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5 Things You Need To Know - June 30, 2020

El Paso County
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Posted at 6:36 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 08:36:08-04

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

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Voters Guide to Colorado's 2020 Primary

Colorado's primary election is today where voters will decide on candidates for Congress, state legislature, and other races, such as district attorney for the 4th Judicial District covering El Paso and Teller counties. News5 is your Election Watch headquarters with coverage across all of our on-air, digital and social platforms. Click the link above for everything you need to know regarding this election.
State approves El Paso County variance request to increase capacity at outdoor, indoor venues

Attractions, theaters and malls are among the many businesses included in a "sweeping" reopening variance request approved by the Colorado Department of Health for El Paso County. The state has approved a variance request that will allow up to 175 people inside a confined indoor space or 50% of the maximum capacity, whichever is less. Specified outdoor venues can also operate at a capacity up to the lesser of 50% occupancy or 250 people per designated activity.
Cooler today with pockets of high fire danger

There is going to be some residual smoke in the morning across southern Colorado, but as the morning goes on, it'll lift and clear through the afternoon. Today is going to be about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday but will warm under strong afternoon sunshine. There are still a few areas with very high fire danger, mainly Fremont County and down through the San Luis Valley.
National day of fundraising for LGBTQ nonprofits is today

Today is Give Out Day, the only national day of fundraising designated for LGBTQ organizations. Inside Out, an LGBTQ organization, has been operating in the Springs for 25 years and provides a safe space, emotional and psychological support for LGBTQ Youth. Because of the pandemic, their physical offices have had to close. The agency has had to take its outreach virtual, making Give Out Day more important than ever.
Pueblo West community fireworks display canceled

Pueblo West Fire Chief Brian Caserta announced Monday that the Pueblo West community fireworks display has been canceled.
In a release, Pueblo West said the cancellation was prompted by current dry conditions, limited resources, and a primary goal of community fire safety being of the utmost importance.
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