afternoon compared to yesterday! It'll be windy today with cool air constantly flowing into the state with much less smoke in the air due to the overnight cold front. Rain and thunderstorms are possible overnight, but storms will be spotty and likely favor the mountains near Teller County, and areas out east of I-25 in the plains.
Police recruiting in Pueblo remains strong
During the debate at the State Capitol over the new police reform legislation, law enforcement groups warned the bill could hamper their ability to recruit and hire new officers. However, those who recruit and train new officers in Pueblo are not noticing a drop in interest. Matthew Grable, chair of the Law Enforcement Academy at Pueblo Community College, said that while the national unrest following the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has been on people's minds, it hasn't translated to a widespread drop in enrollment.
Retirement decisions are tough during coronavirus pandemic
As our state works to rebound, the coronavirus pandemic continues to present lasting challenges for our families. Some of those challenges include the financial stress impacting retirement decisions. A recent study found one in four workers say right now they're worried about being able to retire. It's something people spend their entire careers planning for, but the impact of the coronavirus on the economy has made these decisions much more stressful.
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