Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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Man injured after Pueblo officer-involved shooting
The Pueblo Police Department is responding to an officer-involved shooting early Friday morning. No officers were injured, but one man is in the hospital with a gunshot wound, according to police. The department said the man was a car theft suspect and has serious injuries.
Coronavirus in Colorado: Latest COVID-19 updates across the state
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Colorado, with the statewide total at 277 as of Thursday evening, including two deaths. And more closures have been announced, too, including executive action by Gov. Jared Polis this week shutting down all dining at restaurants and bars.
Scattered mountain snow with chilly and dry lower elevation conditions
After the big snow storm yesterday, the weather will calm down quite a bit across southern Colorado. We could see periodic morning flurries over the mountains and valleys, with more light snow showers over the same areas by the end of the day. Most of the I-25 corridor and plains will be dry today but chilly with high pressure from the Midwest pushing cloud cover off the plains into the mountains.
Colorado opens special health insurance enrollment period for uninsured people
Colorado will open up a special enrollment period from March 20 through April 3 in which Coloradans who are currently uninsured can enroll for a state insurance plan that would kick in starting April 1. Only people who are currently uninsured are eligible to enroll during the special period – people with already-existing plans through Connect for Health Colorado will not be able to change their plans.
King Soopers offering seniors-only shopping hours amid coronavirus outbreak
Starting today, King Soopers will dedicate the first hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to senior citizens only. The announcement comes as store shelves around the nation have seen a drastic decrease in cleaning and food supplies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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